'Ink Master: Turf War': Jerrel finishes pin-up tattoo in 2.5 hours, fans are glad he didn't bother his canvas
Trust the makers to come up with mind-bending flash challenges on 'Ink Master: Turf War'. From candy art to suspended masterpiece using transparent fishing lines and buttons — how cool is that? The tattoo artists had a tough time arranging the colored buttons along the lines because they would tangle up, making sowing more challenging.
Teams South and West were working on it together decided on creating a jellyfish. Although the idea of it was great, to put something so free-flowing into execution was calling for trouble. The other two groups — Mid-West and East — went with Jack-in-the-box but that too did not come out looking great. However, judges Chris Nunez and Oliver Peck thought Mid-West and East did a better job at the challenge and theirs was at least legible.
For the elimination round, the artists had to create pin-up tattoos on canvases assigned by the winning group. Jerrel Larkins, who finished first, won tattoo of the day and you could see why. Even though pin-ups aren't his area of expertise, Jerrel does a lot of portraits. So it wasn't a rocky road for him.
However, there were challenges along the way, especially with his canvases coughing every now and then because she had been burning up before arriving for her tattoo sesh. For Jerrel to put out a near-perfect tattoo he would have to have his canvas stay still because wonky lines cannot be fixed later. However, he was smart enough to finish the face of his pin-up first and wrapped everything up in two-and-a-half hours, which was a relief for his canvas because she looked like she could use some rest.
The judges were thoroughly impressed with the shading, the linework and the overall look and feel of the tattoo. Jerrel deserved it over everyone else. But Angel Rose gave him a tough competition with her flawless emerald pin-up tattoo.
Meanwhile, fans have been appreciating him for finishing up his work quickly. They thought he was extremely considerate towards his canvas.
"Good for Jerrel for pulling out a quick tattoo. I like seeing him respect the canvas and her body unlike the thigh pulling earlier this season #InkMaster," a viewer wrote, while another shared: "Good move on Jerrel 's part to make it quick and think of the canvas #InkMaster."
"I really can't stand Jerrel but honestly props to him for that move. That was the safest option for her and him. I hope he makes it another week for that reason. Plus, the tattoo looked damn good in a short amount of time. #InkMaster," a user tweeted.
In other news, this week K Lenore Siner was eliminated. Jason Elliot and Jessa Bigelow were the other two bottom-ranked artists.
Watch all the new episodes of 'Ink Master: Turf War' on Paramount every Tuesday, 10 pm/ 9 c.