Best In Show: “Mystical” Mike Paterek (Ink Master | Season 3)
In preparation for Ink Master’s third season, which begins airing on Spike TV this month, we asked the show’s contestants to complete a flash challenge of our own. To introduce you to the new crop—and reintroduce you to fan favorite Tatu Baby—we gave each artist a blank pinewood derby car to deck out. Unlike the Boy Scouts, we won’t be racing the cars; because we prefer form over function, this contest is all about the art. We’re going to let you be the judge of this flash challenge and choose the best design (and, like the Boy Scouts, we asked that the contestants’ dads not help out). Visit INKED’s Facebook page to vote for the car that you think best showcases the skills of a winner who will get to take home $100,000, a feature in INKED magazine, and the title of Ink Master.
BEST IN SHOW: “MYSTICAL” MIKE PATEREK
“I chose a skull and dorje with some biomech armor to represent humanity’s attempt to look into the future. It’s the same idea as a driver using only the rearview mirror to determine a destination.”