The contestant was among the bottom group in the judges recall. The top 14, who were chosen by the judges and the coaches in a blind critique, chose which team to be on while the remaining 8 artists that were not selected went head to head in the knockout round that determined who got the final spots on Team Cleen and Team Christian. Christian is the eleventh season of the tattoo reality competition that premiered on on August 28, instead of its original airdate September 4, and concluded on December 18, 2018 with a total of 16 episodes. Teej picked one skull that revealed the X on the bottom and called out his teammate Tim who calls out Tony. Christian provides a female face and Cleen a demonic face.
The contestant was considered to be in the bottom. The contestant won the tattoo marathon. The live finale featured the final grudge match between the coaches where the number of artists that's left on their respective team gave each of them the power to sabotage each other. Christian assigned all the human canvases especially giving Turk and Jamie difficult canvases. Cleen will pick the style and subject for the artists who were not chosen by his teammates. Cleen picked Jimmy and Tony to assign the human canvases. Whichever coach won their respective tattoo, they could pick one artist from their team to be safe from elimination.
In the end, Tiffer, Tony and Turk were safe on Team Cleen, and Amanda was safe on Team Christian. Cleen assigned all three of them to tattoo a color realistic bouquet of flowers. They will then reveal their masterpiece after wetting it. The winner of each knockout round will pick the team of their choice. Medellin also became the first winner in Ink Master history to compete on both shows.
. Matt and Jimmy tried to create an American traditional female head. The lower ranked artist will get to choose the style they must tattoo. In addition, one team will be safe and the other will be put up for elimination. The winner of the first grudge match will not only give the team an immunity from the elimination tattoo but will also form the jury of peers and put one artist from the opposing team up for elimination.
Cleen picked Tiffer and Turk to assign the human canvases. Although Team Cleen is about to lose one member while the tattooing was happening, Team Christian lost their own after Oba informed his team that he must withdrew from the competition as advised by his doctor due to the high blood pressure he was suffering which could've lead to a heart attack. Since his team won the last elimination tattoo, Cleen picked a new school hot rod while Christian picked black-and-gray bats. Teej Poole, Tony Medellin and Austin Rose all won the Angel Face Off in Ink Master: Angels' second season which in-turn earned them a spot in this season of Ink Master. Team Christian got Angel, Chris, Oba, Jess, Gonzo, Tim, Teej and Amanda who were ranked first, third, eighth, ninth, eleventh, twelfth, thirteenth and fourteenth respectively.
The remaining 8 artists face off one last time as one high ranked and their respective low ranked artist artist had five hours to tattoo against each other. The contestant was given an honorable mention in the judges recall, but was sent to the bottom by the jury of peers. Christian designed a demonic woman with horns and dictated that the tattoo be done in black and grey and that no liner be used, only a mag needle. Both teams picked what the coaches must tattoo; with Team Christian picking a color-realistic strawberry and geometric wolf head and Team Cleen picking a traditional panther head and graffiti lettering. Cleen designed a tattoo gun, with needles, and a skull and asked that the tattoo be done in full color in his style.
Cleen ultimately chose Stacy and Austin as his two weakest links. The contestant won the competition and was named Ink Master. Tony then calls out his fellow Team Cleen member Tiffer who designed Teej's tattoo. Each member picked the artist from Team Christian in addition to the style and subject for their respective head to head grudge match. Host , Oliver Peck and all returned as judges. Amanda and Tim convinced Cleen to put up Stacy and Austin because they have been the big problem on his team ever since he got stuck with them. Christian picked Amanda and Teej to assign the human canvases.
One artist will call the shots by creating a six-hour line-work tattoo while the artist who was called out must tattoo the design. Nuñez was not present to co-judge this flash challenge. The contestant won the face off. The sibling argument between Kyle and Jimmy plus Austin's arrogance cause Team Cleen's piece to fall apart with only a few dominoes standing. The contestant won the flash challenge but sent to the bottom by the jury of peers and was eliminated.