Jesse and Tacky take a little longer than expected trying to perfectly line up their stencils. Clint’s mohawk gets in the way of Sarah but Clint says it is Sarah who is all over the place which makes it hard for him to get his lines in. He says that he actually is a delicate tattooer while Sarah is like a ravenous beast. Mark says this is validation for him because he performs well under pressure and that he is going to piss someone else off by not going home. Mark is really stupid. Each of the canvas clients looks like they are in pain except the priest who seems to be having a grand time. I notice that the judges aren’t even hanging around that much or looking at the progress. I wonder where they are and what they are doing instead of watching the progression. Steve finishes up faster than Jamie who is hauling ass to catch up to him. Jesse knows he is in trouble and admits that he only really focuses on his new school style and color and that he should have practiced more black and white at home.
Tattoos are over and Clint and Sarah start mentally preparing to fight for another chance. Jamie tells Mark that he is on his last leg of Hangman and even with a good tattoo he is close to getting flicked off the edge. Mark says he is like dust and no matter how much you blow it away it will always come back and settle. Tacky says um no when you brush off dust, new dust comes in on top of it and Mark, being an idiot, says that it still always comes back. Tacky then tells Mark that he needs to talk less and walk more.
Jamie and Steve’s tats are well received because they really convey an emotional story with Steve doing a better job that Jamie who only missed a few details. Tacky and Jesse also did a great collaboration and Tacky is praised for not being afraid to use heavy black and giving the others a run for their money. Jesse is praised on his improvement over his previous black and white piece, the pin-up girl. Mark and Sebastian didn’t get such good reviews even though the judges though Sebastian’s piece was smooth with good gradation. Mark’s piece was called the easiest because it didn’t have a face or hands but he did do a good job on the shield. Sarah and Clint pretty much get their asses kicked with Sarah’s piece having no dimension and terrible anatomy. Clint’s head was oddly placed as well and the details were a bit sketchy. Clint tries to defend himself but Freddy tells him he’s seen 4 guys tattoo on one person and they managed to do a much better job. Clint goes back to his normal rock kicking, head down self as they all file out to wait their fate.