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‘Black Ink Crew’ Stars Ceaser and Van Link up to Open a New Tattoo Shop?

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Van’s time at 9Mag was full of drama.

Black Ink Crew Chicago” star Van has had a messy run on the show. Out of all the others, his relationship with Ryan has had the most obstacles. In fact, Van felt as if Ryan turned his back on everyone who was there for 9Mag in the beginning. He didn’t like how things turned out with Kat. So when Kat left the show, Van held onto a grudge. Things became so contentious that Ryan decided it was time to start fresh. So he opened up a new 9Mag. And Van was not a part of that.

However, Ryan made Van the manager of the old 9Mag. But it was short-lived once Ryan saw that drama was still an issue at the old shop.

After the old 9Mag was shut down, Van found himself to be the new outcast of the group. Charmaine was upset with him after she was accused of “orally pleasuring” Van during the group’s trip to Las Vegas. She denied it vehemently, but not everyone was convinced she was telling the truth. However, her husband Neek would later say it was a lie pushed by producers.

Don got caught up in the rumor because he was accused of helping to spread it. But he maintains that it was Van who told him.

Van gets a fresh start?

On the recent season, Van attempted to make things right with Charmaine. But she still isn’t sure that they can move forward. And Van is still placing blame on Don, who he claims made everything up.

Interestingly enough, Van may be starting a new chapter with Black Ink. He recently announced that he’s opening a new shop in Houston. And it looks as if he’s joined Ceaser to do so.

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39 Comments

39 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    October 22, 2020 at 8:14 am

    I can’t hate. Congrats to them.

    • Me

      October 22, 2020 at 12:22 pm

      Right!

    • Tasha

      October 22, 2020 at 8:31 pm

      F-ck van and cease yall just jealous of ryan van is do boy go to another city yall hating a-s cease u mad cause he took kitty van u bitter cause he fired your toxic a-s i hope they break yall windows jealous a-s n-ggas .

      • Vivid

        October 22, 2020 at 9:18 pm

        You sound toxic yourself.

        • Lee

          October 23, 2020 at 5:36 pm

          The irony, right? This is how Ryan’s fan base is though.

      • NeciBaby

        October 23, 2020 at 5:29 pm

        That’s what I was thinking. Can will do anything to be against Ryan. He never liked him. Take y’all toxic a-ses on. Not hate just my opinion.

        • Lee

          October 23, 2020 at 5:35 pm

          This may sound strange but not everyone sits around and thinks about Ryan all day like a lot of you all do. I get that many lust over him, but at some point, logic has to kick in, right? Cease and Van have been friends for years. They’ve talked about working together for a while now and finally got something together. If they want to work together, they have every right to. Everything isn’t about Ryan. I’m sure he doesn’t care about this considering he has bigger issues to worry about in his personal life. It’s a bit silly to think two grown men obsess about Ryan as much as Ryan’s fans do. And speaking of toxic, Ryan is very toxic himself. You know this already. You just ignore it because of his looks.

          • Lette

            October 23, 2020 at 6:51 pm

            I agree 100%. Not to mention we wouldn’t even know who ryan is if it wasn’t for Cease

      • Kay Star

        October 24, 2020 at 8:40 am

        You sound immature and whack.

    • Gail

      October 22, 2020 at 9:10 pm

      Disater in the making for hiring Can, he prove to not be professional and he definitely can’t tattoo,🤣🤣🤣 go luck with that

      • Vivid

        October 22, 2020 at 9:14 pm

        Ryan was unprofessional for years and even slept with his own employee. He eventually got it together, well professionally at least. Van will be just fine. And he’s not an employee, he’s part owner and this will be his second shop.

    • Myrna Tomlin

      October 23, 2020 at 2:04 pm

      WRONG PERSON CEASER He’s to toxic you are going to regret that move I wouldn’t do that if I were you

    • Andrea Michelle Booker

      October 28, 2020 at 1:38 pm

      Can already shown he can’t run a shop. I’m not hating just stating facts! We’ll see how this goes and if he learned his lesson the first time! I do believe in giving some ppl second chances sometimes.

  2. Savannah

    October 22, 2020 at 1:43 pm

    Get money.

  3. Velvet

    October 22, 2020 at 2:59 pm

    He’s a hater and took his friendship with Ryan for granted,he thought he was the boss with his disrepectful, no skilled a-s,Van is lokey str8 Jealous of Ryan.

    • Elaine

      October 22, 2020 at 3:06 pm

      Jealous of what though? I think y’all put Ryan on a pedestal he didn’t earn. While Ryan is out here sleeping with his best friend’s baby momma while that man had cancer, this is about to be shop number two for Van. And Ceaser has way more shops than that and just bought a new home. Y’all need to stop hyping Ryan up because of what he looks like. It’s basic.

      • Catherine White

        October 22, 2020 at 4:04 pm

        You have the right to your opinion. And, you might be right about somethings. I do think Van is jealous of Ryan. Van claim Don made up the story. So, why would you go along with a lie Van. All these men on these reality shows are scandalous. They are cheaters, Manipulators, etc. Ceasear has cheated so has Van.

