Best Ink Master Contestants


The Top Ten

1 Sarah Miller

Sarah has a great personality, I've known her for years, and she is naturally pleasant and cheerful! Her artistic skills are also top notch. She only reacted like a human being when pressured to anyone's breaking point on the show, and she was so strong to have made it to the final. I think she deserved the win, and her own spin-off series!

Sarah is not only an amazing artist but a wonderful person as well. The show focused on stressful times and I'm sorry more people didn't get to see the real Sarah. Check out her website, follow her fan page, impressive to say the least!

Sarah is an authentic artist, and a human with a lion heart. She is the best at what she does and if you are lucky enough to know this for yourself, you must not be so bad. She is the real deal.

I wish they'd stop bringing her back. She crashed and burned so fast on Season 7. She can't win even when she's calling her own shot.

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2 Tommy Helm

Tommy has his own style in a way. He puts his heart and soul into his tattoos and that's what I love most about them. As I watched through the season he has a style that makes it easy to tell he had done the tattoo. I would love to get tattooed by him one day.!

Tommy has been my All Time Favorite contestant from the first show. I was appalled that he didn't win. I still maintain that his work was far better than Shane's on the final canvases.

Excellent in his ideas original and his cover ups are amazing

That viking back piece that he did on the finale got me into ink master and tattooing. Been watching ever since.

3 Joey Hamilton

His Catwoman and GG Bridge were masterpieces

Why is Jime higher than Joey? Jime was a one-trick pony. Almost every single tattoo he did was new school. Joey was consistent throughout the competition as well, but he nailed a variety of styles.

4 Cleen Rock One

He has been the most adaptable tattoo artist on the show. He always gets his tattoos right and he doesn't lack in experience or anything at all. Plus he just seems like a chill guy overall. How wouldn't he be the best ink master contestant ever?

Should have won season 5. Looking forward to seeing him compete again, though.

This guy it's a badass

Clean in my op should have won! He made it to the finale not once but, TWICE! CLEAN is more talented, and adept at his Work at anyone I've ever seen.
I just really wanted to see him win the title of Ink master. HE deserved it all the way!

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5 Jime Litwalk
6 Steve Tefft

Met him at his shop! Such a sweet guy. His ink is supreme!

7 Scott Marshall

Scott may be able to tattoo, but he's an egotistical scumbag, and that kind of evil seeps into the tattoos.

The only tattoo I've ever really liked by him was his master canvas.

Apparently, Scott had a heart condition and he died in his sleep.R.I.P. Scott. My condolences to his family and friends. :(

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8 Shane O'Neill

I consider him to be the best artist to go through ink master, regardless of people saying all he did was black & grey, he didn't have a single bad tattoo.

The most successful tattoo artist.

He is the best one of all. Shane is a tattoo god.

He is the best one ever. Shane is a tattoo god.

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9 Kyle Dunbar

He is one of the biggest B... On the show!

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10 Clint Cummings

Clint was a little b! Tch-ass punk, and an average tattooer at best! He definitely shouldn't be on here.

R.I.P. Clint. He passed away from cancer. My condolences to his friends and family.

The Contenders

11 Erik Siuda
12 Jamie Davies
13 Tatu Baby

She was awesome on season 2. Too bad she went on a downward spiral on season 3.

Ella es de las mejores! arriesgo en la temporada 2 para no ir a seguro y por eso no la llevaron a la final.

Ella merecia el titulo de ink master en la temporada e.

14 Walter "Sausage" Frank

He is not only an amazing artist, but he is so sweet! I watched an entire season just because he was on it! Well... And because I love Ink Master... - Flowersocks2137

He is definitely the most kindest, sweetest contestant. Plus I love his skill set and name!

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15 Joshua Hibbard

Hated him in season 3! He was much better in season 5, though. Such a shame he got himself taken out of the competition for violating his contract. He could have easily made it to the finals in season 5, blowing all of those other talentless clowns out of the water.

Shame he got booted for smoking. Was my fave for the season

16 Ryan Ashley Malarkey

Ryan Ashley is going to be this year's Ink Master!


17 James Vaughn
18 Anthony Michaels

Considering he's a self-taught tattooer with only 5 years experience, his performance so far has been very impressive.


19 Kruseman
20 Erik Campbell
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List StatsUpdated 23 Jun 2017

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1. Tommy Helm
2. Jime Litwalk
3. Joey Hamilton
1. Sarah Miller
2. Scott Marshall
3. Cleen Rock One



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