Tatu Fatty says she thought American Traditional was coming back in style when Clint says that once he gets it in waves at his shop he will just hire his grandfather to do them. He asks if anyone knows calculus and then says no because a calculator knows it for them. He doesn’t feel as though he should dumb himself down to prove a challenge. Man I hope next year they get an actual American Traditional tattooer in the mix because it’s always bitch bitch about having to do one. I never understood having a specialty when a majority of people don’t know the difference, they just want something cool on their body. The judges don’t believe anyone hit the mark so they end up calling in the bottom four which includes Tatu Fatty, Ron, Tray and Clint. Clint walks in like he got caught playing with himself in the bathroom and is ashamed to face his parents.
Oliver tells them that they should have been prepared when they walked into the competition and this is the basics and step one. He tells them if they can’t do simple then they can’t do complex and if you don’t pass the first grade you cannot go to the second grade. Does he know Crybaby is in the 10th grade? Tray says his lines and shading were what they were being judged on but Richard tells him you didn’t do the layout right. Tatu Fatty gets called out on the rope and she says she feels she finished strong and worked with what she had. Ron feels his tattoo is good for his first American Traditional and Richard says he seems inexperienced. He pulls out the “I work harder because I’m black and have it harder” card. Clint says that he over thought himself but he did clean lines and that he has dedicated everything to his craft which makes all the judges roll their eyes. Ron is out however and is bummed out but he did his best. I actually thought Jamie should have been sent home because his looks a little unfinished to me and the eagle was one of the worst. I don’t think we will miss Ron anyway but I still didn’t feel as though it was his time.
So I checked out Tommy Helm’s show and it was…messy. Of course more Tommy is always welcoming but damn was it cheesy and that shop doesn’t even exist (at least on Google). Here’s some interesting facts though, Tatu Fatty guest tats at Tommy’s shop and he’s friends with Lalo and Jesse apparently. Anyway, I’m not going to waste the time to recap it but it’s a good show to check out. So did Ron deserve to go home this week or did someone else do worse than him? Who did you vote for as the winner this week since the judges couldn’t decide? I liked Jesse’s piece but Clint would get my vote despite not being that American Traditional. It just looks badass and I would be proud to wear it. Let me know who you picked!