London’s tattoo is called incredible by Sabina but Kim says it was a little flat with the fur around the head and could have used more shading. Alexis’ tattoo nailed the eyes but Kim couldn’t distinguish that the paws were paws and she thought it was pretty much a fancy ass scarf. Nicky’s piece is a fucking failure and Joe says that all the black made it a mess. Sabina couldn’t understand what Charlie’s piece was about at first and the background confused Joe. Jon’s piece was overall great but Joe didn’t like the cheap frame and said it needed more depth.
Who should leave…only the judges know!
The artists are all waiting and speculating who will be on the bottom. Alexis wants Charlie gone (I think she wants to be the dominant chick) and Nicky to stay. The judges discuss the pieces further and it seems that Nicky and Charlie got the worst critiques while Alexis and Jon’s pieces were well received. In fact, Alexis and Jon receive the top spots with Jon taking the win. That leaves Nicky, Charlie and London on the bottom but London is dismissed again because his client wouldn’t allow any other colors and constrained his creativity. You think the judges are rooting for London because he always seems to scrape by and last week he was let out of the bottom even though he did that ridiculous background. Charlie’s piece had too many details but was still missing something but she is still in. Nicky is noted as having made many improvements over all his tattoos but not enough to stay in the competition.
He was likeable but his tats suck.
Charlie swings him around and Alexis starts to tear up. Nicky thanks the judges for all their criticism and that he is honored to be on the show and hopes to keep growing. Before he leaves, he turns to give Alexis a hug and says that they will see each other soon. He tells us that he came into the show as a smug asshole but that the experience has humbled him and taught him to open up and be himself. He is ready to apply everything he has learned to his real life and wants to continue to improve his work. We are now left with Charlie, Alexis, London and Jon as the final four contestants and hopefully only 2 more episodes of this bullshit left.
Our final four, thank god it’s almost over!
Gasmii I do think it’s pretty cool that there will at least be 1 female in the final 3 because there are some badass girl tattoo artist out there. Are they Charlie and Alexis…I don’t believe so but at least girls get some representation. I am still not rooting for anyone because I think they are all pretty amateur and not up to par with some of the shit I have been seeing lately. I think the show is pulling for London or Alexis to win. Last week’s recap is here if you missed it, which was easy to do because it was uber late!
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Well I couldn’t find any exciting pieces so here’s a piece from our newly kicked off contestant, Nicky. This is a nice piece but all his pieces look unfinished and I think it’s a sign of how popular you are by your bookings and he is booked about a week in advance and can take walk-ins. Maybe in a few years he’ll be less green. I just can’t help but wonder how much better this tat could have been with a little more detail put into it.