Elimination Tattoo: Asian: Part I

  • Season 3
  • Aired 08/20/2013
  • 30,848 Views

Whether its Geishas, gods, animals, or mystical creatures, the artists are tasked with creating Asian tattoos with intricate details. MMA legends Frank Trigg and Jimmy Smith appear as special canvases.

- WELCOME TOTHE ELIMINATION TATTOO.

KNOCK US OUT,AND YOU'LL BE ONE STEP CLOSER

TO $100,000AND THE TITLE OF INK MASTER.

FAIL, AND YOU'LL BE PACKING.

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

AND TODAY, WE ALSO HAVEA SPECIAL GUEST JUDGE.

THE OWNER OF INVISIBLE NYC,

HE'S BEEN TATTOOINGFOR OVER 20 YEARS.

MR. TROY DENNING.

- HELL, YEAH.

[applause]

- YEAH.

- OH, [bleep].

HE WAS ONE OF THE BIG NAMESWHEN I FIRST GOT INTO IT.

I DEFINITELY FEEL LIKEYOU'RE GONNA HAVE TO WORK

EXTRA HARDTO IMPRESS HIM.

- WHAT'S UP, DAVE?HOW YOU DOING, MAN?

I SPECIALIZE IN LARGE-SCALEASIAN-STYLE TATTOOS,

THINGS THAT LOOK TIMELESSFOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE.

WHEN I CRITICIZETHESE ARTISTS,

I'M GONNA BE HARD.

IF YOU'RE AN ESTABLISHEDTATTOOER,

YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO HANDLEANY KIND OF SUBJECT MATTER.

- AS YOU KNOW,WE'RE NOT YOUR ONLY CRITICS.

EACH WEEK,SPIKE AND TACO BELL

ARE GIVING VIEWERSTHE OPPORTUNITY

TO GO TO INKMASTER.SPIKE.COM

AND VOTE FOR THE TATTOOTHAT THEY THINK IS THE BEST.

AMERICA'S VOTE WILL HAVEA MASSIVE IMPACT

ON THE LIVE FINALE.

THIS WEEK,WE'RE TESTING DETAIL.

- IF YOU DON'T PUT DETAILIN A TATTOO,

IT LOOKS VERY FLATAND CARTOONY.

DETAIL IS WHAT HELPSA TATTOO LOOK AMAZING.

- TODAY, YOU MUST CREATE TATTOOSKNOWN AND DREADED

FOR THE INCREDIBLE AMOUNTOF DETAIL THEY REQUIRE.

ASIAN TATTOOS.

- KNOWING THAT WE'REABOUT TO TACKLE

CHRIS NUNEZ'S SPECIALTYIS [bleep] NERVE-RACKING.

- WITH ASIAN TATTOOS,WHETHER IT'S GEISHAS,

GODS, ANIMALS,OR MYSTICAL CREATURES,

IT'S THE INTRICATE DETAILSTHAT MAKE THEM IDENTIFIABLE.

- I'M TOTALLY EXCITED.

I'M THE ONLY ASIAN-STYLETATTOOER IN THE WHOLE CREW.

I HAVE TO KICKEVERYBODY'S ASS.

- LET'S MEET YOUR CANVASES.

- OH, MY GOD.- I KNOW WHO THAT GUY IS.

- THAT'S A UFC FIGHTER.- FRANK TRIGG.

I'VE SEEN HIS FIGHTS.

- TODAY, WE HAVE TWOSPECIAL CANVASES JOINING US.

THE FIRST IS MMA FIGHTERAND ANALYST FRANK TRIGG.

NEXT,WE HAVE JIMMY SMITH,

COMMENTATOR FORBELLATOR FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP.

WELCOME, GUYS.THANKS FOR JOINING US.

- I'M SUPER EXCITEDTO SEE THESE GUYS HERE.

I WATCHED FRANK TRIGGAND JIMMY SMITH

FOR A VERY LONG TIME.

- KYLE, YOU WONTHE FLASH CHALLENGE.

YOU NOW HAVE THE POWERTO ASSIGN ALL HUMAN CANVASES.

CHOOSE CAREFULLY.

- HAVING AN ADVANTAGE GOINGINTO THIS CHALLENGE IS HUGE.

I DON'T KNOW THE RULESTO ASIAN TATTOOS,

SO THIS CHALLENGEIS VERY DAUNTING.

WHAT WERE YOU THINKINGABOUT GETTING?

- TWO TURTLE DOVESFACING EACH OTHER

IN FRONTOF A CHERRY BLOSSOM.

- WHAT WERE YOUTHINKING ABOUT GETTING?

- I NEED THE HINDU GOD SHIVA,ON MY RIBS PREFERABLY.

- OUCH.- I KNOW ALL ABOUT PAIN.

- KYLE SEEMS TO BE GOING ALONGWITH THE PACK.

HE'S PROBABLY JUSTGONNA HAND ME

THE MOST COMPLICATED TATTOO.

