I don’t think that any one person can master all genres of tattooing.
I was a bit bummed by the Flash Challenge where we had to sketch Kim. It was terribly bright and she moved a lot. I treated it as a simple study, and I was relatively happy with my sketch. It was tough, given the circumstances and conditions. When they told us the advantage would be the only vote at elimination I thought, this should be interesting.
To make a good portrait tattoo, you really need a good reference photo. My photo was terrible for the Ink Challenge. It had no definitive detail and no good values to decipher from in the photo.
I agreed with Joe when he told us we all needed to start performing. I also agreed to an extent that to be a good tattoo artist you need to be able to do every type of tattoo. Great tattoo artists can do a bit of everything but I don’t think that any one person can master all genres of tattooing. But I certainly think being well rounded and versatile in your artistry will help you in being a versatile tattoo artist.
I didn't mind being in the bottom three because I knew I wasn't going home. Joe knew my reference photo was bad and I still did a nice tattoo.