The artists start consultations and Kay immediately makes an attempt to get his canvas to move the location of the tattoo from the ribs. Jamie interviews that in true form of a pussy Kay cannot hang and that he is being a little bitch by not doing what the client wants. Kay rationalizes that he just wants to stay in the competition so he will do what he has to do. Jesse hasn’t done pin-ups in years or black and white so he freaks when his client wants a black and white pin-up girl. Jamie and Sarah are confident because they do a lot of pin-up girls and Sarah claims it is one of her specialties. Photo Shoot Time! The guys are all drooling over Darenzia and she is really playing into it. It’s like she is the living version of Sexy and I Know it. Everyone tries to get her into the specific pose they need to translate into their tattoo including Jesse having her pretend to play piano.
Everyone starts tattooing and right away Steve feels like his piece will come out on top. Kay is struggling a bit as is Lalo who spent most of his time just getting the legs right. Dave remarks that the sketch of the face reminds him of Chucky and that it’s the scariest thing ever. Poor Lalo, he isn’t made for this competition sort of how concept designers will never win Project Runway. If you don’t conform to the masses you can’t expect to win which is a terrible message. Tacky Baby is pushing herself to go harder and does a really curvy figured pin-up. Seriously, the ass is amazing on this tattoo. Mark does his usual black blob of ink while Lalo struggles to finish in time. Steve spots Jesse’s tattoo and calls it an abomination and if they really wanted an Ink Master they should send him home.
The judges think that Sarah’s tattoo has squatty legs and Oliver tells her that Pin-Up 101 says the legs should be longer than normal. Chris points out the buck tooth which throws off her entire face. Tacky is called out for her pin-up holding the pie upright while Chris can’t get over the ass and face. Clint’s details were sexy to Dave and Oliver says he nailed the hands and shoes. Lalo had little to no detail and her face and hands were terrible and reminiscent of claws. Jesse also had no detail and the tattoo looked red and painful. Seriously, it looks like a blister and I wondered if that was coloring or if he fucked her skin up. Jamie’s piece is well received and he is told he really knows what he is doing. Sebastian did good details but ended up giving the girl a young sexy body with old lady features on her hand and throat. Mark’s looks like a cover-up blob again and he blames it on breaking his thumb before the competition started. Steve did lots of great details and created an example of how to do pin-up the right way. Kay’s looks terrible and he debates the hands with Oliver who says that if he can’t see that it was wrong, he shouldn’t be there.