AlixBranwyn's avatar
I haven't had a chance to see the episode yet so I don't know all of what was said by the judges but honestly I have never really been a fan of American Traditional tattoos and you probably already heard me say that at some point ha. I get that there is a lot of history behind it and the nostalgia for it but with all of the finer machines and inks and all of the advancement in what can be done on skin now I see it's value in the nostalgia on it's own and not in its artistic merits. It can be a lot harder to design something that is intentionally dumbed down and drawn to be more stylistic but it can also be harder to draw like a child again after you have gained the skills to draw things well. That said there were quite a few pieces including yours that I feel really stuck more to the style that were well executed so I'm surprised that they didn't name a best tattoo. And how in the hell Kay hasn't been eliminated after the last one he did is beyond me...I even had my husband who just watched a few minutes of the previous episodes come look at the voting line up and asked him to pick out which one he thought Kay did and he was able to right away. I'm assuming the drama he creates with his character for the show warrants them keeping him around longer...

Anyhow, I cast my vote for you and I'll catch the episode when they put it online. :)