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Micro Realistic Tattoo: Technical Application - Flash Challenge | Ink Master: Return of the Masters

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  • - ♪We lc♪ome.
  • You've made it this far,
  • but only one of you will earn $100,000,
  • a feature in "Inked" magazine,
  • and most importantly, the title of Ink Master.
  • - Yes.
  • - Remember, coaches, each artist from your team
  • that makes it to the finale earns you the power
  • to call a shot in the master face-off
  • for $100,000.
  • - Yeah. - In a competition
  • this intense,
  • even the tiniest advantage can change the game completely.
  • - For this flash challenge, once again, coaches,
  • you will be tattooing.
  • - [exhales]
  • - This week, we're testing technical application.
  • - Technical application is pretty much
  • how you put the ink into the skin.
  • - Today, you must create
  • a micro-realistic insect tattoo...
  • - [chuckling]
  • - In an area no bigger than two inches by two inches.
  • It will take the application skills of a master
  • to flawlessly apply every microscopic detail.
  • - This is one of the things I do at home.
  • I haven't won a single master face-off.
  • Anthony's won one. Steve's won one.
  • It's my time to show up on this tattoo
  • and beat both of them out.
  • - No bigger than two inches by two inches.
  • In a tattoo this small,
  • a blowout is gonna be a big thing.
  • It's gonna ruin everything.
  • - The smaller something gets,
  • the harder it is to tattoo.
  • Technical application with an insect means
  • every single hair, every single wing--
  • everything has to be perfect.
  • - Win this challenge and you will have the power
  • to assign all the human canvases
  • in the elimination tattoo.
  • - Let's meet your canvases.
  • ♪ ♪
  • Canvases, please tell us
  • what insect you're looking to get today.
  • - I would like to get a bee.
  • - I want a beetle.
  • - I like that.
  • - I want a praying mantis.
  • - I hope to God we don't get stuck
  • with that praying mantis.
  • It's such a big, long bug
  • that there's no way to put that whole thing
  • inside of a two-inch square.
  • You might as well just put one line
  • and call it a praying mantis.
  • - Canvases, one by one, please choose a skull.
  • The name on the bottom of your skull
  • will determine your artist.
  • - Steve. - What's up, bro?
  • Micro praying mantis.
  • The "Ink Master" gods are trying to screw me.
  • - DJ. - Yes.
  • - See that? Manifested it.
  • - Anthony. - 'Sup, man?
  • - Okay, coaches.
  • You have two hours,
  • and your time starts...now.
  • - Whoo! - Yeah.
  • - What's up, buddy? - How you doing, man?
  • - Hi, I'm Cindy. - All right, I'm stoked.
  • - We're testing technical application.
  • With these tiny micro-tattoos,
  • it's all about intricate, small, perfect little details.
  • - This is what I do. I do a lot of mini stuff.
  • I want to show, like, a cool shadow
  • and make it look like you can pull that little bug off.
  • - With only two or three players on each team,
  • they can't afford to lose any more players.
  • Getting the advantage is huge.
  • - So the first thing I'm gonna do is try
  • to give you a praying mantis.
  • - It has to be, like, two inches?
  • Like the exact size? - Everything has to be
  • two inches, bro. - Damn.
  • - Yeah. - Two inches might be too small
  • for a praying mantis. Praying mantises are big.
  • To make it that small... - Right. Yeah.
  • - You lose everything.
  • Steve and I,
  • we don't see eye to eye all the time.
  • You know, I've been getting shut down
  • by the guy for ideas over and over again,
  • but we're down to two people on Team Steve.
  • If Steve doesn't win this, it could be down to one.
  • Look at this.
  • - It's a fly, man. - [laughs]
  • - Like, that's really cool, and, like, I'm down.
  • I want you guys to win, you know what I mean?
  • So, like, I'm--I don't really care, honestly.
  • - I'm really trying to give you what you want...
  • - You know what? [bleep] it.
  • - You want the fly?
  • - Yeah. - Okay.
  • Jeremy and I are still in a little weird spot.
  • He has a lot of ideas-- outside of here,
  • they work great, but in here,
  • it'll just send you to the bottom.
  • I got to find a way to use some of his ideas,
  • ignore everything else, and then we can move forward.
  • All right, coach. You tell me today.
  • - [chuckles]
  • ♪ ♪
  • - Yo, that thing is small.
  • I finally get to tattoo another subject matter
  • I have not done before.
  • I don't do micro tattoos.
  • - Just like that? Okay.
  • My wife has always told me,
  • "Don't puff up and don't shrink."
  • - I'd just literally shade all that with a single needle.
  • - I'm listening to my team.
  • I'm getting some input and ideas from them.
  • - Throw some tricks in there.
  • - With my technical application
  • and the support of my team,
  • these other guys don't stand a chance.
  • - One hour left.
  • ♪ ♪
  • - I just want, like, a cool 3/4
  • with a shadow under it. I want a good shine in it.
  • I think I got these coaches in this challenge.
