Elimination Tattoo Preview: Mastectomy: Part I

  • Season 4
  • Aired 05/06/2014
  • 37,803 Views

The artists are tested on all of the essential skills thus far and ink the most important human canvases of the season: breast cancer survivors.

- CONGRATULATIONS.

YOU ARE THE LAST FOUR ARTISTSSTANDING,

AND BETWEEN THE FOUR OF YOU,

YOU'VE WONEVERY ELIMINATION TATTOO.

YOU'VE BEEN NECK-AND-NECKTHE ENTIRE COMPETITION,

BUT THAT'S ALL ABOUT TO CHANGE,

'CAUSE ONLY ONE OF YOUCAN EARN $100,000,

A FEATURE I INKE MAGAZINE,

AND THE TITLE OF INK MASTER.

- I DON'T THINK THAT INANY POINT IN TATTOOING

I'VE EVER FELT THIS MUCHPRESSURE TO PERFORM.

IF I DON'T MAKE ITINTO THE FINAL THREE,

I WOULD BE DEVASTATED.

- THIS WEEK, YOU'LL BE JUDGED ONALL OF THE ESSENTIAL SKILLS:

PRECISION, CONTRAST, DETAIL,PROPORTION, DIMENSION--

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO BEA MASTER TATTOO ARTIST.

THERE ARE NO MOREFLASH CHALLENGES.

THERE IS ALSONO HUMAN CANVAS JURY,

AND THE WINNER WILL NOT PUTAN ARTIST UP FOR ELIMINATION.

FROM NOW ON, IT'S ALL COMPLETELYUP TO THE JUDGES.

- IF I STUMBLEJUST A LITTLE BIT,

I COULD GO HOME,

AND ALL OF THIS WILL BEFOR NAUGHT.

- SOME OF THE MOSTMEANINGFUL TATTOOS

CELEBRATE A PERSONAL VICTORY.

ONE OF THE GREATEST TRIUMPHSIS SURVIVING CANCER.

YOUR CANVASES TODAYHAVE ALL SURVIVED

ONE OF THE DEADLIEST FORMS:

BREAST CANCER.

MANY OF THEM BEAT CANCER

BY HAVING A MASTECTOMYTO REMOVE THE BREAST.

SOME WOMEN CHOOSE TO RECONSTRUCTTHEIR BREASTS,

BUT THE SCARS REMAIN,

AND THESE SCARS ARE INA VERY SENSITIVE AREA,

SO IT'S EVEN MORE CHALLENGINGTO PULL OF A FLAWLESS TATTOO.

BUT THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT YOU MUSTYOU DO TO THESE CANVASES.

- AS A CANCER SURVIVOR,

I KNOW WHAT IT'S LIKETO STARE DEATH IN THE FACE.

THIS TATTOO REPRESENTS LIFE,

AND IT REPRESENTSTHE GOOD THINGS

THAT COME OUT OF FIGHTING.

- IT'S NOT ABOUTTHE BIGGEST TATTOO.

THE BIGGEST TATTOOIS NOT GONNA WIN.

THIS IS SOMETHING THAT'S VERYPERSONAL TO THESE LADIES

IN A DELICATE AREA.

- THIS IS REALLY A BIG PARTOF DOING WHAT WE DO,

IS WORKING WITH OUR CANVASES.

IT'S NOT ABOUT YOU.

IT'S ABOUT THEM.

WE CARE THAT YOU GIVE THEMWHAT THEY WANT.

- LET'S MEET YOUR CANVASES.

- TODAY WE HAVE TO DOTHE MOST IMPORTANT TATTOO

THAT WE'VE EVER HAD TO DO.

IT'S ONE OF THE ONLY TATTOOSYOU CAN GIVE SOMEBODY

THAT ACTUALLY HELPS CHANGETHEIR LIFE.

- BECAUSE THERE'S NOFLASH CHALLENGE,

THE HUMAN CANVASESWILL BE RANDOMLY ASSIGNED.

CANVASES, ONE BY ONE,

PLEASE CHOOSE A SKULLTO DETERMINE YOUR ARTIST.

- SCOTT.

- SAUSAGE?

- HALO.

- MATTI?

- YOU HAVE THE REST OF THE NIGHTTO CONSULT WITH YOUR CANVASES.

TOMORROW, YOU'LL HAVE SIX HOURSTO TATTOO.

BASED ON YOUR WORK,

ONE OF YOU WILL BEPACKING YOUR MACHINES.

GOOD LUCK.

- ALL RIGHT.

- THESE CANVASESARE LOOKING FOR GREAT WORK

OUT OF THESE FINAL FOUR ARTISTS,

AND THAT'S WHAT WE'REHOPING FOR AS WELL,

AND THIS IS A WAYTO NOT ONLY COMMEMORATE

WHAT THEY'VE BEEN THROUGH,BUT TO BEAUTIFY IT.

THESE GUYS NEED TOREALLY STEP UP

AND GIVE THEM EVERYTHINGTHEY CAN.

- MY IDEA WAS A DANDELIONON THE SIDE BLOWING ACROSS,

TRANSFORMING INTO BUTTERFLIES.

I HOPE THAT GETTING THIS TATTOO

IS REALLY GOING TO MAKE ME FEELLIKE I HAVE MY LIFE BACK.

CANCER DOESN'T OWN ME.

- I KNOW.I KNOW IT'S VERY SCARY.

YOU JUST PUT YOUR FAITH IN ME.

I'M GONNA GIVE YOUA BEAUTIFUL TATTOO.

IT'S GONNA BE A BREEZE.

- LIKE I SAY,WE'RE WORKING RIGHT IN HERE.

YOUR SCAR,YOU WON'T EVEN SEE IT.

- OKAY, SOUNDS GREAT.

- I WANTED TO GET A CROSSON THE ONE SIDE,

'CAUSE MY MOM DIEDFROM BREAST CANCER,

AND THEN FLOWERSON THE OTHER SIDE.

- I WANT A FLOWERING VINE...

- RIGHT.

- ACROSS THE WHOLE CHEST.

- ARE YOU TRYING TO GOWHERE THE NIPPLES

WOULD TEND TO BE, OR--

- YES. YES.

I FEEL LIKE A WAR WENT ONIN MY CHEST.

THIS IS LIKE A BATTLEFIELD,

AND I WOULD RATHER HAVESOMETHING BEAUTIFUL.

- JUST STAND STRAIGHT,SHOULDERS AND EVERYTHING.

LORI'S SCARSARE NOT SYMMETRICAL.

THIS ONE,YOU'RE REALLY, REALLY ROUND.

YOU'RE A LITTLE BIT CONCAVEON THIS ONE.

SO I HAVE TO TAKEA DIFFERENT PLAN OF ACTION.

WHAT I'M GONNA TRY TO DOIS JUST MAKE SURE

THAT WHATEVER WE PLACE OVER HERELAYS EVENLY.

THERE IS NOT GONNA BE ASYMMETRY BETWEEN THE TWO PIECES.

IT'S A RISK.

I COULD BE IN TROUBLE.

Loading...