This has been a crazy season of “Ink Master” with a lot of great tattoo artists, but the one that really stood out to us was Melissa Monroe. She has only been tattooing a few years, but in that time she learned to tattoo in just about every style and adapt to any situation. She was easily a favorite of ours all season, so it was heartbreaking to see her go home last week on a Japanese style snake tattoo that was better then some of the others in the bottom.
We had a chance to chat with Melissa (via email) about her time on the show, going head to head with Gentle Jay as Scott and Matti tried to help and her thoughts on the judges critiques this season.
CarterMatt – The Japanese snake you tattooed was more traditional then some of the others, were you surprised that this tattoo sent you home?
Melissa Monroe – I really liked the Japanese snake I tattooed, and thought it should have kept me in the competition, however, I wasn’t surprised to be sent home, as I assumed the judges would prefer to keep the other artists who had excelled more consistently through the entire season.
At the beginning of the show Ashley Bennett made a sweeping statement that “all women cry”, what did you think of being lumped into that group?
In the head to head challenge against Gentle Jay you had Matti and Scott helping you, do you feel that it hurt you?
Now that you are no longer in the competition, who are you rooting for to become Ink Master?
Halo or Sausage.
We want to thank Melissa for taking the time to chat with us and we will definitely miss her being on the show.
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