Elimination Tattoo: Japanese Snakes: Part I

  • Season 4
  • Aired 05/06/2014
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The pressure mounts when the artists are tested on proportion and have to tattoo Japanese snakes onto their human canvases - and every canvas wants their tattoo on their ribs. Halo makes sure to give Scott the absolutely worst human canvas.

- WELCOMETO THE ELIMINATION TATTOO.

YOU NAIL THIS, AND YOU'LL HAVEA ONE-IN-FOUR SHOT

AT EARNING $100,000,

A FEATURE IN INKED MAGAZINE,

AND THE TITLE OF INK MASTER.

AS ALWAYS, YOU'LL BE JUDGED

BY OLIVER PECK,CHRIS NUNEZ, AND MYSELF.

BUT WE'RE NOTYOU'RE ONLY CRITICS.

EACH WEEK, YOU'LL ALSOBE JUDGED BY AMERICA.

VIEWERS AT HOMEWILL SCOUR EVERY DETAIL

OF YOUR ELIMINATION TATTOOSAT INKMASTER.SPIKE.COM

AND VOTE FOR THE TATTOOTHAT THEY THINK IS THE BEST.

AMERICA'S VOTEWILL HAVE A MASSIVE IMPACT

AT THE LIVE FINALE.

IN THE ELIMINATION TATTOO,

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

BECAUSE THE WINNER MUST PUTONE ARTIST UP FOR ELIMINATION.

WE ALSO HAVEA VERY SPECIAL GUEST JUDGE.

TATTOOING FOR OVER 15 YEARS,

HE'S THE OWNEROF STATE OF GRACE TATTOO SHOP

IN SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA--

HORITAKA.

- WOW.

[applause]

- I WOULD CALL MY STYLETRADITIONAL JAPANESE TATTOOING.

I REALLY LIKETO DO BIG WORK, SLEEVES,

BACK PIECES, BODYSUITS.

WHEN DONE RIGHT,JAPANESE TATTOO CONVEYS HISTORY,

CULTURE, AND MYTHOLOGYOF THE NATION.

- TAKI IS ONEOF THE MOST RESPECTED FIGURES

WE HAVE IN TATTOOING.

A TRUE HONOR TO HAVE HIM HERE.

- THIS WEEK,WE'RE TESTING PROPORTION.

- PROPORTION IS THE SIZEOF OBJECTS

IN RELATION TO OTHER OBJECTSIN A TATTOO.

- TODAY YOU MUST ALL TATTOOTHE SAME SUBJECT,

A JAPANESE SNAKE.

- DAMN IT.

- SNAKES ARE ONEOF THE MOST SYMBOLIC CREATURES

IN TRADITIONALJAPANESE TATTOOING.

- TRADITIONAL JAPANESEIS REALLY HARD

BECAUSE IT HASA WHOLE LOT OF RULES IN IT.

IF YOU DON'T KNOW THEM,YOU CAN'T FOLLOW THEM,

AND THE ONE GUYWHO'S GONNA JUDGE YOU IS TAKI,

AND HE'S GONNANAIL THE [bleep] OUT OF YOU.

- JAPANESE TATTOOS ARE INFAMOUSFOR INCORPORATING

MANY DIFFERENT ELEMENTSTO CREATE A DYNAMIC IMAGE.

IN ORDER FOR THE ELEMENTSTO WORK TOGETHER,

THEY MUST BEIN PERFECT PROPORTION.

THERE IS ONE MORE OBSTACLEYOU MUST FACE TODAY.

ALL OF THE CANVASESWANT THEIR TATTOOS

ON THEIR RIBS.

- OF COURSE THEY DO.

- RIBS?

YOU'VE GOTTO BE [bleep] KIDDING ME.

- WOW.

- THE RIBS ISONE OF THE MOST PAINFUL AREAS.

WITH SNAKES,IT'S GONNA BE HARD

TO MAKE THOSE LONG,SWEEPING LINES.

- LET'S MEET YOUR CANVASES.

HALO,YOU WON THE FLASH CHALLENGE.

YOU NOW HAVE THE POWERTO ASSIGN ALL HUMAN CANVASES.

BE STRATEGIC.

- IT'S MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER,THIS LATE IN THE GAME,

TO START AIMINGAT THE STRONGEST ARTISTS.

IN MY MIND, THAT'S SCOTT.

- I WANT A FIERCE SNAKEWITH BIG FANGS.

- NOW THE SHOTS REALLY MATTER.

- LIKE TO GET A SNAKERIGHT HERE.

- RIB TATTOOS HURT.

I NEED TO FIND THE PERSON

THAT CAN'T SITTHROUGH THIS TATTOO.

WHAT'S THE LONGESTYOU'VE SAT FOR?

- ABOUT EIGHT HOURS.- GOOD STUFF.

- I WANT A BADASS SNAKE TATTOOON MY LEFT RIB CAGE.

- AND YOU HAVE YOUR OTHER RIBSDONE TOO, RIGHT?

- YES.

- I WANT A COLORED SNAKEON MY RIGHT RIB.

- DO YOU HAVEYOUR OTHER RIBS DONE?

- NOPE.

- DO YOU HAVEANY OTHER TATTOOS?

- I HAVE LITTLE TATTOOS.

- RIB PIECES AREEXTREMELY PAINFUL.

- HERE.

- AND IF YOU ONLY HAVE A COUPLELITTLE, TEENY, TINY TATTOOS...

- NERVOUS?- A LITTLE.

- THEN YOU HAVE NO IDEAWHAT YOU'RE IN STORE FOR.

- I WOULD LIKETO GET A BLACK AND GRAY COBRA

GOING IN AND OUT MY RIBS.

- DID HE SAY GOINGIN AND OUT OF HIS RIBS?

- THAT'LL BE AN AWESOME ONE.

- HALO CRIED LIKE A LITTLE BITCHWHEN I GAVE HIM A HARD CANVAS.

GIVE ME WHATEVER CANVASYOU WANT,

I'M GONNA TAKE IT LIKE A MAN.

- THIS IS FOR YOU.

I KNOW I'M GIVING SCOTT ONEOF THE MOST DIFFICULT CANVASES

HE'S PROBABLY EVERWORKED WITH.

THERE YOU GO.

I HOPE THAT THIS IS THE ONETHAT KNOCKS SCOTT ON HIS ASS.

- CANVASES, ONE BY ONE,PLEASE READ THE ARTIST'S NAME

ON THE BOTTOMOF YOUR SKULL.

- MELISSA.

- HALO.

- SCOTT.

- I KNOW HALO IS GUNNINGFOR ME.

IT'S KARMA.

I GUESS IT'S MY TURNTO RISE TO THE CHALLENGE.

BRING IT.

I WILL [bleep] STILL DOA GOOD JOB.

- MATTI.

- SAUSAGE.

- REMEMBER, GUYS,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 ALSO, THE WINNEROF TATTOO OF THE DAY

WILL PUT AN ARTIST UPFOR ELIMINATION.

YOU WILL HAVE SIX HOURSTO TATTOO A JAPANESE SNAKE

ON YOUR CANVAS' RIBS.

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

GOOD LUCK.

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