Elimination Tattoo: Head Tattoos: Part I

  • Season 3
  • Aired 09/24/2013
  • 21,541 Views

Twig Sparks joins the show as a special guest judge to evaluate the artists when they are tested on their ability to use finesse. There's no better test of finesse of course than tattooing one of the most difficult parts of the body: the head.

- WELCOME TOTHE ELIMINATION TATTOO.

KILL IT, AND YOU'LL BE ONE OFTHE LAST FOUR ARTISTS

VYING FOR THE TITLEOF INK MASTER.

AS ALWAYS, YOU'LL BE JUDGEDBY OLIVER PECK,

CHRIS NUNEZ,AND MYSELF.

WE ALSO HAVEA SPECIAL GUEST JUDGE.

WITH OVER 12 YEARSOF EXPERIENCE,

HE TATTOOSIN CHRIS NUNEZ' SHOP,

HANDCRAFTED IN MIAMI, FLORIDA--TWIG SPARKS.

[applause]

- MY SPECIALTY IN TATTOOINGIS TATTOOS

THAT ARE MORE DETAILED.

I GOT INTO TATTOOINGBECAUSE I HAD

A VERY RICH ART BACKGROUND.

- GOOD TO SEE YOU.- SIR.

- AS A JUDGE,THE ONE THING I WANT TO SEE

IS POSITIONING AND DESIGN.

IF YOU UNDERSTAND DESIGNAND YOU UNDERSTAND PLACEMENT,

IT'LL MAKE THAT TATTOOMORE SUCCESSFUL.

- KNOWING TWIG AWHILE,HE'S VERY METICULOUS.

HE'S ONE OF THOSE GUYS THATHE'LL CALL BULL[bleep] QUICK.

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

EACH WEEK, SPIKE ANDTACO BELL ARE GIVING VIEWERS

THE OPPORTUNITY TO GO TOINKMASTER.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 TESTINGYOUR ABILITY TO USE FINESSE.

- FINESSE IN TATTOOINGIS YOUR HAND MOVEMENTS,

YOUR NEEDLE DEPTH,YOUR PATIENCE WITH SOMEBODY,

BECAUSE THEY MIGHT BEIN TOO MUCH PAIN.

- AS A TATTOO ARTIST,YOU MUST BE ABLE TO HANDLE

EVERYTHING FROM COMPLEXTATTOOS TO DIFFICULT CANVASES.

THE MORE COMPLEX THE TATTOOOR THE PLACEMENT,

THE MORE FINESSE IS REQUIREDTO CREATE A MASTERPIECE.

THERE IS NO BETTER TESTOF FINESSE

THAN TATTOOING ONE OFTHE MOST DIFFICULT PARTS

OF THE BODY--THE HEAD.

- HOLY [bleep].

WE'RE DOING HEAD TATTOOS.THIS SUCKS.

- YOUR TATTOO CAN BEIN ANY STYLE,

BUT IT MUST BE ONYOUR CANVAS' HEAD.

- IT'S ON THEIR HEAD.

YOU CANNOT [bleep] THIS UP.

- TATTOOING HEADSPRESENTS MANY CHALLENGES

THAT OTHER PARTS OF THE BODYDO NOT.

THE HARD,IRREGULAR BONE UNDER THE SKIN

REQUIRES A STEADY HAND.

THE SKIN IS THINNER,FINER, AND MORE SENSITIVE.

- NO ONE IN THEIR RIGHT MINDGETS THEIR HEAD TATTOOED.

THAT [bleep] HURTS.

- LET'S MEET YOUR CANVASES.

- JIME,YOU WON THE FLASH CHALLENGE,

AND YOU NOW HAVE THE POWERTO ASSIGN ALL HUMAN CANVASES.

THERE'S A LOT ON THE LINE,SO CHOOSE CAREFULLY.

- OH, MY GOD.

I AM DEFINITELY GLAD I WONTHE FLASH CHALLENGE

TO BE ABLE TO PICKMY CANVAS OUT.

- MY MAIN FOCUS IS AN EAGLEAND SOME ROSES

AND MAYBE SOME VINES,YOU KNOW.

- EVERYBODY BETTER HAVETHEIR "A" GAME ON.

YOU BETTER ZONE INAND GET YOUR [bleep] TOGETHER.

I'M DEFINITELY GONNA STICKIT TO SOME OF THOSE PEOPLE

WHO GOT IT COMING.

- I WANT A PORTRAIT OF MY

MAC SNOW LEOPARD GECKOON THE SIDE OF MY HEAD.

- A BOUND WOMAN UNDER WATERBOUND IN SEAWEED.

- I DO NOT WANT THE ONEWITH THE GIRL BOUND.

THAT'S SCARY.

