Best of Kelly Doty 👼 Women’s History Month | Ink Master

– Stop stop stop tattooing! Stop tattooing! Stop tattooing! Stop tattooing! Stop tattooing! Stop tattooing! (man cheering) (upbeat music) – Really happy with her head size. I’ve tattooed so many Medusa’s! All right, here we go. There’s a catch! They take for (loud bleep) ever because there’s so much detail when it comes to doing writhing snakes. I feel like I’ve got a
leg up in this challenge. – Kelly. – The shading’s beautiful, the detail on the eyes, the
ridge of the nose, the lips, everything fits beautifully. – The fact that you were able to put in this little figure turning into stone, you’ve now created a story. That’s hitting composition
out of the park. – Thank you. – Look at you. – I didn’t do new school. I feel really strong with this design. I’m doing an illustrative realism peacock. Growing up, my mom was a single mom and she had three jobs at a time, so I was raised by my grandparents. My grandmother, she died just as I was
starting my apprenticeship, and she never got to see me tattoo, but I like to think that she
would be proud of me right now. (intense music) – Team Nunez! That’s Kelly. You tattooed a peacock! Come on down, let’s see how you did. – Kelly, the tattooing
here is spectacular. There’s so much texture to that beak, the way it rises and falls and the way that you put the
true gray over the white, directly over the top of the
eye and gave us that indention really gives that birds
head a lot of shape. – Today you must transform
your canvas into a warrior by tattooing shoulder armor. But that is not all, you must work in pairs, tattooing both of your canvases
shoulders at the same time. – Kelly and Nikki. – Hell yeah, I’m super stoked
that I’m working with Kelly. I’m not gonna have to
struggle working with somebody that doesn’t know how to tattoo. We’re going to kick ass. – Hey Nikki, just anytime
you’re gonna like push or pull, let me know. – Kay. – Sweet, thank you. – Nikki and Kelly. (intense music) – Both very nice tattoos,
very well applied. Kelly, you show some really
nice textures as well. You did really nice divots. Your lines are very precise and perfect. I wasn’t really fearing you
guys working together on a team, and I pretty much put all my faith in it. – That makes my tummy hurt
but thank you very much. – Today you must prove that
you understand legibility by tattooing watercolor tattoos. – Awesome. – Bleeding, can’t look. – This is the first time
in the competition that I’m finally allowed to do color. So my strategy is to do an absolute color bomb with this tattoo. – I like the design. – It’s gonna have like a
frosted kind of look to it. It’s a good day for Kelly. – Kelly. (intense music) – The ink really flows,
bleeding the colors and really seeing the ink
move in the lower portion of the neck, with then your
little highlights that really shows nicely the color
play and the looseness. You really do a stand up job here. – You wanted the Colosseum. – I was looking for like a
action or a battle scene. Maybe a lion and a
gladiator or a lions down, head off glowing for any
blood that’s on there. – Oh my God! My canvas wants everything
but the kitchen sink in his tattoo. – I don’t know how much I like
his head being overly sized. Can the body be kinda like proportionate? – Um… He doesn’t want new
school, on new school day! I got the hardest canvas of the day. Thanks Nikki. (intense music) – I was a little nervous
at first because I saw one of the new school tattoos. I don’t know, there was like makeup on it. – I have like a style that I
do for like feminine new school and then I have a style that I do for like masculine new school. It’s just a little bit bolder. My canvas is a little
nervous about my design but he’s going with it. The pressure for me to do
a really really good job on new school day is
absolutely astronomical. – Kelly’s is awesome. It’s not even finished yet and it already looks like a Colosseum. And it’s new school and it’s
everything the guy wanted. – Kelly. We’re talking about artistry, Kelly had the foresight to
plan alcoves and little windows lined in red because this
thing is going to be glowing from the inside. – I did morph it a little bit but I wanted to keep it somewhat true to form and then use other elements to bring in a more new school-y kind of feel. – The judges have decided
that the best tattoo of the day goes to Kelly. Well done. – Thank you. – Today Kelly and Nikki are facing off. – They’re basically proving right now who deserves to go to the finale. – Team Peck gave them
this gypsy girl challenge which is right up both their alleys. I’m expecting to see beautiful tattoos. – There she is (mumbles) gypsy lady. – This is the worst day for me as a coach and the toughest day for me as a judge. – Nikki blows my mind. I didn’t know her before the competition but I haven’t seen
another tattooer like her. – (canvas) Really? – She’s amazing. I don’t want to do a face
off tattoo against Nikki. She’s kind of my ride or die bitch. I absolutely adore her. But I am not ready to be eliminated today. I have a lot of emotions that I don’t know what
to do with right now. – Kelly, Team Peck offered up any style, why did you choose this
particular direction? – I haven’t known you guys
to love new school but it’s what I love more than anything. She’s a gypsy girl but she’s bummed out and her makeups running and she’s spooky and that’s what I am. – I think this is a
pretty immaculate tattoo, I mean it’s really hard for
me to point out anything that I think is technically wrong with it. The line work is flawless, there’s a lot of consistency
with the shape and the color. I’m not like even crazy
about new school tattoos but I really like this one. – Beautiful work in the head wrap. It’s blended so nicely, high
