Miami and St. Marq impress the judges with their kraken tattoo while Kruseman is infuriated with his partner’s lack of skill, possibly costing him the challenge.
The artists put in their last drops of ink, tattooing a mythical sea monster battle on human canvases’ hands. The judges finally get to critique the pieces.
St. Marq breathes down Ryan’s neck as he struggles to finish up his American traditional eagle. Kito’s not impressed by Earl’s line work at all.
The human canvas jury reveals the artist with the worst tattoo of the day, while the jury of peers nominates 2 more artists to ink an American traditional design one last time.
3 artists face off, inking an American traditional design from Richard Stell himself to save themselves from becoming eliminated in week 2.