Week 11 Elimination Tattoo: Japanese Snakes

  • Season 4
  • Aired 05/05/2014
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Tested on proportion, this week the artists are tasked with having to do Japanese snake tattoos.

- 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.

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