The contestant won best tattoo of the day. In addition they must also use a live Geisha model as their reference. The contestant was the runner-up. Beginning with the tenth episode, all the artists will critique each other's work. Elisheba's canvas refused to work with her.
Each artist will pick the opposing artist's canvas they want to tattoo. Kelly worked on a New School tattoo while Gian designed a Japanese tattoo. The first seven episodes featured each team battling their own members in an elimination-style competition for a spot in the top ten. However, only the top two artists will get to show their master canvas. The contestant was sent to the bottom by the jury of peers and was eliminated.
The contestant won the flash challenge but sent to the bottom by the jury of peers and was eliminated. They will vote to see who had the best tattoo of the day and who will be eliminated as well as choosing the winner of Ink Master. Kelly challenges Ryan to design two huge 90s-inspired New School dueling hot rods with big outlines, despite their alliance throughout the competition, while Gian was given a watercolor coral reef. The contestant finished third in the competition. And rounding out Team Núñez is Tuff Tito, Sirvone Smith, John Collins and Carolyn Elaine. The audience will also get to tune into their progress online. Dave and Núñez tried to convince him to stay but it didn't go well for them.
Then, the top five artists on Team Peck battled Team Núñez's top five artists. In addition, Team Núñez assigned the pairs. They will then be judged together. Team Peck assigned Kelly with an American Traditional that showcases a ship, anchors and mermaids. Kevin got a new canvas after his canvas, who was previously tattooed by Kelly, withdrew from the elimination tattoo.
Núñez picked Eric Gonzalez, Nikki Simpson, Sketchylawyer, Kelly Doty and Kevin LaRoy while Peck's first picks consisted of Ryan Ashley, Mike McAskill, Gian Karle, Gia Rose and Nate Beavers. However, not every artist will finish both marathons as one artist will be eliminated if they don't impress either Peck or Núñez. The contestant was considered to be among the top. The official 18 artists for this season were split into two teams of 9 artists. They will then explain to the judges why that artist was chosen.
In addition, the artist must pick up where their teammate left after each hour passes by. The contestant won the flash challenge but was eliminated. The contestant was considered to be in the bottom. In addition, due to her win in the previous elimination tattoo, Kelly chose two artists to sculpt two beaches for her. Kelly, Nate and Ryan won their head to head battle against Nikki, Gian and Kevin respectively. Each pair were judged head to head on which head they tattooed.
Each contestant has their own view on the competition and openly expresses it. Donovan Smith was one of the canvases in this Elimination Tattoo. Host returned alongside team captains Oliver Peck and. The contestant withdrew from the competition. The artist who wins best tattoo of the day for each day will earn a spot in the live finale while the other artists continue tattooing.
An immunity will be rewarded to the team who wins this challenge. The contestant was given an honorable mention by the judges. The contestant was eliminated from the competition. The contestant was immune from elimination. Team Peck received the canvas pick first after Nate picked up the skull that has the x mark on the bottom.
The teams must work in pairs of two to tattoo shoulder armor on both canvases' shoulders at the same time for six hours with Team Núñez tattooing metal armor and Team Peck tattooing leather armor. Peck and Nuñez will then pick the first five artists to be on their respective team. Both pairs had six hours to tattoo against their respective teammate. Ryan finally gets to tattoo the style she is known for which was a black and grey tattoo with fine line. The contestant won the face-off.
Four artists will be eliminated if not chosen by either team. In addition, each captain decided on the pairs of their respective members. Because Team Núñez didn't incorporate the subject into their tattoo after Kelly and Nikki didn't listen to Núñez's advice, the judges made unanimous decision. They must tattoo a style each team did not do when they acted as the Jury of Peers but were previously critiqued by the judges. The contestant won the competition and was named Ink Master.