As the artists keep the Atlanta shop running, Rok and Krystal’s late arrival puts them in Ceaser’s crosshairs; Tatti proposes a new role for her future at Black Ink; Bae wonders how her friends will receive her new boyfriend.
With Ceaser and the bosses in Milwaukee for Ted’s grand opening, the Brooklyn crew plays hooky with an unexpected guest; Ceaser deals with a crisis in Atlanta that has the whole crew scrambling while Rok and Krystal go MIA.
Mama Bae is finally back in New York; Tatti hosts a male-free event at the shop while the guys take Bux out on the town; Ted invites the crew to a private screening of his movie premiere and reveals some shocking news.
Newly single Ceaser returns to New York on a mission to improve Black Ink, only to find his partners, Ted and Puma, are absent; Alex’s equanimity might be failing as he seems to have it out for Ceaser.
Puma takes his family and in-laws on a luxury “glamping” trip on the land he co-owns at Chace Village; Ceaser invites Black Ink Chicago’s very own Van to look after the shop while he confronts Suzette in Atlanta about their relationship.
Ceaser and Puma plan a huge billboard photo shoot with the help of Sassy, but everything goes left; Ted gives Krystal an ultimatum; Rok has a family emergency; Ceaser gets some devastating news about his daughter.
Bae finds out that her client from the tattoo competition had a negative experience with the Girls’ Team; Ted and Krystal start preparing for an upcoming music video; Ceaser fixes the failed Puma Production by bringing in an old friend.
After the success of the Black Ink Battle in Atlanta, Puma decides, with Ceaser out of town, it’s time for a Battle of the Sexes! In her own effort to create unity, Bae holds a walk for both Black Lives Matter and Stop Asian Hate with the support of the whole crew. Quani continues to pressure Puma to make the move to Atlanta, but something is still holding him back.