Status for season 15
The series is NOT cancelled. However, it has not yet been renewed or cancelled for season 15
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.