Scoop: Ink Master Season 11, Season Premiere Re-Cap and Episode Preview
On the third episode of "Ink Master," Team Christian and Team Cleen battled it out in a team ingenuity challenge that tested the teams' patience as they created massive murals using only dominos. Team Christian came out on top, sending team Cleen into a tattoo elimination round. In the end, the judges felt that Tiara Gordon (Artist, Ink and Style in Lockport, NY) did not have what it takes to be the next "Ink Master."After the third week of competition the remaining artists-and their Instagram handles-are: Team Christian (@christianbuckingham) - Traveling Artist, currently in Richmond, VA · Teej Poole (@teejpoole) - Owner, private studio in Mebane, NC · Tim Stafford (@timstaffordtattoos) - Artist, Pigment Tattoo and Lazer Removal in Austin, TX · Amanda Boone (@boonetattoos) - Travelling tattooer and artist, Branded Tattoo Company in Nashville, TN · Chris Shockley (@chrisshockleytattooer) - Artist, EMPIRE Tattoo in Clementon, NJ · Jess Cavazos (@jesscavazos_tattoos) - Owner, Tattoo FX in Corpus Christie, TX · Angel Rose (@theangelrose) - Owner, private studio in Los Angeles, CA · JP Roldan (@johnpaulroldan) - Co-Owner and artist, Demon Ink Tattoo in Houston, TX · Oba (@omoori) - Owner, Push Tattoos in Newcastle, DE Team Cleen Rock One (@cleenrockone) - Owner/Artist - Golden Skull Tattoo in Las Vegas, NV · Tiffer Wright (@tifferwright) - Owner, Folklore Trading Co. in Dallas, TX · Tony Medellin (@tony_medellintattoo) - Artist, Lasting Dose Tattoo in Reno, NV · Turk (@lefthandblack) - Owner, Left Hand Black in San Diego, CA · Kyle Mackenzie (@kmacktattoos) - Artist, Visible Ink Tattoo in Malden, MA · Jimmy "Snaz" (@Jimmy_snaz) - Artist, Boston Tattoo Company in Boston, MA · Austin Rose (@humanslammpig) - Artist, Robot Piercing and Tattoo in Portland, OR · Stacy Smith (@tattoome_stacy) - Owner, Tattoo Me Charlotte in Charlotte, NC · Jamie Lee Parker (@jamieleeparker) - Artist, Hidden Los Angeles Tattoo in Los Angeles, CA Coming up on the next episode of INK MASTER on Tuesday, September 18 at 10pm ET/PT - it's Christian and Cleen's turn to step into the ring. With the fate of one of their team members riding on their shoulders, the STAKES are at an all-time high for the coaches.