On the Black Ink Crew Season 4 premiere, Ceaser reopens Black Ink in Harlem after helping Dutchess open her own shop in North Carolina. When he finds out that Puma (his former publicist) opened a new shop down the street, Art2Ink, Ceaser declares war. The cameras will follow Ceaser at Black Ink and Puma at Art2Ink where a number of new tattoo artists will be introduced including Phoenix.
Young Phoenix (born Joseph Felton) is 28 years old and from Brooklyn. He grew up in the foster care system is very forthcoming about not caring about his mother. As the father of five children, he is determined to show his kids a better childhood. The mostly self-taught tattoo artist has been tattooing for the past five years. He says he wants the people who watch Black Ink Crew to understand that “there is struggle behind the bliss.” Black Ink Crew airs Mondays at 9pm on VH1.