Elimination Tattoo: Neo Traditional: Part I

  • Season 4
  • Aired 04/01/2014
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Tested on contrast, the artists are split into teams of two and must tattoo the same human canvas at the same time, having to do neo traditional tattoos.

- WELCOMETO THE ELIMINATION TATTOO.

KILL IT, AND YOU'LL BEONE STEP CLOSER TO $100,000

AND THE TITLE OF INK MASTER.

YOU'LL BE JUDGED BY OLIVER PECK,CHRIS NUNEZ, AND MYSELF,

BUT WE'RE NOTYOUR ONLY CRITICS.

EACH WEEK YOU'LL ALSOBE JUDGED BY AMERICA.

VIEWERS AT HOME WILL SCOUREVERY DETAIL

OF YOUR ELIMINATION TATTOOSAT INKMASTER.SPIKE.COM

AND VOTE FOR THE TATTOOTHAT THEY THINK IS THE BEST.

AMERICA'S VOTE WILL HAVEA MASSIVE IMPACT

AT THE LIVE FINALE.

WE ALSO HAVEA VERY SPECIAL GUEST JUDGE--

OWNER OF TATTOO FACTIONIN CLEVELAND, OHIO,

SPECIALIZINGIN TRADITIONAL TATTOOS

FOR OVER 23 YEARS,GREG CHRISTIAN.

- YEAH.[applause]

- GOOD TO SEE YOU, BUDDY.- GOOD TO SEE YOU, MAN.

- MY STYLE ISAMERICAN TRADITIONAL TATTOOS

WITH A LITTLE BIT OF A TWIST.

IT HAS A VERY POWERFULAND STRONG LOOK TO IT.

THESE ARTISTS ARE HERECOMPETING FOR $100,000.

THEY SHOULD BE ABLE TO DO ALLDIFFERENT TYPES OF TATTOOING

AND TO DO IT WELL.

- GREG, THANKS FOR JOINING US,MAN.

- THANKS FOR HAVING ME.

- IN THE ELIMINATION TATTOO

IT'S MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVERTO WIN TATTOO OF THE DAY,

BECAUSE THE WINNER MUST PUTONE ARTIST UP FOR ELIMINATION.

THIS WEEKWE'RE TESTING CONTRAST.

- CONTRAST IN A TATTOOIS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT,

BECAUSE IF YOU HAVENO REALLY DEEP SHADOWS

AND NO REALLY NICE HIGHLIGHTS,

YOU REALLY LOSE A LOT OF LIFEIN YOUR PIECE.

- TODAY YOU MUST TATTOO

A NEO-TRADITIONAL LADYOR GENTLEMAN.

- YES!

NEO-TRADITIONAL IS WHAT I DOAND WHAT I LOVE.

IT'S MY PASSION.

FINALLY SOMETHINGI KNOW I CAN DESTROY.

THIS IS MY DAY TO SHINE.

- THESE TATTOOS FEATUREELEGANT ARISTOCRATS

WITH MONOCLES, PIPES, PEARLS,TOP HATS, AND BOWLERS.

HOWEVER, HERE IS THE TWIST.

YOUR CANVASES--ONE A LADY AND A GENTLEMAN.

SO YOU MUST TATTOO AS A TEAM

ON THE SAME CANVASAT THE SAME TIME.

- COME ON.

- [bleep]

- THAT SUCKS.

TATTOOING IS NOT A TEAM SPORT.

- IT'S THE WORST.

- THAT CHANGES EVERYTHING.

NOW I JUST HOPE I DON'T GETONE OF THE WEAK ARTISTS.

- YOU'LL BE JUDGED SEPARATELY,

BUT IT'S UP TO YOUAND YOUR PARTNER

TO MAKE SURE YOUR DESIGNSWORK TOGETHER.

LET'S MEET YOUR CANVASES.

MATTI, YOU WONTHE FLASH CHALLENGE.

YOU NOW HAVE THE POWERTO ASSIGN ALL HUMAN CANVASES.

YOUR CHOICES WILL ALSO DETERMINEWHICH ARTISTS WORK AS TEAMS.

BE STRATEGIC.

- I DEFINITELYDON'T WANT TO WORK

WITH THE PEOPLE THAT I FINDON THE BOTTOM ALL THE TIME.

I WANT TO KEEPTHE BOTTOMS TOGETHER,

AND I WANT TO KEEPTHE TOPS TOGETHER.

SO WHAT ARE YOU THINKINGABOUT GETTING DONE?

