This show is absolutely repulsive and I'll never watch it again. On the finale there was absolutely no reason for the female canvases to be showing their naked backside, they should have been covered past the tattoo. This show exists just as an excuse to objectify women, absolutely disgusting.
Its 2015. As a woman, while I like watching the competitive nature of Ink Master, the continual objectification of women on the show is really distasteful. You bring male athletes and men who perform and have some kind of contribution beyond their looks. Ive only ever seen you bring women into the show who are mostly naked and beautiful. Where's the substance? This is a human competition. Men and women BOTH showing up to show their prowess. Its time to get beyond the over simplification of sex selling and move beyond the continual over-objectification of the women you present. What exactly would happen if you brought male strippers onto the show to be paraded around and then guys would freak. But the women participants are supposed to just roll with the guys acting like monkeys in front of naked girls and pretend its all ok. Its time to really look at what you are choosing to show your audience your values are. Give us some hot and sexy BRAINIAC ladies. Just saying.
Season 6 ink master winner Chris, runner up Matt and loser was Krusseman, but of course the betting odds on the actual true result meant people wouldn't win big money so lets give the trophy to the last place contestant with the best odds for a bigger payout. Try telling me this didn't happen and then watch season 6 which PROVES it did.
I watched this program twice and I felt like I was in a war zone. Concurrently, I was watching the Great British Baking Show, where the judges act like human beings and actually create a great environment for the bakers to work in. In other words, they're nice people. These Ink Master people seem angry all the time. Everything is done in an almost militaristic fashion, with this guy standing at attention like a prison guard, next to the person who is revealing his/her tattoo. It was all really unpleasant to watch. Why so much nastiness? Why not a little softness and humor. It's so gung ho, competition is a kill or be killed situation. I hated it.
Every year they choose the worst person to "win". Tommy Helm with season 1 did everything and they gave it to the guy that only does black and white. Then they robbed cleen rock one and josh hibbard. Now they give the title to Kruseman who can't even do portraits and yet the show is called ink master. This show is a joke and hope they get pulled from the air cause their stupid decisions are beyond forgiveness. Goodbye ink master. You suck donkey balls
People are coming on the show for a good tattoo but when the Artists start throwing out skulls to artist they hate, the people are walking out with shitty tattoos. This episode proved that and the previews to the next looks like everyone did another shitty tattoo.
The rules need to change. After the skull challenge the Judges Rate the artist 1-10 then let them pick the canvas they want in that order. A challenge is still a challenge, saturation, Koi fish, realism, etc.
This show needs to get off the air asap no one canc tatoo except maybeone person but even that person fails an these poor people gotta be put in this show with quick craps shitty tatoos host take this joke of a show down.
Jamie lost to Sarah (who has been in that room more times then he has and who complained about everything) in the animal round because of the stickler hues judge who pointed out that he had no tattoos which shouldn't have mattered because he was an awesome tattoo artist. I stop watching the show after that
Josh Hibbard is a skilled artist, he didnt let himself get dragged into the made up drama and every other artist talked shit about him season 3 and 5 because he was actually awesome, he had his ups and downs but was overall, a fantastic tattoo artist. When he was disqualified S05 EP11 I felt physically ill, totally ruined the show for me. Only watched season 4 with actual interest and thats cause the final line up of artists were amazing. Could kick the asses of the so-called pro tattoo artist judges any day. Out of Peck and Nunez, Nunez's portfolio is the most disappointing and when he took the absolute crap out of Kyle's work, Kyle had every right to snap, I would have. The show is just losing interest, I probably won't be watching anymore and after seeing season 5 there's no chance I'm dragging my friends into watching this horse crap. Art or not, this sucks.
I can deal with Dave but oliver peck is beyond annoying and if you look into his work it's really not all of that. And can someone get that damn stick our of his mouth? He annoys the hell out of me. And they judge WAY too hard!! These tattos is 4 and 6 hours?? I just wish they would lighten up. I recall the other judge saying don't waste mine or your time! You get paid to do this so shut the fuck up. Annoying annoying annoying!!!
