No one really had tattoos at the time, except for maybe like one giant senior. While some tattooers may struggle with the time limits and other impediments the show throws at the artists, the only issue Tambe has encountered is this season’s new twist that both artists on the team must work on a single tattoo. I don't think I know everything and I just try to stay that way. For all of the flak the show may catch for some of the misrepresentations of tattooing, the boost in popularity its participants get is undeniable. So that was kind of my first art kind of job. Tekashi 6ix9ine - $100,000 . Yeah, since I can remember - I've been doing art. Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix. Back to back two-time Ink Master champion, DJ Tambe has returned to the tattoo competition - not as a competitor, but as a judge on Ink Master: Grudge Match. And though the former — who's also the local shop’s owner — is already a known commodity thanks to his previous time on the show, Tambe himself is far from a rookie in the tattoo … I'm digging for old photos and stuff like "Here's the day I left for rehab" and this is now. Careers, This isn’t a bad thing! Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images. But what if they didn’t? The Phoenix New Times may earn a portion of sales from products & services purchased through links on our site from our affiliate partners. I think I relate, see that's hard too. That's kind of what it was for me. I wouldn't say I'd take it back. I always take it back to fundamentals - the basics - that first. Like I said, I kind of taught myself. Back to back two-time Ink Master champion and legend, DJ Tambe, has returned to the tattoo competition as a judge on Ink Master: Grudge Match. It's just like, who I am. He's been featured in a couple of smaller television programs, but there are few opportunities in tattooing as grand as starring on a major cable network’s hit show. So, based on this scenario while artist “1” seemed expensive because of his hourly rate, he really was cheaper based on the cost of the tattoo alone. Now, it’s considered as artistic as any other style you might see in a museum. Sunday: Closed. Pure Ink’s studios are built like your home away from home. Some of America's best tattoo artists will be battling it out for the chance to win $100,000 cash prize, a feature in Inked magazine, and the coveted title of "Ink Master," DJ will be judging alongside two other former Ink Master champions, including the first-ever female winner, Ryan Ashley, from season 8 and season 11's winner Cleen Rock One. Were you always artistic? You know what I mean? To get your lines clean, you got to have steady hands. Put in the time to look at the entire picture and get the tattoo your dreaming of the first time because cover-ups and removals aren’t fun for anyone! Of course, Tambe wouldn’t have agreed to do it if he and Irwin weren’t already good friends and confident in each other’s work, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy for either artist to give up the reins on their own artwork halfway through the process. It gives me a weird feeling, but I love it. Does an artist’s hourly rate translate into a better value or mean one artist is ripping you off? The go-to source for comic book and superhero movie fans. Take a look below to find out how much it would cost to have the likes of Drizzy and Yeezy perform at YOUR next bash. So I just try to stay humble, and a lot of my stuff I hate. You know, Chris is really smart with the tattooing side of things too, and he takes it pretty technical. It's a huge change for the two-time winner. Tell me about yourself, at what age did you get started tattooing? If they're chewing people's skin up, or doing any trauma to the skin, they're out. Cleen's really straight forward, loud, and just makes you laugh. Ink Master: Grudge Match premieres Tuesday, October 1st at 10 pm EST on the Paramount Network. About Us, She hails from the Rocky Mountains of Grand Junction, Colorado where she grew up with her seven siblings. First, I tried to get on season 2, I got pretty far in the process but then I didn't end up going on, so I've been trying to get on since then. The effortlessly nonchalant, self-taught tattooer has already taken Ink Master by storm twice - winning both times.And he's is back on our TV screens for Ink Master's 13th season. Does extra travel factor into the cost of the tattoo? So, if you don't mind sharing, how long have you been clean from drugs? It's just an attitude. I think if you're just being creative and still meet the challenge. Check online portfolios, check in-store portfolios, meet the artists and see if your personalities jive. We do! Like you said, it's kind of molded me and it's not like I do it now, so I can talk about all of that stuff now. I think it shows innovation. This time has gone by really fast in life, so I'm like, I don't want to be a dick in life, I wanna be like, I want to be cool. It's showing that you are one step ahead of all of the other artists. Viewers can expect to see amazing tattoos, I mean, the artistry is cool just to watch behind it. “I’ve seen it to turn into a better medium of art,” Tambe says of how tattooing has changed over the last two decades. The Ink Master alumni could be faces from any of the previous seasons. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls. Privacy, If you want a bottle of water, just ask! So it's pretty cool. Support the independent voice of Phoenix and help keep the future of New Times free. So if you pull any tricks out at any moment you might as well do it, because you're in a competition setting. Monday thru Friday: 11:00am – 9:00pm It has molded me into who I am, but it was a tough change, it's like, I struggle every day - take it day to day. Do you insist upon going where you feel at home? Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. These artists pretty much established already, coming back to just settle a grudge. I guess I just focused on myself throughout my career and just harness those skills. “I was kind of an out-there kid, and I was interested in stuff like skateboarding and art ever since I was real young,” Tambe says. This is a great thing. You know, it's just me as an artist. Does it mean the quality is better the more money you spend? How Much Does A Bang Bang Tattoo Cost? Check out more articles on our site and educate yourself on more of our tattoo and piercing industry. “I’ve been trying to get on Ink Master since season two, so this is awesome,” Tambe says. Dave is an artist and he had a pretty sh*tty past and he turned his life around. Bubba Irwin (left) and DJ Tambe (right) are taking the world by storm through a popular TV show. How would you describe your relationships with Ryan Ashley and Clean Rock One? Artist “1” says the tattoo will take him 10 hours, broken down into two sitting of 5 hours each, total cost will be $2,000.00. Everyone's like, "That's amazing," and I'm like, "Ugh, I could have done this, I could have done that. The half sleeve will be done based on the artists hourly rate. Other DJs may have hourly rates that decrease the longer you book them for. It’s a totality of the entire situation. The first two episodes of the season marked the series' last to air on Spike prior to the network's transition to Paramount Network nine days later on January 18. If you’re one of the millions of people who tune in to Ink Master on Spike every Tuesday evening, you’re probably already familiar with the names Bubba Irwin and DJ Tambe. But the world isn’t perfect and neither are tattoo artists. Saturday: 10:00am – 9:00pm You don't have to see the same faces, except for our ugly mugs; but get used to that, hopefully. She spent the time after college making music, as a singer and lyricist for her band Carface. Of the three original judges, Dave Navarro, Chris Nunez, and Oliver Peck - who do you most relate to in the way you judge tattoos? By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. I went to school and all of my friends wanted one. So there's a lot of heat. If you want to turn the tv channel to catch the football game that’s on, just ask! Related: Ink Master: Battle of the Sexes Dani Ryan Interview. Monday thru Thursday: 12:00pm – 8:00pm I mean you can take stuff from everybody, but I mean you're really holding the machine. Phone: 1-833-PURE-INK, Office Hours: There is no easy way to answer this accurately. All the latest gaming news, game reviews and trailers. Well I mean I saved money now, I have things now. Next: Holli Marie Interview - Ink Master: Battle of the Sexes.