Status for season 14
The series is NOT renewed for a new season. It has been cancelled and there will not be a season 14
Paramount officially announced that it is moving out of "long form series television and instead focus its efforts on made-for-TV movies featuring big name stars" under the new moniker Paramount Movie Network. To that end, unscripted series such as "Ink Master," "Wife Swap" and "Battle of the Fittest Couples" have been canceled"
The finale of season 13 was left hanging for weeks as the pandemic prevented the team from getting together to shoot the finale. Soon after, Paramount announced that the series was cancelled with no season 14.
Ink Master, one of the biggest and most popular reality TV shows is renewed for season 14 but not without a few bumps in the road. Controversy ensued when photos of judge Oliver Peck in blackface stormed the internet before season 13 premiered. The show has a massive fan base and they were obviously not happy. Paramount Network booted him off but since the episodes were already shot before the incident, he continued to appear on Ink Master enraging the audience. And then, the pandemic hit the world. As almost everything got shelved, the Paramount Network first announced the cancellation of the show.
However, the dark clouds of cancellation cleared out when the network finally announced that Ink Master Season 14 will actually be happening. The decision came after Paramount realized that it needed the renewal to push and invite people to subscribe to its streaming platform Paramount+.
Considering the production delays due to COVID-19, we can expect Ink Master Season 14 to be aired at the beginning of 2022. As the show first came out in 2021, this might also be an opportune time for the release since the network can market the new season as celebrating 10 years of Ink Master.
Ink Master is a reality competition television series by Paramount Network. The show, which premiered on January 17, 2012, features tattoo artists who compete in various challenges assessing their tattoo and other related artistic skills. They are judged by renowned tattoo artists and enthusiasts, with one or more contestants being eliminated each episode. The last contestant standing each season receives a $100,000 prize, the title of Ink Master and a feature in Inked Magazine.