Im sorry but i lost it right there. What the actual hell??? I hate how immature this show is. Like why would you give crappy tattoo artists your "special" guitars that are "really expensive"?????? Honestly what did you think would happen? And most of the people need to get their crap together. No one cares about what you have to say and how amazing you think you are! Im talking to you Sarah.. Just nod your head, listen to what they have to say, and move on with your life and make sick ass tattoos!
i straight lost respect for EVERY artist on season five. your all mad just because josh smoking a little pot. wow, i bet you Jason takes something for his anxiety, but josh cant smoke a little pot. the show is about TATTOOING not about what people do in there personal lives. whoever wins, shouldn't deserve the title of ink master, because josh is the REAL ink master. Josh, you go bro! Everyone know that you are the REAL ink master.
the competition should be about the tattooing and not what the artists do on their time outside of the show. Bet the guys are drinking all the time but you can't get high? Tattoo artists? Seriously? Pot is legal in many states now and just ridiculous to send a guy home for that. He was one of the best ones there and everyone else was afraid of letting their work speak for them, chicken shits if you ask me. Lastly WTF is all the fighting and yelling all about? These people are ridiculous. I can't believe people speak to each other like that in the real world. I want to see great tattooing and learn about the art, not listen to stupid BS every episode. Just sayin... :)
The hands down best tattoo artist on their show was sent home for smoking pot? Are you high? He was the only artist that gave your show artistic integrity. Don't get me wrong, I personally thought he was an arrogant douche, but he was a talented tattoo artist nonetheless. That was a horrible decision made by out of touch executives that probably don't know the first thing about tattoos. Whoever "wins" this season will have done so by default. I've lost a lot of respect for this show and then other artists. A win by a technicality isn't a win.
Season 1 was the only decent season, after that it just fell off a cliff. When Jamie was eliminated that was bull shit! Just because a person doesn't have tattoos is so hypercritical, Double standard people! You guys lost my viewing of this crap.
I used to like this show. The tattoos are horrible this year though. Almost as horrible as the judge's wardrobe. It used to be only Dave Navarro that wore women's goth clothing and women's glasses. Now, the other two judge's are on the bus. It is like they got all the leftover clothing from hot topic and get bonuses for who can come up with the stupidest looking outfit! Plus the scripted fighting is extremely annoying. Most of the contestants are horrible artists! The only good artist got kicked off for smoking pot. WTF?!? They (the other contestants and judges) called him a cheater. How is smoking pot cheating? Is that why they all suck, cuz they are sober? Someone give them a bong hit before they ruin another person's appearance with a terrible tattoo please! Funny how the artists are always crying when it's the human canvases that should be crying!
It's a fun show, always has been, however, it's getting very scripted. It used to be about able artists, putting out gorgeous creations for the world to 'awe' at, but now, it's just scripted drama and fights. Also, the judges are WAY off base with their critiques. I still can't get over the shock of seeing one of those two brothers go home for the ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE owl. And then from that on, I noticed the judges were really just picking favorites, regardless of actual artwork. weird now :/
Ink master started as a nice tattoos show, enterteining and a good showcase of artists that can do more than just tattoos.
This fifth season is ridicusly bad, it's like they decide to take the normal reality show approach and added scripted drama and fights. People are watching this show to see nice artist doing great tattoos and artistics challanges.
It's a kinda of reality show and it's normal that a lot of stuff are scripted but this season is just right on your face fake.
I love the art of tattooing & the creativity some people have. The show has become like the WWE of tattooing. Fake fights, judging based on who they like over what tattoo is better. Making them do things that would never happen in a tattoo shop, like 3 people tattooing at once. I want to see a show that is about the actual competition of tattooing not drama that comes off as so fake. Everyone wants to be the villain to gain attention. The artist on Best Ink & Epic Ink are more worthy.
This show is worthless. While I don't mind some drama, this mess is obviously scripted... badly. What a shame, because I love artistic shows no matter what they are - fashion design, cooking etc. Instead of focusing on the talent of artists, the producers have decided to cheapen the premise with fake fights. All of the characters (I refuse to call them artists) are unlikeable, and the in your face arguments are downright annoying. DONE with this show, buh-bye.
This show started out so good, and how has turned into all the other lame ass reality shows! It only took the first episode of season 5 and I can already tell that it's scripted! While it is natural for people to not always see eye to eye.... but the first damn show their already getting in each others face and trying to fist fight! The producers need to watch season one and get back to what the people want to see!!! Not this I now have a new open slot on my DVR!!
