King Ruck’s nerves are shot when a past human canvas shows up to point out mistake after mistake in a calf tattoo. She doesn’t even want the damn thing anymore.
Runner-up master canvases are back to argue and advocate on behalf of the artists who tattooed them. Cleen Rock One, Anthony Michaels, Jime Litwalk and Joey Hamilton return.
Chris feels like he’s picked a well-rounded and action-packed crew – and he sees his top five making down to the finale. Will his coaching help his vision come true?
As the time winds down the artists finish their final elimination tattoo for the day – and perhaps for the competition. Who will make it onto Team Peck or Team Nunez and who will go home?
The two teams of artists are stunned when they hear how massive their first flash challenge is: tattooing three back pieces each on three different canvases, all at the same time.
Nikki is frustrated at having to dumb down her work to ensure consistency with her teammates’ work on their back piece. The clock winds down and the artists grit their teeth and prepare for judgement.
The artists who haven’t earned a spot on Team Nunez or Team Peck yet are given one final opportunity to show off their skills.
Oliver says he’s got a team with a diverse skillset who will work well together to help each other go as far as possible. Will his mentoring lead them down the path to victory?
Chris and Oliver offer some helpful tips to their teams to help ensure victory. Gia Rose steps up and takes charge of her team as the artists all get started on inking massive back pieces.
The judges show no mercy as 30 artists fight to earn one of 18 spots on their teams. The most brutal battle begins for $100,000 and the title of Ink Master.