‘Ink Master’ season 2 finale review: Sarah, Steve and Sebastian face off, who won?December 18, 2012
On the season finale of “Ink Master” season two they brought back the eliminated contestants and one of the first hot topics brought to the forefront was Jamie not having any tattoos. The judges tried to say that his lack of tattoos had nothing to do with why he got eliminated and Jamie gave Oliver the opportunity to put his first tattoo on him if Oliver shaved his head and facial hair off. Oliver responded by saying that he doesn’t deserve one of his tattoos.
Dave revealed that one of the eliminated contestants will be coming back into the competition (for season 3) based on votes from the viewers at home. Another cool feature they had on the finale was that some of the human canvases came back to confront their artists about some of the bad ink they got, which was a great lead in to talk to season 1 finalist and the star of “Tattoo Nightmares” Tommy Helm. Tommy offered to cover up one of the tattoos for one of the canvases that was unhappy with their finished product.
Steve Tefft, Sarah Miller and Sebastian Murphy are the finale three and when the eliminated contestants are asked if they thought these would be the finale three and no one raised their hands. For their elimination tattoo they were given 24 hours to do whatever they wanted. Steve and Sebastian did two big back pieces in black and grey where Sarah did two tattoos on the legs and she did hers in color. Oliver liked Steve’s tattoo but wasn’t crazy about it, and Chris felt the layers on his piece were great. Oliver liked a lot of the texture in Sebastian’s tattoo, but felt that the line work was a little weak even though he’s been strong in line work for most of the competition. For Sarah’s tattoos, Oliver really loved her designs and said that it fit the client’s legs perfectly, but that the color was a little weak for him and Chris felt that her tattoos needed more black saturation in them.
When it came to America’s vote on which eliminated contestant will return to “Ink Master” season 3, Tatu Baby was voted back in (which was pretty obvious if you happened to be on Twitter – she was trending all night). So who came out on top and was named the winner of “Ink Master” season 2? Steve Tefft beat out Sarah Miller and Sebastian Murphy for the title of Ink Master.
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