On Ink Master tonight, tattoo legend Chris Garver drops in as a guest judge as the contestants face turning their canvases into cyborgs!
Garver has been tattooing since 1988 and previously featured on TLC’s reality series Miami Ink. And this week on Spike he lends his decades of expertise to deciding who’ll be eliminated from the Ink Master Season 8 line-up.
There are only five artists remaining — Ryan Ashley Malarkey, Nate Beavers and Gian Karle Cruz from Team Peck and Nikki Simpson and Kelly Doty from Team Núñez.
But when Dave Navarro breaks the news that they’ll be making their canvases “super-human” by inking them into cyborgs, the artists don’t look too pleased.
Ashley’s head literally drops when he says they’ll be drawing everythig from gears, pistons, and cogs to pullies.
What’s more, it’s a team challenge — with Team Peck against Team Núñez — with all members of each team having to tattoo their canvas at the same time.
As if that wasn’t enough…they also have to SWITCH body part every hour and pick up where their other team members left off — not easy when they all have very different styles.
Nate gets lucky when he wins the chance to have his team choose which canvas they want. They pick a guy who seems more flexible as to what design he’ll get.
Meanwhile Team Núñez are confident that just having two of them will make things easier, with just six hours to complete the challenge. Chris Núñez comes up with a game-plan, but is left fuming when Nikki Simpson fails to stick to it…
Watch a clip from this week’s Ink Master below.
Ink Master airs Tuesdays at 10/9c on Spike.