On the car ride home everyone bitches about the judging they just got. I don’t know what it is about this season but they are a bunch of whiny people. You signed up to be judged on your very best work so if you aren’t delivering what do you expect to happen? Jesse says it is hard to enjoy a win when you are the best of the worst, Steve (you KNOW he had to complain with his two cents) says that the judges all yelled at them for doing what they thought the judges wanted and Kat says they are all diverse artists. Jesse says something that I always assumed about tattoo artists in that they all have one specialty that they do and if you wanted something you went to that person. Jamie says that there isn’t another group of people who can do all these challenges like they have and they can send him home for all he cares. Sorry Jamie but season one has you all beat and they went through the same shit. Also why are Jamie’s clothes so tight? It’s like he stole the clothes off some 10 year old’s back.
This week’s Elimination Challenge will be animal tattoos and the guest judge is Tattoo Forrest who lives and breathes the art of tattoo and says that those who dabble don’t get respect from him. Dave tells Jesse to protect himself and choose wisely when selecting each canvas and client pair. He explains that if Chris or Oliver were in their positions they would do the same things they are doing…but they aren’t so shut up already. Jesse’s client, Jeff Hardy, doesn’t really like Jesse’s style and wonders what he got himself into. Steve’s client wants a cartoony style as well but Steve pushes him into what his style is. Sarah also tries to push her client into something else but he is having none of her shit and she cops an attitude with him because it’s not going her way.
Still being a bitch, Sarah snaps and gives attitude to Kat who tries to help her make a stencil or some shit. Jesse says that he doesn’t even try and get into her head because she is crazy. I’m just going to point out the obvious that if 4 different people are calling you crazy, you might want to tone it down. Dave tells everyone the animals better pop off the clients or they will be going home. Kat’s client can’t sit for the piece and ends up having to consult with an EMT before puking her brains out. You know, I could have done without seeing the puke camera dude. Jamie gets knocked on by Chris and Forrest because he doesn’t have any tattoos and Forrest even says he can’t respect an artist without tattoos. I’m sorry but Ink Master isn’t about how many individual tattoos you have, it’s about the work you put out on other people. Steve managed to get his client to change his mind about his piece while Sarah complains about being stuck tattooing on a dark client. Time winds down and Kat can’t finish her piece so she worries that she is headed home. I’m more concerned about what happens next with the client who now has an unfinished piece.