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- All right, artists.

You have six hours to tattoo a cover-up.

And your time starts now.

- Let's do it.

- Sweet. - We're gonna stand you up

just how you been, so I can get the stencil in there.

- Let's see how it plays. - Oh, we'll see.

- May the best ladies' team win.

- The best ladies' coach win.

- [laughs] That could still be me too.

- Today, we're testing detail, and the way that detail

works in cover-ups is understanding how to actually

create a cover-up that doesn't look like one.

- Wow. - I don't want to see big black

or dark spots, and they don't need to do a tattoo

six times bigger than the cover-up to make it disappear.

- Shrink it by like 20%.

Because you also see, because of the shape of her body,

your circle doesn't stay a circle.

- My trouble was that if I shrunk it, the whole body

and wing would be black. - Is gonna get real dark?

So then what if you just literally just move

the whole thing down a bit?

- I tried that before.

- And it was just too much on her butt?

- Also, and yeah, it was, it was too much on her butt.

- Okay, so then straight up, lose the circle.

- Don't do a circle?

- Just don't do the circle. - Okay.

- All right, ready? - Yeah.

[rock music]

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- So how do--how bad do you hate this?

- How bad do I hate it?

- You think that's a good placement?

- Yeah, it's where the dark is, right?

- Mm-hmm. Typically when you're doing

a tattoo, you want the brightest,

most shining part of the tattoo

in the center, not the darkest in the center.

- In the little spaces in between the kanji, let your

skin rips come through there.

See how this is lighter? Use that to your advantage.

- I have to pull out some tricks

and see what I can do to make it work.

So, the problem I'm running into is, like,

I can't pull it through, like the center of the tattoo,

just because it's gonna start getting in the way.

- The rips don't have to be that long.

Little guys, little, little. - Okay.

Skin rip wouldn't be my first choice, but I'm happy with it.

There's other ones that I wouldn't have wanted.

- Whoo, look at those crispy lines!

Those lines look good.

- I hope so, there's a [bleep] lot of them.

The most difficult aspect of this tattoo is just

getting it done in six hours.

Because the cover-up itself will be the body of the owl,

and then proportionately, the wings are gonna have to be

this [bleep] big.

I'm taking a huge risk right now,

and if it doesn't pay off,

I'm gonna be [bleep].

- There's one tattoo on the girls' team that is

[bleep] strange as shit.

- Name names, name names, who is it?

- What is her name? What is her name?

Cheetah print girl.

- Holli, doing another owl?

- [blows raspberry] Yeah.

It's bad, bad, bad. - Really?

- Holli's design is screwed from the beginning.

The stick growing out of this woman's ass.

- Feels like it's like, right on my butt crack.

- It almost is.

- Girl, I have no idea what you were going for.

- Four hours remaining.

Four hours remaining.

- Gah!

- Did exactly what you told me not to do.

- You are just the most exquisite listener

I have ever met in my life. You are.

[laughs]

- I want to prove to myself that I can do this,

that I can do a good tattoo, a solid tattoo.

Throughout my career, I've been told that I won't get

that far and all that stuff. - Yeah.

- So, am I brave enough to step forward and be vulnerable?

And I think that is a huge thing for me.

- Intruder alert.

- What is that, [bleep] turd boy?

- Now you're supposed to respect your elders.

- I show respect to those who

show me respect, regardless of age.

I'm attempting to do a 12-hour half sleeve in six hours.

If I don't have the pedal to the medal the entire time,

there's not a chance in hell I'm gonna finish this thing.

Dude, I'm not here for the [bleep] bullshit.

Not--not today. I'm over it.

- That's two hours, two hours left.

[tense music]

♪ ♪

- Shit looks [bleep] solid.

There's a cover-up in there? What?

- I think the girls underestimate my ability

as a tattoo artist, and gave me the "realistic"

skull because they wanted to see if I could do it.

I could do this with my eyes closed.

Thanks, girls. Home run.

My parents were off the boat.

You know, I'm first generation American.

I come from a long line of artists on my dad's side.

Like, if you go back to Italy, like, everyone in my family's

an artist, you know?

They support me in everything I do.

I feel blessed.

- And I just hope I can do the same for my kids.

- There's [bleep] bad-ass tattoos being done here.

- No, you've got an eagle that's too big over here

that's really an owl.

You've got a way too big a face lion.

- Oh, yeah, honey? You want me to tell you something?

- And you've got a--no. - Oh, no, don't hit me.

- You've got a tree branch growing out of an

[bleep] over there.

- Yeah. - And you let her tattoo that?

- Yeah.

- You better be careful about your coach, because that's what

he's all right with.

- I'm just tattooing.

- That owl's got to be sitting on something.

- My owl is flying.

- Yeah, your owl is gonna fly right out

of here with his luggage.

- Oh.

- [laughing]

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- I'm gonna need six more hours, at least six more

hours to finish it.

- Five, four, three, two, one.

That's it. Machines down. Time is up.

No more ink.

- [sighs, laughs]

Pfff. All right.

That's it, man. I am done, like, abusing you.

- All right, man. - I love his teeth.

- So awesome. Those eyes are ridiculous.

- Jason, what up, brother?

How you feeling?

- I feel like I ran out of [bleep] time on that thing.

It ended up being too [bleep] big, man.

For as big as it needed to be.

- I think Cam might have went too big also.

- Really? Get out, dude.

- That mane, I'm actually really nervous for him.

- No shit? - You have to remember,

there's only eight of us now.

Three of us are going down.

I don't know if that was a top five tattoo.

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