Last night’s episode of “Ink Master” was titled “Skulls and Villains,” with Dave Navarro the host and judge, with the two expert judges, Oliver Peck and Chris Nunez. The field of artists are vying for the $100,000 prize and the most prestigious title of “Ink Master.”
With nine tattoo artists already sent home, the rest of the field consists of: Jackie Jennings, Jason Clay Dunn, Jime Litwalk, Joey Hamilton, Joshua Hibbard, Kyle Dunbar and Tatu Baby.
For the flash challenge, they were taken to a lab, and the word was consistency. They were all given human skulls and had to etch a design into a human skull. One false move and the skull could shatter. Jackie is very sad because her mother is close to death, and she wants to win the competition, but also wants to be near her mother too. Joshua was berated by Kyle when he came back after the elimination competition. The two skulls that stood out were Joshua and Jime and the winner was Joshua that gave Jime a reason to be pissed off once again.
In the elimination round, Joshua chose the canvases for the challenge and the guest judge was DC Comic Book artist Greg Capullo. For the challenge, they had to tattoo comic book characters, showing consistency. The smallest mistake would be easily recognized and grounds to send one of the artists home. No super heroes for this bunch; they would be doing super villains from comic books.
After the competition was over, the artists were in the loft, each awaiting their fate. When they faced the judges, Kyle was given good marks for his character, but the background was not so good. Joey’s attention to detail was great, and his was perfectly done. Jackie’s was inconsistent, and she flipped the image. Jason did a great consistent tattoo, but his coloring was nixed by Chris. Joshua’s was awesome, and he got very high marks. Tatu Baby’s was a good tattoo, but she cut the person in half leaving it looking unfinished. Jime did a new-school tattoo, not a comic book character at all.
The artists called back were, Jime, Jackie, Joey and Jason. The best tattoo was Joey’s. Jime was voted by the human canvas jury as the worst of the lot. Jackie was the artist who was dismissed on this episode of "Ink Master" because her tattoo was opposite of the character, and her consistency was definitely not there.
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