- 1920s-STYLE FLAPPER COUPLE.

- OH, MY GOD.

IF I GET PARTNERED WITH KEITH,

I'M GONNA CHOKE HIMTHE [bleep] OUT

AND DO BOTH TATTOOS MYSELF.

- LADY AND GENTLEMENWITH FEATURES

BASED OFF MY GRANDPARENTS.

- OKAY, AND YOU HAVE REFERENCE?- YES, I DO.

- A FRAMED LADYON ONE ARM HOLDING FLOWERS

AND A GENTLEMAN FRAMEDON THE OTHER SIDE

HOLDING A GLASS OF ABSINTHE.

- UH, ROMANTIC ZOMBIES.

- I WANT TO GETA BARE-KNUCKLE BOXER

FACING OFF AGAINSTA SHILLELAGH FIGHTER.

MY UPPER BACK.

- THAT'S A BAD CANVAS.

YOU'RE ACTUALLY WORKINGIN EACH OTHER'S WORKSPACE.

THAT'S THE HARDEST ONEOUT OF ALL OF 'EM.

[hard rock music]

- CANVASES, ONE BY ONE,

PLEASE READ THE ARTISTS' NAMESON THE BOTTOM OF YOUR SKULLS.

- SAUSAGE, MELISSA.

- JIM, BUBBA.

- I'M WORRIED ABOUT BUBBADROPPING THE BALL

AND MAKING MY JOB EVEN HARDER.

- KING RUCK, KEITH.

- SCOTT, MATTI.

- SCOTT'S BEEN IN THE TOPOF EVERY CHALLENGE ALMOST,

AND YOU'D BE STUPID NOTTO CHOOSE HIM FOR A PARTNER

IN A CHALLENGE.

- HALO, KYLE.

- LYDIA, GENTLE JAY.

- WHAT'S UP, BUDDY?

I KNOW THAT HE PUT ME WITH LYDIATRYING TO SCREW ME OVER.

THIS IS A COMPLETE NIGHTMARE.

- REMEMBER,AFTER THE ELIMINATION TATTOO,

THE HUMAN CANVAS JURYWILL VOTE ON THE TATTOO

THAT THEY THINK IS THE WORST

AND PUT ONE ARTIST UPFOR ELIMINATION.

AND THE WINNER OF TATTOOOF THE DAY

WILL ALSO PUT AN ARTIST UPFOR ELIMINATION.

YOU WILL HAVE SIX HOURS TOCREATE A NEO-TRADITIONAL TATTOO.

BASED ON YOUR WORK,ONE OF YOU WILL BE CLOSING SHOP.

GOOD LUCK.

- CONTRAST IS ONEOF THE MAIN THINGS

THAT REALLY IS EVIDENTIN A TRADITIONAL TATTOO

BECAUSE IT'S A LOTOF HEAVY BLACK

AND A LOT OF BRIGHT COLOR.

IT'S THE TWO THINGS THAT MAKETHE TATTOO STAND OUT.

- LOOK AT THESE PHOTOS.

- OH, MAN, DUDE.

- I KNOW.I'M SORRY.

- GRANDPA'S NO PROBLEM.- YOU WANT THIS ONE?

- I WAS GONNA FLIP A COINWITH YOU.

- IF YOU WANT HIMON THE SIDE OF YOUR CALF,

YOU'RE GONNA HAVETO DO THE SPLITS.

AS I'M OVER HERE WORKING BEHIND,SHE CAN'T.

- [chuckling] IT'S JUST REALLYWHERE I WANT THEM.

- I THINK IT'D BE,LIKE, COOLER

IF YOU DID, LIKE,A JAWBONE EXPOSED.

- NO.HERE'S THE DEAL.

SIDE PROFILE,NOT PORTRAIT-STYLE.

- OKAY.- THROW IN A HINT OF ROMANCE.

- THIS KID'S A KNOW-IT-ALL.- NO, NO, NO HATS.

- I'M PISSED.I DON'T LIKE THIS DUDE'S IDEA.

THIS IS GONNA BE A [bleep] SHOW.I CAN TELL RIGHT FROM THE GATE.

INSTEAD OF KEEPING ITALL INSIDE--

- WAIT, ARE YOU TALKINGABOUT HIM,

OR ARE YOU TALKING TO ME?I'M NOT SURE.

I'M FEELING VERY ANNOYED.

IF IT DOESN'T COME OUTTHE WAY I WANT IT TO LOOK,

WE'RE GONNA HAVE PROBLEMS.

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