gloss and really bright. – Thank you. – (crowd cheering) Kelly! Kelly! Kelly! – Kelly, how you doing, doll? – Pretty good, I think. – Wow! (Kelly giggles) – You guys, this thing
may be done right now! I think we found a winner. (crowd cheers) Cameraman, take a look at that, come on in, take a look at that. Now there’s a slight
resemblance to someone we know. – That’s the jawbone of a king. – What am I? Riding a bat? – Oh yeah, that’s, I
assume, how you get to work. – It is how I get to work. Chris! What are your
thoughts for your girl here? – My girl’s making pretty man. She’s working on perfection over there, I know she’s holding it down. – All right, good luck. Are you happy with this? Are you okay with that? – I’m good. – Okay, Kelly good luck, all right? Chris! How’s your only hope for
a win doing over there? – It’s secure, brother. She’s making a beautiful portrait of you and Kelly all season has
done nothing but impress us with her drawing skills and her tattooing. Kelly always seems to design
and make beautiful art on paper and on skin and
I’m confident in her work. – For sure man, and just
on subject matter alone, she’s knocking it out of the park. – Hey, we know how to play this game, bro. (Dave laughs) (crowd cheers loudly) – America assigned you new school, you had to be stoked about that. Let’s hear from the judges. Chris? This is your team man. – Well, Kelly’s drawing, as always, like I said is amazing. Kelly always pulls it off, this is not a drawing that
could’ve been jockeyed from Google This is a straight
rendering of you, my friend. And she killed it, the
tattooing’s always smooth. If you look at the application,
it’s consistent everywhere. The line work’s perfect. Kelly’s my girl. – I gotta say I love it, I just gotta, I gotta throw that in there! – And the flood started on Saturday, I was at work, I decided
to take a chance and leave. I got two blocks away and
the current took my car and then I got stuck under a bridge. Within minutes, the car was filling up and the electrical power was failing, I couldn’t get the windows down. – I can’t imagine literally
feeling water rising around you. – I would’ve felt safer
if I was out of the car but being trapped in the car
and I couldn’t get out of it, that was the scary part. Eventually that evening,
two corrections officers from the facility that I
worked in went out to see if I just happened to be on the road. I was able to, ironically, stick my umbrella out of the sunroof. I left at noon, they found me around four
o’clock in the morning. – Oh my God! I want to commemorate the
thing that saved your life. So, here’s what I got for ya. – It’s totally cool. – I wanted to, uh, make
it look like a tree that’s growing to shield itself
with the umbrella. So you can kinda see down here, It’s the darkness that
you got yourself out of and new life kind of sprouts out of it so it’s, it’s really something that’s bringing life out of
a traumatic situation. – It’s amazing, it’s beautiful, I love it. – Awesome! Yay! (intense music) – Honestly, the perfect
thing to do a cover up is like a really organic
shape that can be any shape. My canvas has a small tattoo on her ankle and I know that a cover up
is not part of the challenge but it would be irresponsible
of me to dodge it just because it would be easier. – It was my very first one
but my story’s changed so much I think it’s great
covering it up with like, something so meaningful, so. – I am very glad that I get to
be the one to do it for you. – I am voting for Kelly’s
tattoo, hands down. She has amazing shading,
she has amazing detail. That brightness underneath in the umbrella seems like that’s like
the spark of life regrown. – Yeah! That’s what we were going for! – It is unbelievable that
Kelly’s able to make it look so packed, so buttery and beautiful! – If there’s anything that
could’ve been done differently, maybe if there was a really bold line to separate the tree from the background, it would’ve stood out like her umbrella. But that’s just a small gripe. – I know. – Well, let’s go let them know. – All righty, you guys
ready to find out who won? (crowd cheers and claps loudly) – The winner of this
face off is Kelly Doty! (crowd cheers loudly) – Tomorrow is my mothers birthday but um, flooding memories coming
back around this day this time of year. – I would love to do something
where it incorporates you and your mother. – That’s so nice. So fantastic. – I’m seriously very honored
to do this one for you. (sniffles) – Thank you so much,
you’re gonna make me cry. – Here’s what I came up with for you. – Oh, that’s beautiful. – What we’ll do is go with
more of realism in the rose and the gourd and then when it
comes to like the background, we’ll use more of like that
painterly effect in there. – I love it. – Thank you very very very
much for trusting me with this. – Oh, that’s just amazing! – You were made for getting tattooed, like your skin is just great. Someone moisturizes. (laughs) – T.J is a phenomenal
black and gray artist. To go up against him
is absolutely daunting. So I have to rely entirely
on my bag of tricks. Hearing your story, I would
feel remiss if I didn’t say like, it dredged up
a lot of stuff for me. I was in very much an
abusive relationship, it was terrifying and
the things that happened are, um, still in the back
of my head all the time. I need you to know how
much it means to me that I get to be the one to do this for you. – What do you think about Kelly’s? – Detail in that gourd, man I mean, it looks like you could taste that thing. – And her color blends are really smooth. – We’re judging two damn
near perfect tattoos. I love Kelly’s design
with all of the different painterly strokes, the watercolor look of
some of the splashes. – This is one of the
toughest decisions yet. – It’s beautiful. – Thank you! (rock music)

