THESE GUYS ARE COUNTING ON YOU, SO GET YOUR VOTE IN. TWEET NOW. ALL RIGHT. IT IS NOW TIME TO HEAR WHAT THE JUDGES THINK ABOUT THESE LIVE TATTOOS. OLD TOWN INK, YOU’RE UP FIRST. [ CHEERS ]>>ALL RIGHT. YOU DID THE TATTOOING TONIGHT, CHRIS. WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS HERE?>>I THINK THE TATTOO SITS NICE
PROBABLY COULD HAVE HAD BUT AS FAR AS ME AND AARON, EVERY MAN FOR THEMSELVES. >>I BELIEVE WHAT YOU’RE REFERRING TO IS COMMONLY KNOWN AS THUMB GATE OF SEASON 9 MATT, I GOT TO ASK THE BURNING QUESTION, MAN, IF YOU GUYS NOTICED THE THUMBS WERE BACKWARDS AND OLIVER, WERE THEY BACKWARDS?>>100%. >>WHY DIDN’T YOU
(upbeat music) – [David] I just let my subconscious speak for me. Try to lead your viewer into an adventure by creating an image that may take a second to see, but a lifetime to understand. – [John] The strange and absurd stuff, it’s just an appreciation for things that are out of the norm.
♪ ♪– Welcome. 14 shops made up of 28 artists have all come and gone, and you are the last four shops standing. – Crazy. – However, only three shops will move on to compete in the live finale for $200,000, a feature in “Inked” magazine, the title of Ink Master, and, for the first
– [Dillon] It’s the most profound possible form of art to portray, and that’s why we do find it throughout all of history. – [Laura] It’s a good way to say something that means a lot with a very simplistic design. – [Kirk] This is our architecture of all living organisms, and it’s so powerful
– I don’t think I see more detail than other people but I just think people choose to see less, they’re going, “Yeah there’s seven colors there, “but I’m just going to use this one.” – For me it’s magic. When you understand the light, the contrast, the shadow, it’s not only a mark in
– [Brucius] It’s very romantic. It’s looking at the past and celebrating it and remembering it. – [Baud] It’s the closest look you’ll ever have to help people solve the world, five hundred or six hundred years ago. – [Rachel ] It’s a lot of lines, it’s a lot of black, it’s a lot of