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The Biggest Little City in the World: Elimination Tattoo Sneak Peek | Ink Master: Angels (Season 2)

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The Biggest Little City in the World: Elimination Tattoo Sneak Peek | Ink Master: Angels (Season 2)
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  • - I can't believe I don't know more about Reno.
  • All I know about Reno is that
  • it can't make up its mind whether it's big
  • or it's little, and we're in it right now.
  • ♪ ♪
  • - My name is Judicael, and I've been tattooing
  • for 15 years.
  • I specialize in spiritual,
  • ancient tattoo dot work,
  • heavy black patterns. I have an amazing gift.
  • Now it's time for people to see it for real.
  • Hello. all: Hello.
  • - Oh, fancy pants over here.
  • - My name is Judicael.
  • - Judicael? - Judi-cah-el.
  • - Judicael. - Cay-el.
  • - Judicael. - Judicael.
  • What language is that? - It's French.
  • - Are you from France? - I'm French, yeah.
  • I came here around eight years ago.
  • - Oh, that was recent. - Uh-huh, yeah.
  • - What landed you in Reno, of all places?
  • - Love. - Love?
  • - Yeah. - Aw, you are a Frenchman,
  • aren't you? - Yeah, I met my wife in--
  • I met my wife in Indonesia, and I used to be a traveler.
  • - You are one of the most interesting people
  • I've ever met. - [laughs]
  • ♪ ♪
  • - People call me Big Siva.
  • I've been tattooing for 13 years.
  • I specialize in smooth black and gray
  • and Polynesian tattooing.
  • I'm one of the best tattoo artists in Reno
  • because my work ethic, putting in 18-hour days.
  • People sleep too much.
  • Let's make money.
  • [imitates fanfare] all: Hey!
  • - What's up, girls? - Look at you,
  • sharp-dressed man. - Thank you, thank you.
  • If you dress good, you feel good,
  • then your tattoos are good.
  • - You ready to impress us today?
  • - Oh, yeah. I moved to Reno with nothing.
  • Taught myself tattooing.
  • Now in Reno I'm the only one who does Polynesian tattoos.
  • - Is there a lot of competition here?
  • - Anybody who makes a good living in Reno tattooing
  • is coming with it.
  • ♪ ♪
  • - I'm Tony Medellin, and I've been tattooing
  • for almost 16 years.
  • I specialize in doing nice, clean tattoos
  • that stand the test of time.
  • This is skin. This isn't a painting
  • that you can just tuck away in your attic.
  • I've got one job.
  • [bleep] do the best God damn tattoo I can.
  • Hey. all: Hey.
  • - Oh, I got my work cut out for me today.
  • - What's up, brother? - You know this guy?
  • - I do. - Yeah, we know Tony.
  • He's a good artist in Reno. - And vice versa.
  • You know, he's a workhorse, and I respect him.
  • But he's here to go for my throat,
  • and I'm here to go for his.
  • - Whoa, Reno goes hard.
  • - Been tattooing since I was 15 years old.
  • - Jesus. - It's all I know.
  • - Do you know your other competitor?
  • - I do not know him. - I just have to tell you guys:
  • I already won.
  • I've seen it in my destiny to be here.
  • - Is fortune-telling in the rules?
  • - Well, you're just another memory, man.
  • - I can't wait to get this thing started.
  • - I'm ready to go.
  • - There's going to be two elimination tattoos,
  • and one artist will be eliminated each round.
  • The last man standing is going to face off
  • against one of us Angels.
  • - Awesome. - Just because Reno
  • is pretty spicy already,
  • the Angel that the winner is going
  • to be facing off against is...
  • Nikki Simpson. - Whoo-hoo!
  • - Yeah. - You guys want to play hard?
  • We're going to play hard.
  • - I want to go against the best, guys.
  • I love winning, but if I lose,
  • I want it to be a really sick artist.
  • And if you can beat me,
  • you get a spot on "Ink Master,"
  • and that's a shot at $100,000.
  • - So now we're gonna work for it.
  • - Get ready. - All right, are you guys
  • ready to hear about your first elimination tattoo?
  • - I am. - Did you guys know
  • that there are several nuclear testing facilities
