- Ink Master season 15 premiered on Paramount + with new tattoo artists competing for a $250,000 grand prize.
- Familiar faces, including Good Charlotte singer Joel Madden and former champions, return as hosts and judges.
- Several contestants have already been eliminated in the first four episodes, with new episodes airing weekly on Paramount +.
Ink Master season 15 has premiered on Paramount +, featuring fresh tattooing artists. Since its premiere in 2013, Ink Master has become a household series due to its unique premise of having tattoo artists compete in various tattooing and artistic challenges with a grand prize of $250,000 to be won. After the Ink Master season 14 finale aired in November 2022, the show returned to air almost a year later, on November 1, 2023, albeit with minor changes.
Famous Ink Master faces singer Good Charlotte, and Joel Madden returns as hosts, while Nikko Hurtado and Ink Master season 8 winner Ryan Ashley return as judges. Three times Ink Master champion DJ Tambe also joined the season’s judging panel, replacing Ami James. However, Dave Navarro, featured in all previous seasons, does not reprise his role as “Master of Chaos.” Unlike the two previous seasons, Ink Master season 15 did not feature any returning contestants.
Ink Master Season 15 Latest News
With Ink Master season 15 already in full flow and four episodes released, fans have seen some contestants eliminated. Aaron Davis-Holloway, Joel Mejia, and Dave Patel were the first to leave during the first episode, as they were the lowest-ranked artists and could not get a spot on a team. Ink Master season 15 episodes 2, 3, and 4 also featured the elimination of Jessica Valentine, Koral Ladna, Glenn Cuzen, and Jenna Kerr, respectively (via Wikipedia).
Ink Master Season 15 Release Date
Ink Master season 15 premiered on Wednesday, November 1, 2023, on Paramount +. The first three episodes were released the same day, with each new episode expected to debut weekly after that. The new season contains a total of 10 episodes (via Yahoo!).
Ink Master Season 15 Cast
Ink Master season 15 features 15 tattoo artists, all vying for the grand prize. Bryan Black is a 36-year-old from Southern California with nine years of experience tattooing professionally. Jozzy Camacho is a 30-year-old from New York with 11 years of experience. Bobby Johnson is a 35-year-old from San Diego with 13 years of experience tattooing. Aaron Davis-Holloway is a 29-year-old from Florida with four years of tattooing experience. Sydney Dyer is a 33-year-old from Edmonton, Canada, with ten years of professional tattooing experience. Jessica Valentine is a 40-year-old from Long Island with ten years of tattooing experience. Jenna Kerr, a 38-year-old from Stoke-on-Trent, UK, and 40-year-old Jon Messa from the Dominican Republic with 16 years of tattooing experience.
The other contestants include Koral Ladna, a 36-year-old originally from Ukraine with 11 years of tattooing experience. Joel Mejia, 25, from Manteca, California, with seven years of experience. Dave Patel, a 44-year-old from Long Island with seven years of tattooing experience, and Charlene Ngo, a 31-year-old from Orange County, California, with 12 years of tattooing experience. David Martinez, a 32-year-old from Philadelphia; Freddie Albrighton, a 32-year-old from the Midlands in the UK with nine years of experience; and Glenn Cuzen from Reading, UK, with 20 years of tattooing experience (via Talent Recap).
Ink Master Season 15 Trailer
The Ink Master season 15 trailer was released on Paramount Plus‘ YouTube channel in October. The trailer gave fans glimpses of what to expect in the new season. Besides revealing the faces and names of some of the judges and contestants, it also featured Yellowstone’s famous face, Jefferson White, making a surprise appearance on the show. Another highlight was Joel Madden’s monologue challenging the artists to push themselves before noting, “This competition is about taking any challenge that’s handed to you and flipping it on its head.” With four episodes released already, fans can expect a lot more twists and turns on Ink Master season 15 as the season progresses.
Ink Master airs Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m. EST on MTV
Sources: Wikipedia, Yahoo!, Talent Recap, Paramount Plus, Ink Master/ Instagram
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