The owner of a local tattoo shop who was competing on season two of the Spike TV show, "Ink Master," was voted off on Tuesday night's episode.
Jamie Davies, a Foothill High School graduate and owner of Tattooz Ink in Redding, made it down to the final six out of sixteen contestants.
Davies said he ended up in the bottom two for critiquing on a tattoo competition. The guest judge for that show decided to criticize the lack of visible tattoos on his body rather than the actual tattoo he was working on.
The judge then told Davies he should go get some tattoos for himself.
"I thought it would be funny to do marker sleeves, come back with marker all over me, you know, have fake tattoos when I came back downstairs. The judges clearly didn't think it was as funny as I did. It was pretty much what got me sent home," Davies said.
Davies has one tattoo that you can only see with a black light.
Hes aid he's had two others done before, but ended up having them removed. He said he plans on getting one in the future but is waiting to be sure he gets one that means something to him.
As for being on the show, Davies says it was a great experience. He said he learned a lot and met some great people.
Davies, along with the rest of the cast, will be back in New York, where they taped the show, later this month for the live taping of the finale.
You can catch that episode on December 16th at 10 p.m. on Spike TV.