- I WANNA DOA KISSING COUPLE,

LIKE A GEISHAAND A SAMURAI.

- IT MAKES ME THINKTHAT SOMEBODY IN THE HOUSE

IS WHISPERING IN HIS EAR

AND TRYING TO GET HIMTO GROUP UP

WITH THE WHOLE GROUPAGAINST ME,

AND IT'S [bleep] BULL[bleep].

- I WANT TO GET A GEISHA GIRLON MY LOWER BACK.

ABOUT THIS MUCH SPACE LEFT.

- CAN WE SEEWHAT YOU GOT THERE?

- I DON'T WANT THAT DUDE.

THERE'S ONLY, LIKE,THIS MUCH SPACE TO WORK WITH.

IT'S NOT GONNACOME OUT RIGHT.

- JOSHUA'S MADE HIMSELFAN EASY TARGET,

SO HE'S GOING TO GETTHE WORST PICK

BECAUSE SOMEBODY HAS TO.

- YOU SURE?

- I'M CONFIDENT.

- YOUR LEGS COUNT ON IT.- DON'T SCREW US OVER.

- THAT'S THE SECOND TIME

I'VE HAD MY LIFE THREATENEDON THIS SHOW, I THINK.

- FIRST TIME IT'S FOR REAL.

- THIS IS THE FIRST TIMEI BELIEVE YOU COULD DO IT.

- FAIR ENOUGH.- THAT'S TRUE.

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

ON THE BOTTOMOF YOUR SKULL.

- CRAIG.

- I HAVE A WORLD-CLASSUFC FIGHTER AS MY CANVAS.

I HAVE TO GIVE THIS GUYA REALLY COOL TATTOO.

WHO KNOWS WHAT COULD HAPPEN?THE GUY COULD BREAK MY LEGS.

- KYLE.- JACKIE.

- JASON.

- I GET THE DRAGON.I'M EXCITED.

THIS IS GONNA BE COOL.

- JOSHUA.

- KYLE'S STRATEGY IS THE SAMEAS EVERYBODY ELSE.

- I'M [bleep] OVER IT.

- TATU BABY.- HEY.

I AM SO [bleep] EXCITED.

THIS SEASON, I'M GOING TO PROVETHAT I CAN DO ASIAN.

- JIME.- MADE RICH.

- I'LL TAKE IT.- JOEY.

- E.S.- RIGHT HERE, MAN.

- REMEMBER,AFTER THE ELIMINATION TATTOO,

THE HUMAN CANVAS JURY

WILL VOTE ON THE TATTOOTHAT THEY THINK IS THE WORST

AND PUT ONE ARTISTUP FOR ELIMINATION.

YOU GUYS HAVE THE RESTOF THE EVENING

TO CONSULTWITH YOUR HUMAN CANVAS.

AND TOMORROW,YOU WILL HAVE SIX HOURS

TO COMPLETEA DETAILED ASIAN TATTOO.

BASED ON YOUR WORK,ONE OF YOU WILL CLOSE SHOP.

GOOD LUCK.

- WHEN IT COMESTO ASIAN TATTOOING,

WE USE A LOT OF DETAIL

BECAUSE THE IMAGERY ALWAYSHAS A CERTAIN LOOK TO IT.

- CRAIG, MAN.VERY NICE TO MEET YOU, MAN.

- GOOD.

- YOU HAVE TO KNOWEXACTLY WHERE THE DETAIL

IS POSITIONED AND PLACEDTO DO A PROPER ASIAN TATTOO.

- I THOUGHT MAYBE THEYCOULD DO SOMETHING, YOU KNOW,

WITH HER LAYINGOR SOMETHING LIKE THAT BUT--

- DID YOU SEE EVERYBODY'SFACE KINDA CRINGE

WHEN YOU MENTIONED THAT?- YEAH.

- IT'S LIKE, OH, NO, THAT'SGONNA BE ALMOST RIDICULOUS.

HE WANTS A GEISHA GIRLLYING ACROSS HIS LOWER BACK.

YOU'RE REALLY--I MEAN, THAT'SWHAT YOU REALLY WANT TO DO?

THERE'S NOT ANY OTHER AREAS?

- NO, NO, I KINDA WANNA JUSTFILL IN SOMETHING IN HERE.

- HE SEEMS TO NOT CAREWHAT HE GETS.

HE JUST WANTS METO FINISH HIS BACK PIECE,

AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE HELLI'M GONNA DO.

- DURGA,IT'S A HINDU GODDESS.

I WANT HER ON A LION,

AND I WANT HERSITTING LIKE THAT.

- THE ONLY THINGTHAT I'M QUESTIONING IS TIME,

'CAUSE TO DO THAT LIONAND TO DO HER

WITH ALL HER DETAILS.

WOULD YOU BE OPENTO THE OPTION

IF WE DID MAINLY HER?

YOU CAN ADD THE LION AFTER.

- BUT I WANT HER SITTINGON THE LION.

- I'M NOT FEELING GOODWHATSOEVER.

I'M FREAKING OUT.

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