Genre: Reality, Art
Premise: Changes are afoot for the eighth season of the competition series featuring some of America's top tattoo artists. Judges Oliver Peck and Chris Nuñez double as mentors this season, each picking a team of nine artists out of the 30 potential contestants who begin the competition. Throughout the season, the artists' on-the-spot creativity is tested along with their technical skills. Also new this season, a jury of peers replaces the human canvas jury, with the team that is safe from elimination nominating artists from the other team for elimination. Up for grabs for the winner is $100,000, an editorial feature in Inked magazine and -- for the first time -- a guest residency in the winning mentor's shop.
The artists tattoo former smokers who have been scarred for life in the Flash Challenge; the six artists on Team Nuñez battle for a spot in the team's top five.