Flash Challenge: Build Machine & Barcode: Part I

  • Season 3
  • Aired 07/30/2013
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The artists are tested on their line work by creating barcode tattoos, inspired by the upcoming film Elysium. The good news is they get new tattoo machines, they bad news is some assembly is required.

- WHERE THE HELL ARE WE?

- WELCOME TO THE MUSEUMOF THE MOVING IMAGE.

THERE WERE 16 OF YOU TO START,NOW THERE ARE 12.

AND SOON,THERE WILL BE ONLY ONE.

ONLY ONE OF YOU WILL WALK AWAYWITH $100,000,

A FEATURE IN INKED MAGAZINE,AND THE TITLE OF INK MASTER.

TATTOOS AND MOVIES HAVE HADA HUGE INFLUENCE ON EACH OTHER.

IN MANY MOVIES,TATTOOS HELP TELL THE STORY

AND CAN EVEN BEAT THE CENTER OF THE PLOT.

THIS IS THE CASEIN THE UPCOMING FILM ELYSIUM,

STARRING MATT DAMON, AND TODAY,WE HAVE A SNEAK PEEK.

- YEAH.- COOL.

- OH, YEAH.

- LET'S ROLL THE CLIP.

- I FEEL SO EXCITEDRIGHT NOW.

[dramatic music]

- ARM UP.

[device hums, hisses]

- [inhales sharply]- THAT'LL MERGE IT WITH THE DNA.

NOW YOU FIT IN,LIKE YOU WERE BORN THERE.

NOW IT'S TIMEFOR THE REAL FUN.

- UNDOCUMENTED SHIPSAPPROACHING ELYSIUM AIR SPACE.

- SHOOT THEM DOWN.

- YOU CAN SAVE EVERYONE.

- WHEN CAN I GO?

[grunts]

- [shouting]

THEY WILL HUNT YOU TO THE EDGEOF THE EARTH FOR THIS.

[cheers and applause]- YEAH!

- YEAH.- ALL RIGHT.

- AND THAT BRINGS USTO THE FLASH CHALLENGE.

THIS WEEK,WE'RE TESTING A SKILL

ESSENTIAL TO LONG-LASTING,WELL-DEFINED TATTOOS--

LINE.

- LINE WORK IS LIKEA FOUNDATION OF A HOUSE.

YOU HAVE TO HAVEA GOOD, SOLID FOUNDATION

FOR IT TO HOLD UPOVER TIME.

- IN THIS FLASH CHALLENGE,YOU MUST TATTOO A BAR CODE.

- OH, MAN.

- [bleep] BAR CODES.GOD DAMN, WHY?

- BAR CODES CONSISTOF PARALLEL LINES

OF DIFFERENT THICKNESSAND SPACING,

MAKING THEMTHE PERFECT TEST OF LINE.

- THE LINES ARE RIGHT NEXTTO EACH OTHER,

SO IF YOU HAVE ONE LINEWITH A LITTLE JAGGY PART IN IT,

RIGHT AWAY,YOU'RE GONNA SEE IT.

- LET'S GO MEETYOUR CANVASES.

- WHAT'S UP WITH THE BOXESIN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROOM?

- FOR TODAY'SFLASH CHALLENGE,

YOU'VE EACH BEEN RANDOMLYASSIGNED A HUMAN CANVAS.

BUT FIRST, THERE'SONE OTHER DETAIL I LEFT OUT.

WE'RE GIVING YOUNEW TATTOO MACHINES.

[applause]

- THANK YOU.

- THERE IS A CATCH.

YOU MUST ASSEMBLEYOUR MACHINE AND USE IT

TO TATTOO YOUR BAR CODE.- UGH.

- WE GOT TO BUILD THEM?- NO WAY.

- AS ARTISTS,YOU SHOULD UNDERSTAND

THE MECHANICSOF YOUR TOOLS.

- HOLY [bleep], I COULD REALLYSCREW THE POOCH ON THIS.

I HAVEN'T BUILT A MACHINEIN OVER EIGHT YEARS.

I JUST HOPE I CAN REMEMBERWHAT TO DO.

- OUR GUEST JUDGE CREATEDTHE MACHINES YOU MUST ASSEMBLE.

HIS REPUTATIONIS WELL-ESTABLISHED

AS ONE OFTHE PREMIER BUILDERS

AND INNOVATORSOF TATTOO MACHINES.

TATTOOING FOR OVER 20 YEARS,MR. SETH CIFERRI.

- THIS IS A GUY I ACTUALLYLOOK UP TO A LOT.

HE MAKES FANTASTIC MACHINES.I HAVE TONS OF THEM.

- I WAS AN APPRENTICE,AND MY BOSS GAVE ME

A BOX OF MACHINE PARTS,AND HE SAID,

"YOU CAN DO A TATTOOWHEN YOU ASSEMBLE A MACHINE."

IF YOU WANT TO BE RESPECTEDAS A TATTOOER,

YOU NEED TO UNDERSTANDTHE MECHANICS OF YOUR TOOLS.

- THE MORE TIME IT TAKESTO ASSEMBLE YOUR MACHINE,

THE LESS TIME YOU HAVEFOR YOUR TATTOO.

CANVASES,COME ON OUT.

YOU HAVE 90 MINUTESTO ASSEMBLE YOUR MACHINE

AND TATTOO A BAR CODE,AND YOUR TIME STARTS...NOW.

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