Sebastian starts with his mouth vomit by saying Sarah and Kat don’t have a chance at winning due to their lack of experience and penis. Sebastian knows that America will be picking the winner (unless they have been dubbing that shit in each week) so I don’t understand why he always feels the need to talk shit. Steve jumps in and says they haven’t paid their dues but Jesse sticks up for them saying they have been knocking out good work. Steve points out his three wins and then says that women are inferior and can’t take the criticism. I assumed he was joking because after they walk away he says realistically they can take them all out but then he throws out that they can clean his bathroom any day. Steve…you’re like 40 years old with a goatee and you wear girly blouses…
The Elimination Challenge guest judge is renowned black and grey portrait artist Bob Tyrrell and everyone freaks out. This week’s tattoo will be portaits which test precision, this week’s theme. Sarah of course is a portrait artist and thinks this will be her redemption. Jesse is freaked out because he’s a new school artist going against 4 portrait artists and I am scared for him because I wanted him to win. Steve picks the best for himself and then randomly selects for the others. Consultations start and Sebastian is a little worried because he has a “horrible” picture that blurs when he blows it up. Oliver says that there is no room for error because they have to recreate someone’s face. Jesse’s client doesn’t have confidence in him which is a shock since Jesse doesn’t have confidence in himself.
Sarah is more concerned with impressing the judges than what her client wants and after consulting with the others, decides to do a black and grey piece. I don’t understand why she couldn’t at least make the eyes blue, that could have looked awesome. I think what made Best Ink stand out is that the clients had a bit of a say in the judging. Isn’t there some sort of ethics involved with tattooing? Jesse’s tattoo ends up with a fat face because he overcompensated for some imaginary curve while Steve does a darker piece to match Bob’s style. I’m really struggling here with these guys fucking tats up on real people, I know the piece is free and they probably sign waivers but that’s forever. Everyone notices that Sebastian has inverted the image and Sarah wonders why he can’t just copy the picture in front of him. Kat gets to actually meet the guy she just tattooed on her client which is a cute moment.
Jesse sits with the others and knows that he messed up and Sarah takes the time to rub it in saying he has been tattooing longer than her and he should have known. Sebastian really goes in and says that at least he didn’t change the face. Kat is complimented on the great detail that she put into her piece and how she captured the skin tone. Steve’s hair is impressive and did a good job on the wrinkles but the piece might be too dark in some areas though it will last a long time. Sarah’s piece is well received for nailing the precision and detail in the shirt. Chris compliments her on taking the criticism and doing a good job and of course she can’t just say thanks and goes into a monologue about some shit that I don’t care enough to remember. Jesse gets chewed out for totally fucking up the portrait by making her face fat and giving her weird hair texture. Sebastian is trashed for inverting his image and completing altering the image. Chris says that he didn’t do a portrait and that he can’t judge the tattoo versus the photo. He asks Sebastian if he wants to fight and Sebastian says if he did he would have run over to him and…you know done nothing. Sebastian’s attitude when called out is getting old.