On the last episode of Ink Master, Mark was finally given the boot after weeks of terrible pieces (though he did do a decent job the last two episodes). The judges finally got a taste of Exorcist Sarah and were equally as creeped as we all were watching it. Oh and Sarah, I like how you stole Oliver’s picture from Instagram and tried to joke with everyone even though you were secretly seething on the inside. But hey…they aren’t laughing at you if you are laughing with them, right?
The artists are all sitting in the loft after eliminations when Sarah again plays victim because all of the judges are so mean and harsh to her during critiques. They aren’t there to hold your fucking hand, it’s a competition where you signed up for your work to be dissected. Tacky, you know what, I’m really feeling her lately so I’ll call her by her actual name. Kat tells her that the issue is how she takes criticism and that she is too emotional but Sarah can’t hear her because she speaks over her in typical girl fashion and then says she takes what the judges tell her and applies it each week to the next piece. Kat interviews that Sarah is a know-it-all and too emotional. Jesse tries to calm her down and tells her that if she puts her all into the work then who cares what other people think as long as she knows that she did the best she could. Sarah then says that her break downs will make her work harder, she’ll bring it. Wash, Rinse, Dry, Repeat…We get it…
The artists walk into a bar where some hot girl is riding a mechanical bull for no apparent reason. This week’s challenge is to test balance which is incorporating multiple elements into a piece. Sarah really is a know-it-all because she’s the only one they ever use to “explain” things to the viewer. The challenge will be to burn a design into the chaps the models are wearing within a 2 hour time period. Clint’s girl wants a dragon so he starts making what he thinks is a bad ass dragon which is kind of ballsy since Chris Nunez specializes in Japanese tattoos. Jamie on the other hand does identical sugar skulls on both legs of the chaps while Steve goes for an underwater theme. Sarah again attacks Kat thinking that she is out to get her and because females always perceive other females as automatic competition. Kat doesn’t even feel like they are better or worse than each other but Sarah can’t get over her insecurities and vows to not let Kat win.
The judges look over the chaps and declare Jamie the winner because there was a solid balance with solid lines. Jamie decides that he will strategically fuck everyone that he can…doesn’t he do that in his brain now? That could explain his creeper eyes.
Jamie’s winning design (left and right side)