I have 2 tattoos, one on the inside of each wrist. Ever since I was 13 I've had an interest in tattoos so I when I heard about this show I wanted to check it out. I wondered how they were going to do this competitively. Having watched the mini-marathon, I will definitely look at any tattoos I see with a more critical eye. Some of the tattoos looked fine to me until the judges started in on their critiques.
So far I pretty much like everybody (or have no opinion either way) except Al (glad he's gone) and Heather. I didn't like Al because he was unnecessary in his behavior. And he couldn't take what he dished out. Those pearly gates were stupid. It looked like a completely different tattoo. I was surprised he went home since I thought Bili's tattoo was worse. I don't like Heather because it seems to me she knows she can't handle the pressue but went on a competitive show and then proceeds to whine.
I think Jeremy got a raw deal with the client and he compounded that by not at least attempting to see if another position would work. How could he concentrate with her making all that noise?
54321BlastOff: My main gripe with the format is the fact that every main challenge so far (albeit just 2) has been simply put, unfair as far as the size of tattoo that the client wants in the set amount of time. The client/contestant duos are chosen at random but at the end of the day, the client pool consists of people wanting all different size tattoos on different areas of the body and since there IS a time limit in the mix, it's just not a fair competition. ... It makes for unfair challenges and if this continues, I can see it bothering me more and more each week.
I have to agree with this. I wish the judges would keep this in mind as if at the end of the day it's all about what the artists wants. It's not. It's a combination of what the canvas wants and what the artists says in doable. Now if the client is insistent on something because it's his/her body, what's the artist to do? It's not like they are in a real position to reject them and them to find another artist at least not on the actual day of the competition. Perhaps before then TPTB can find another canvas.
WileyCoyote: Sure there are. We saw an example right in the 2nd episode, with the guy with the head tattoo. He SPECIFICALLY had vision blurring and MUCH greater pain because of the speed of the job.
Was that confirmed?
I, too, hope that the canvases are allowed to get their tattoo finished at some point. It would suck to walk around with unfinished work. Plus, shouldn't the original artist finish the work if he/she is available? I'm thinking as far as style and whatnot.