Tribute Trouble Preview

  • Season 1
  • Aired 12/02/2012
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Big Gus tackles a delivery guy’s jacked-up tribute to his ex-wife that he traded for a pizza. Tommy tries to help a distraught southern gentleman with his son’s mixed up initials on his chest and Jasmine revamps a girl’s homemade butterflies that were done in a garage.

male narrator: THERE'S NOTHINGWORSE THAN A BAD TATTOO.

- OH, MY GOD, THAT'S TERRIBLE.- CAN YOU HELP ME?

narrator: WITH SHOPS POPPING UPIN EVERY TOWN IN AMERICA,

TERRIBLE TATTOOSHAVE BECOME AN EPIDEMIC.

- THING'SGOTTA COME OFF.

narrator: NOW THREEOF THE COUNTRY'S BEST ARTISTS

HAVE JOINED FORCESTO OPEN A SHOP

THAT TACKLES THE MOST DIFFICULTTATTOO SPECIALTY--COVER-UPS.

- DEAL WITH IT,SO I DON'T HAVE TO, PLEASE!

- I'VE BEEN TATTOOINGFOR 17 YEARS.

I'M A PERFECTIONIST, AND I LOVETHE CHALLENGE OF A COVER-UP.

- I'M A NATURAL-BORNTATTOOER,

BUT COVER-UPSAREN'T EASY.

THAT'S WHY I LOVE WORKING WITHAND LEARNING FROM THE BEST.

- I'M AN INNOVATOR.

YOU BRING YOUR GNARLY,JACKED-UP TATTOOS,

AND I'LL TURN THEMINTO A PIECE OF ART.

narrator: NOW THEY'RE TURNINGDISASTER PIECES

INTO MASTERPIECES.

- IT'S ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!

narrator: AS THEY TAKE ONTHE WORST...

- HOW'D YOU GETTHIS THING, HUH?

- SIX BIKERSWALK IN--

narrator:AND HEAR THE CRAZIEST...

- YOU GOT TATTOOEDBY A BLIND WOMAN.

- YOU HAVE GLAUCOMA?

- DAMN!

narrator: YOU WON'T BELIEVETHE STORIES

BEHIND THESE TATTOO NIGHTMARES.

- I FEEL FORTUNATE TO WORK WITHTWO OTHER EXCEPTIONAL ARTISTS.

EACH OF US IS DOINGTHE BEST PIECES, I THINK,

THAT WE'VE EACH DONE, LIKE,YOU KNOW, TO DATE.

I GOT, UH, BREAKFAST.

IT'S EXCITING TO BEAROUND THESE GUYS.

LIKE, THE NEXT TATTOOTHEY DO,

THEY'RE SETTINGA NEW BAR FOR ME.

HOW ARE YOU FEELING, JAS?- PRETTY GOOD.

I JUST NEED SOME COFFEE.

- WHY DON'T YOU DOWHAT YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO DO

AND MAKE US SOME COFFEE?

- I KNEW YOU WEREGONNA [bleep] SAY THAT.

- WELL, IT'S TRUE,YOU DO MAKE GOOD COFFEE THOUGH.

UNLESS YOU WANNA DO IT.

- I DON'T DO THAT.

[chuckles]- WHOA!

- I GOT THIS CLIENT,CHRIS, COMING IN TODAY.

HIS FIANCEE HADCALLED A WHILE BACK

TO MAKE THIS APPOINTMENTFOR HIM,

AND SHE WAS REALLY DEAD-SETON GETTING THIS IMAGE GONE.

SO I'M EXCITEDTO SEE THIS TATTOO.

- MY NAME'S TOMMY.- MY NAME'S CHRIS.

NICE TO MEET YOU.- NICE TO MEET YOU, BRO.

- SEEING ABOUT GETTINGA TATTOO COVERED UP.

I HAD THE TATTOO DONE.

IT WAS FOR MY SONWITH HIS INITIALS IN IT.

AND I WANT IT TO BE GONE.

- CAN I JUST SEE IT REAL QUICK?- YEAH.

I'M READY TO ERASETHIS CHAPTER.

MY TATTOO REMINDS MEOF MY SON,

WHO I DON'T HAVEA RELATIONSHIP WITH NO MORE.

AND I'M READY TO MOVE--MOVE ON.

- WHEN DID YOUGET THAT DONE?

- ABOUT 13, 14 YEARS AGO.

- SOMEBODY WANTS TO COVERA TRIBUTE TO THEIR KID?

WOW, MAN, YOU KNOWTHIS HAS GOTTA BE A CRAZY STORY.

WHAT ARE YOU THINKINGOF DOING?

- I WAS THINKING MAYBE,LIKE, A KOI FISH.

IT'S GOT A GOOD MEANINGBEHIND IT.

IT STANDS FOR "STRENGTHNESS,"PERSEVERANCE--

- MM-HMM.

- IT'S GOT A LOTOF GOOD MEANINGS BEHIND IT.

