Season 1 Episodes

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Made in Japan

Season 1, Episode 21 - Air Date: 4/11/2006
Against Ami's wishes, Yoji gets a Mohawk haircut and adds a tattoo to his head. But Ami can't complain too much when apprentice Yoji finally gets his first paying client.
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Goodbye Freedom

Season 1, Episode 20 - Air Date: 4/4/2006
Darren's wife finally moves to Miami, forcing him to give up his notorious partying. Meanwhile, Yoji and Ami participate in a celebrity ping-pong tournament to benefit underprivileged kids.
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The Ink That Binds

Season 1, Episode 19 - Air Date: 3/14/2006
Darren does an inspirational tattoo to honor a man's uncle, while Garver does one for a woman who has struggled for years to overcome an eating disorder.
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Rock 'n' Roll All Night

Season 1, Episode 18 - Air Date: 3/7/2006
Garver works on a guardian angel design while Ami finishes a Hindu-inspired piece and then undertakes a Hawaiian-themed design.
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While Ami's Away

Season 1, Episode 17 - Air Date: 2/28/2006
Kat stays on and helps out while Ami and Chris are vacationing in Hawaii. Now under the temporary management of Nunez, the shop is kept busy doing an intricate Alphonse Mucha design for a breast-cancer survivor and a special tattoo for custom-motorcycle builder Billy Lane.
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Kat's Return, Ami's Ride

Season 1, Episode 16 - Air Date: 2/7/2006
Kat makes a surprise visit from Los Angeles, delighting the overworked staff, and Ami tries to get past the memory of a past accident and resume rising a motorcycle.
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Weathering the Storm

Season 1, Episode 15 - Air Date: 1/31/2006
Tensions rise when Ami leaves town just as a huge storm is about to hit and leaves Chris Nunez in charge.
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Party All the Time

Season 1, Episode 14 - Air Date: 1/24/2006
Nunez's partying starts to get in the way of his work and demeans the shop's reputation. Meanwhile, Ami spends time with his mother, who is visiting from Israel.
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Step Up or Step Out

Season 1, Episode 13 - Air Date: 1/17/2006
Yoji learns that he must show improvement in his drawing skills or Ami will remove him from his apprenticeship.
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More Money, More Problems

Season 1, Episode 12 - Air Date: 1/10/2006
Trouble and confusion are brewing with the artists. They learn that as you get more money, you also get more problems.
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Season 1, Episode 11 - Air Date: 1/8/2006
On a trip to Oahu, Hawaii, Ami James and Chris Garver meet Keoni Nunez who teaches them traditional Polynesian tattooing.
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Finding Balance

Season 1, Episode 10 - Air Date: 9/27/2005
While exercising to get into better physical shape, Ami revives an old back injury. Meanwhile, the gang are hesitant to let Yoji handle a solo tattoo job on a woman.
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Kats in the Groove

Season 1, Episode 9 - Air Date: 9/20/2005
After last week's episode where Kat was brought in to help out, she's now settled in and having fun doing some great artwork.
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Bad Break

Season 1, Episode 8 - Air Date: 9/13/2005
Darren Brass takes a little spill and breaks his elbow, so Ami brings in a new girl from Los Angeles to substitute for a few weeks.
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Going for the Gold

Season 1, Episode 7 - Air Date: 9/6/2005
A medal-winning Paralympic athlete comes in to get his tribal tattoo completed. Meanwhile, Yoji and Bridgette bring Sydney to the shop to meet the others.
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The Family

Season 1, Episode 6 - Air Date: 8/23/2005
Yoji and Brigette's daughter is born.
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The Apprentice

Season 1, Episode 5 - Air Date: 8/16/2005
Yoji slowly learns the ropes, but still has a way to go before he can tattoo. Also: a former member of rock band Skid Row gets tattooed with his kids' names.
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Growing Up

Season 1, Episode 4 - Air Date: 8/9/2005
While the gang adjusts to the responsibility of owning their own business, a list of celebrity clientèle wait months for their turn under the needle with the masters.
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In Memory Of...

Season 1, Episode 3 - Air Date: 8/2/2005
Ami and crew deal with changes and transformations in their lives and relationships, including the wedding of Yoji to his fiance Bridgette when they get married in a beautiful ceremony on the beach.
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Never Forget

Season 1, Episode 2 - Air Date: 7/26/2005
As the business grows, the guys of Miami Ink struggle with the pressure of balancing their personal life and work
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Five Friends

Season 1, Episode 1 - Air Date: 8/5/2010
The friends reunite to turn what was once just a dream into a reality. As Ami and three world-class tattoo artists open up a tattoo shop in Miami's South Beach called Miami Ink, the four friends and apprentice Yoji, hope to build a thriving business.