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Meet The Contestants On ‘Ink Master’ Season 15

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Ink Master returns to Paramount+ on November 1, 2023. Hosted by Joel Madden and judged by Ryan Ashley, Nikko Hurtado and DJ Tambe the stage is set for a fresh lineup of tattoo artists. With the 15 contestants announced, the diversity of this season’s lineup promises a season like no other.


Aaron Davis-Holloway

Aaron Davis specializes in Afro-Americana, bringing a unique fusion of traditional tattooing that celebrates black culture, history, and people. He wants to bring recognition to artists within this style.

Bobby Johnson

Hailing from San Diego, California, 35-year-old tattoo artist, Bobby Johnson is ready to take on the Ink Master challenges. With 13 years of experience in tattooing, Bobby is famous for his love of bold yet elegant designs that catch the eye and fit the body.

Bryan Black

Brian Black has been professionally tattooing for nine years following a two-year apprenticeship under Tim Hendrix. Not considering himself inherently artistic, Brian’s journey began as a client, and he was amazed by the process of contructing a tattoo.


Charlene Ngo

Charlene Ngo, a 31-year-old tattoo artist hailing from Orange County, California, is ready to make her mark as the first Vietnamese female artist on the show.

Dave Patel

Meet Dave Patel, a 44-year-old tattoo artist from Long Island, New York, specializing in black and gray. With seven years of professional tattooing under his belt, Dave’s transition from a 15-year career as a graphic designer to the world of ink was seamless.

David Martinez

Philadelphia’s David Martinez is a blackwork artist aiming to be Ink Master by mastering his craft and becoming an influencer.


Freddie Albrighton

UK artist Freddie Albrighton excels in solid color work and is set to display his vision on Ink Master.

Glenn Cuzen

As a 41-year-old tattoo artist from the UK with over two decades of experience, Glenn Cuzen specializes in geometric dotwork, using dots to create optical illusions on the skin.

Jenna Kerr

Ornamental tattoo specialist from the UK, Jenna Kerr believes that being the next Ink Master is not just about tattooing skills, but also about strategy and clever gameplay

Jessica Valentine

Jessica Valentine specializes in a distinctive style she dubs “bubblegum traditional.” With a decade of experience in the tattoo industry, she’s committed to demonstrating her artistic evolution on Ink Master.

Joel Mejia

Joel Mejia, a 25-year-old artist from Antiqua, California, specializes in black and gray realism. Known for his versatility and attention to detail, is ready to represent a new, fun, and tatted generation of artists.

Jon Mesa

Jon Mesa excels in the Japanese style of tattoo and aims to create some of the best tattoos of his life and inspire others with his work.

Jozzy Camacho

With 11 years of tattooing experience, Jozzy Camacho specializes in striking black and gray lady faces, portraiture, and unique hand-styled calligraphy.

Koral Ladna

Originally from Ukraine, Koral Ladna specializes in cosmic colorism, using color to tell a secondary story about the subject matter. She aims to prove her alternative vision to art on Ink Master, driven by the desire to inspire her son.

Sydney Dyer

With a vintage and girly style, Sydney Dyer from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, seeks the critical environment of Ink Master to challenge herself, receive constructive critiques, and prove her artistic prowess under pressure.

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