Ceaser has been Harlem's reigning tattoo king for years, but with discord and misconduct among his crew threatening to destroy everything he's built, it's time to for drastic measures. Black Ink Crew New York follows Ceaser's efforts to manage his expanding tattoo empire, while also documenting the drama-filled lives of his rambunctious staff.
Some of clients are interesting, but there usually isn't enough focus on them and/or their personal stories to make them stand out. Despite some references about the tattoo parlor's role in the African-American community, the show doesn't delve into this, either. Overall, its the cast's constant bickering and flirtations that make the show mildly entertaining.--Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media