  • - Sick. - No flaws.
  • I have a wife and two kids, and I do this all for them.
  • I've gotten myself out of a huge mess in life.
  • I've had guns to my head after a tattoo.
  • I would sit in the bathroom at the tattoo shop,
  • and I would cook crack cocaine just to get through the day.
  • ♪ ♪
  • I had to completely turn my life around
  • to get to the point I'm at today.
  • If anyone has the passion and drive
  • to win this thing twice in a row, it's me.
  • - That's awesome. I think that's cool as [bleep].
  • You got huge contrast-- nice deep black.
  • - Are you gonna do more with the eye here?
  • - Like more shading on the eye? - Yeah, I'm definitely gonna do
  • more shading on the eye. - Okay.
  • - I just wanted to get the detail in first.
  • - I know Steve can pull out a win.
  • - Good looking out.
  • - He's been the underdog, I think,
  • when it comes to the coaches. You know, he's old-school.
  • He's been tattooing for a long time,
  • but he's shown that he can beat them on any day.
  • - It needs black off the... - You got to--
  • yep, yep, yep.
  • - No matter how hard Steve and Anthony work today,
  • DJ is the king of micro-realism,
  • and no one can touch that.
  • ♪ ♪
  • - Five, four,
  • three, two...
  • one. That's it.
  • Machines down. Time is up.
  • No more ink.
  • - I love it, dude. That is awesome.
  • - I wanted to hook you up. - You got a lot of detail
  • in there.
  • Definitely, it's between you and DJ.
  • - Check out your bug.
  • - Oh, that's dope.
  • - Hopefully we win this one,
  • 'cause if we do, everybody's [bleep].
  • - All right, brother. Take a look, man.
  • - This is really cool. There's a lot of detail
  • in there. I love it.
  • - Killed it, bro. - Well, hopefully, bro.
  • All right, well, I'm-- [stammers, exhales]
  • Let's do that again. Ready?
  • - Yeah, no problem. - [laughs]
  • - Jesus Christ. - Just do it. Just do it.
  • High five. - All right, bro.
  • Jesus Christ.
  • The motley crew that is my team.
  • - [laughs]
  • - All right, guys. It is time
  • to critique your work.
  • Anthony, let's start with you.
  • - You set out to do a clean tattoo
  • and were able to deliver that.
  • The application in this tattoo is really smooth.
  • There's no redness. There's no trauma.
  • Everything's deliberate. More than anything,
  • it looks like a believable insect.
  • - The segments are really defined.
  • It's tiny, but the details are big enough
  • to stand clear.
  • - The drop shadow is really nice
  • under the translucent wings,
  • so you still get the effect of these wings being detailed,
  • yet they give off this little bit of shadow,
  • which you got perfectly. - Thanks.
  • - My biggest fear right now is DJ's beetle didn't allow
  • the opportunity to have some of the extra textures
  • that Anthony was able to put in between the fur
  • and the translucence of the wings.
  • - Killed it.
  • - DJ. - I'm really liking it.
  • It's super tight and super clean.
  • You went with a realistic take on this thing.
  • It looks really slick.
  • The stuff you put on the back of the beetle shell
  • has a really great look to it.
  • - It looks like you can drag your finger over it
  • and feel the texture.
  • How you juxtaposed the gray to the black,
  • to the gray to the black so that you can see
  • the bending turns is a real feather in your cap.
  • - It really does have a three-dimensional look.
  • It looks like it could be actually sitting on her leg.
  • - Thanks, guys.
  • [whispering] Might be throwing a bunch
  • of golden bullets at people.
  • - Steve. - I really like this tattoo
  • and I really like how it somehow looks like
  • your style in there. It looks evil.
  • It has that little evil face to it.
  • Getting away from the mantis was the best choice.
  • - This thing is every bit of detail.
  • This magnified take on this thing is almost ominous.
  • I mean, it really suits your style, but then,
  • at the same time, every leg, every line,
  • every little thing on this thing is flawless.
  • - Thanks. - I'm feeling a little bit
  • better about Steve.
  • He showed me some respect,
  • and that goes a long way to me.
  • I respect him a little bit more.
  • - If this is a view into the future
  • of what we have to look forward to in the finale,
  • seeing you three compete against one another,
  • we're in for a hell of a ride.
  • - Killer tattoos, man.
  • This is what we want going forward.
  • We want tough decisions.

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This week, it’ll take the application skills of a true master to flawlessly apply every tiny detail of these micro realistic insect tattoos. Luckily, we have three Masters ready to handle the job. Every Tuesday 10/9C on Paramount Network!

Three of the most skilled Ink Master winners return for a new season. But this time, they won’t battle alone. Instead, they’ll be coaching teams selected from some of the top tattoo artists in the country. The artists will be put through extreme challenges proving their skill and grit in an epic battle for $100,000 and the title of INK MASTER.

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