Black Ink Crew New York Season 10 - Here's What We Can Tell Fans So Far

The "Black Ink Crew" franchise has amassed a loyal following with its series focusing on specific cities and the Black tattoo artists that work them. One of the franchise's most famous series has amassed an impressive nine seasons and doesn't seem to be slowing down any time soon. While full details have yet to be released, this is everything we know about the tenth season of "Black Ink Crew New York."

The ninth season of "Black Ink Crew New York" released on April 19, 2021, per Next Season TV, but fans may already be waiting for another new season to hit their screens. For those who have yet to tune in, the New York series of the reality franchise follows the artists who work at a Harlem tattoo shop and all of the Black celebrities they serve in the city. Viewers get a peek at the operations and workplace drama that bring the Black-owned tattoo shop to life. Whether you're in it for the celebrity appearances or the amazing art, there is a lot to love about the show. 

Release date

An official release date for "Black Ink Crew New York" has yet to drop, but fans can hope for something new in the works soon, based on past release schedules. The popular reality show has not been cancelled, per Tonight's TV, so fans can safely assume more is on the way. Season 8 premiered on August 14, 2019, per Sheen, with the ninth season following a year behind. Following that schedule, Season 10 will most likely air in the spring or summer of 2022. The show is available on numerous platforms including Netflix, but original premieres on VH1. 

Speaking with Sheen about Season 8 and what fans can expect in the future, "Black Ink Crew New York" cast member Young Bae said that there is a lot on the horizon. "They can expect me to continue being the business woman that I am!" she said. "I have an apparel line. And I have a book coming. Writing my book has been in the making for the past three years, so I'm really happy about it being released this summer. My story is really special and I'm really passionate about sharing my story; so yeah I'm doing my thang!" 

With so many exciting developments, VH1 is certainly not short on content to fill a subsequent season. 


Along with exciting developments for Young Bae, the cast of "Black Ink Crew New York" are also bringing fun, new projects to the shop. The series primarily stars Ashley Nicole Bermudez, Ceaser Emanuel, Dutchess Lattimore and Kevin Laroy, per TV Guide and IMDb, but there are many artists and guests who help to flush out the cast. No big changes to the cast have been announced for season 10, but fans can expect to see their old favorites back at it again. 

Shop owner Ceaser Emanuel has spoken openly about the experience of filming the ninth season amidst a pandemic, moving shops, and the challenges that come along with the business. He told Nicki Swift that the cast has stayed safe throughout the pandemic  " ...the fact that VH1 was willing to go through so much extremes to make sure that we were safe and to get the show back on, man, ain't no better network than that. We get tested two, three times a week. None of us are in danger. We all stay regulated and they keep us in a bubble, so none of us really have to worry about any of those COVID things. So honestly, I'm just glad that we're back to some type of normalcy and I just can't wait for America to get back to normal." 

Pandemic-related challenge aside, it sounds like the cast has stayed safe and busy at the shop, meaning they will likely be around for season 10 when it finally premieres. 

New details

With no official announcement for a tenth season, fans must rely on speculation and hope about what is to come. But Ceasar Emanuel has no plans of slowing down. In fact, he told Nicki Swift that his franchise is expanding rapidly. Following his relocation from the 113th shop in Harlem due to extravagant rent prices, he set his sights on opening even more shops to serve his clientele. 

"Yeah. Like I'm not going to lie, 113th was, I didn't realize it, but 113th was like my ball and chain," he said. "It always kept me in one position, in one spot and I think releasing it and letting it go, it freed me up. So now I'm opening up shops everywhere. I just opened up in Houston. I'm about to open up Milwaukee. I'm working on Dallas. I'm working on Boston, I'm working on the DMV [D.C., Maryland, Virginia], Tampa, and one other town that I'm kind of keeping under wraps, but it's in New York."

All of these developments are likely to come into play in the tenth season and fans will have plenty of action to follow. While waiting for new episodes, fans can catch up by streaming the series and follow any announcements on Instagram