Episode two aired last night of L.A. Ink and it was yet another one with the shop not being finished. Of course, this part of the plan still makes for some drama amongst cast members and that architect dude again. Here is my rundown of Episode 2.
Episode 2 – Nowhere To Work
Episode 2 kicks off with Kat prepping to tattoo Steve-O of Jackass fame. They hop in a limo and make an hour drive to Six Feet Under, the shop of Corey Miller so that Steve can get a tatt of himself as a child on his arm. His quote for getting the piece is that “I’m getting this tattoo because it’s a goofy, stupid idea and its gonna make people laugh”, sounds like Steve-O to me. However, he is obviously way too high to get it done and despite some prodding from Kat, he leaves.
When he returns for the ink, he sits in the chair and talks about being a rich kid, going to clown school (“I love the bragging rights going to clown school gave me”) and drinking his own urine. Fun! At one point, I think he tries to fall asleep in the chair, (probably all smoked out again). Time to get the Ink-o-meter started!
Kat Von D – Steve-O Child Portrait
1.) Client Idea / Story – The story is that Steve had this pic taken as a child in Rio, as mentioned he wants to get it to make people laugh and mostly to be an idiot. I guess his back piece was not masturbatory enough. 1/10
2.) Artist Interpretation – Kat is a master at portraits, and has no trouble nailing this one despite Steve attempting to fall asleep. 8 / 10
3. ) Finished Tattoo – Great job by Kat, great shading and placement for a portrait as well. She even gets Steve and his screwy teeth correct. 8 / 10
Overall Rating 4/10 – Great work, stupid idea.
Up next the drama machine starts to get cranked up. You know the drill by now, shop is not finished, people are pissed, and all while the cameras roll! Amazing…. (wink)
Corey Miller – Traditional Skull Chest Piece
1.) Client Idea / Story – Anthony wants a traditional black and grey chest piece. He wants it to “reflect his free nature and harken back to the days of the old tough guy sailors.” 5/10
2.) Artist Interpretation – Corey goes the extra mile here, even adding some of his own touch when Anthony thinks he is done. There is a reason he is a black/ grew master, this piece shows it. 9 / 10
3. ) Finished Tattoo – Incredible tattoo when it is all said and done by Corey, Anthony went through alot of pain but it looks like it was worth it. 8 / 10
Overall Rating – 8/10
Hannah – Peacock Piece
1.) Client Idea / Story – The client, Katharine, is getting this in honor of her Mom, who spent tow months in a coma in the hospital. 8/10
2.) Artist Interpretation – When it comes to color, Hannah is boss. She takes the piece and really does an amazing job with it. It also feels like this take about 2 minutes, of course it probably took like 6-7 hours. 9 / 10
3. ) Finished Tattoo – Great work on this piece, easily my favorite on this episode. 9.5/ 10
Overall Rating – 9.5/10