  • throughout the Nevada desert? - I did.
  • - Scientists have found a connection
  • between genetic mutation
  • and the people who live next to these testing sites,
  • because of the radioactive exposure.
  • In honor of that,
  • you guys are going to be tattooing...
  • mutant DNA strands.
  • - Oh-ho-ho! - What?
  • - I'm good. Bring it.
  • - We do want weird, and we want creative,
  • but we're going to be judging on a very specific criteria:
  • style, shading, outline, and your overall application.
  • You guys are going to have two hours.
  • Any style you want.
  • And your canvases have been randomly assigned,
  • and they're completely open.
  • - Why don't you guys go get set up, and we'll
  • send in your canvases. Good luck.
  • - All right, let's go.
  • ♪ ♪
  • - All right, artists.
  • You have two hours to tattoo mutant DNA, any style.
  • And your time starts...now.
  • - This sketch is kind of an alien woman...
  • - Okay. - With a 12-strand DNA.
  • - It's gonna be nice and shiny, metallic, sharp,
  • with like, bright green glowing in the center.
  • - Okay. - When I think of
  • a mutant DNA strand,
  • I don't even know what to think of.
  • They not only have to nail these tattoos
  • in a very technical sense... - Yeah, it's cool.
  • - But they have to show that they are extremely creative
  • and that they can draw. - Yeah, definitely.
  • - They can't just rest on reference.
  • So, we're going to see if they are real artists or not today.
  • - Let's rock and roll.
  • ♪ ♪
  • - [pants]
  • - All right, you're good. Just relax.
  • Do you feel like you're gonna vomit?
  • Yeah? Okay.
  • It's probably super overwhelming.
  • Your health and safety
  • is the most important thing right now.
  • I need this canvas to trust me,
  • and I need this canvas to get this design
  • and just let me do my thing.
  • If you don't want to do this,
  • we just got to know right now. That's all.
  • - I can't do it. - No? Okay.
  • I need someone else.
  • [bleep]
  • I cannot be kicked off
  • without even being able to prove what I can do.
  • I'll [bleep] drop my pants right now
  • and I'll tattoo my own [bleep] leg if I have to.
  • ♪ ♪
  • Keep it clean. - Okay.
  • - Don't put your fingerprints on there.
  • There you go.
  • I took in my 17-year-old brother.
  • I've actually raised him since he was a kid.
  • Little bit slower. - Okay.
  • - You got to cherish it.
  • I want to win this competition
  • because it proves to my little brother
  • that anything is possible.
  • I am raising him to show him that with hard work and talent,
  • you can conquer the world.
  • Too heavy? - I'm good.
  • - [laughs]
  • - Tick, tock. Tick, tock.
  • - Hi, there.
  • - Thank God. Okay.
  • I was thinking, going more biomechanical.
  • - Okay. - Is that cool with you?
  • - Yeah. - You're saving
  • my ass right now.
  • ♪ ♪
  • - You guys have one hour left.
  • One tiny hour. - Oof.
  • - Siva, how's it going?
  • - Bro, I've never been nervous tattooing.
  • And I started tattooing, and I was like, "Oh, [bleep]."
  • In my tattoo, I'm trying to tell a story.
  • The DNA and humans and aliens, and all mixing together.
  • There's so much technicality with the DNA strand,
  • with the lines, lines, lines, circles and circles.
  • That worries me a little bit,
  • that we won't have enough time
  • to do it correctly.
  • ♪ ♪
  • Daddy's good at doing this, huh, baby?
  • - Yeah. - [chuckles]
  • - [chuckles]
  • - Tattooing provides so much for my kids,
  • so much for their future.
  • That's why I'm a monster.
  • That's why I'm a machine.
  • Want to help me push, Ana?
  • Let's get it going fast.
  • Every stage in my life, from the age of four,
  • it's been hard. But when [bleep] happens to me,
  • it just makes me stronger.
  • All right, don't fall off. - [laughs]
  • ♪ ♪
  • - I'm showing off stronger lines,
  • super realistic shading,
  • and a little bit of color,
  • just to push the boundaries,
  • because I never do color.
  • - How's it going over there, Judi? [laughs]
  • - On my way to win this [bleep].
  • - [laughs]