- AWESOME, MAN.

LIKE, WHAT DOESYOUR FIANCEE SAY ABOUT IT?

- SHE FREAKIN' HATES IT,MAN.

- NOW THE PRESSURE'S ON.

I REALLY GOTTAGET RID OF THIS FOR YOU.

- YEAH, LET'S DO IT, MAN.

- WHEN CHRIS ACTUALLYWALKED THROUGH THE DOOR,

THE TATTOO WOUND UPBEING A LOT HEAVIER

AND A LOT BIGGERTHAN I HAD THOUGHT.

IT'S A HEART.

EVERYONE KNOWSWHAT A HEART IS.

SO EVERYONE'S GONNA LOOKAT IT

AND GO,"WAS THAT A HEART IN THERE?"

AND I'M REALLY CURIOUSTO FIND OUT

WHY HE WANTS THE TRIBUTETO HIS OWN SON COVERED UP.

- YOU GOOD, HOMEY?- I AM.

- YEAH?- I'LL FIGURE IT OUT.

- YOU KNOW, I HAVEA GOOD BOOK OF BOWLING BALLS.

- A QUICK BELT-SANDINGWILL DO ALL RIGHT.

- OR A HOT IRON.

- THE WAY I'M GONNAAPPROACH CHRIS'S PIECE

TO COVER IT IS I'M GONNAUSE SOME OF THE EXISTING HEART

AS, LIKE, AN EDGEFOR MY NEGATIVE WORK

TO COME PULLINGTHROUGH THE PIECE.

I USE NEGATIVE SPACEA LOT IN TATTOOS

BECAUSE I FEEL LIKE, WHEN IPUT THAT SKIN COMING THROUGH,

IT PUTS THE TATTOORIGHT INTO THE BODY.

- I'M PANICKING.- WHY ARE YOU PANICKING?

- 'CAUSE I DON'T KNOWIF I WANT

A CHEESEBURGER OR TACOSFOR LUNCH.

[both laugh]

[wind chimes ring]

- HELLO?- CAN I HELP YOU?

- YEAH, UM, I'M HERETO GET MY TATTOO COVERED UP.

- TODAY I HAVE CHELSEAON THE BOOKS,

AND SHE'S GOT THREE LITTLE,BUSTED BUTTERFLIES

ON HER STOMACH,

SO I GET TO DOA GIRLY TATTOO AND COVER IT.

YAY!

- MY NAME'S CHELSEA.- JASMINE.

- NICE TO MEET YOU.- NICE TO MEET YOU.

- I GOT A TATTOOBY MY VAGINA,

AND MY MOMWAS REALLY UPSET WITH ME.

I GOT A TATTOOIN A GARAGE.

I WAS PRETTY MUCHA GUINEA PIG,

AND IT WAS ONE OF THE BIGGESTMISTAKES I'VE EVER MADE.

- CHELSEA'S TATTOO DEFINITELYHAS THAT HOMEMADE STYLE.

BLOWN OUT, FADED LINESAND SCARRED UP.

DEFINITIVELY NOT CUTE.

WHAT DO YOU WANT DONE TO IT?

- I KINDA JUST WANNA COVER IT UPWITH MORE BUTTERFLIES.

I KINDA WANNA KEEP IT LOOK LIKETHEY'RE FLYING AND FLOWING.

MY MOM WAS PISSED!

SHE'S LIKE, "ALL THE SLUTSGET IT IN THAT SPOT."

SHE'S LIKE "WHY ARE YOU TRYINGTO GET A BUTTERFLY

DOWN THERENEXT TO YOUR VAGINA?"

I DON'T WANT MY MOMTO CALL ME A HOOCHIE ANYMORE.

YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN,LIKE, IT'S HORRIBLE.

- WE'LL THROW SOME FLOWERS,MAYBE?

- YEAH.

- SOME BUTTERFLIES,SOME FL--REAL GIRLY?

- YEAH, REALL--PRETTY GIRLY.- YAY!

- THAT'S WHAT I WANNA DO,YEAH.

THANK YOU.COOL.

- THE PROBLEM ISIT COULD REALLY START SWELLING.

AND ONCE THAT STARTS,IT COULD CAUSE SCARRING

AND MAKE THE NEW TATTOOEVEN WORSE THAN THE OLD ONE.

I'M GOING TO COVERHER BUTTERFLIES

WITH BIGGER BUTTERFLIES.

MY GOAL IS TO TURNTHIS INTO SOMETHING

EVEN HER MOM WOULD LOVEBY MAKING IT FEMININE

AND PULLING IT UP AND AWAYFROM HER PRIVATE AREA

SO THAT IT LOOKS SEXY.

SHE'S A FEMALE; YOU WANT ITTO FLOW WITH HER BODY.

NO MATTER HOW LIGHT I GO,IT'S GONNA HURT.

