Another fucking terrible move by the judges as they send home Tatu Baby over Sebastian. Dave says it was difficult but was it really? Sebastian is well-rounded but he’s not a showstopper. Chris tells the remaining artist to do the best job of their lives and everyone is surprised that she was sent home. Sebastian says he is technical but he’s just edged out by the top two and Steve tells us that Sebastian is a C (you next tuesday) and he and Sarah are A (holes). Sebastian takes a moment and breaks down and explains the reason why he pushes himself so hard is his brother who passed away and was unable to see his success in tattooing. Nice to see him show some humility since he’s been portrayed as kind of an asshole. The artists meet with the judges and they learn that the finale tattoo will be whatever they want on their canvas and where ever they want and will be done in their home shops in 6 4 hour sessions. The clients are pretty stoked except Sebastian’s who wants something girly which is far from his style. They couldn’t have given her to Sarah…better yet she couldn’t just be like fuck it, I’m out?
The Live Finale was…interesting. I don’t know about you but I’m sending Dave a copy of Hooked on Phonics because he has trouble reading teleprompters. What the fuck was that eliminated contestant entrance with the random male models? They couldn’t get these guys some chairs to sit in on the stage but they can give them bar stools off to the side? Dave asks some stupid questions about how Tatu Baby feels about being eliminated and she takes the PC answer of it hurt. I would have been like “Fuck YOU…Sebastian REALLY???” but that’s just me.
Jamie defends himself and challenges Oliver to shave his hair in order to give Jamie a visible tattoo. Jamie also says he doesn’t want to be covered in shit tattoos like everyone else. Production should have taken the chance to talk with or at least zoom in on Forrest’s face since he was sitting BEHIND THE JUDGES. Next, Crazy Bitch is back and yelling at Nick about her shitty tramp stamp and then Mark’s pin-up says what we all said about it, it’s too dark. Sexy Tommy Helm comes out and offers to cover up his piece. We finally get the final three to come out and yes, Sarah does look good but that’s not something I ever disputed. If fact I pointed that out like 8 episodes ago but whatever she still has exorcist face and the stance of a football player.
Why is Steve’s shop in a shitty strip mall while Sarah and Sebastian have nicer looking places? I’m just wondering if he spent too much money on those god awful shirts when it could have went to a better location. We get a closer look at the process of creating the finale pieces and again Sebastian’s client had the chance to walk out and still went through getting that horrible piece on her back. I don’t know any female that would agree to that shit…and I know some fucked up, I think I’m a Suicide Girl girls. They didn’t interview the girl so I guess we will never know what motivated her to continue on with the piece. I think Steve’s piece is probably my favorite of the three but I still don’t think he really earned a shot at the title.