Elimination Tattoo: Portrait: Part I

  • Season 3
  • Aired 09/17/2013
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Tested on accuracy, the artists are tasked with doing portrait tattoos on their human canvases. As if the pressure wasn’t already through the roof, the subjects of the portrait tattoos are sitting there watching every drop of ink being placed.

- WELCOMETO THE ELIMINATION TATTOO.

BLOW US AWAY,AND YOU'LL EARN ONE MORE WEEK

TO BATTLE FOR THE TITLEOF INK MASTER.

YOU'LL BE JUDGEDBY OLIVER PECK,

CHRIS NUÑEZ,AND MYSELF.

WE ALSO HAVEA SPECIAL GUEST JUDGE.

HE'S THE OWNEROF SIX FEET UNDER TATTOO PARLOR

IN UPLAND, CALIFORNIA,

MR. COREY MILLER.

[applause]

HEY, COREY.- HEY, DAVE.

HOW YOU DOING, MAN?- I'M GOOD.

- I'VE BEEN TATTOOINGFOR LONGER THAN I HAVEN'T.

AT 20 YEARS OLD, I WALKEDINTO MY TATTOO SHOP,

AND I HAVEN'T WALKED OUT.

I LOVE TATTOOS.I EVEN LOVE BAD ONES.

I JUST DO,BECAUSE IT'S AN EXPRESSION.

- COREY MILLER'S AMAZING.

HE'S BEEN TATTOOINGFOR 30-PLUS YEARS.

WAY BEFORE I EVENSTARTED TATTOOING,

I REMEMBER READING HIS NAMEIN TATTOO MAGAZINES.

HE GENUINELY CARESABOUT THIS INDUSTRY.

- AND AS YOU KNOW,WE'RE NOT YOUR ONLY CRITICS.

EACH WEEKSPIKE AND TACO BELL

ARE GIVING VIEWERSTHE OPPORTUNITY

TO GO TO INKMASTER.SPIKE.COM

AND VOTE FOR THE TATTOOTHAT THEY THINK IS THE BEST.

AMERICA'S VOTE WILL HAVEA MASSIVE IMPACT

ON THE LIVE FINALE.

THIS WEEKWE'RE TESTING ACCURACY.

- ACCURACY MEANS BEING ABLETO DO SOMETHING

WITH PRECISION,

BEING ABLE TO DO EXACTLYWHAT YOUR PLAN IS

RIGHT ON THE DOT.

- A SKILLED TATTOO ARTISTMUST BE ABLE

TO ACCURATELY PLACE EVERY DROPOF INK IN ANY SKIN.

HE MUST ALSO BE ABLETO RE-CREATE

A COMPLEX IMAGE DOWNTO THE SMALLEST DETAIL.

TODAY YOU WILL BETATTOOING PORTRAITS.

- HOLY [bleep].

THIS IS GONNA BEA REALLY BIG CHALLENGE FOR ME.

IT'S BEEN A LONG, LONG TIMESINCE I'VE DONE A PORTRAIT.

- LET'S MEET YOUR CANVASES.

- YOU MAY BE WONDERINGWHY THERE ARE SO MANY CANVASES.

- PLEASE DON'T TELL MEI HAVE TO DO TWO PORTRAITS.

- WELL, TODAY YOU CAN BEEVEN MORE ACCURATE,

BECAUSE NOT ONLY WILL YOUHAVE A PHOTO,

BUT YOU'LL ALSO HAVETHE REAL DEAL.

YOUR CANVASES HAVE BROUGHTTHE SUBJECTS

FOR THEIRELIMINATION TATTOOS.

IF YOUR TATTOODOESN'T LOOK LIKE THEM,

THEY'LL BE SURETO LET YOU KNOW.

- DEFINITELY GONNA BE A LITTLEBIT STRESSFUL HAVING THE PERSON

THAT I'M ACTUALLY GONNA BETATTOOING THERE, WATCHING ME.