YOU'VE GOT TO PUT A LOTOF DETAIL INTO A TIGHT AREA.

- I WANT TO GET A ZOMBIE BITE ONTHE BACK OF MY HEAD RIGHT HERE.

TRY TO GET AS REALISTICAS POSSIBLE.

- WHAT ARE THEY GONNA DO?

- BIOMECHANICAL,AND I WANT IT TO GO TO

MY FACE ONTO MY HEAD.

- JIME IS SO UPSET WITH MEFOR NOT KISSING HIS ASS.

BUT JIME DOESN'T THREATEN ME.

HE'S A GREAT ARTIST,BUT SO AM I,

AND I'M GONNA WIN THISBY BEING A GREAT ARTIST.

- CANVASES, ONE BY ONE,

READ THE ARTIST'S NAMEON THE BOTTOM OF YOUR SKULL.

- JOEY.

- TATU BABY.

- JIME.

- JOSHUA.

- JIME'S A [bleep] DICK.

- KYLE.

- HOW MANY REALISTICZOMBIE BITES HAVE YOU SEEN?

THIS TATTOO'SGONNA BE DIFFICULT.

- REMEMBER, ARTISTS,THE HUMAN CANVAS JURY

WILL VOTE ON THE TATTOOTHAT THEY THINK IS THE WORST

AND PUT ONE ARTIST UPFOR ELIMINATION.

AFTER YOU CONSULTWITH YOUR HUMAN CANVASES,

YOU'LL HAVE SIX HOURSTO COMPLETE YOUR HEAD TATTOO.

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

GOOD LUCK.

- FINESSE IS DEFINITELYGONNA COME INTO PLAY IN THIS

PARTICULAR ELIMINATION, BECAUSEHEAD TATTOOS ARE PAINFUL.

- HAVE YOU TATTOOEDA HEAD BEFORE?

- YEAH.- COOL.

- SO IT'S GONNA TAKE A LOTOF BEDSIDE MANNER

TO BE ABLE TO KEEPTHEIR CLIENT'S CALM AND COOL

THROUGHOUT THE SESSION ANDREALLY SHOW US WHAT THEY HAVE.

- HOW MUCH PAINCAN YOU HANDLE?

YOU LOOK LIKE YOU'VE GOTQUITE A FEW TATTOOS.

- I HAVEN'T GOT ANYTHINGON MY HEAD, BUT YOU KNOW,

WE'LL GIVE IT A SHOT.

- DO YOU HAVE ANY,LIKE, TOUGH SPOTS,

YOU HAVE YOUR RIBS DONE OR...

- YEAH, MY NECK,MY KNUCKLES.

- I'VE TATTOOED HEADS BEFORE,

AND THEY DEFINITELY SAIDIT WAS A TOUGH SPOT.

SO JUST MENTALLY PREPAREYOURSELF.

- USUALLY, I TRY TOSTAY AWAY FROM TATTOOING

PEOPLE'S FACES, BECAUSE,OBVIOUSLY,

THAT'S GOING TO AFFECT THINGSA LOT STRONGER

THAN GETTING YOUR HEAD TATTOOED,

BUT, YOU KNOW, WHEN I'MDEALING WITH SOMEBODY THAT

ISN'T 18 AND ALREADY HASA LOT OF VISIBLE TATTOOS--

I THINK IT WOULD BEDISRESPECTFUL FOR ME

TO TRY TO TELL YOU WHAT TO DO.

- I DON'T REALLY LIKEDOING FACE TATTOOS.

BUT THIS GUY IS IN A PLACEIN HIS LIFE

WHERE MY OPINIONDOESN'T REALLY MATTER,

AND I'M GONNA SHUT UPAND JUST GIVE IT TO HIM.

- THIS IS REALLYA COMFORTABLE DAY FOR ME.

I CAN'T WAIT TO GET INTO IT.

- SO WHAT WAS YOUR IDEA?

YOU WANT A BOND GIRL?

- A BOUND WOMAN UNDER WATERBOUND IN SEAWEED

IN AN OYSTER WITH A PEARL.

THAT'S WHERE THE SEAWEEDIS COMING OUT FROM.

- I WOULD NEVER DOA PINUP THIS SMALL.

BY US TRYING TO INCORPORATEA WHOLE BODY ON THE HEAD,

THAT'S WHAT'S GONNA BEREALLY TRICKY.

WHEN YOU, LIKE, PUT SO MUCHIN ONE PIECE,

IT IS HARDER TO READTHAN WHEN YOU STEP BACK

AND DO SOMETHINGTHAT'S MORE CLEAR.

I DON'T KNOW HOW TO GIVEMY CANVAS EVERYTHING SHE WANTS

IN SUCH A SMALL TATTOO.

I'M IN TROUBLE.

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