Spike has inked an eighth season of its tattoo-competition series Ink Master, the network said Monday.
Spike in 2016 will begin filming 15 one-hour episodes as well as a live finale, said network officials. The recently completed season six of Ink Master generated a series record 2.4 million viewers.
Season seven of Ink Master debuts next spring and will feature returning show favorite contestants.
“Ink Master delivered yet again a compelling and entertaining season packed with incredible artistic expression and creativity mixed in with big drama,” said Sharon Levy, Executive Vice President, Original Series for Spike. “The record ratings are a testament to our partners at Original Media and our phenomenal hosting/judging trio of Dave Navarro, Oliver Peck, and Chris Nunez. We are thrilled to this great team back for Season 8.”