After pondering a move to Los Angeles, owner Caeser Emmanuel has finalized his plans for the Black Ink Crew franchise to move to the West Coast. Tattoo visionary Danny “KP” Kilpatrick heads up the venture, bringing together a team of talented artists for the first-ever tattoo shop in the city of Compton. Viewers have a front row seat to the daily happenings at the shop as KP learns how to manage the business and his handpicked crew. Drama ensues as the artists face pressure to succeed and fulfill not only their dreams but the dreams of their leader and his community.
KP decides to take the crew out of Compton to fix their issues with each other; tensions arise when Tim’s belligerent behavior hits a peak; the girls find some unexpected fun in the middle of Big Bear.