Drama aside, the kids of Black Ink Crew are reinventing the modern hustle through their many business ventures. With Puma‘s shop preparing to open its doors and high-profile clients walking into Black Ink left and right, things are looking up. Ceaser‘s crew has overcome some recent staff changes, and his artists seem to be committed to their craft. So what happens when one or more of his employees has to prepare for Major Life Changes?
Walt‘s not the only one with trouble on his mind lately. Turns out, O’S**t is ready to go down a path he’s quite familiar with, and Dutchess is dealing with a secret few around her know about. For the most dramatic, head-scratching moments from tonight’s episode, check out our list below.
Dutchess Gets A Blast From The Past
Like Walter White, Dutchess Lattimore is in the empire business. Black Ink is just a chapter in what will ultimately become a highly accomplished life, and she’s open to new opportunities in order to expand her brand. Dutchess attended a meeting with Ink Life (the “Nike” of the tattoo industry) that her ex-boyfriend, Marcus, just so happened to be a part of as well. Cease’s sister Tiffany was there, too, ready to report back should things start to get too friendly. But more than focus on rekindling a past romance, Dutchess makes it clear that business gets her off above all else. “Cease is not a jealous man,” she explained. So he wouldn’t care about those scandalous photos a wistful Marcus thinks about every so often? The meeting has to have been awkward for Tiffany, but it also reinforced the idea that Dutchess will one day move away from the shop–and potentially, Ceaser, too. “My empire has nothing to do with Black Ink–Black Ink is Ceaser’s empire,” she explained. “Dutchess’s empire will be totally different, and the world will definitely recognize that.”