Miami Ink brings together a brotherhood of tattoo artists. They learned their craft together as apprentices in South Beach. Then they went their separate ways. From Los Angeles to New York, all have become renowned artists with celebrity clientele that wait months to be inked by the masters. Now, 10 years later, they're coming home. Back to the place where it all began, South Beach, to open a tattoo shop together, live together and teach their traditions to a new generation. Their way - the right way. This is a reality series about life behind the scenes at Miami Ink, a custom tattoo parlor. The series is also a study of the interplay between 4 old friends (and 1 apprentice) as they live and work together in the pursuit of their passion: the art of tattoo. Less than a year after opening, Miami Ink has become the hottest tattoo shop on South Beach. For the first time in their lives Ami James and Chris Nunez have money in their pockets. But sometimes more money brings more problems. This week Ami buys his dream car, and Darren risks his life and his career by drinking to excess. Can the artists of Miami Ink maintain their success or will they self-destruct? Karla rebels against her strict upbringing with an angry lion tattoo. Ozzie designs his own tattoo and asks Darren to add the graffiti artist's flair to it. Denise asks Ami to create a tattoo of a traditional Jewish symbol of luck - the Hamsa - to keep her and her son safe and happy.