'Ink Master: Turf War': Jordi Pla was eliminated because his pork tattoo 'looked like a turd', say fans
The artists were tasked with the new school food tattoo challenge and Jordi had to create a pork in the pot with a hanging pig on top of it
In this week's episode of 'Ink Master: Turf War,' the artists were tasked with the color theory challenge and while they aced the first round, the elimination tattoos drew a lot of flak.
The flash challenge had the teams creating art using half a million candies on an 8x8 canvas. Team Mid-West — Frank Ready, Kelly Severtson and Jerrel Larkins — won the challenge with their wine and fruit art, which judges Chris Nunez and Oliver Peck thought were well-designed and stayed true to the challenge because the team had used different shades of candy to create beautiful art with a fixed light source.
That was just the tip of the iceberg. Dave Navarro announced that the artists would have to make new school food tattoos for the elimination round, which immediately put some of them off because it wasn't really their forte. New school tattoo meant solid, heavy outlines filled with vivid colors and exaggerated depictions of the subject.
The judges shared that the artists would be assessed on the basis of color, shading technique and of course the legibility of the design.
While Jimmy Snaz won the round with Jordi Pla, Jessa Bigelow and K Lenore Siner at the bottom. Jordi had to create pork in the pot with a hanging pig on top of it while Jessa was asked to make a chicken with waffles, which was later changed to waffles and ice cream, and K had to design a jam jar with flowers.
Oliver voted Jordi out while Chris took some time to cast his vote because he disliked all of the bottom three designs equally. Finally, he said he'd go with the legibility of the subject and added that he couldn't understand what was cooking in the pot.
Meanwhile, fans think it was a good decision to let Jordi go. "Jordi's rib tattoo kind of looks like a turd. I'm worried for him. #InkMaster," a viewer shared, while another posted: "I would love for Jason to go but im gunna say Jordi on this one #InkMaster."
"Jordi should have made better design choices. #InkMaster," a viewer expressed. "The right person went home. Jordi’s tattoo looked like some kind of weird turd in smoke," another wrote on Reddit.
Catch all-new episodes of 'Ink Master: Turf War' on Paramount every Tuesday at 10/9 c.