        • Elaine

          October 22, 2020 at 4:45 pm

          Van literally has nothing to be jealous of. Again, I think people just focus on Ryan’s looks because outside of the that, he’s very messy. And Van has called him out for it since day one but he got backlash because people coddle Ryan. He told the truth about Ryan but got labeled jealous and still does. It’s illogical to be on here criticizing Van when Ryan has way more skeletons. And as far as the Don situation, Van denied anything happened with Charmaine last season. Even the producers said it was Don who spread the rumor, which is why Charmaine doesn’t talk to him anymore either.

          • Pat

            October 22, 2020 at 7:02 pm

            Well said. These people talk about Ryan like he’s Tyler Perry. It’s hilarious. His looks bring on all types of delusions.

          • Krystal

            October 24, 2020 at 4:32 am

            Clears throat….Van got mad at Ryan for making& selling 9Mag shirts WITHOUT HIS PERMISSION!!!!! Van was just an employee! RYAN DID NOT NEED HIS PERMISSION! He literally tore up his shirts& threw a hissy fit waay before Kat!
            2.Van threw a “F-ck Ryan” party over Kat which was none of his or Charmaine business! Van kept B-tching about “We post to be family” as if Ryan & Kat screwing had something to do with him!!!They didn’t throw a F-ck Phor party after he slept with Kat& hurt her!!!Lily slept with her on the first night too! Kat was passed around so why when Ryan smash it’s suddenly problem???”We post to be family!”Van kept saying! WHERE WAS THAT ENERGY WHEN DON & CHARMAINE WAS SCREWING & HE DENIED HER TO HIS WOMAN TOO EVEN GOT MAD AGGRESSIVE WITH HER FOR ADMITTING THE TRUTH!!! Where was Van energy for Phor or Don???? He just focused on Ryan every chance he got!
            4.Van tried to bully that man. H-ll he did bully his way back in the shop just to let it go under with his bad management skills! Plus he almost got Ryan sued which could make him loose his businesses! Van would’ve took Ryan down if he allowed him too keep on! Don& Charmaine had a problem with how Van did business! Phor did too, that’s why he ran to Ryan first! Hevsaid he had bills to pay! Don followed suit& Charmaine even came begging for a job from Ryan because they want getting no money with Van!
            He tried to get his own shop& lost it in 1 episode! He just gonna run Ceasar Houston spot if he runs it! He will run it into the ground!
            Ryan is a horrible person to some but he was good to Van! He gave Van too many chances after being bullied and disrespected by him!
            That ninja literally got mad at Ryan for selling 9Mag shirts in his f-cking 9Mag tattoo shop instead of Van’s Gorilla clothing label! He thought everything was about him! He needed to get his own shop a long time ago because you can’t work gor somebody and try to boss them! It’s the other way around& Ceasar ain’t gonna take Van b.s either!

          • Elaine

            October 24, 2020 at 8:01 am

            Krystal, if you are confused about the difference between coworkers sleeping together and a CEO/business owner sleeping with an employee and firing them later, I don’t see the point in a discussion. You made time to list all the bad Van did on the show but said nothing about all the horrible things Ryan has done in real life. No one is jealous of Ryan. They have no reason to be. Ryan has a lot of serious demons and problems. He does awful things to people close to him and everyone he has wronged is thriving now while he’s caught up in scandals. By the way, Van already has his own shop now in real life. This Houston shop will be his second. Lastly, I know you didn’t say Kat was passed around like Ryan doesn’t have way more bodies. Girl stop it. Ryan has no self control and will cross anybody. He just admitted to sleeping with his best friend’s baby momma while he had cancer. Meanwhile, Kat is thriving in a monogamous and serious relationship and a very successful tattoo shop in Beverly Hills. No scandals, no drama. No one is jealous of messy Ryan.

        • Ms. Dawn

          October 22, 2020 at 6:59 pm

          FACT !!!!

      • Ms. Dawn

        October 22, 2020 at 6:57 pm

        That’s not true but when but when a friend brings you along for the ride just so some gratitude .

        • Elaine

          October 22, 2020 at 7:15 pm

          Please tell me what I said that wasn’t true in my first comment on here. I’m not sure what you think Van owes Ryan. Black Ink is Ceaser’s show. Without the New York show, there’d be no Chicago show. Yet, Ryan had no problem crossing him, just like he did his best friend who had cancer. Van was hired by Big Fish, not Ryan. And that shop Ryan was filming out of was leased by the production company. Charmaine spilled that tea a couple of years ago. Van owes him nothing.

      • Gail

        October 22, 2020 at 9:29 pm

        Should have been had a home the way he is acting like he is making money. They both Jealous of Ryan, Ryan shop making money and casear shop isn’t,, just adding another ratchet person to it. Regardless of how people feel about Ryan, he is a great businessman unlike Casear. Look what happened to the Florida shop,. Gone

        • Elaine

          October 22, 2020 at 10:07 pm

          What home does Ryan own ma’am? You forgot he was sleeping out of his shop last season? Speaking of shops, Ryan’s first shop failed ma’am. Had to be closed down because it didn’t make enough money. He also slept with his employee and caused division. A great businessman he is not. And the production company’s name was on that lease for his shop, not Ryan. Cease has more successful shops than Ryan does. Remember that.

