ELIMINATED ARTIST INTERVIEWS - SEASON 10
The artists discuss the pieces that caused them to be eliminated from the competition, from Lil' D's botched undead Lady Liberty to Amanda's technicolor hot-air balloon.
Ink MasterS10 E1
Eliminated Artists Interview: Return of the Masters
24 artists came into the shop on Day 1, but only 18 of them earned spots on the Masters’ teams. The judges showed no mercy in their critiques as they eliminated 6 artists at once.
Ink MasterS10 E2
Eliminated Artist Interview: Fill'er Up
Garrett may have had the best design on paper, but he definitely also had the wonkiest line work on skin.
Ink MasterS10 E3
Eliminated Artists Interview: Divine Proportion
After the Zeus and Hades tattoos got critiqued, the judges left it up to Anthony and DJ to eliminate one artist each from their teams – and boy was it rough.
Ink MasterS10 E4
Eliminated Artists Interview: Step It Up
When the judges questioned the legibility and shading of Matt’s mash up tattoo, it was time to say goodbye after a solid run in the competition.
Ink MasterS10 E5
Eliminated Artist Interview: Ink On The Dotted Line
Trying to tattoo straight lines over razor burned-skin is no easy feat - and Katie knows the feeling. Her canvas’ skin went through so much trauma that while standing across the judges, her work was indefensible.
Ink MasterS10 E6
Eliminated Artist Interview: Chin Up
With not much “undead” detail in his tattoo, Lil’ D’s undead Statue of Liberty missed the challenge and prompted Chris, Dave, and Oliver to vote him out of the competition.
Ink MasterS10 E7
Eliminated Artist Interview: Eye of the Tiger
Gary went toe-to-toe with top dog Josh Payne and certainly did gave him a run for his money, but the inconsistency in his black & grey tiger tattoo nudged the judges to have him finally close shop.
Ink MasterS10 E8
Eliminated Artist Interview: Pane in the Glass
Overthinking always gets the best of tattoo artists in the competition, and this week Mike Diaz fell victim to his own second-guessing. Luckily, the judges know he can do better, and is a talented artist.
Ink MasterS10 E9
Eliminated Artist Interview: Ink Raider
Even though Amanda’s technicolor hot air balloon tattoo had weak line work that forced judges to vote her out on, she holds her head high and is proud of how far she has come in the competition.
Ink MasterS10 E10
Eliminated Artist Interview: Some Assembly Required
It wasn’t an easy decision, but when the judges had to determine who failed to meet the challenge of accuracy, it was none other than Fame who was named.
Ink MasterS10 E11
Eliminated Artist Interview: Quit Buggin’ Me
Dave, Oliver, and Chris admitted that none of them really wanted to send Frank home, but his sternum tattoo lacked skilled technical application, and left them no other choice.
Ink MasterS10 E12
Eliminated Artist Interview: Total Meltdown
Daniel’s bold and aggressive style was too much for his canvas, leaving him with a negative space tattoo that chewed up the skin and had the judges voting him out of the competition.
Ink MasterS10 E13
Eliminated Artist Interview: Monkey See, Monkey Do
It was a ferocious battle of free hand tattoos between four artists, and when one artist had to leave the competition, Chris, Dave, and Oliver decided it was Jeremy who had to get the boot.
Ink MasterS10 E14
Eliminated Artist Interview: No Stain, No Gain
Deanna shot herself in the foot on portrait day, and felt even worse about it as she has a strong portrait background. Regardless, she’s determined to stay driven and see where the future takes her.
ELIMINATED ARTIST INTERVIEWS - SEASON 1215 Videos
Ink MasterS12 E1
Eliminated Artist Interview: Getting Thrown Under the Ego Bus
Despite being eliminated, the first artist to go home holds his head high and says he doesn't need the Ink Master title to validate his skills.
Ink MasterS12 E2
Eliminated Artist Interview: Choosing to Close Shop
The judges have nothing but respect for the latest artist to go home after she chooses to excuse herself from the competition for mental health reasons.
Ink MasterS12 E3
Eliminated Artist Interview - Coming Up Short
Feeling frustrated with the judges' decision, the latest eliminated artist believes he was held to a higher standard because of his experience level.
Ink MasterS12 E4
Eliminated Artist Interview: If It Hadn't Been the Shin
After seeing his journey on Ink Master end sooner than expected, the most recently eliminated artist blames placement for his dismissal.
Ink MasterS12 E5
Eliminated Artist Interview: Staying Human
After feeling betrayed by criticism, the most recently eliminated artist takes pride in being honest and kind during the competition.
Ink MasterS12 E6
Eliminated Artist Interview: Not Having Enough Time to Excel
The latest eliminated contestant explains what went wrong on her last tattoo, why this competition didn't play to her strengths and why she's excited to be heading home.
Ink MasterS12 E7
Eliminated Artist Interview: Not a Place for a Nice Guy
The latest eliminated artist talks about having his confidence rattled in the first week, defends his elimination tattoo's readability and says he still believes in himself.
Ink MasterS12 E8
Eliminated Artist Interview: This Isn't the End
The latest artist to go home reflects on the application and time constraints that led to their demise in the elimination tattoo.
Ink MasterS12 E9
Eliminated Artist Interview: The Pressure Was Too Much
The latest eliminated artist looks back at their downfall in the competition, lessons they learned along the way and their newfound confidence.
Ink MasterS12 E10
Eliminated Artist Interview: This Is Still an Awesome Tattoo
The latest eliminated artist defends the tattoo that sent them home and reflects on their highs and lows in the competition.
Ink MasterS12 E11
Eliminated Artist Interview: The Devil Is in the Details
Despite thinking the judges got it wrong, the latest artist to get the boot isn't interested in playing the victim and takes full responsibility for her shortcomings.
Ink MasterS12 E12
Eliminated Artist Interview: Refusing to Play It Safe
The most recently eliminated artist touts their versatility, disagrees with the judges' decision and calls out other competitors for staying in their comfort zones.
Ink MasterS12 E13
Eliminated Artist Interview: "We All Just Want to Get There"
The latest eliminated artist explains why they felt their last tattoo was a sprint that should have been a marathon and talks about being a target from the start.
Ink MasterS12 E14
Eliminated Artist Interview: The Danger of Letting the Canvas Run the Show
The latest eliminated artist thinks a series of bad breaks, from getting overruled by teammates to dealing with an uncooperative canvas, added up to a disqualifying tattoo.
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