Season 14 of Ink Master is set to release on September 7 and will feature ten fan-favorite tattoo artists from previous seasons of the show.
The former host of the hit show, Dave Navarro, will be seen returning as the Master of Chaos. And he will introduce some crazy and game-changing twists to the competition.
The new season of Ink Master will also feature Ryan Ashley, Nikko Hurtado and Ami James as judges, who are renowned in the tattoo industry. These judges will present challenging tasks to the contestants which will test their creativity and precision. Moreover, the ultimate winner will bag a grand cash prize of $250,000.
The official synopsis of the show reads:
Ink Master contestants compete in various tattoo challenges that not only test the artists’ technical skills but also their on-the-spot creativity, where they must create and execute an original tattoo on command. Challenges focus on different tattooing techniques, such as shading, line and proportion, and styles including photorealism, Tribal, American traditional, and pin-up.
Dave Navarro from Ink Master was mesmerized by a guitar in his teenage years
Dave Navarro is a guitarist, singer, songwriter and actor. Born on June 7 in 1967, Navarro was mesmerized by a guitar during his teenage years. This encouraged him to appreciate a wide variety of musical styles.
Given his passion for music in 1986, Navarro joined Jane's Addiction at the suggestion of his childhood friend Stephen Perkins, who had recently joined the same band. Navarro recorded four studio albums with the band and received heaps of praise for his work. In fact, one of his career highlights is being a part of the much-loved band.
With Jane's Addiction, the guitarist was associated with three critically acclaimed albums - Jane's Addiction (1987), Nothing's Shocking (1988) and Ritual de lo Habitual (1990).
In 1991 the band split acrimoniously, during the first Lollapalooza festival and at the peak of their popularity. One of the key reasons for the band's separation was the members' addiction to drugs. In fact, after the split, Navarro himself was battling his addiction to heroin.
But even though the band had become non-existent, the Ink Master star continued to follow his passion.
Later, he went on to be a part of other spin-off bands like Deconstruction and The Panic Channel. He also released a solo album, titled Trust No One, in 2001.
When Navarro was a part of Deconstruction, he continued working with bassist Eric Avery alongside drummer Michael Murphey. After separating from the band, Navarro joined the Red Hot Chili Peppers, in 1993, as the replacement for guitarist Jesse Tobias.
However, he soon bid that band adieu too. Navarro recorded one studio album with the band, One Hot Minute (1995), before leaving in 1998 due to creative differences.
Ink Master is executively produced by Glenda Hersh, Steven Weinstock and Andrea Richter, while Donny Hugo Herran is an executive in charge of production for MTV Entertainment Studios. Viewers can watch the premiere of Ink Master Season 14 on September 7 on Paramount+.