          • Moliscious

            October 23, 2020 at 12:06 pm

            Cease sleeping with his employees too. And they don’t tattoo there all they do is drink and party. He got dumb azz no spelling Donna, he fires her and then let her back, Young Bae and Alex and Cease is the only ones that knows how to tattoo. They just need to cancel both shows.

        • Toya

          October 23, 2020 at 2:40 pm

          Who da h-ll opening up tattoo shops during a pandemic, REALLY

    • Veronica M Riley

      October 22, 2020 at 3:23 pm

      Something is definitely off with him moving forward in Cesar’s arms. Not cool. It looks like junior high type sh-t when you fallout and go team with the opponents enemy. Cease need to stop his sh-t too. They all talented but into it over a chick who he never claimed and Van I thought better of him. I wish him better than this.

    • Nessa

      October 22, 2020 at 3:25 pm

      Wait a minute, didn’t Ryan just get exposed for taking his best friend’s friendship for granted and sleeping with his baby momma as recently as two months ago? Yeah, you don’t want to have a conversation about loyalty and jealousy boo. Not when Ryan is the topic.

    • Ms. Dawn

      October 22, 2020 at 6:56 pm

      I totally agree Van , doesn’t have 2 pennies to rub together but Caesar, don’t say you haven’t been warned you’ll see the snake he is .

    • Pat

      October 22, 2020 at 7:01 pm

      I’m not surprised that you Ryan defenders are still acting high and mighty like he didn’t recently sleep with his best friend’s baby momma while he battled cancer. You people ignore everything he does but zero in on what everyone else did on the show years ago. It’s amazing how much you will dismiss what someone does if you’re attracted to them. It explains a lot about our society. So laughable to see you bring up loyalty though as you defend Ryan.

      • Krystal

        October 24, 2020 at 4:48 am

        It’s amazing how none of that had anything to do with how Van tried to bully him,& ran down his shop! There is a reason Charmaine, Don& Phor went to Ryan complaining about Van running off customers being rude& unproffessional with his possey hanging in the tattoo shop& intimidating people! He wasn’t ordering supplies! They didn’t have what they needed! Charmaine had to leave to go buy supplies because Van didn’t know he was suppose to handle that! He wanted to be the boss so bad and when he got the opportunity he fumbled the ball not wanting to do all that it required! He just wanted to call shots & nothing else! He learned it was more to it then that & Charmaine did too once she got her own business she understood where Ryan was coming from! He almost got Ryan sued doing faulty tatoos!He could’ve lost everything if that happened! At that point he had no choice but to get rid of him! GTFOH! Ryan is not perfect but he was good to Van& Charmaine over the others! Their jealousy got the best of them! I can’t stand him anymore from hearing about his BF with cancer& he crossed Ceas too but I will say he never did anything to Van’s jealous non tatting, toxic arse! I don’t like how he did Bella either! She was down with him when he had noone trying to start new painting walls& ish!I didn’t like how he dropped her either but Van, Van deserved an a-s whooping!

        • Pat

          October 24, 2020 at 8:18 am

          You can save this response. All you did was prove my point. You’re more angry about the nonsense Van did on the show than the evil sh-t Ryan just did off the show. Typical.

    • Vivid

      October 22, 2020 at 9:19 pm

      You’re hating now.

    • Krystal

      October 24, 2020 at 4:09 am

      High-Key Jealous! Ceasar have a semi-reason but all he did was give Van chances to f-ck up! He literally screwed himself with his attitude& bad business skills plus tatooing skills! He almost got Ryan sued! Him& his thing homies was running off customers being rude to them& acting ghetto! And his management skills sucked. Ryan wrong for alot of stuff but not Van B-tch a-s! Nope!

  4. Mk

    October 22, 2020 at 6:46 pm

    Didn’t Van get sued for a bad tattoo? And Ceasar is no better than Ryan they’re both about the same neither one of them is faithful unless Ceasar has changed, but I do believe Van is jealous of Ryan why I don’t know he’s not all that but anyway Van better hope he doesn’t end up like Puma. Puma and Ceasar were friends for a long time and he did him dirty (and ooh sh-t), my point is if he screwed over a long time friend what makes Van think he won’t do the same to him. Ceasar can be very childish

  5. Natalie

    October 23, 2020 at 7:35 am

    The last I checked, FOLKS ARE GROWN! Right or wrong decisions are theirs. Ryan and his friend are good from what I read so that subject needs to be murdered. Van and Cease opening another black owned business is an awesome thing. I hope all works out for them.

    • Pat

      October 23, 2020 at 7:47 am

      Ryan and his best friend are not good. Anthony is no longer friends with Ryan. People don’t have to stop discussing the fact that Ryan slept with his best friend’s baby momma while he had battled cancer, and was still sleeping with her as recently as two months ago, just like people still like to discuss what Ceaser and Van did on TV years ago. Fair is fair. And Ryan is not above criticism whether you like it or not.

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