Season 2 opens with O'S**t's visit to court and a family gathering turning chaotic. Meanwhile, Puma oversteps his boundaries, leading to a stunning end to a 15-year friendship.
Reality star Erica Mena ("Love & Hip Hop") arrives at the shop and enlists Dutchess to cover a tattoo of her ex's initials. Meanwhile, Dutchess gains shop power and pushes to get rid of Sassy.
Ceaser scrutinizes Dutchess' attitude in the wake of a dramatic departure. Meanwhile, Ted decides to have a meeting with Crystal.
Ceaser meets a possible new female employee, but she's promptly shot down by Dutchess. Meanwhile, a civil war could erupt within the crew when Puma relays news to Alex.
Ceaser feels betrayed when he learns about Puma's new tattoo shop. Elsewhere, Puma receives an award and breaks big news at a Harlem event.
AIDS activist Maria Davis arrives at the shop for an HIV-awareness tattoo and moves the crew with her personal story. Meanwhile, Puma and Sassy tangle with a raucous group in Central Park.
Ceaser and Dutchess mull over their relationship and its impact on their success. Elsewhere, Ted and Ceaser visit Puma at his new shop, but the tension is palpable.
O'S**t breaks news that he has another child on the way. Elsewhere, dramas unfold at a family barbecue when Ceaser discovers Dutchess met with an ex-flame.
Fallout from a fight between Ceaser and Dutchess leaves Ceaser confused about their relationship, so he seeks refuge at Puma's bachelor party in Atlantic City. There, Ceaser and Puma try to make amends.
Puma invites Ceaser to his nuptials, but the requirement is that Dutchess must not attend. Elsewhere, Walt receives information about his father.
O'S**t's baby mamas meet for the first time since their turbulent meal. Meanwhile, Dutchess reacts negatively to not being invited to Puma's nuptials, as Ceaser is torn between his friends and his lady.
A battle ensues over friendship and responsibility. Meanwhile, clashing in Jamaica results in Dutchess running away from a resort.
Baby-mama drama ensues. Also: Puma confronts his future mother-in-law.
Post Jamaica, the crew is back in Harlem, making money and wilin' out. Ceaser has brought on the "Queen of the Mixxxys," Sky, to run the front desk, and all is back to normal in the Black Ink world, except for one thing...no Dutchess. When Mama Jones visits the shop and requests Dutch for a tattoo in her nether-regions, Cease is once again reminded of the empty void in the shop, and in his life. Meanwhile, on the other side of Harlem, Puma throws a grand opening party for his new shop, Ink 124. All is good in Puma's world, except for Quani's persistent requests that he make amends with her mother. Kathy finds out that O'S**t has covered her initials with another tattoo, and confronts him about his future with Baby Mama #3, Anya. When Dutchess returns to town, post-heart surgery, she and Ceaser face each other for the first time since their break-up Jamaica.
Disturbing information about O'S**t's case comes to the fore. Elsewhere, Ceaser's sister visits the shop, resulting in rising tensions; and Dutchess tries to patch up differences with Puma.
Ceaser is caught out cheating. Dutchess invites Sassy to a ladies night out. Plus O'Shit goes ring shopping with Puma.