♪ ♪ – Hello San Francisco! [cheers and applause] – We have two amazing artists ready to do some incredible tattoos for you guys. [cheers and applause] – On this side, we have San Francisco’s own Daniel Silva! [cheers and applause] – And on this side, we have “Ink Master” season 8 winner Ryan Ashley!
JEFF OGIBA: I like the frog on the mushroom. DAN SANTORO: Yeah. I love that one too, man. I would really like to do that, to be honest with you. JEFF OGIBA: Who tagged all these? How big would you make that? DAN SANTORO: I’d do probably like– JEFF OGIBA: Just a little one? DAN
– 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.
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
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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