Elimination Tattoo: Landmark Realism: Part I

  • Season 3
  • Aired 08/27/2013
  • 51,022 Views

The artists are tested on their use of dimension by having to create landmark tattoos that are perfectly recognizable - and that means there's no room for error.

- WELCOMETO THE ELIMINATION TATTOO.

IMPRESS US, AND YOU'LL BEONE WEEK CLOSER TO $100,000

AND THE TITLE OF INK MASTER.

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

BUT WE ALSO HAVEA SPECIAL GUEST JUDGE.

HE'S WORLD-RENOWNEDFOR HIS COLOR REALISM.

PLEASE WELCOME NIKKO HURTADO.

- YOU'RE KIDDING ME.

- [laughs][applause]

- I PRETTY MUCH SPECIALIZEIN REALISM,

BUT MOSTLY WHAT I'M KNOWN FORIS COLOR REALISM.

TATTOOING ISN'T SOLELY ME,

IT'S THE CLIENT AND MYSELF.

IT'S THIS COLLABORATION OF LIFE.

- NIKKO IS THE [bleep]RIGHT NOW,

AND HE'S REVOLUTIONIZINGWHAT CAN BE DONE WITH REALISM.

- HOLY [bleep].

- WHAT'S UP, EVERYBODY?

- I'M MORE NERVOUS THAN WHENI TATTOOED DAVE EARLIER TODAY.

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

EACH WEEK, SPIKE AND TACO BELL

ARE GIVING VIEWERSTHE OPPORTUNITY

TO GO TO INKMASTER.SPIKE.COMAND VOTE

FOR THE TATTOOTHAT THEY THINK IS THE BEST.

AMERICA'S VOTEWILL HAVE A MASSIVE IMPACT

ON THE LIVE FINALE.

THIS WEEK,WE'RE TESTING DIMENSION.

- DIMENSION SHOWS DEPTH,

AND YOU CAN ACTUALLY MAKESOMETHING STAND OUT ON THE SKIN.

- FOR THIS CHALLENGE,YOU MUST TATTOO SOMETHING

SO RECOGNIZABLETHAT ANY ERROR WILL BE OBVIOUS.

LANDMARKS.

- HOLY [bleep].

- LANDMARK TATTOOS,THEY'RE TOUGH.

THERE'S LOTS OF LITTLE DETAILS.

YOU WANT PEOPLETO BE ABLE TO RECOGNIZE

WHAT IT IS,OR YOU DROPPED THE BALL.

- TODAY, YOUR CANVASES WANTREALISTIC TATTOOS OF PLACES

THAT ARE IMPORTANT TO THEM.

DIMENSION IS CRUCIAL TO REALISMBECAUSE IT MAKES LANDMARKS

IMPRESSIVE AND RECOGNIZABLEINSTEAD OF CARTOONISH AND FAKE.

LET'S MEET YOUR CANVASES.

JASON, YOU WONTHE FLASH CHALLENGE.

YOU NOW HAVE THE POWERTO ASSIGN ALL HUMAN CANVASES.

BE RUTHLESS.

- I'M GUNNING FOR EVERYBODY,

BECAUSE I THINK YOU ALL NEEDTO GET CHALLENGED

AND MAYBE END UPIN THE BOTTOM LIKE I DID

AND FEEL THAT PAIN.

- I WANT THE STATUE OF LIBERTYON MY FOREARM.

- OKAY.

- I'M GONNA GETTHE ROMAN COLOSSEUM ON MY BACK.

- HOLY [bleep].

- I DON'T CAREWHAT CANVAS I GET,

BECAUSE ANYTHING THAT'S REALISMIS RIGHT UP MY ALLEY.

- I WANT THE GRAND CANYON.- THAT'S A BIG [bleep] HOLE.

I'M PROBABLY GONNAPISS EVERYBODY OFF,

BUT I DON'T CARE.

- STATUE OF LIBERTY...

BUT OTHER THAN THAT,THEY'RE ALL DIFFICULT.

- YEAH.

THERE ARE A LOTOF DIFFICULT TATTOOS.

BECAUSE I HOOKED HIM UPIN THE LAST SKULL PICK,

I KNOW JASON'S GONNABE LOOKING OUT FOR ME.

- YOU GUYS ARE [bleep].

[beatboxing][laughter]

- CANVASES, ONE BY ONE,

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

- TATU BABY.

- JACKIE.

- JIME.

- I JUST GOT SCREWED,BIG-TIME.

THE GRAND CANYON, YOU CAN'T JUSTHAVE A WIDE-OPEN SPACE.

HOW AM I GONNA SHOW DIMENSIONTO THAT?

- JASON.- JOSHUA.

- KYLE.- AH, RIGHT ON.

THE COLOSSEUM.IT'S AN IMPOSSIBLE TATTOO TO DO.

- [laughs]

- WHAT A [bleep] DICK.

- JOEY.

- CRAIG.

- E.S.

- REMEMBER,AFTER THE ELIMINATION TATTOO,

THE HUMAN CANVAS JURY WILL VOTEON THE TATTOO THAT THEY THINK

IS THE WORST AND PUT ONE ARTISTUP FOR ELIMINATION.

YOU HAVE THE REST OF THE EVENING

TO CONSULTWITH YOUR HUMAN CANVASES.

TOMORROW YOU'LL HAVE SIX HOURS

TO COMPLETEYOUR REALISTIC LANDMARK TATTOO,

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

GOOD LUCK.

- DIMENSION IS ONEOF THOSE MORE EXPERTISE LEVELS.

BY CREATING HIGHLIGHTSAND LOWLIGHTS,

GIVING A TATTOO DEPTH, YOU CANMAKE SOMETHING COME TO LIFE.

- HEY.NICE TO MEET YOU.

- NICE TO MEET YOU.- THIS WAY.

YOU LIKE MOUNT RUSHMORE?- YEAH.

- I AM FREAKING OUT ABOUT TIME,

BECAUSE HERE WE GO AGAIN WITHANOTHER REALLY DETAILED PIECE.

THE ONLY THING IS,

TO DO ALL FOUR FACES

IN SIX HOURSIS PRETTY MUCH IMPOSSIBLE.

- I REALLY WOULD LIKETO HAVE THOSE FOUR FACES

COVERING MY WHOLE LEG.

- OH, NO, NO WAY.- THAT'S NOT POSSIBLE, RIGHT?

- 'CAUSE THE QUALITYIS GONNA DROP.

'CAUSE NOWINSTEAD OF JUST CONCENTRATING

ON ONE FACE...- YEAH.

- NOW I GOT TO CONCENTRATEON FOUR FACES.

- I DON'T KNOW, I WAS THINKINGIT WOULD BE SIMPLE.

- I'M HOPING HE'S GONNA LET MESCALE IT DOWN.

IT'S GONNA BE A LITTLE TRICKY.

- I DO LIKE THAT ONE.

- I'M TRYING TO SHRINK THIS

DOWN TO THE SIZEI THINK WE CAN DO IT.

- THAT SIZE ON THE COMPUTERRIGHT NOW IS TOO BIG?

- YES.- YOU'RE KIDDING.

- NO.NOT AT ALL.

AND THIS IS QUESTIONABLE,WHETHER WE GET IT DONE

IN SIX HOURSWITH ALL THAT DETAIL.

- THAT'S TINY.

- HOW BIG WERE YOU HOPINGTO GET IT?

- I WANTED ITSHOULDER TO SHOULDER.

- THIS TATTOOIS GONNA BE DIFFICULT.

- THAT WAS ABOUT THE SIZEI WAS THINKING.

- IT'S JUST NOT POSSIBLE.

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