Black Ink Crew

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Black Ink Crew
Genre Reality
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 31
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Dan Cesareo
  • Doug DePriest
  • Ken Martinez
  • Kari Mcfarland
  • Rick Hankey
  • Shelley Sinha
  • Susan Levison
Running time 42-43 minutes
Production company(s) Big Fish Entertainment
Vh1 Productions
Broadcast
Original channel VH1
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original run January 7, 2013 (2013-01-07)  – present
External links
Website

Black Ink Crew is an American reality television series that airs on VH1 and debuted on January 7, 2013.[1] It chronicles the daily operations and staff drama at an African American-owned and operated tattoo shop in Harlem, New York.[2] The second season premiered on September 23, 2013,[3] with the season returning on March 31, 2014, for five more episodes.[4]

Cast[edit]

  • Ceaser — Owner[5][5]
  • Dutchess — Tattoo artist[5]
  • O'Shit — Tattoo artist[5]
  • Alex — Previous receptionist[5]
  • Sky — Receptionist[5]
  • Puma — Previous public relations manager[5]
  • Sassy — Previous manager[5]
  • Walt — Previous manager[5]
  • Teddy — Assistant manager[5]

Episodes[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
Season premiere Season finale
1 13 January 7, 2013 (2013-01-07) March 25, 2013 (2013-03-25)
2 18 September 23, 2013 (2013-09-23) April 28, 2014 (2014-04-28)

Season 1 (2013)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Original air date U.S. viewers
(million)
1 1 "Welcome to Harlem, U.S.A." January 7, 2013 (2013-01-07) 1.77[6]
2 2 "Oh S**t!" January 14, 2013 (2013-01-14) 1.80[7]
3 3 "You Got Served, Son!" January 21, 2013 (2013-01-21) 1.33[8]
4 4 "Baby Mama Drama" January 28, 2013 (2013-01-28) 1.59[9]
5 5 "Mixxxy Madness" February 4, 2013 (2013-02-04) 1.83[10]
6 6 "What Happens in Vegas..." February 11, 2013 (2013-02-11) 1.28[11]
7 7 "This, That, and the Third" February 18, 2013 (2013-02-18) 1.69[12]
8 8 "In the Dirty, Dirty" February 25, 2013 (2013-02-25) 1.75[13]
9 9 "So Much on My Biscuit" March 4, 2013 (2013-03-04) 1.53[14]
10 10 "Krazy With a K" March 11, 2013 (2013-03-11) 1.55[15]
11 11 "Judgment Day" March 18, 2013 (2013-03-18) 1.37[16]
12 12 "Dropping the "M" Bomb" March 25, 2013 (2013-03-25) 1.50[17]
13 13 "Family First" March 25, 2013 (2013-03-25) 1.48[17]

Season 2 (2013-14)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Original air date U.S. viewers
(million)
14 1 "Premiere" September 23, 2013 (2013-09-23) 1.40[18]
15 2 "Dutchess Ink" September 30, 2013 (2013-09-30) 1.60[19]
16 3 "No Structure to the Madness" October 7, 2013 (2013-10-07) 1.63[20]
17 4 "These Are Minions!" October 14, 2013 (2013-10-14) 1.88[21]
18 5 "The Year of the Puma" October 28, 2013 (2013-10-28) 2.29 [22]
19 6 "You're a Wreck!" November 4, 2013 (2013-11-04) 2.39[23]
20 7 "I Did Not Sleep With That Woman!" November 11, 2013 (2013-11-11) 2.64[24]
21 8 "Something in the Water" November 18, 2013 (2013-11-18) 2.35[25]
22 9 "Have Several Seats" November 25, 2013 (2013-11-25) 2.28[26]
23 10 "You Got Some Stupid Ears" December 2, 2013 (2013-12-02) 2.17[27]
24 11 "Tell the Truth and Shame the Devil" December 9, 2013 (2013-12-09) 2.03[28]
25 12 "S..t Happens" December 16, 2013 (2013-12-16) 2.03[29]
26 13 "From Wedlock to Headlock" December 23, 2013 (2013-12-23) 1.53[30]
27 14 "Cease and Desist" March 31, 2014 (2014-03-31) 2.24[31]
28 15 "We All Got Problems" April 7, 2014 (2014-04-07) 1.72[32]
29 16 "The Break-Up" April 14, 2014 (2014-04-14) 1.95[33]
30 17 "Baby Mama Role Call" April 21, 2014 (2014-04-21) 1.96[34]
31 18 "Season 2 Finale" April 28, 2014 (2014-04-28) 1.96[35]

Related Shows[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

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