The new season of Spike TV's Ink Master premiered last night and there were two familiar faces competing. Check out the photos from their viewing party!

Ink Master, the successful series on the Spike TV network, brought in an average of 2.1 million views for every episode last season, the most-watched season in the show’s history. Filming for the 6th season of the show began earlier this year, and the new season of Ink Master premiered last night.

Tipsy Tiger held a viewing party for fans and the two local artists who are on the show. In the 6th season of the show, Mat Valles of Blue Panda Tattoo in El Paso is the mentor, while Brian Stephens of Dapper Ink is the apprentice. Mat is the owner of Blue Panda Tattoo at 11675 Montwood Dr, Suite 1A. Check out some of Mat’s other work on his Instagram VALLESTATTOO. You can also see Mat in a five page spread in a new issue of Freshly Inked Magazine. Dapper Ink is located at 2077 North Zaragosa, Suite 105. You can check out some of Brian’s work on his Instagram page. You can contact Brian for a tattoo through his email

Brian was eliminated from the show in this episode and had this to say on his Facebook page,

Thank you for all the love and support! It truly means the world to me and was an honor to compete and just be there. I'm not a celeb or a diva or a prima donna or whatever the haters think lol I'm an artist.. So time to paint and tattoo! Much love to all of you I thank you!

You can watch Mat Valle on Ink Master Tuesday nights on Spike TV.