Joshua continues to irritate the remaining contestants as he refuses to be honest with anyone. Instead he continues to play clever little games with everyone which just results in a lot of general cattiness.
The flash challenge today was two-fold: each canvas wanted a bar code, and each artist would have to assemble their tattoo machine. Seth Ciferri provides the machines for this challenge, and he will be the guest judge the line work this week. 90 minutes was allotted to assemble their machines, then design and apply the tattoo.
Most of the artists struggled with the first part of their challenge, with Tatu Baby and Ally both failing to get their machines to work. As Seth points out, a good artist knows their tools as part of knowing the craft entire. I think this served as a wake-up call to a lot of tattoo artists because this could be the thing that costs them $100,000.
To others, however, this challenge meant nothing. Ally Lee being completely dismissive about the idea that she should have to know how to build a tattoo machine. If it breaks, just pick up one of your spares, right? After all, last episode Oliver Peck said he never left the house without eight machines. Yet, I somehow doubt that he doesn’t know how to take one apart and put it back together, blindfolded. He just seems like he came up in that kind of shop.
Since line work is the order of the day, the judges have decided that Celtic tattoos would be just the thing. Tatu Baby and a couple others looked uncomfortable with this, and Craig decides to give the hardest tattoo (a Celtic starfish on the ribs) to Josh.
Tops and Bottoms
Josh comes out on top with his controversial (for the artists) Celtic starfish. Several of the artists, especially Jime Litwalk, were pissed.
The one the artists would have picked was done by Joey Hamilton.
The human canvasses, however, sent Ally down for her sub-par Celtic cross.
She wasn’t alone at the bottom, Jason was standing right beside her. I don’t think he will be with the show too much longer. Although I think he will outlast Chris, only time reveals.