You guys ready to get weird in Austin? – Oh, I was born weird. Hopefully, these artists can really show us how weird and creative Austin really is. [rock music] ♪ ♪ – Hey. – Hi. – Hey, Kat. – Oh, my gosh, hi, guys. – My name’s Kat, and I’ve been tattooing seven years.
– Welcome. As the intensity of this competition grows, you must handle every curveball thrown your way. Only one of you will earn $100,000, a feature in “Inked” magazine, and the title of Ink Master. – Yep. – For this flash challenge, once again, you will win as a team… or lose as a team.
– Artists, you have six hours to tattoo an image out of anything but what it is actually made of. And your time starts now. – Let’s do it.– Today we’re testing ingenuity by havingthese artists design something that is gonna play a trick on the eye. It’ll be an image of an object,but the
For this competition you’ll form two teams based solely on gender. It’s a battle of the sexes. There’s been a serious upsurge in women that have come into the industry. This should be a strong battle. The playing field’s even, and I want to see what you guys got. Work together. There is no place
– Welcome. The pressure of this competition is higher than ever. Make it to the end, and you will earn $100,000, a feature in “Inked” magazine, and the title of Ink Master. And for this flash challenge, your success is dependent on each other. Coaches, you must once again work side-by-side with your teams. –
– The south is known for their greasy food, barbecue, all the good stuff. But I’m vegan, so I’m just gonna eat this kale. (upbeat music) – When I found out this season was turf war, and we’d be representing the south, I was really excited – Woo, dirty south. – Y’all better watch out.
– Hey. all: Hey, Tone. – How are you guys doing? I’ve been expecting you. – We’re great. – Awesome. – Welcome to the one and only world-famous Americana Tattoo.My name is Tone Chingon.I’ve been tattooing in Las Vegasfor the last 12 years.I’m known for my Chicano styleof tattooing, and I’ve started branching out now.I’m