The Most Skillful Freehand Tattoos On Ink Master

See works of art created during Ink Master’s highest-pressure challenge
Posted on Sep 8, 2022 | 09:00am
On Ink Master, every time the judges announce the freehand tattoo challenge, the contestants let out deep sighs, fearful exhales, and even some expletives. Why? They know the freehand tattoo is the ultimate test of skill for any tattoo artist.

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See, most artists work from stencils that have been drawn or rendered on a computer. The stencils are then traced. But in a freehand tattoo, an artist has to draw straight onto the human canvas, i.e., a person’s skin, and use little to no reference.

While many Ink Master competitors have buckled under the pressure of creating freehand tattoos, some have exceeded expectations. In the face of elimination, and with the title of Ink Master on the line, artists have produced works of art. Keep scrolling to see our picks for the most skillful freehand Ink Master tattoos of all time.