Best Ink Blog

1. Sabina Kelley and Laird Hamilton.

Sabina's Top 5 Highlights from 'Best Ink 3'

Watch Pete Announce the Winner of 'Best Ink 3'!

Darnell's Deadly Sins Flash Challenge from Episode 1.

Darnell's Exit Interview: "Karly Deserved It"

Brother and sister!

Hannah's Top 5 Highlights from 'Best Ink 3'

Judge's Corner: Joe's Final Blog of Season 3!

1. All the 'Best Ink' Season 3 artists!

Joe's Top 5 Highlights from 'Best Ink 3'

Deadly Sins Flash Challenge.

Alayna's Exit Interview: I Was Rooting for Darnell & Karly

Winner's Chat with Karly: "I Didn't Think I had a Shot in Hell!"

The Final Ink Challenge

Darnell's Flash Challenge

The Street Shop Flash Challenge (PHOTOS)

Judge's Corner: It Felt Awful to Send Willy Home

Willy's Deadly Sins Flash Challenge.

Willy's Exit Interview: Being Eliminated Sucks

Alayna's Flash Challenge.

The Demolition Derby Flash Challenge (PHOTOS)

Darnell's Ink Challenge.

The 3D Photorealism Ink Challenge! (PHOTOS)

Judge's Corner: Joe Blogs about Shock, Awe, and Lara's Fatal Unpopularity

Alayna's Ink Challenge.

The Shock Art Ink Challenge (PHOTOS)

Darnell's Shock Flash Challenge.

The Shock Art Flash Challenge (PHOTOS)

Lara's Deadly Sins Flash Challenge.

Lara's Exit Interview: "I Live to Piss You Off"

Alayna's Ink Challenge (top 2)

The Pin-Up Couples Ink Challenge (PHOTOS)

The contestants and their significant others (and Darnell's blind date) gather for a photo shoot.

The Couples Flash Challenge (PHOTOS)

Joe's Deadly Sins Flash Challenge.

Joe's Exit Interview: I'm Not Cocky...I'm Amped

Judge's Corner: Sabina Blogs about True Pin-Up Tattoos and Joe's Demise

Sabina Kelley

Sabina Kelley Hits the Beach for Best Ink

Judge's Corner: Hannah Blogs about Surfboards, Lara's Mandala Fetish, and Romeo

Deadly Sins Flash Challenge

Romeo's Exit Interview: "Lara Should Have Gone Home Instead of Me"

Darnell's Ink Challenge

The Ocean-Inspired Ink Challenge (PHOTOS)

Contestants had to paint surfboards in the Ocean Flash Challenge.

The Surfboard Flash Challenge (PHOTOS)

Judge's Corner: Joe Blogs about Women in the Industry, Biomechanical Tattoos, and Danny's Goodbye

Meet Danny! And check out his Deadly Sins Flash Challenge.

Danny's Exit Interview: No More Tattoo Competitions!

Darnell won his face-off against Willy.

The Biomechanical Ink Challenge (PHOTOS)

Alayna's Flash Challenge

The Biomechanical Flash Challenge (PHOTOS)

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Pete Wentz Is Thinking About Getting Married Again

Judge's Corner: Sabina Blogs About Sci-Fi Stuff, Darnell's Weepy Moment, and May May's Demise

May May's Deady Sins Flash Challenge.

May May's Exit Interview: "I Couldn't Handle the Pressure"

Alayna's Ink Challenge tattoo.

The Sci-Fi Ink Challenge (PHOTOS)

It's the Sci-Fi Flash Challenge!

The Sci-Fi Flash Challenge (PHOTOS)

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Watch Pete Wentz Find Out He Won a People's Choice Award

The Deadly Sins Flash Challenge

Exit Interview with Anthony: I Wish I Hadn't Been So "Laid Back"

Darnell's Ink Challenge.

The Japanese Ink Challenge (PHOTOS)

Alayna's Flash Challenge

The Anime Flash Challenge (PHOTOS)

Judge's Corner: Hannah Blogs About Danny's Tantrum, Alayna's Comeback, and Anthony's Farewell

Sabina's Top 5 Highlights from 'Best Ink 3'

1. Sabina Kelley and Laird Hamilton.

It’s time for judge and pin-up model extraordinaire Sabina Kelley to share some her favorite moments from Season 3 of Best Ink! From the Surfboard Flash Challenge with surfing legend Laird Hamilton to Lara’s mandala fetish, it was one memorable season for Sabina. Check out Sabina’s top 5 moments, and read her highlights below!


Sabina's Top 5 Moments of Best Ink Season 3!

1. The episode with Laird Hamilton! First of all, I was really stoked to get a chance to host a Flash Challenge because it was the first time I got to be around the artists for a longer period of time and get to know their personalities and not just their artwork.  Second of all, it was a Flash Challenge at the beach, on a beautiful day, with surf legend Laird Hamilton! Third of all, I thought getting to paint on surfboards was a super fun and unique challenge. The overall experience was great for the whole cast -- getting out for some fresh air and being inspired by the fresh ocean breeze on a gorgeous day -- and something different than being on set.

2. The couples’ photography challenge was also a highlight for me. Again I got to host the challenge and it was a really special one since all the artists’ significant others came on the show to surprise them.  It seriously was so heartwarming it made me want to cry. It was such an emotional and fun day. Not to mention the Flash Challenge had to do with photography which is something I am around a lot in my career. It really showed a different side of all the artists to see them in their comfort zone -- even with Darnell and his fake girlfriend! That was my favorite episode of the whole season.

3. During the Pin-up Ink Challenge, my argument with Joe was a memorable moment for me.  Joe pissed me off so bad!  Pin-up is my world, and I still really feel that Darnell should not have won that challenge.  Out of all the challenge themes, I think that I am the most experienced in that subject. Joe can have more of an opinion about the technical side of tattooing, but leave pin-up to me! Karly and Alayna had the two most incredible pin-up tattoos.

4. Lara and her mandala fetish! Wow, that drove me nuts. Lara is a great artist, but pushing a mandala on all her skins got way too outta hand. I get it, if that’s your thing, but people should be coming to you asking for your thing if that is what you are known for. It should never be pushed on them. I have to say even though I thought Lara had a crappy attitude, it was fun to watch her hold her ground against everyone. 

5. Karly winning Best Ink was a huge memorable moment! From the beginning I thought Joe or Willy would have won, so to see Karly win was a beautiful surprise.  She got better and stronger throughout the entire competition and deserved to win. I hope her win will push her to stay in the tattoo world and take her talents even farther.

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