74 thoughts on “Best of Kelly Doty 👼 Women’s History Month | Ink Master

  1. The one thing on my bucket list is to get tattooed by Kelly. I love her style so much

  2. Ohmg yes! This is going to be a totally awesome 'best of'. Has to be, since it's about one of my favorites from all the Ink Master seasons. (:

  3. The first 8 seconds of the video was the best moment of my life hahahah

  4. I adore Kelly! She really makes me chuckle and her tattoos are amazing!!
    I really want a tattoo from her, will save up and cross the pond and it would be worth it.

  5. She should have won! Not that Ryan didn’t deserve it. They both should have won lol

  6. Everytime I saw Kelly tattoing, I'm worred 'cause her boobs want jump out from her bra… 😳

  7. Kelly doty is awsomeeee Love her tattoo styles is completely different from any artist

  8. MAKE HER THE NEW JUDGE! PLEASE! What an amazing and knowledgeable artist, truly a queen!

  9. One of if not the most beloved Ink Master Veteran. Love this Woman!

  10. kelly seems like such a genuine person and wants to form some type of bond with every client/canvas.

    what a sweetheart.

  11. Season 8 is probably one of my favourite seasons. Such amazing artists

  12. i’ve been waiting for a compilation of kelly ! she’s such a talented and amazing artist, definitely one of my favorites !

  13. You can really tell that Kelly is such a special person especially when she puts everything into these meaningful pieces of art

  14. Not only is her dark sarcastic humour perfection, but her dedication to new wave goth style and her raw creativity just light my heart on fire! What a queen

  15. Leviticus 19 28
    Leviticus 19:28 You must not make any cuts in your bodies for the …

  16. Dude Kelly and Ryan's season was insane. Will forever be my favourite season.

  17. Kelly is very attractive, not just look wise but her personality is what I fell in love with most, how passionate she is to her style of art, her approach to professionalism, and spot on collaborations with her clients as almost she's been down the same road her canvases once been. Very Down to Earth Tattoo Artist…. Love Her!

  18. have y’all realized that in these compilations, that they haven’t put oliver’s commentary in them at all 💀 i just find it really funny lmao

  19. Kelly is so amazing! She's got the best personality, she's a killer artist, and just a great person all around. And she'll only get better with time!

  20. Uhm idk that that's a thing lmaoooo womans history month?? 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️ kelly is sick buuuuut

  21. I love everything about Kelly. Would pay a lot for a gorgeous Medusa tattoo by her.

  22. So much love and respect for Kelly. I love the irony that to look at her you wouldn’t expect such an amazing soul. Getting tattooed by her puts you in a pretty special club.

  23. I LOVE HER! Such a badass and a strong woman with a great personality ♥️

  24. She is so gifted. Personally, I don't wear tattoos, but I would love to commission an original piece of fine art that conveyed my spiritual rebirth. I'm an artist myself, but I'd treasure any work from a fellow artisan, who has such God given talent, with the utmost appreciation. ❤

  25. Another strong, weird, uber talented woman. Kelly is frikken awesome. I love the girl bond the gals formed in season 8, they rock

  26. Kelly deserves the Ink Master title, I'm not saying Ryan doesn't….just that Kelly does!!!

  27. I teared up a little with the domestic abuse tattoo. She knocked it out of the park! So stunning and full of meaning for the woman she was tattoing. Fucking love dotty, she's so cool.

  28. Kelly is an amazing tattoo artist. She a big inspiration to me as a future Tattoo Artist.

  29. I love her so much! She’s hilarious. Both her and Ryan Ashley are awesome artists. 🤘❤️

  30. I can't wait for this goddamn month to be over. April 1st, please hurry up!!!!!!!!!!!!

  31. Ink Master Angels #Rule 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🤫😂😂🤣🤣 #Kelly #Ryan #Nikki

  32. I've noticed in these new complications of the show that peck isn't in here at all

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