Episode five is now over and accounted for on L.A. Ink. The episode, titled, Master Cleanse, focused in on a bet between Kat and Kim regarding a cleansing fast they decided to do together. I think overall, there may not have ever been a more visibly immature person on television that Kat Von D. Not only does she lose the bet, but refuses to pay up to Kim what they had agreed on and creates her own consequence instead. The scene where she is too “exhausted” to hang a picture is hilarious.
Poor Kat, she had to stop eating whenever she felt like it for a few days and is exhausted!!! Ok, enough sarcasm for now, on to the ink!
Hannah – Erin – Cherry Blossom Rib Piece
1.) Client Idea / Story – Erin wants some cherry blossoms on her torso. She feels that the idea of annual cherry blossoms are a good metaphor for how she lives her life. She is a “little person”, and the idea is good, but not certain as to the full meaning. 8/10
2.) Artist Interpretation - Erin handles the pain like it is nothing, which is a feat in itself. Hannah takes the idea and does a great job with the interpretation. 6/ 10
3. ) Finished Tattoo – Nothing wrong with this for sure, but also nothing that makes me say wow. 6 / 10
Overall Rating 6.5/10 - extra half point for the pain tolerance….
Kat – Cat Portrait
1.) Client Idea / Story – Steve has a hard time with women, so instead he fell in love with his cat, Buddy. Now of course, he wants to have a portrait of the cat on his body, forever, and on the inside of his leg no less. 1.5/10
2.) Artist Interpretation - Looks just like the picture, Kat is good at portrait type stuff, but you already knew that. However, this is a cat still. 6/ 10
3. ) Finished Tattoo – Yeah, I can’t get over the super strange idea, even though it looks nice in the end, too over the top weird for me. 3 / 10
Overall Rating 3/10 - This dude says that he and his cat are soulmates….. Meow?
Kim – Our Lady Of Guadalupe
1.) Client Idea / Story – Robert wants a tattoo in honor of his grandfather. He want the image of the Lady of Guadelupe, certainly a classic image and a great idea for ink. 8/10
2.) Artist Interpretation - Love this job by Kim, another reason she is one of the best artists on the show. Great use of color and detail. 8/ 10
3. ) Finished Tattoo – Awesome piece, placement and overall winner. Love it. 9/ 10
Overall Rating 9/10
Corey – Hummingbird Memorial
1.) Client Idea / Story – Denise wants a piece to memorialize her husband and parents who passed away. She wants hummingbirds and some flowers and banners for the names. 7/10
2.) Artist Interpretation - Corey goes freehand for this one and does an excellent job. They make her look all nervous, and it appears some parts of this get cut, but Corey has been at this for a long time. 8/ 10
3. ) Finished Tattoo – Corey nails it, great job with the color and hummingbirds. I also really like the banners… 8/ 10
Overall Rating 8/10
And while I won’t rate them, here are the tattoos that Emerson Drive got to celebrate their #1 single….