The finale of season four and the clues to the new season of Ink Master "Rivals" are the culmination of an exceedingly obvious trend on the show; To manufacture explosive and petty drama at the cost of tattooing. This forced change was easily perceived throughout the season as the focus of each episode was conflict between cast members and not their actual skills as tattoo artists. Additionally, the show centered on the drama created from handing out skulls in a way that agrees with common sense from a competitive point of view. The three contestants were clearly anxious in the dismal final as they were presumably forced(by the producers) to talk about ridiculous drama from the season. The finale did not give the viewers any review of past tattoos from the season or a complete assessment of the contestants, which is what they desired. This show originally exposed viewers to the extremely difficult and interesting art of tattooing. The great potential of this competitive show has been lost to dim-witted manufactured drama. We fans are more intelligent and deserve better than the producers fetish with scripted conflict. I will not be watching season 5.
Really, really disappointed with this show. I'm an artist, and I know the judges don't know what they're talking about. They pick an artist and try to convince us in critiques that they're the best, then carry them through to the end (so they can make believe they know what good art is).
It's completely fixed -- there is nothing left up to chance or viewer opinion, or even skill. The judges make every single decision, whether wrong or right, and when they favor an artist, that's who wins... Winners nominating an artist to eliminate, canvases nominating an artist to eliminate, America nominating an artist to win... It's all just distraction to make the choices seem more random or like the weight of power is more spread out than it is.
It's not. If the audience votes for an artist to win, or a contestant votes for an artist to lose, the judges have the final say and therefore the ONLY say. Everything else is a distraction. Smoke and mirrors to cover up incompetence and power hunger.
America voted Sausage was the best, but after constantly refusing to eliminate Scott (and trying to shove him down our throats as the best artist), the judges chose Scott as the winner. From the beginning it was obvious that he was their favorite, and with every decision lying in their hands; who goes, who stays, the audience vote is just a joke and to ignore their opinion is absolutely ridiculous and rude. He was never the best, but Sausage was. They can't fool us. The fact that America voted for Sausage and he still lost means they're not even trying to hide it. I knew that the show was fixed, but I knew if Scott won that there's no reason to even watch.
I think i am done with this show - it started out being about a great tattoo competition - and now its just another bitchy reality tv show, complete with cat fights and name calling. The judging is TOTAL BULLSHIT!!!!!! I know aren't going to always agree - and i know judging is subjective - but come on - their should be some criteria! They don't judge based on what the challenge was half the time- sometimes they base it on past work - sometimes not??? - makes noooo sense at all. The guest judging is ridiculous, the team tattooing is ridiculous, and the finale on every season just keeps getting worse - cause it is sooo obvious it doesn't matter what happens - they already have a winner . why did scott win? in season one - they told tommy he didn't win because he had one bad critique during the show - sooo even though he was more well rounded and his finale pieces were the best - he still lost to shane - who only ever did black and grey ( even the judges said so) but yet shane still won?? - soo, why didn't sausage win - scott had bad review and sausage never had worse tattoo - so why did scott win - im glad the entire audience was booing - its a shame - it was a great idea - and could have been a great show!!!!
Sausage was the clear winner, his composition was well balanced, great line quality, good color choices, the proper far the better tattoo artist and the audience approved it! Scott did not do his best work on the last tattoo. If the winner is based on total scores, a running tally should be posted each week listing the artist's weekly and total points. Other wise the judging looks like bullshit! I won't watch the show anymore if the judging can not be objective, the audience understands the judges make a subjective critique, but the scores are a Charley Manson review!
Been watching since episode 1 however THIS SEASON (4) has made me realize that its too much bull***
To continue doing so!Previous reviews indicate Nunez treated Kyle the SAME WAY he treated Tartu Baby
(whose tattoos were AWESOME BTW) when she was voted back. Mentioning Kyle BY NAME during an elimination when he wasn't even there was in SUCH POOR TASTE on his part!! maybe he has been out of the field too long and he should reaquaint himself on how much things have changed since he sold out!! SCOTT
winning tonight was SUCH CRAP! His tattoo style is boring and his Master Canvas had way too much orange!!! Sausage or Matti SHOULD HAVE WON!! Scottdidn't deserve it in any way! He bullied his way through the competition and they rewarded him for it!!! Then again TOMMY of Tattoo Nightmares deserved to win and didn't!! Soooo happy he's doing well with his OWN SHOW!! What does THAT tell you!! Can't even remember the guys name who won that season but I KNOW TOMMY!! Shows gone downhill since! Adios InkMaster!!
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