Last week the judges made what I thought was the worst decision ever but really they made it this week. They sent Clint home over something that didn’t look that bad and over others who really deserved to leave. I just…I feel like this group this year isn’t even touching the level of last year’s group. I can’t be the only one that feels like last year was more talented.
We open with everyone discussing the last elimination where Jesse is now bitching about his win. He feels like a sell out because he won doing something that had none of his own style and he is now more concerned with turning out pieces the judges want versus what he would normally do. If he is so concerned with selling out he could always pull a Best Ink Roman and walk out. Everyone meets up with the judges at Iridium where Dave is playing on the guitar. I kind of got a little sad because I had forgotten all about Jane’s Addiction up until this point.
The challenge this week will be testing dimension and the artists have 3 hours to create a creepy/sexy design on one of Dave’s actual guitars. Sarah ends up changing her design midway which freaks out Dave because this is how he makes his living when he isn’t hosting reality competitions or sharing a flat iron the next morning with his date from the previous night. Jamie is doing some weird demon skull fetus, Kat is doing a green pin-up and Steve is doing some skull thing that he thinks is creepy and scary.
The judges are all unimpressed with the results and Dave actually looks pissed that they ruined his guitars. Maybe he should have thought about that before he gave them his actual guitars but then again I’m sure he gets them supplied to him for free. Dave complains that they all went to their go to styles or that they basically copped out on the challenge. Oliver says they were overall disappointing and that he wouldn’t want to be on stage with any of them while Chris really goes off. He asks if any of them actually want to win which prompts Sarah to say that they are all trying very hard. Chris says that he knows they can all do much more but they are recycling old designs which makes Jesse question what they really want to see. Chris says he doesn’t give a fuck as long as it’s something different and as Jesse tries to interject, Oliver bags him and says at least he had the best one out of the bunch while the others fucking sucked. Chris tells them to move it along and Dave announces Jesse as the winner.