The cover-up designs ranged from a baby-doll zombie to a buffalo and landscape to a bio-mechanical piece by artist Roman, who persuaded his Skin to let him make the decisions, telling her that the only way to really make a cover-up work was to let him do whatever he wanted. This, in the end, was seen as a negative by some of his peers, and by this writer as well. Okay, you’re the expert, but maybe do whatever you want with what I want in mind. After all, I’m the one who has to look at it in the mirror every day.
The first episode of Best Ink comes with a surprise, twist ending. The artists themselves vote by secret ballot to pick which of them will be placed in the bottom three and the judges will eliminate based on that selection. In this first episode, Jessica, Tiffany and Meghan are chosen by their peers as having executed the worst tattoos of the challenge. It is finally baby-doll zombie creator Tiffany who is selected for the final elimination by the judges and she is the first to be sent home, bringing the competition to nine artists.
Being a sucker for tattoo related programming, I know I will continue watching. I haven’t picked a favorite yet, but I’m sure I will before too long. Best Ink airs Tuesdays at 10/9c on Oxygen.