In anticipation of the upcoming "X-Men: Days of Future Past," the most recent episode of "Ink Master" stayed within the superhero theme. On March 25 the most recent episode of Spike's "Ink Master" aired. Here is a recap of Season 4 episode 5.
The flash challenge was centered around supernatural powers. Each canvas came up with a supernatural power for the artist to tattoo. Scott was able to choose his own canvas since he won the last elimination challenge. The other contestants were assigned their canvas and had to come up with a tattoo that represents the chosen supernatural power.
Ultimately Matti won the 3-hour challenge with a tattoo of Thor's hammer. The judges commended him on his line work and precision. With precision being the focus of the challenge, he was able to take the top spot and would be assigning canvasses for the elimination challenge. After the announcement Matti said, "I'm going to hand out some whoppers to a couple of people."
Since X-Men was the theme of the evening, the contestants set off to tattoo photo-realistic X-Men characters. For the elimination challenge, Matti chose to compete head to head with Scott when he assigned both of them nearly identical Wolverine thigh tattoos.
Hugh Jackman was a special guest on this episode of "Ink Master." While he did examine and compliment each of the tattoos, Jackman said himself that he was going to leave the criticism to the judges. He chose Scott's version of Wolverine as his favorite.
Ultimately Scott was called the winner, having tattooed a very nice, realistic version of Wolverine. Not only did this make Scott's tattoo the best of the day, but it meant he was the winner in the head to head challenge from Matti.
Normally there are three contestants judged as the "bottom three." This episode only had a bottom two. As winner, Scott chose Roland to go to the bottom since both of his tattoos were not very good. While still recognizable, Roland's tattoo of Blink was not good. He was also very shaky in the flash challenge.
Lydia was chosen by the human canvasses as being the worst of the day. She tattooed a weird version of Warpath that left him without his signature knives and with a large lump on his face.
In the end, the judges determined that Roland was the weaker of the two. They even commented that his version of Blink had "no redeeming qualities." Roland Pacheco was told to pack his supplies and head home.