  • - We'll see who will laugh the last, man.
  • ♪ ♪
  • - When I have something in my mind, I go for it.
  • I think about it, I meditate about it,
  • and I visualize the things happening.
  • And it [bleep] happens.
  • My mind is set to win.
  • I'm going to [bleep] win that thing.
  • ♪ ♪
  • - Five...four...
  • three...two...
  • one! That's it!
  • Stop tattooing!
  • - Whoo. - Perfect.
  • - Yay. - Exactly what I wanted
  • and more. - This is the one
  • that's gonna send you home, bro.
  • The real deal, bro. This is the real deal.
  • - I don't see it, but I'll take your word for it.
  • - All right, you guys.
  • Are you ready to analyze these DNA samples? [laughs]
  • - I mean, if we're getting scientific here,
  • I think the one thing Siva had on the other two artists
  • was he tried to create an entire story
  • of the mutated DNA.
  • - I do like the idea of that DNA
  • almost making a finger wave kind of shape.
  • That was really clever.
  • - To me, all the balls,
  • they don't look like they're spherical.
  • I saw some good attempts at some ovals.
  • I think of all the people in the room,
  • Tony hit mutated DNA strand through the roof.
  • - But because of the lack of contrast in all that green,
  • it just fell a little bit flat.
  • - What is solid is a lot of the fundamentals.
  • - I also have, like, an emotional connection
  • to Judicael's tattoo, because I, too,
  • fantasize about sausage
  • in my head all day.
  • - I see a glowing, levitating DNA strand.
  • That's what I see in that tattoo.
  • - Bull[bleep]. - He did put the colors
  • in the DNA strands properly,
  • because that light baby blue up against that teal?
  • It gives the effect that it might be glowing.
  • - The outcome, I think, was awesome.
  • - I'm a part of this sausage party.
  • Let's go let them know.
  • - No one's gonna look at your tattoo and be like,
  • "Hey, that is a DNA strand," you know?
  • - Let me tell you one thing. I'm gonna win this [bleep],
  • because it's my [bleep] destiny.
  • - Hey, guys. - Hey, y'all.
  • - Well, hello. - Let's talk about
  • these tattoos, huh? - We're over here talking
  • about this guy's destiny and his bald head.
  • His doesn't even look like a DNA strand.
  • It's just circles. - It is a DN--
  • - You know, there are strengths
  • in every single one of your tattoos,
  • but there's also a balance to each.
  • We're going to have to look for a problem,
  • because we have to find the best.
  • Do you know what I'm saying?
  • - We've come to a decision.
  • And the winner of the first elimination tattoo is...
  • ♪ ♪
  • - Judicael.
  • - Yay! Whoo-hoo!
  • - You showed us line work that was really nice.
  • Your dot work was clean. It was beautifully done.
  • - Destiny. Destiny. I told you.
  • You didn't know what it was, but now you know.
  • Judi-cah-el.
  • - Which means Siva, Tony,
  • one of you guys is gonna be eliminated today.
  • - Siva, I love when people tell a story
  • with their tattoos.
  • However, there were technical issues.
  • Some of those crisscrossed lines didn't come all the way
  • to the circles, and then the circles were off as well.
  • - And you know, Tony, the one thing that was standing out
  • most to us was the color choices.
  • They were all one tone.
  • So it kind of got a little bit confusing
  • to decipher was is what.
  • - We have come to a decision.
  • The artist eliminated today is...
  • ♪ ♪

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The Angels have arrived in Reno, Nevada! Siva, Tony and Judicael are ready to prove themselves.

Ink Master: Angels airs Tuesdays 9/8c on Paramount Network.

The series features three of “Ink Master” Season 8’s top female competitors – Ryan Ashley, Kelly Doty and Nikki Simpson – as they travel the country and go head to head with some of America’s most talented tattoo artists. Competitors will face a variety of tattoo-based challenges to see who has what it takes to beat the “Angels” and earn a spot on Season 11 of “Ink Master.”

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