- CANVASES, ONE BY ONE,

PLEASE INTRODUCETHE SUBJECT OF YOUR PORTRAIT.

- I'D LIKE TO GET A PORTRAITOF MY GREAT FRIEND JAKE.

- THE GUY HAS GLASSES,A HAT, AND A BEARD.

THERE'S SO MUCH DETAILGOING ON.

- I WOULD LIKE TO GET A PORTRAITOF MY FIANCE, ADRIAN.

- I'D LIKE TO GET A PORTRAITOF MY HUSBAND, ALAN.

- I WOULD LIKE TO GET A PORTRAITDONE OF MY MOM.

- I DON'T WANT TO DOALL THE WRINKLES IN IT.

THAT DOESN'T ALWAYS PLAY OUTWELL AS A TATTOO.

- I'D LIKE TO GET A PORTRAITOF MY MOTHER HERE.

- MY NAME IS SIERRA,AND I WOULD LIKE TO GET

A PORTRAIT OF DAVE NAVARRO.

- WHOA!

[laughter and applause]WHAT?

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

- NO.

- I-I CAN'T--

I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT SOMEONE'SGETTING A PORTRAIT OF ME.

OH, MY GOD.

[laughter]

WHICH LUCKY ARTISTWILL THAT GO TO?

ALL RIGHT. JIME, YOU WONTHE FLASH CHALLENGE

AND NOW HAVE THE POWERTO ASSIGN ALL HUMAN CANVASES.

CHOOSE CAREFULLY.

- I DO A REALLY ANIMATEDSTYLE OF TATTOOING,

SO THIS IS BASICALLY OPPOSITEOF WHAT I'M KNOWN FOR.

I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURETHAT I GRAB THE CANVAS

THAT'S GONNA BE BEST FOR ME,

THAT'S GONNA TAKE METO THE NEXT ROUND.

WHERE ARE YOU LOOKINGTO DO IT?

- UH, THE OUTSIDEOF MY LOWER LEG.

- BLACK AND GRAYON EITHER SHOULDER AND THE BACK

- ME BEINGA PORTRAIT ARTIST,

THIS IS MY CHANCETO REDEEM MYSELF

FOR ANY LITTLE MISTAKETHAT I HAVE MADE.

I REALLY WANT TO WINTHIS PORTRAIT CHALLENGE.

- HEY, JIME, YOUR HAIRLOOKS REAL NICE TODAY, BRO.

LOOKING LIKE KINGUP THERE, MAN.

- CANVASES, ONE BY ONE,

PLEASE READ THE ARTIST'S NAMEON THE BOTTOM OF YOUR SKULL.

- "JOEY."

- "TATU BABY."- HEY.

I'M SO EXCITED.THE PICTURE IS BADASS.

PLAIN AND SIMPLE,I'M GONNA NAIL IT

BECAUSE I'M GOOD AT IT.

- "JIME."

- WOW.

- I'M NOT AFRAID.

- BE VERY AFRAID.

- I CHOOSE DAVE NAVARRO'S PHOTO

NOT BECAUSE HE'S A JUDGE,BUT THE FACT

THAT WHEN I LOOK AT THE PHOTO,I FEEL LIKE THIS IS GONNA BE

THE EASIEST ONE FOR ME.

- "JOSHUA."

THIS IS GONNA BE A FUN DAY.

- "JASON."

- OF COURSE, I GET STUCKWITH THE ONE I DIDN'T WANT.

THIS IS GONNA BEA REALLY HARD CHALLENGE.

- "KYLE."- OH, GOD.

JIME JUST [bleep] ME.

I GET THE OLDEST,THE ABSOLUTE HARDEST ONE TO DO.

I AM SCREWED.

- REMEMBER, ARTISTS,AFTER THE ELIMINATION TATTOO,

THE HUMAN CANVAS JURYWILL VOTE ON THE TATTOO

THAT THEY THINKIS THE WORST

AND PUT ONE OF YOUUP FOR ELIMINATION.

