After 13 seasons of “Ink Master,” the year 2020 proved to be a difficult one for the show’s followers. In the weeks leading up to the season 13 premiere, images surfaced showing Oliver Peck dressed in blackface.
While the Paramount Network quickly removed him from the show, he continued to appear on the channel because they had already taped episodes for the upcoming season. COVID-19’s epidemic prevented the participants and staff from coming together for the live finale and awarding a person the title of “Ink Master” in season 13 afterward.
Season 14 of the reality series was canceled immediately after the shortened season ended, further damaging the show’s reputation. In general, Paramount has been shifting its focus toward scripted programming, but it appears that the allure of more “Ink Master” was too much to deny in this particular instance.
There is some good news for fans of “Ink Master”: according to a report from Deadline, the studio has chosen to go forward with Season 14 of the show, despite initial reservations.
Ink Master Season 14 Plot
Ten of the country’s most innovative and accomplished tattoo artists converge in New York City for a $100,000 grand prize and the title of “INK MASTER,” hosted by rock legend Dave Navarro and judged by tattoo industry icons Chris Nunez and Oliver Peck. In this high-octane competition elimination, ‘Living Canvasses’ are donating their skin to be permanently imprinted.
The country’s best tattoo artists fight for a $100,000 grand prize and the title of Ink Master under the watchful eyes of rock legend Dave Navarro and tattoo industry legends Chris Nez and Oliver Peck. The stakes in this high-octane competition elimination couldn’t be greater, with living canvasses surrendering their flesh for permanent marking.
Ink Master Season 14 Cast
More than likely, the future season will feature a new generation of tattoo artists who are all competing for the chance to win a tonne of money and the title of “Ink Master.” The component that’s not so evident at this time is who will be rating their talents.
It should go without saying that Oliver Peck will not return as a judge, but that still leaves Dave Navarro and Chris Núñez. Assuming they didn’t take up any new tasks since the program was legally canceled in 2020, there’s a solid potential they’d want to return.
There has been a tonne of guest judges on “Ink Master” throughout the years, so one of them may theoretically come onto the show full-time to sit in that third judge chair.
There’s also a potential Paramount will want a clean start all the way around. An entirely new panel of judges might come onboard to infuse some fresh blood into future shows. After 13 seasons, it would make sense to shake things up to keep the show fresh, and some new judges could do that.
Ink Master season 14 release date: Was it canceled?
Ink Master has been canceled by Spike. Ink Master’s next final season will be its thirteenth. It’s possible that Spike has no plans for the upcoming season, but we don’t know for sure.
Season fourteen has not yet been planned or scheduled as of 7 October 2022. Please sign up for updates below and join the discussion in our forums if you want to be informed of any changes. Ink Master’s IMDb page is also available.