The crew hatches a plan to get Kat to come back to 9Mag; Ashley throws a tantrum at her gender reveal party; Charmaine's dreams of movie stardom hang in the balance; Kat confronts Ryan over what happened at the lake house.
Ryan tries salvaging his relationship with Rachel; Phor and Nikki take their relationship to new heights; the crew throws Kat a surprise birthday party behind Ryan's back.
Cobra needs to make a tough decision; Lily tries to reunite with her sisters; Kat decides that Rachel needs to know the truth.
The crew heads to Mexico for some fun, sun and tequila; Kat's unexpected arrival at the villa creates tension; Ryan loses his cool when Lily crosses a line; Kat reveals a shocking secret.
An injury prevents Ryan from tatting his childhood idols; Charmaine tries to convince Cobra to stay; Jenn's wardrobe malfunction upsets Van.
Kat questions her life in Los Angeles; Lily tries to turn the shop against Cobra; Charmaine's career takes priority; Nikki becomes jealous, again; Don blows up.
Ryan returns to the shop after a major health scare; JR learns disturbing information about his relationship with Lily; Phor questions his career; Lily takes down Cobra.
Lily jeopardizes her relationship with JR; Cobra confronts Ryan about an Internet rumor; Van devises a plan to win Jenn back; Danielle throws a fashion show.
Don freaks out after Ashley reveals shocking news; Lily and Cobra come to blows; Van struggles to deal with the aftermath of his breakup; Ryan throws a party for hip-hop group Bone Thugs-n-Harmony.
Don starts his new career as a piercer; Charmaine receives devastating news from her mother; Phor tries to reconnect with family; Cobra is turned on by her new roommate; Nikki goes ballistic.
Danielle reveals an explosive secret about Kat; JR and Lily take their relationship to the next level; Van freaks out when Jenn mentions the "m" word; Charmaine grills Ryan about Kat; all hell breaks loose at Phor's concert.
The crew is smitten when Ryan hires a new artist; Phor's peace offering sends Nikki over the edge; Ashley gives Don a taste of his own medicine; Lily hooks up.
Kat invites the crew to a lake house; Charmaine's job is in jeopardy; Nikki learns that Phor sent roses to Kat; Ryan and Van come to blows.
Danielle confronts Ryan, putting a damper on Charmaine's birthday party; Ryan attends a tattoo convention in Philadelphia; Van and Danielle take over the shop; Ryan rehires a former employee; Kat shocks the crew.
Ryan makes a move to assert his authority; Ashley wants Don to control his anger; Danielle confronts Kat about being a bad friend; Van gets locked out of the shop.
Ryan battles his staff over their growing disrespect; Don and Ashley's marital bliss becomes threatened; Kat leaves Chicago; Van starts a brawl; Ashley starts trouble with Charmaine.
Ashley enlists the help of her brother to spy on Don's bachelor party; Terrence crashes Don's wedding weekend and gives Danielle an ultimatum; Ashley threatens to call off the wedding.
The 9 Mag crew goes to the Dominican Republic for Don's wedding; Kat confronts Phor; Van's threesome goes wrong when his girlfriend brings a surprise guest; Don gets too friendly with a stripper.
Don pushes up his wedding date as his jail sentence looms; things turn sour when Kat hosts her first art show; Van confesses that he's not a one-woman kind of guy; Nikki confronts Kat.
Don receives news; Charmaine auditions to be a radio DJ; Phor wants to record a song about peace; Ryan must make a decision about her future.
Don attempts to unite his family; Ryan celebrates his 30th birthday; Van confronts Cobra about her behavior.
The crew travels to New Orleans; Charmaine's family insists that she moves home; Whitney ambushes Don; Cobra confronts the crew.
Van returns to work; Charmaine must face the consequences of quitting; Ashley confronts Don; Ryan introduces another tattoo artist.
The paternity test results send Don spiraling; Van has a reunion with his daughter; Ashley crashes Danielle's birthday celebration.
Ryan hires a tattoo artist; Kat learns that Charmaine threw away her personal items; Don takes a paternity test; Van is released from boot camp.
Ryan learns that his staff is taking advantage of him; Kat betrays 9 Mag in order to take her brand to the next level; Don's former college fling claims that he is the father of her child.
The 9Mag crew hosts an event to help victims of violent crimes; Don tries to win Ashley back; Van is forced to make a life-changing decision; an unexpected guest arrives at a birthday celebration for Ryan's late sister.
Van receives shocking news at his court appearance; Kat questions the girls' loyalty when they fail to visit; Don decides to take Ashley on a weekend trip to prove his commitment.
Ryan throws a party on a yacht; Kat takes time away from the shop; Danielle is confused; Ashley shows up at the party.
Charmaine reveals a secret when she returns from New York; Don tries to mend things with Ashley; Danielle's relationship is tested.
The crew heads to New York City to support Kat; Ceaser and the New York guys throw a mixxxy party; Ryan gets fed up with Kat's ego.
Kat and Van confront Ryan after his meltdown; the crew questions Kat's loyalty to the shop; Phor heads to the Big Apple for a meeting.
Ashley makes a shocking decision after learning the truth about Charmaine and Don; Kat does a sexy photo shoot for Urban Ink Magazine.
Phor puts everything on the line to pursue a relationship with Kat; Van's future at 9 Mag is in jeopardy; Ashley confronts Charmaine.
The crew plans a surprise party for Ryan; Don tries to fix things with Ashley; Charmaine confronts Don about text messages.
The crew celebrates 9 Mag's one-year anniversary and honors the memory of Ryan's sister; a surprise visitor shows up.