While Dave hears out a second distraught canvas, the producers interrupt to pull Dave into the tattoo shop for an emergency.
The Tattoo God scores three for three when he tattoos a flawless gentlemen-looking cat tattoo for this smiling canvas.
From Japanese Traditional to a personified cat, St. Marq shows off his sketches to three canvases who are wondering if they should give him a chance at redemption.
The artists must tattoo one the most difficult and painful areas of the body: the armpit. Placement is key this week as Dave also lets them know each canvas wants both their armpits inked. Yikes.
From Japanese Hannyas to American Traditional compasses, the judges take delight in dealing out the skull picks to the shops as they anxiously await to begin the armpit tattoo challenge.
Basilica Tattoo, Golden Skull Tattoo, Old Town Ink, and Artistic Skin Design each have an artist tested on adaptability when they must draw tattoos directly onto skin, freehand - with no reference. Gulp.
The face off begins and everyone crowds around Dane to offer tips as he sketches out his wolf tattoo, freehand. Tommy believes Aaron’s skull tattoo is “sophomoric” in design and anatomically off.
Artistic Skin Design fought long and hard to get through the competition, but showing the judges a tattoo that was anatomically off left them with no choice than to send them home.
Allegory Arts gets stuck with trying to pull perfect circles to create a compass tattoo in their canvas’ armpit while Cleen is convinced that Unkindness Art dropped the ball big time.
Check out the artists' elimination tattoos from this week's episode. Then, tune in to new episodes of Ink Master Tuesdays at 10/9c on SPIKE.