Another season of Ink Master has come to an end, and the final three artists are ready to unveil their Masterworks. Since this is going to be a live episode, they have made sure we are entertained by giving us a short season recap, catfights between losing contestants and returning canvasses, and best of all, two would go head-to-head during the live broadcast. The winner would get to come back in Season 4.
The lucky candidates were Chris May, who never really got a chance to show his work, and Kyle, who got the most difficult canvasses and somehow still managed to consistently turn in good work.
America compared the works and decided that Kyle would be coming back for another shot at the title. He had a larger, cleaner portfolio on the show so it was an easy choice to make.
Joshua did raise a very good point about Tatu Baby, but it was a blatantly obvious one that he should have understood. Instead of just sitting there quietly he had to open his mouth, questioning the judgement of Peck, Nunez, and Navarro as if there would be no repercussions. And too lack he learned there are as Chris tells him in no uncertain terms that he feels confident that no tattoo artist will work with Joshua now. And he could be right, only time will tell.
The $100,000 Tattoo
Now for the main event, which of the three artists is the Ink Master?
Tatu Baby wanted this Native American pin-up with wolf scene but her canvas got upset about the face being “some random chick” and left after the first session. Baby had to start from scratch with a new canvas, but she forgot to re-size the stencil, apparently. Another big problem is that the wolf has no body making this a really confusing tattoo once you get past how beautiful it is.
Jime decided to go with an American Traditional: the Battle Royale. A dragon, a snake, and an eagle would all battle for the golden Ink Master skull. The trouble was that there was no battle. All of the would-be combatants were sort of minding their own territory, not actively fighting. Oliver was very disappointed.
And Joey Hamilton takes the win with this insanely detailed mermaid. She wasn’t perfect, but she was close enough to win $100,000 and nab him the title of Ink Master.
Soon season 4 will begin with Kyle Dunbar and a roster of new artists. Let’s see how things play out.