As fans of “Black Ink Crew: New York” would know, the drama, camaraderie, and ink never cease. The show returned in 2023, offering a fresh collection of intense and emotionally charged episodes. This blog post is a recap of the recent storylines and cast of 2023, painting a vivid picture of the dynamics unfolding in the show.
“Black Ink Crew: New York” is a reality television series that airs on VH1. It premiered on January 7, 2013, and the show revolves around a high-profile tattoo shop in Harlem, New York.
The series follows the lives of the shop’s staff, their relationships with each other, and their interaction with clients who come to the shop for tattoos. Over time, the show’s narrative includes more of the cast members’ personal lives, touching on their relationships, family issues, and personal endeavors outside of the tattoo shop.
“Black Ink Crew: New York” is a part of a larger franchise that also includes “Black Ink Crew: Chicago” and “Black Ink Crew: Compton”. These shows have similar premises but are set in different cities and follow different casts of characters.
S10 E11: Six Weeks Later
Just when you thought the heat had died down, episode 11, aptly titled “Six Weeks Later,” reignited the flames. The influential entrepreneur Puma took it upon himself to invigorate the crew with the prospect of a new, more upscale location. As Puma strives to elevate the business, the fallout of Rok and Krystal’s breakup continues to permeate the atmosphere.
While Rok and Krystal grapple with their emotional turmoil, Ted steps forward, asserting his stance and vowing to stand up for the shop. The episode ends with tension and promise, indicating that change is imminent for the crew.
S10 E12: Quit While You’re a Ted
The following episode “Quit While You’re a Ted,” is a testament to the intricate relationships within the crew. The bonds of old loyalties hold Spyder back, leaving him hesitant to align with Puma’s ambitious plans. Meanwhile, Krystal’s new man catches Rok off guard, further stirring up the emotional pot.
Ted’s criminal record rears its head, adding a layer of complexity to his newfound resolve to support the shop. The crew’s intricate dynamics continue to evolve, promising viewers an intense and enthralling journey.
S10 E13: BIC: The New Class
“BIC: The New Class” offers a change of pace, as the crew scouts potential new Black Ink artists. Draya, Nychelle, Ted, and Puma find themselves at a mixer, examining the talents of up-and-coming artists. Krystal makes a significant move, deciding to cover up her tattoo for Rok, while Tatti shares some of her own personal developments.
S10 E14: Tederal Issues
“Tederal Issues,” the latest episode as of now, sees Ted and Puma evaluating ten potential artists for the shop. Nychelle faces her reality with Alex, and Puma finds himself in a meeting with Daymond John of “Shark Tank.” Alex takes a step towards healing by planning a speed dating event for Rok.
The emotional charge of “Black Ink Crew: New York” has returned full force in 2023, with the crew navigating personal tribulations, business decisions, and ever-evolving relationships. The season continues to surprise, excite, and intrigue its audience. Stay tuned for the rest of the season to see what “Black Ink Crew: New York” has in store.