YOU HAVE THE RESTOF THE EVENING TO CONSULT

WITH YOUR HUMAN CANVASES.

TOMORROWYOU WILL HAVE SIX HOURS

TO COMPLETEYOUR PORTRAIT TATTOO.

BASED ON YOUR WORK,ONE OF YOU WILL CLOSE SHOP.

GOOD LUCK.

- TO DO A PORTRAIT,YOUR ACCURACY

HAS TO BE 100% ON POINT.

ONE LITTLE DIFFERENCEIN ANY PART OF A FACE

AND YOUR PORTRAITLOOKS COMPLETELY OFF.

THERE'S NO WAY AROUND IT.

- EVEN IF THE TATTOOIS PERFECT...

- PERFECTION, YEAH.- THEY'RE GONNA BE LIKE,

"WHY DID YOU CUT THIS PIECE OUTOR NOT THAT?"

YOU FEEL ME?- YEAH.

- I'M STUNNED.- I KIND OF FIGURED.

- AND YOU JUST--YOU'RE READYTO JUST TACKLE THIS THING?

- YEAH.- JIME'S DOING A TATTOO

OF ONE OF HIS JUDGES.

THAT'S GOT TO BEPRETTY INTIMIDATING.

- YOU SEEM MORE NERVOUSTHAN I AM.

I'M NOT NERVOUS, BUT YOU'RE[bleep] FREAKIN' OUT.

- I'M FREAKIN' OUT BECAUSE,YOU KNOW,

SHE'S A BEAUTIFUL GIRL.- MM-HMM.

- AND I WOULD HATETO TARNISH THAT ON ANY LEVEL.

- I'M NOT GOING INTO ANY DOUBT

ABOUT [bleep]THIS TATTOO UP, DAVE.

- GOOD LUCK.

- I'LL SIT THERE AND TRY TO ACTLIKE I'M NOT WORRIED

OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT,

BUT I DON'T LIKEDOING PORTRAITS.

I KNOW I HAVEN'T DONE ONEWITHIN THE PAST FIVE YEARS.

I DON'T KNOW IF I'VE EVEN DONEONE WITHIN THE PAST TEN YEARS.

- I LIKE THAT SPOT.I LIKE IT BETTER THAN HERE.

MY CANVAS WANTS ITON HIS FOREARM,

WHICH IS COVERED IN HAIR.

IT'S JUST A BAD IDEA.

WHEN YOU HAVE HAIROVER A PORTRAIT,

IT KIND OF MAKES IT LOOKOLDER RIGHT AWAY,

ONCE THAT HAIR GROWS BACK.

SO, IF YOU LOOKAT THE INSIDE OF YOUR ARM HERE--

I MEAN, THERE'SALMOST NO HAIR THERE.

SO I FEEL LIKETHAT WOULD BE

A REALLY, REALLYGREAT SPOT FOR IT.

- THERE ARE A LOT OF MOLESBACK HERE.

- I KNOW. MY QUESTION IS,IF IT'S NOT THE BACK,

WHAT DO YOU SUGGEST?

- YOU GOT THINGSON YOUR LEGS AT ALL?

- NO.- I'D PROBABLY SUGGEST

LEGS, I GUESS.

MY CANVASS WANTS A TATTOOON HER BACK.

BUT IT IS MOLE-Y BACK THERE.

I NEED TO TATTOO HERSOMEWHERE ELSE.

- WHO WONTHE FLASH CHALLENGE--JIME?

- YES.- I GUESS HE SCREWED YOU, HUH?

- IF SHE'S GONNA STICKTO HER GUNS,

I DON'T KNOWWHAT I'M GONNA DO.

MAYBE I'LL END UPWITH A PORTRAIT OF HER MOTHER

ON MY LEG.

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