Flash Challenge: Bad To The Bone: Part I

  • Season 3
  • Aired 09/03/2013
  • 33,995 Views

The 7 remaining artists are tested on consistency by having to etch designs into human skulls. One misstep could shatter not only their skulls, but their chances at winning the competition.

- WHERE ARE WE GOING?- I HAVE NO IDEA.

- OH, [bleep].

- WHOA, ALL RIGHT!

FLASHBACKSOF BEING IN A SCIENCE CLASS.

I'M A LITTLE NERVOUSAT THIS POINT.

- WELCOME, ARTISTS.

SEVEN OF YOU REMAIN, BUT ONLYONE WILL WALK AWAY

WITH $100,000, A FEATUREIN INKED MAGAZINE,

AND THE TITLE OFINK MASTER.

THIS WEEK, WE'RE TESTINGCONSISTENCY.

- CONSISTENCY ACTUALLY PERTAINSTO ALMOST EVERY PART

OF EXECUTING A GREAT,SOLID TATTOO.

YOU NEED TO BE CONSISTENTIN YOUR LINING, SHADING,

COLOR, SATURATION.

- FOR TODAY'S FLASH CHALLENGE,YOU MUST SHOW CONSISTENCY

BY CARVING A DESIGN

INTO A HUMAN SKULL.

LIKE TATTOOING, THE DECORATIONOF HUMAN REMAINS

HAS EXISTED FOR CENTURIES.

ORNATE DESIGNSWERE CARVED TO REMOVE CURSES,

OR GUIDE LOST SOULSTO THE AFTERLIFE.

- THIS ISN'T GONNA BE FUN.

THIS IS GONNA BEREALLY DIFFICULT.

- YOU HAVE THREE HOURSTO ETCH YOUR DESIGN

INTO YOUR HUMAN SKULL.

TREAD CAREFULLY.

ONE MISSTEP CAN SHATTERYOUR SKULL.

AND YOUR TIME STARTS NOW.

- THE BEST WAY FOR THESEARTISTS TO SHOW CONSISTENCY

IS TO MAKE A DESIGN THATMIRRORS ITSELF ON EACH SIDE,

TO SHOW US THAT THEY CANCONSISTENTLY HOLD

THE SAME PATTERN.

- I JUST NEED TO DESIGNSOMETHING THAT THE JUDGES

WILL FIND ATTRACTIVE,AND MAKE

EACH SIDEPERFECTLY SYMMETRICAL.

AT THIS POINT, IT'S SUPERIMPORTANT FOR ME

TO WIN A FLASH CHALLENGE.

ANY LITTLE ADVANTAGE RIGHT NOW

CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCEIN MY STAYING HERE.

- IT DOES GET A LITTLEIN YOUR MOUTH A LITTLE BIT.

I'M HERE TO WIN.I WANT THE TITLE.

I WANT, OBVIOUSLY,THE $100,000.

BUT MY MOM'S THE BIGGESTREASON WHY I'M HERE.

WHEN I HEAR HER VOICE,AND SHE'S SICK,

IT DEFINITELY TAKESA HUGE TOLL ON ME.

I NEED TO WIN THIS FOR HER.I-I WANT TO MAKE HER PROUD.

I DEFINITELY WANT TOMAKE HER PROUD.

THAT IS HOT.- THANKS.

JACKIE'S GOING TOSTAY A DEAD SKULL.

WAY TOO CLICHE.

I WANT TO DO SOMETHINGMORE CHALLENGING.

WHEN I THINK OF THE HARDESTWAY TO SHOW CONSISTENCY,

IT'S THROUGH LETTERING.

I NEED TO WIN.

BECAUSE I'M STILL SHAKINGFROM ELIMINATION.

I'VE BEEN HAVING A REALLY HARDTIME PERSONALLY.

IT'S BEEN REFLECTINGON MY WORK.

- CAN YOU COME OUTOF YOUR TAILSPIN?

- I'M DEALING WITH ALL THISSTRESS OF THIS HOUSE.

IT'S JUST TOO MUCH.

SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TOREACH THAT ROCK BOTTOM

SO YOU CAN COME BACK UP.

I JUST GOT TO SUCK IT UP,AND FIGHT FOR IT.

- ONE HOUR LEFT, EVERYBODY.

- I'M SO EXHAUSTED.

I HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TOSLEEP SINCE ELIMINATION.

THIS LAST ELIMINATION[bleep] WITH MY HEAD SO MUCH.

- THE HUMAN CANVAS JURYVOTED THAT YOU

HAD THE WORST TATTOOOF THE DAY.

- I FEEL LIKEI'M DISAPPOINTING MY FAMILY.

I HAVE TO GET RID OF ALLTHOSE THOUGHTS, CLEAR MY HEAD,

AND GET ONTO THIS COMPETITION.

IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT FOR ME

TO WIN THE FLASH CHALLENGE,

BECAUSE I DEFINITELY FEELI HAVE A TARGET ON MY BACK.

- 30 MINUTES REMAINING.

- I HAVEN'T WONA FLASH CHALLENGE,

AND I NEED TO BE ABLE TOGIVE MYSELF THE ADVANTAGE.

I'M NOT GOINGFOR THE EASY ROAD.

I WANT TO GIVE MY DESIGNA LITTLE BIT MORE EXTRA

THAT I KNOW THAT NO ONE ELSEIS ADDING.

- JIME FOUND A WAYAROUND THE RULES.

HE NEEDS TOHAVE THINGS HIS WAY,

OR HE'S GONNACOMPLAIN ABOUT 'EM

TILL HE GETS HIS WAY.

- TEN MORE MINUTES.

- THE STAKES AREHIGHER FOR ME.

I WAS UPSIDE-DOWNON MY MORTGAGE.

I JUST FOUND OUT THAT ILOST EVERYTHING I OWN.

I DON'T HAVE ANYPLACETO SLEEP.

I HAVE TO AT LEAST STAY HEREJUST TO HAVE A BED.

- TEN, NINE, EIGHT,

SEVEN, SIX, FIVE,

FOUR, THREE, TWO, ONE.

THAT'S IT.TIME'S UP.

NO MORE ETCHING.

- YOU LIKEYOUR NEW PAINT JOB?

"MM-HMM! YEAH, I DO.

THANKS, BUDDY."

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