At the loft, Sarah complains to the others that no matter what she does she doesn’t win challenges. Kay responds that Sarah barks a lot for no reason instead of focusing on what she needs to do to win. Jamie calls her out and asks how they are supposed to feel bad for someone who gets good critiques and then reminds her that all of them lost. Steve, Jesse, Tacky and Clint are discussing strategy in another room when Jesse tells Clint he should aim for those around his level like Sarah instead of the top and bottom artists. Jesse compares it to swimming from sharks and throwing as many people behind you as possible for safety. Kind of how I trip people when running from…anything. Sarah walks in and everyone gets realllll quiet lol…high school moments.
Running with the theme, the Elimination Challenge will be creating Star Wars tattoos for fans of the series. Clint addresses the potential clients by telling them not to let the artists talk them out of where/what they want for tattoos because they are all good enough to do what these people want. He explains that his strategy is to fuck everyone and that it hasn’t worked with canvas selections because the other artist talk the clients out of what they really want. Damn, who knew Crybaby Clint was so good at strategy and shit? He fucks Jaime by giving him Chewbacca, Jesse by giving him two characters, Kay by giving him an all red character and Sebastian for giving him a fucking ship. At the loft after consultations, Tacky takes her turn to complain about doing the best she can but never winning. Steve wants her gone of course and Kay tells her that her style is only a few notches above street style while the others are professionals. I think he meant that she’s in a different category not that she wasn’t as good as them but it came out completely wrong. Tacky interviews that he has no room to talk because he can’t even create a good tattoo.
Tattoo time begins and Oliver explains that he is looking for recognizable characters brought to life. Jesse’s client says she doesn’t want a floating head on her thigh but that’s actually what she gets after Jesse convinces her that he can only do one complete character. I would have at least picked R2D2 instead of a floating head but it’s not on my body. Jamie’s client is not handling the pain of the tattoo very well so he makes jokes like there being no crying in Star Wars. Chris and Oliver criticize Clint’s choices for canvas selection by saying he gave everyone easy ones. Clint interviews that it’s not their job to criticize who he gives a piece to but how well of a job is done. Busta is pretty realistic when he says that if he does a terrible job it will be a battle of bottoms between him and Mark.