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Source: VH1

'Black Ink Crew Chicago' Has Nothing to Do With the Original 'Black Ink Crew'

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When Black Ink Crew, the VH1 series that follows the day-to-day operations of a Harlem tattoo shop, spawned a spinoff in 2015, fans thought the store’s owner, Ceaser Emanuel, might be opening a new location in the Midwest. 

But, as it turns out, Black Ink Crew Chicago introduced us to a brand new cast of characters who are taking over the Windy City one custom tattoo at a time. Scroll down for more information about 9MAG and its rivalry with the Black Ink brand. 

Does Ceaser own the tattoo parlor on Black Ink Crew Chicago?

Ceaser does not own 9MAG, which has been featured on the spinoff since Season 1. The studio was started in 2013 by Ryan Henry, who — according to his website — holds the title of Top Tattoo Artist in Chicago.