– Hello, Houston! [cheers and applause] – We have two amazing artists ready to do some awesome tattoos. Are you guys ready? [cheers and applause] – On this side, we have Mike Wallace! [cheers and applause] audience members: Mike! Mike! Mike! – And on this side, we have “Ink Master” season eight winner, Ryan Ashley.
– Hello, Oklahoma City! [cheers and applause] – Today we have two super-talented tattoo artists ready to do some amazing tattoos just for you guys. [cheering] – Over here we have Drew Shurtleff! [cheers and applause] [crowd chanting] Drew! Drew! Drew! Okay, and on this side, we have “Ink Master” season eight’s Nikki Simpson. [cheers
(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.
– [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