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For this poll we're ranking the best seasons of Ink Master, with the help of your votes. Debuting on Spike in 2012, this reality competition show about tattooing is still airing new episodes today. Ink Master pits skilled tattoo artists against each other in weekly competitions, with their work being judged by other legendary tattoo masters, meaning Ink Master winners need to display some serious talent. It's hard to argue that Ink Master isn't an amazing show with awesome tattoo designs, but which season is your favorite? Whether you liked the earlier seasons or the most recent one, vote up your top Ink Master seasons and downvote any that you felt were a little dry.

If you haven't seen the new season of Ink Master, please be aware that there are spoilers below.

Ink Master Season 4 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Seasons of Ink Master
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This season ran from February 25, 2014, to May 20, 2014. Among the challenges are tattooing bugs, doing zombie-themed tattoos, a famous boxer guest, and lots of naked canvasses. Plus, Hugh Jackman as a guest judge. 

Unforgettable episodes include "Tatt Ganged," "Artist Slaughter," and "Ink Master Explosion." 

Memorable moments include:
- One artist goes to the emergency room
- One human canvas passes out during a session
- One artist is accused of plagiarism
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Ink Master Season 3 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Seasons of Ink Master
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This season ran from July 16, 2013, to October 8, 2013, and showcased prison inmates as canvasses, artists assembling their own tattoo machines, a Day of the Dead theme, and more. Comics artist Greg Capullo is a guest judge.

Key episodes this season include "Tattoos and Lace," "Animal Instinct," and "Eyes of the Beholder."

Memorable moments include:
- Dave Navarro making himself a human canvas
- Artists tattoo each other
- The challenge to cover scars
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Ink Master Season 2 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Seasons of Ink Master
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This second season ran from October 9, 2012, to December 18, 2012, and featured a trip to the morgue, carving guns, a Star Wars special, and in-the-mouth tattoo segment.

This season features several unforgettable episodes, including "Tattooing the Dead," "The 80 Year Old Virgin," and "Half Naked and Fully Loaded."

Memorable moments include:
- A canvas wants a tattoo on her genitals 
- The Star Wars special episode
- Several contestants are criticized for their pin-up girls
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Ink Master Season 1 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Seasons of Ink Master
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Airing from January 17, 2012, to March 6, 2012, this unique contest series not only deals with tattoos, but also introduces a "flash challenge," a task that makes uses of tattooing skills, but is not about tattoos. Tattoo artists not only compete against each others' skills, but their wills as well.

This season features several unforgettable episodes, including "Fresh Meat," "Pasties and a Camel Toe," and "Ink Master Revealed." 

Interesting moments in this first season:
- A head tattoo becomes a medical emergency
- Bill Vegas's excuses
- The 18-hour marathon tattooing finale
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