A few episodes ago, Robinson learned he’d sustained “severe” tissue damage in his back after getting jumped by Emanuel and his cousin Teddy Ruks during Young Bae’s wedding dinner in a season 6 episode. The violent incident purportedly caused him to have excruciating pain and experience uncontrollable shaking.
To make matters worse, during episode one of this season, doctors apparently told him he would be in physical therapy for weeks due to his injury, leaving him unable to financially provide for his son. The next week he broke the news to his girlfriend Donna Lombardi that his tattoo career was over due to his bad back.
“I can’t tattoo no more, like, forever,” Robinson said, imploding on his girlfriend. “The doctor told me that my spine is so f–ked up that I have to find a new profession because tattooing is not it.”
Lombardi appeared to be on a mission to seek revenge on Emanuel and Ruks for what they did to her boyfriend. In episode 3 she urged Robinson to visit an attorney who has helped her with former legal disputes. The 26-year-old tattoo artist was against going to seek legal counseling because he preferred to handle things in “the streets,” but being that he can no longer tattoo for a living, he decided to go.
Robinson explained to the lawyer that he was assaulted by Emanuel and his cousin, which led to his physical, emotional and financial damages. The attorney indicated to the tattoo artist that he had a pretty “strong case” against the “Black Ink” shop owner and that there was a strong possibility he could win, although Robinson was seemingly still hesitant.
But “Black Ink” viewers loved the move, strongly urging Robinson to go through with a lawsuit against Emanuel and applauding him for seeking legal counsel.
“Dats right Alex sue TF outta Ceaser ass ! Him and Teddy was wrong for what they did!”
“That’s right Alex make em pay. What goes around comes around!”
“Damn right it’s the right thing to do good for him. You can’t tattoo anymore. Sue the pants off Ceaser and start your own business .”
“Good for him, they wanted to jump folks fight back in the pockets I can’t wait to see the look on Caesar’s face when he gets served .”