(upbeat music) – [Man] We are able to look at our tattoo and remind us that this is where we came from. This is who we are. And these are the stories that define us as a people. – [Man] I just let my subconscious speak for me. Try to lead your viewer into an
Hey, um, I never asked your name. Is that real? Sorry, I’ve just never seen a kid with a tattoo before. What’s it mean? Eleven? That’s your name? Eleven. Okay. Um, well, my name’s Mike. Short for Michael. Maybe we can call you “El.” Short for Eleven. Um, well, okay. ‘Night, El. ‘Night, Mike. There’s
– 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
(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.
– Okay, artists, you have six hours to tattoo a maze And your time starts… Now. – Whoo! – Let’s do it. – Ready? – Let’s do it. – Arm straight down, look straight ahead, standing even on both feet.– The challenge in doing a mazefor a lot of these artistswill be their fundamental skills.
Hey! My name is Marie, I’m 20. I love everything that’s linked to the world of tattoos. We have to get that fucking bus otherwise we’ll miss our meeting with Maxime. So we’re in London, and we are going to meet Maxime Buchi. He’s going to help us prepare our future episodes, so that we