‘Ink Master’ is Paramount’s flagship show that has been going strong since its launch in 2012 (when the channel was called Spike). Spawning three spin-offs and multiple specials, this tattoo reality competition is a rating powerhouse for the network. Unscripted titles have been and will remain an important part of Paramount’s portfolio. And ‘Ink Master’ is one of the pioneering series from the channel’s repertoire. This brings us to the question: when will ‘Ink Master’ season 14 premiere? Scroll down and find out.
Ink Master Season 14 Release Date: When Will It Premiere?
‘Ink Master’ season 13, titled ‘Ink Master: Turf War’, premiered on January 7, 2020, on Paramount Network. After spanning 15 episodes, it concluded on April 14, 2020.
The 13th edition was planned for 16 episodes, with the live finale scheduled to air on April 21, 2020. However, because of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, the last episode could not be filmed. Hence, production was cut short and the season ended one week early. On the positive side, when Paramount renewed ‘Ink Master’ for season 13, it had also announced its renewal for season 14. The channel has not confirmed a release date yet. Moreover, we also expect the upcoming installment’s filming to be pushed to a later date because of the current health crisis. Our best guess is that ‘Ink Master’ season 14 should release sometime in 2021.
Ink Master Season 14 Host & Judges
‘Ink Master’ is hosted by Dave Navarro, who is also one of the judges. Joining him in the judges’ panel are Chris Núñez and Oliver Peck. The show is narrated by Rick Robles. Navarro and Nunez have already confirmed their returns for season 14.
However, Peck will not make a comeback in the upcoming season. He had earlier conveyed the same via an Instagram post where he wrote: “I want to thank the cast, crew, the contestants and all the awesome fans of the show. It’s been a blast and I wish all my friends and colleagues the very best in whatever the future may hold!”
Peck is likely to be replaced by another expert from the tattooing world or one of the notable ex-contestants from the show.
Each season also features a bunch of contestants — expert tattoo artists aiming to make a name for themselves. In season 13, we met 20 participants, divided into four teams as per their home region. There was no Ink Master in the season because of its abrupt end. The last three finalists, Bob Jones, Angel Rose, and Jimmy Snaz were each given a cash prize.
What Can Ink Master Season 14 Be About?
‘Ink Master’ follows a basic format where each week, there are two primary rounds — the Flash Challenge and the Elimination Challenge. The former round is held to determine which artists performed the best in the skill of the week. The winner of this task gets an advantage of choosing his/her own human canvas in the Elimination Challenge and picking the human canvasses for the other artists.
In the Elimination Challenge, the participants are given a specific theme – around which they need to design a tattoo. The worst performer is sent back home. At times, one judge may choose to ‘pardon’ a participant or in some episodes, there is more than one elimination as well.
Finally, in the finale, one artist is chosen as the winner from the last-remaining finalists. S/he receives the title of Ink Master, a cash prize of $100,000, and a chance to be featured on the Inked Magazine. Typically, each season also follows a certain theme. The details of the main theme for season 14 are not out yet. But the format is expected to remain the same.
Ink Master Trailer
You can watch the official trailer for season 13 below:
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