SO I HAVE TO PACE MYSELF,AND HOPEFULLY SHE CAN TAKE IT.

- HELLO.- HEY, WHAT'S UP, MAN?

- HOW YOU DOING? I'M JASON.- JASON.

MY CLIENT JASONIS, LIKE,

ONE OF THOSE GUYS FROM,LIKE, THE '80s, MAN,

THAT WEARS, LIKE,THE SPANDEX ROCKER PANTS.

HE'S, LIKE, GOT THE CRAZY,LONG HAIR.

HE'S GOT TATTOOSHE'S HAD FOR 15 YEARS

SO I GOTTA DO MY JOBAND COVER THAT [bleep] UP.

WHAT IS IT?- UH...A NAME.

I GOT MY EX--- EX-OLD LADY.

- YEAH, I GOTTHE EX-WIFE'S NAME ON ME

FROM THIS BIG GANG BANGERHOMEY DUDE.

- OH, YOU GOTTHE TYPICAL 101 COVER-UP, HUH?

OH, MAN, LET ME SEETHIS THING REAL QUICK.

- EXACTLY. CAN'T BELIEVE I'MEVEN SHOWING YOU THIS, MAN.

- DEFINITELY A HOMEY TATTOO.

- I GOT THIS TATTOOOF MY EX-WIFE'S NAME

ABOUT 15 YEARS AGOFROM FOUR OR FIVE GANG BANGERS

WITH THEIR TEARDROP TATTOOSOFF THEIR EYES.

AND I DON'T KNOW IF GETTINGTHIS TATTOO COVERED UP

IS GONNA SAVEMY CURRENT MARRIAGE,

BUT I'M HOPINGTHAT IT'LL HELP.

I'LL TELL YOU,EVERYONE ALWAYS TOLD ME,

"DON'T GET A NAME TATTOOED.IT'S A JINX."

AND I WOULD ALWAYSTELL PEOPLE THE SAME THING,

AND THERE I WENT AND DID IT.- IT'S TRUE, MAN, IT'S TRUE.

JASON GOT THIS TATTOOFROM A BUNCH OF GANGSTER GUYS.

ANYTIME A WHITE BOY'S GETTINGINKED BY A BUNCH OF HOMIES,

YOU DEFINITELY KNOWIT'S GONNA BE A GOOD STORY.

WHAT ARE YOU THINKING ABOUTCOVERING THIS TATTOO UP WITH?

- I WANNA GETA DRAGON BREATHING FIRE

LIKE SOMEBODY'S COMINGFOR HIM,

SO IT'S TIMETO UNLEASH THE FURY.

- STRONG--OKAY, OKAY, PERFECT.

LIKE, HE WANTS TO GET,LIKE, THIS CRAZY DRAGON.

I'VE BEEN DRAWINGTHAT STUFF SINCE I WAS A KID.

I'M JUST KINDA DOINGA REALISTIC DRAGON

THAT DOESN'T LOOK LIKEA CARTOON VERSION OF ANYTHING.

I'M GONNA DO IT IN COLORAND SATURATE IT.

JASON'S TATTOO IS LIGHT,

SO MY GOAL IS TO HIDE ITIN THE BODY

WITH ALL THE SCALES,ALL THE SUPER LITTLE DETAIL

ABOUT THE SKIN, AND THEN I WANTTHAT FACE TO BE SO DETAILED

THAT YOU'RE GONNA BE LIKE,"YEAH, THAT THING LOOKS CRAZY.

IT'S BLOWING OUT FIRE."

SO THAT'S MY GOALWITH THIS ONE.

I THINK I'M GONNA HAVE FUN WITHTHIS ONE A LOT TODAY ACTUALLY.

- ALL RIGHT, CHRIS.

SO I DREW UP THIS FOR YOU.

THIS KOI FISH RIGHT HERE.

- WOW.- MY CLIENT CHRIS

HAS THE INITIALSOF HIS SON ON HIS CHEST,

AND HE WANTSTO GET THEM COVERED UP.

GETTING A COVER-UP OFYOUR KID'S NAME IS A HEAVY DEAL.

CAN YOU PLEASE EXPLAIN TO ME THESITUATION BEHIND THIS TATTOO?

- YEAH, MAN.

IN HIGH SCHOOL, I WENTTO THE COUNTRY JAIL, MAN.

AND I GOT THIS TATTOO.

AND EVER SINCE THEN,I KNEW I WAS SCREWED.

WHEN I WAS IN JAIL,I WANTED TO GET A TATTOO.

I WAS KINDA THINKING MAYBEA HEART WITH MY SON'S INITIALS.

BUT, YOU KNOW, WHEN I GOT OUT,I GOT THE WORST NEWS

THAT I'VE EVER HADIN MY WHOLE LIFE, MAN.

- ALL RIGHT, BROTHER,LET'S CHECK THIS OUT, HUH?

LET'S SEEWHAT YOU THINK ABOUT IT.

- DUDE, I...

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