– Welcome. For the first time ever, you are being coached by artists who have fought through this competition and come out on top. Only one of you will join their elite rank, earning $100,000, a feature in “Inked” magazine and the title of Ink Master. – Yeah! – Nice. – For your first flash
– All right, artists, you have six hours to create a mash-up tattoo, and your time begins… now. – All right, let’s do it. -All right, I’m gonna put your stencil on. – Today we’re testing ingenuity by having theseartists incorporate two or more tattooing stylesin one place.– First time’s the charm, right? – Yep.
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– Okay, artists. You have six hours to show your ingenuity by tattooing a new school design. And your time begins… now. – Sweet! – About time. Let’s do it. – All right.– Doing a new school tattooin a competition setting can be difficult,because there’s a million styles of new school.– Like that? – Just
– Okay, artists, you have six hours to create a negative space tattoo. And your time starts… now. – Okay, so just stand right there. – Let’s go, guys. Good luck.– This elimination round,it’s negative space tattoos, and we’re testing composition. – Like that spot? – Up just a hair.– What I want to see
– All right, guys. Welcome to the face-off. Basilica Tattoo, Golden Skull Tattoo, Old Town Ink, and Artistic Skin Design. Based on your work today, one shop will be eliminated. Bubba, Aaron, Christian, Dane, because you did not tattoo one of the Four Horsemen, you must tattoo in this face-off. – Fair enough. – Your
There are no more shops entering the competition. So you have made it to the top eight. This puts you in an elite group, as one of your shops will earn $200,000, a feature in “Inked” magazine, and the title of Ink Master. Plus, for the first time ever, the title of Master Shop. –
– Okay, artists, you have six hours to create a stonework tattoo, and your time begins now. – Nice. – Let’s do it. – Hi, guys.– For this elimination tattoo, we’re testing dimension,and all the artists have to create stonework tattoos. – Gonna be dope. – Think that’ll be fine? – Yeah. – Biggest thing
– Welcome, guys. This competition is constantly changing, and to win, you have to be at the top of your game. Only one of you will earn $100,000, a feature in “Inked” magazine, and the title of Ink Master. – I’ve got it. Throughout the competition, you’ve been working side by side as a team.