Flash Challenge: Blink Of An Eye: Part I

  • Season 3
  • Aired 09/10/2013
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The artists are tested on accuracy by having to tattoo a part of the body so delicate that accuracy is crucial: the eyelids. With 60 minutes on the clock, they’ll have to be quick yet careful to not poke an eye out.

- WELCOMETO CONEY ISLAND, GUYS.

- I LIKE CONEY ISLAND,BUT I'M LOST.

I HAVE NO IDEAWHAT WE'RE GONNA BE DOING.

- WELCOME, ARTISTS.

TODAY WE'VE RETURNEDTO THE CONEY ISLAND FREAK SHOW.

CONEY ISLAND'S FIRST FREAK SHOWOPENED IN 1880,

AND TATTOOS WERE A STAPLE.

THIS WEEKWE'RE TESTING ACCURACY.

- A SKILLED TATTOO ARTISTMUST BE ABLE

TO ACCURATELY PLACEEVERY DROP OF INK

IN ANY SKIN.

- ACCURACY IS BEING ABLETO DO SOMETHING

EXACTLY AND PRECISELYHOW IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE DONE.

- FOR THIS FLASH CHALLENGE,YOU MUST TATTOO

A PART OF THE BODYTHAT IS SO DELICATE,

ACCURACYIS ABSOLUTELY CRITICAL--

THE EYELIDS.

- HOLY [bleep].

- ARE YOU TALKING EYEBROW

OR [bleep] ACTUAL EYELID.

- LID.CLOSED LID.

- WOW.

ARE YOU [bleep] SERIOUS?

- HAVE ANY OF YOU EVERTATTOOED AN EYELID?

- NO.- I'VE DONE PERMA-COSMETICS.

- HAVE YOU TATTOOEDEYELIDS BEFORE?

- A BUNCH OF 'EM.- I HAVE TOO.

- HOW DO WE KEEP THE NEEDLEFROM GOING INTO THEIR EYE.

I CAN JUST SEE IT TURNINGINTO A [bleep] NIGHTMARE

REALLY QUICK.

I DON'T TATTOO FACES.

I AM NOT [bleep] COOLWITH THIS AT ALL.

- JUST HOLD IT DOWN AND JUST DOTHE THING RIGHT IN HERE.

- OH, MY GOD.

- THESE PEOPLE ALREADYHAVE FACIAL TATTOOS?

- YOUR QUESTIONSWILL BE ANSWERED RIGHT NOW.

- [sighs]

- LET'S MEET YOUR CANVASES.

- THE SKIN ABOVE THE EYEBALLIS SUPER, SUPER DELICATE.

IF YOU GO JUST A HAIRTOO DEEP,

YOU CAN SCREWSOMEONE'S VISION UP.

- YOU'VE EACH BEEN RANDOMLYASSIGNED A CANVAS

AND HAVE 60 MINUTESTO COMPLETE YOUR EYELID TATTOO.

AND YOUR TIME STARTS NOW.

[overlapping chatter]

- GO AHEADAND STEP THIS WAY.

THIS IS SOMETHING YOU DEFINITELYWANT TO DO, RIGHT?

- I'M PRETTY NERVOUS.

- WELL, THAT MAKES TWO OF US.SO WE'LL BE ALL RIGHT.

WE'RE GONNA GET THROUGH THISTOGETHER.

- THE EXECUTIONOF THE EYELID TATTOOS

REQUIRE ONE MAJOR THING--THAT IS ACCURACY.

THIS IS A VERY DANGEROUSTHING TO DO.

YOUR MOVES HAVE TO BE PRECISE.

YOU GET ONE SHOT.

- I'VE BEEN WANTINGTHIS TATTOO FOREVER.

I COULDN'T GETNO ARTIST TO DO IT.

HAVE YOU DONE EYELIDS BEFORE?

- I HAVE NOT, BUT I'VE BEENTATTOOING 17 YEARS,

SO I WOULDN'T BE WORRIED.

THE COMPETITION'SRAMPING UP,

BUT THERE'S DEFINITELYSTILL LOW-HANGING FRUIT.

JASON AND JOSH AND KYLE--

I DON'T THINKTHAT THEY'RE COMPETING

AT THE LEVELTHAT I COMPETE AT.

- THAT'S PERFECT.- IS THAT GOOD?

- PERFECT.- IT'S PERFECT.

- IT'S TIME FOR PEOPLETO GET KNOCKED OFF.

- THE OTHER ARTISTS DON'T EVENCONSIDER ME A THREAT.

- YOU NERVOUS?- A LITTLE BIT.

IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT FOR METO WIN A FLASH CHALLENGE

SO I CAN SHOW THESE GUYSTHAT I'M ACTUALLY IN THIS GAME

AND I'M A FORCETO BE RECKONED WITH.

I GOT TO PUT IT UPA LITTLE BIT HIGHER.

IT'S GOT TO BE RIGHT,YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN?

- SO WHAT DO YOU WANT TO GET?- AN "L" AND A "4."

MY LAST NAME'S LEYVA,AND THEN I HAVE

TWO OLDER BROTHERS,YOUNGER SISTER, AND ME,

SO THERE'S FOUR OF US.- OH, THAT'S COOL.

IT'S FOUR OF US, TOO,

AND THAT'S WHYI GOT THE "K" ON MY FACE.

ALL OF OUR NAMESSTART WITH A "K."

I'M SO SCARED OF POKINGSOMEBODY'S EYEBALL OUT.

BUT IF I CAN TATTOOANYWHERE ELSE ON THE BODY,

THERE'S NO REASON WHY I CANNOTTATTOO AN EYELID.

- GARGOYLEON YOUR EYELIDS, HUH?

- [laughs] YEAH.- THAT'S WHAT YOU WANT?

THAT'S THE BESTTHAT YOU COULD THINK OF?

- G-A-R-G-O-Y-L-E.

- I'M, LIKE, TOTALLYAGAINST TATTOOING FACES.

I JUST DON'T FEEL,LIKE, COMFORTABLE WITH IT,

NOT, LIKE, PHYSICALLY,BUT JUST MORALLY.

SO TO HAVE THAT ON YOUR EYELIDSFOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE

I WOULD SAYIS A HUGE MISTAKE.

YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING?

- WELL, I'VE HAD THISSINCE I WAS 16, SO I DON'T--

- I MEAN WHAT I DO ON YOU.

- IT'S MOREABOUT BRANDING MYSELF,

AND I ALREADY HAVE.

- I WANT TO MAKE SURETHAT HE IS 100%,

INSANELY CONFIDENT THATTHAT'S WHAT HE WANTS.

CLOSE YOUR EYES AGAIN.

[sighs]- OH, BOY.

- THIS [bleep] GUY JUST, TO ME,IS JUST A BIG BALL OF IDIOT.

FOR REAL, DUDE, JUST [bleep] DOTHE [bleep] CHALLENGE.

- [bleep].

I STILL THINKIT'S A HUGE MISTAKE.

100%, IF YOU DIDN'T HAVE[bleep] TATTOOS ON YOUR FACE,

I WOULD NOT BETATTOOING YOU.

BUT LET'S DO IT.

I HATE THIS [bleep].

- I'M ABOUT TO GO INTOA SHEER [bleep] TRANCE STATE

WHERE I'M JUST TRYINGTO BLOCK EVERYTHING OUT.

I APOLOGIZE IF I DON'T STARTTALKING TO YOU.

I'M JUST GONNA MAKE SUREI DON'T [bleep] THAT FACE UP.

YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING?- I GOT YOU.

- 40 MINUTES, YOU GUYS.

40 MINUTES.

- I HAD NIGHTMARES ABOUT THIS.

[giggles]- OH, THAT'S NICE.

- THE NEEDLEGOING THROUGH MY EYE,

AND BLOODGUSHING EVERYWHERE.

- WELL, YOU'VE GOTSOME REALLY THICK EYELIDS.

I CAN'T PUT SOME BIG, TERRIBLETHING ACROSS HER EYELIDS.

CLOSE YOUR EYES SUPER,SUPER TIGHT FOR A SECOND.

MY IDEA IS TO HIDE TWO LITTLEHEARTS ENOUGH IN HER EYELID

THAT WHEN HER EYELIDSARE HALF OPEN,

YOU CAN'T SEE THEM.

[needle buzzing]

- TEN MINUTES REMAINING.

[needle buzzing]

I'VE GOT HIS EYELIDSQUISHED DOWN.

AND EVERY TIMEHE SLIGHTLY MOVES HIS EYE,

I CAN FEEL ITSLIDING ALL AROUND.

IT'S WEIRD AS HELL, MAN.

- FIVE, FOUR,

THREE, TWO, ONE.

THAT'S IT.TIME'S UP.

MACHINES DOWN.

NO MORE INK, PLEASE.

- I CAN'T OPEN MY EYES.MY EYES DON'T WORK.

- JOSHUA'S TATTOOLOOKS TERRIBLE.

I CAN'T READ IT,AND IF I CAN'T READ IT,

THEN IT'S USELESS.

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