“Ink Master” 8: Three Teams Remain

On the eighth episode of “Ink Master,” the competition continued to heat up.

Following a flash challenge in which the contestants had to compete in a glass painting flash challenge, team members were then tested on their dimension. In the end, the judges felt that Mike Diaz (Owner/Artist at Sunken City Ink at Lubbock, TX) did not have what it takes to be the next “Ink Master.”

After the eighth week of competition the artists left competing are:

Team Anthony (@antmikes) – Artist, Metro Tattoo in Tucson, AZ

· Amanda Leitch (@redleitchtattoo) – Artist at Idolize Tattoo in Renton, WA
· Daniel Silva (@Dsilvatattoos) – Owner/Artist at Daniel Silva Tattoos in Gilroy, CA
· Jason Elliot (@Jasontattooer) – Owner at Novellus Studio in College Station, TX
· Juan Salgado (@JuanSalgadoArt) – Artist/Owner at Color Conspiracy Tattoo in San Juan, PR

Team DJ (@djtambe) – Artist, Bad Apple Tattoo in Las Vegas, NV

· Deanna Smith (@DeannaSmith_ink) – Artist at Dark Age Tattoo in Denton, TX
· Frank Ready (@readytattooart) – Artist at Black Magic Tattoo in Oklahoma City, OK
· Josh Payne (@Joshpaynetattoo) – Owner at Ascend Gallery in Cortland, NY

Team Steve (@steventefft) – Owner/Artist, 12 Tattoos in Groton, CT

· Fame (@fametattoo) – Owner at Eminence Ink in Willimantic, CT
· Jeremy Brown (@theneedlepusher) – Artist at Collective Ink Gallery in Garden Grove, CA
· Roly T-Rex (@roly_tattoosTDC) – Artist/Owner at The Divine Canvas Tattoos in Orlando, FL

Coming up on the next episode of Ink Master on Tuesday, March 6 at 10pm ET/PT – The devil is in the details when the Artists must tattoo intricate Technicolor hot air balloons.

For a preview of next week’s episode please click here

Interviews with cast members and episodic artwork are available upon request.

About “Ink Master”

Tattoo artists from around the country battle it out in permanent ink in Spike TV’s hit reality/competition.

For the first time, the series will welcome back three “Ink Master” winners to coach and mentor artists in the quest for $100,000, an editorial feature in Inked and the coveted title of “Ink Master.” In addition, the former “Masters,” Season Two’s Steve Tefft, Season Seven’s Anthony Michaels and Season Nine’s DJ Tambe, will be competing against each other to win $100,000 of their own.

The artists will be put through a series of tattoo challenges that are not only designed to test their technical skills, but also their on-the-spot creativity, as they must create and execute an original tattoo on a ‘Human Canvas.’ Each episode will focus on a different and distinct style of tattooing, and while the masterpieces these artists create will last a lifetime… so will their mistakes.

After every challenge, the contestants face a tough panel comprised of musician, filmmaker and artist Dave Navarro, as well as world-renowned tattoo artists Nuñez (Handcrafted Miami) and Peck (Elm Street Tattoo).

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