If you love art, you'll be inspired by these tattoo artists who prove that inking the skin can be just as glorious as applying paint to canvas. The show does a great job in picking competitors with a personality, most who are extremely knowledgeable about the principles of art and how to create an a striking image. Hosted by rock legend Dave Navarro and judged by icons of the tattoo world, Chris Núñez and Oliver Peck, 10 of the country's most creative and skilled tattoo artists. The final two put out terrific work all season and both were worthy of the crown. I am so interested in the art and the ability to translate it to skin. This season isn't as heavily drama centered either and the dynamic of Peck V.
I have watched since season 1, and I must say the overall caliber of artists was somewhat lackluster this time. The show is both entertaining and informative and the series has raised my respect for the tattoo artist. Otherwise, the saving grace is just drooling over Dave Navarro, lol! I have watched all 8 seasons of Ink Master, one of my favorite reality competitions next to Project Runway. I would have liked to give 5 stars, but the drama and back biting gets really annoying. I'm glad that there are all new competitors this season, I was getting tired of seeing the same people season after season, especially because they weren't bringing back the people I thought deserved to be back.
The only thing that puts them in the top is their ability as an artist and their ability to translate their art to the skin. But all in all a great show, and I've learned a lot about what makes a good tattoo and a bad one. The season is not over yet so I am hoping that it gets better but so far I have to say I am a little disappointed with this new format. It would be nice to see the runner up come back and make another run at the crown as they excelled all season. Hosted by rock legend Dave Navarro and judged by icons of the tattoo world, Chris Núñez and Oliver Peck, 10 of the country's most creative and skilled tattoo artists.
The runner up put out a better looking piece but the winner was hampered by being given an unappealing style for modern eyes, and they pulled off the style very well. Another gripe is how the artists throw such a fit about the challenge or rolling their eyes in disbelief when the challenge is described. My daughter and I can predict the format, why do they act so surprised? More art, less bitching and picking on each other. Each week, you'll see these artists focus on some aspect of art--perspective, proportion, contrast, composition--or demonstrate their proficiency in rendering a range of styles--japanese, american traditional, trash polka, new school, black and gray. Been a fan from the start. It was just a decision that was difficult to concur with using the eye ball test of what is more attractive to look at. I do not like the drama and the conniving that goes on.
Keeping my fingers crossed that it will get better as we get further in. . Enjoyed the season, but the final decision was a tough one. I am not inked but I am thoroughly into the art of watching them create a piece of art. I know why it's included, but it just comes off scripted and rehearsed, and just plain uninteresting. These people think that some devious strategy is going to help put them in the top.
I wish Spike weren't so greedy and I could get them on my regular cable package without upgrading. I examined my own with a more educated eye, that's for sure. . . .
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