Head To Head – Armpits Pt. 2: Elimination Tattoo | Ink Master: Shop Wars (Season 9)
– All right, guys, You have six hours
to tattoo the right armpit. And your time starts now. – Yeah, like that.
– So look at me. – There’s a lot of strategy
in this competition right now. – Was that how they
placed it yesterday? – Yeah.
– If a team wins both theirhead-to-heads, they’re
obviously gonna be in the top. There might be another
team that has onereally, really strong tattoo,
but if the other one loses,they could be in the bottom.
– Rock and roll. – That outline
better be perfect. – Don’t stress me out.
It’s gonna be perfect. – Just make it perfect.
– It will be. It will be.
– Katie set the bar pretty high. So Erin needs to execute
this thing flawlessly. – This is [bleep] boring, dude.
– Welcome to my yesterday. Worst case scenario,
I wobble one line, done.Katie designed it.
Katie nailed the line work.And if I do one wobble,
one transition,one piece of saturation
not to the line…That’s it. It’s over.
No line left behind. – Those are perfect.
It’s got to be perfect. – I know. It will be. – I feel like we should bring
that beard down a little bit
so it matches, right? – That’s the only
thing that I noticed. – I have never
tattooed the armpit.One of my biggest concerns
with this particular pieceis the straight lines
in the wrench.They have to be so on point,
and one pass.If I have any blowouts on it,
we’re gonna be ruined. I think my concentration
today is line work. Four hours to go, kids. Four more hours. – Did it line up okay?
– Yeah, it lined up great. – Cool.
– Erin is a great artist,so it’s good to know
I have a good roadmap,and I don’t have to worry
about anything being messed up. I didn’t realize that this would be directly putting us
head to head with Unkindness. – So at first I thought the
whole goal of the second tattoowas just to match the tattoo
that was done yesterday.And then I kind of realizedthat me and Doom
are going head to head. Whoops. – What’s going on? – I used Tommy’s drawing
as a base, and I messed
with the shape a lot. – Why’d you use his?
– I thought that he’d drawn it to fit that space,
and he hadn’t. His side was super gnarly, so I wanted to make this side just a little gnarlier than what he had drawn it. – And now you’ve got
to keep up with that one. – Oh, I know. I am definitely
nervous about this tattoo.It’s a very high-risk move
on my part,because it
is extremely detailed.And I’m just worried
the judges are not gonna thinkit’s dynamic enough
to compete against Marv’s. – Who do you think
looks the closest right now? – Closest to each other? These guys and them.
– Yeah. But it’s not about
who’s doing okay, it’s about
who ain’t gonna make it. – Eva’s still looks terrible.
– Yes. – So far, Ulyss’s outline,
it’s not looking too bad. – He’s killing it. It looks
better that Doom’s outline. – Doom’s outline is terrible. – Two hours to go. – There’s a couple
technical things, as far as, like, the lines. – This tattoo
is looking bad-ass.I don’t think this canvas is
anywhere near as badas Allegory was making it
sound to be. – I love how crispy clean
that is. I want you to completely
destroy this. – Well, what’s a better way
to get somebody than go right
at them at their own game? – That red is
[bleep] throwing me off. I might have you sit back down. I keep thinking
I’m done with this guy, and every time he stands upand I look at it in the mirror,I can see the parts
that don’t look finished to me. I’d have been done a while back if it weren’t
for the stretch marks, ,man. – I just like checking
out everybody’s setup here. – Noelin had a way more
simple piece. Bubba’s piece is way
more dynamic. – Sorry, man, I keep staring. – He could take
the win on this one. – Five,
four, three, two, one. That’s it. Machines down. Time is up.
No more ink. – Yeah, that’s it. – Check it out.
– Yes! – Nice. – She’s got it on the picture,
I was like, damn. – That outline’s [bleep]ed. – It’s gonna come down to teams and how they did together. The only one that I’ve seen that really blatantly
had glaring errors was Eva’s. 0 Did nobody tell her besides
me that it looked jacked up? – Pretty sure
I just kicked her ass. I don’t think there’s gonna be
any question when the judges
see me and hers together. I ain’t worried. No way.