S7, EP19

Airs: Oct 05, 2022

The "Black Ink Crew" franchise blows into the Windy City, where a passionate, ambitious group of artists hopes to find success at 9Mag, a tattoo mecca for hip-hop elites, celebrities and athletes. Owner Ryan created 9Mag as a legacy to his late sister and niece, and the shop represents a daily reminder of his past struggles and of a bright future... if he plays his cards right. The cast also includes ladies' man Phor; flirtatious event planner Charmaine; Phor's younger brother and assistant, Don; and Jessica, a British import who has her eyes on making it big in the States.

VH1 • 60m
I Love Lisa and Lisa Loves Me Back

S7, EP18 "I Love Lisa and Lisa Loves Me Back"

Airs: Sep 28, 2022

Draya gives Phor a permanent reminder of the man he's becoming; Kitty adds "babysitter" to her resume; Prince is in the market for the next woman of his dreams; Don and Ashley have a heated disagreement over the state of their marriage.

VH1 • 60m
Dude, Where's My Car?

S7, EP17 "Dude, Where's My Car?"

On Demand

9MAG hires a familiar face to work at the shop; with his dad's health deteriorating, Prince is forced to make changes for his future; guys' night out takes a left turn when a surprise visit disrupts the party.

Original Air Date: Sep 20, 2022 • VH1 • 42m
Gin and Juke

S7, EP16 "Gin and Juke"

On Demand

While 9MAG wraps up construction and celebrates the reopening of the shop, Don struggles with being a long-distance dad; Phor and Don travel to Texas, where they reunite with a blast from the past; Draya gets a crash course.

Original Air Date: Sep 13, 2022 • VH1 • 42m
It's All Relative

S7, EP15 "It's All Relative"

On Demand

Tensions reach new levels between Phor and Nina in the aftermath of the lingerie party; as construction gets underway at 9MAG, Ceci goes missing without a word, leaving the shop to worry and wonder what's going on; Draya takes a DNA test.

VH1 • 2m
Phorplay

S7, EP14 "Phorplay"

On Demand

After a long drought on the dating front, Don schemes to get Ryan's love life on track; Prince struggles to get through to his nephew and enlists the help of Sensei Shogun.

VH1 • 3m
Fright of Our Lives

S7, EP13 "Fright of Our Lives"

On Demand

Ryan confronts his grandmother's passing and realizes he's been spread too thin between work and family; as several mysterious encounters with the ghost of 9MAG start to worry the crew, Draya invites a medium to the shop to clear the air.

Original Air Date: Aug 23, 2022 • VH1 • 42m
Here Kitty Kitty

S7, EP12 "Here Kitty Kitty"

On Demand

Don and Phor worry that Ryan might see their growth outside of the shop as disloyalty; as Draya settles into 9MAG, she finds out she can't run from all of her problems; Shogun throws a party to welcome all the new artists.

VH1 • 42m
Welcome to the World of Being Seen

S7, EP11 "Welcome to the World of Being Seen"

On Demand

With more and more artists joining 9MAG, Ryan comes back as focused as ever on his growing shop; Charmaine cleans house at 2nd City and implements new restrictions.

VH1 • 3m
Put on Your Casper Suit

S7, EP10 "Put on Your Casper Suit"

On Demand

Tempers flare as old beefs resurface at Char's new product launch; Nina and Phor work to put Phorever first, and Prince struggles with a choice offered and a choice made.

Original Air Date: Dec 06, 2021 • VH1 • 42m
Did You Make That Comment About Charmaine?

S7, EP9 "Did You Make That Comment About Charmaine?"

On Demand

Attitudes fly and feats of strength are tested when the members of 9MAG and 2nd City Ink attend a team bonding trip hosted by Ryan, who wants to rectify the last family dinner disaster; not everyone wants to play on Charmaine's team.

Original Air Date: Nov 29, 2021 • VH1 • 42m
A Prince Among Women

S7, EP8 "A Prince Among Women"

On Demand

Neek tries to brighten Charmaine's spirits; Charmaine reveals some big news; Ryan approaches leadership at 9MAG with new vigor, and handles conflict resolution with Steven; the drama with Prince and Charmaine still simmers.

Original Air Date: Nov 22, 2021 • VH1 • 42m
Is There a Doctor in the House?

S7, EP7 "Is There a Doctor in the House?"

On Demand

Self-care is what it's all about as Ryan steps away from 9MAG to take part in an intensive therapy retreat, Don throws a community health fair, and Charmaine is faced with another family tragedy.

Original Air Date: Nov 15, 2021 • VH1 • 42m
This Platform is Black Ink Crew

S7, EP6 "This Platform is Black Ink Crew"

On Demand

After the dysfunction at 2nd City Ink was put on public display at the tattoo convention, the crew is scrambling to understand what happened and if the situation can be fixed; the members look to their support systems to figure out their next steps.

Original Air Date: Nov 08, 2021 • VH1 • 42m
Pros and Conventions

S7, EP5 "Pros and Conventions"

On Demand

2nd City and 9MAG participate in the Chicago Tattoo Convention, but tempers flare when ex-2nd City employees, Draya and Kitty, show up, creating conflict for Charmaine; Ryan plays peacemaker, but this comes at the cost.

Original Air Date: Nov 01, 2021 • VH1 • 42m
Always and Phorever

S7, EP4 "Always and Phorever"

On Demand

The crew prepares for Chicago Tattoo Convention; Draya and Kitty become closer allies; Charmaine continues to struggle while caring for her sick father; Phor and Nina still have their differences as complications arise during the birth of their baby.

Original Air Date: Oct 25, 2021 • VH1 • 42m
What Happened With Us

S7, EP3 "What Happened With Us"

On Demand

Nina finally decides to pack up her things and move out; Phor asks the 9MAG guys for advice and seeks solace in his music; Don has a rude awakening when it comes time for opening day of his gym; Char brings new talent to the shop.

Original Air Date: Oct 18, 2021 • VH1 • 42m
Second Episode, Second City

S7, EP2 "Second Episode, Second City"

On Demand

Ryan faces off with a one-time close friend who feels he committed the ultimate betrayal. Kitty begins her tenure at 2nd City Ink by finding out how far she can't go. Even with a baby on the way, Phor tries to put the brakes on his relationship with Nina, only to have to deal with her mother. Charmaine tries to balance reopening her tattoo shop with being a new mom, caring for a sick father, and the possible return of Draya.

Original Air Date: Oct 11, 2021 • VH1 • 42m
Ready to Reclaim Our Time

S7, EP1 "Ready to Reclaim Our Time"

On Demand

Ryan's personal life is in disarray; Charmaine has a new baby and new job; Phor made a love connection that has become a pregnancy; Don is trying to hold the world on his shoulders; Kitty makes her move to Chicago permanent.

Original Air Date: Oct 04, 2021 • VH1 • 42m
Watch Party

S7 "Watch Party"

On Demand

Celebrating Black Ink Chicago's legendary come up with a watch party; Ryan, Don, Phor, Kitty, and Draya reveal behind the scenes stories and relive 9mag's journey to the top of Chicago's ink game.

Original Air Date: Aug 02, 2022 • VH1 • 42m