Steve is called first for judging and when asked how he felt by being picked last he lies and says it doesn’t bother him. Bitch you were complaining about it when it happened. He gets critiqued well for his piece even though I think it looks like a shitty block statue. Sebastian’s tattoo is very technical with great shading but is marked down for it being too detailed and dark on darker skin. Sebastian blames his client for not sitting well. Tatu Baby’s dragon is admired for taking on the challenge but she is torn apart for missing key elements of the dragon. Oliver blasts her for basically misleading her client in thinking she can do a badass dragon and he ends up making her cry. In a way he is barking at her for doing what the client wanted instead of trying to get her client to do something else she was a bit stronger in..which I have issues with. I don’t understand the manipulation of what a client wants versus what the judges want to see. Sarah’s phoenix is nice but there are elements that are messed up including the weird shaped wings and the tail feathers that look like drapes. Sarah of course talks and talks and makes excuses for her work instead of just taking the critiques. I wish someone had a muzzle on set that they could put to good use.
Sarah explains that Steve is probably safe and that hers as well could be on top. Steve puts Tatu and Sebastian on the bottom and Tatu doesn’t take that well. She says what I have been thinking that she got played because they tell you to work outside your box and when she does, she is criticized for it. Steve says Ink Masters have to be well rounded at everything and that Tatu doesn’t admit when she is wrong…neither does Sarah so yea. Sebastian tries to blame skin color for his design flaws but Steve points out that Sebastian hasn’t won shit this entire competition and I’m surprised he didn’t throw out his I WON 3 TIMES line he has been favoring. I don’t really care who goes home at this point and who wins because I think they are all pretty lackluster except Tatu Baby. Steve wants Sebastian and Tatu to go home so he can win and buy more god awful button up shirts.
Everyone is called down with a top two of Steve and Sarah and a bottom two of Sebastian and Tatu Baby. The winner is Steve who gets a pass for the Finale 3 along with Sarah. Sarah explains that whatever shortcomings she has she proves she has skills that are well-rounded and can step outside of the box….um if you have shortcomings that means you are failing in certain areas. I guess she’s trying to say that even though she has failed she has failed consistently on the same thing so that makes it okay. Muzzle Muzzle. Tatu is praised for her fight but she is criticized on doing something she isn’t familiar with. She says it’s not a great representation of her and she is disappointed in disappointing the judges. Sebastian blames skin tone and a bad sitting client again and says that his tattoo is at least better than one other one of the group. Sebastian says that he has shown off that he can do each style at least well enough to move forward even though he hasn’t wowed them up until this point.