Nevada tattoo artists win big on 'Ink Master'

Posted at 8:22 AM, Dec 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-20 11:22:52-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Two Nevada residents are now Ink Masters.

Cleen Rock One from Las Vegas and Reno's Tony Medllin each won $100,000 on the TV show "Ink Master." The finale took place at MGM Grand.

Tony Medellin beat out Dallas, TX, artist Tiffer Wright and Mebane, NC, artist Teej Poole for the esteemed title of “Ink Master” after presenting his 35-hour Master Canvas called “Warrior Blood in my Veins,” which showcased a warrior Viking skull. Teej Poole came in second with his black and white samurai-inspired tiger tattoo, and third place went to Tiffer Wright with a tattoo that featured a colorful bear surrounded by elements of nature.

In addition, fan favorite Cleen Rock One settled the score in his grudge match against Ink Master alumnus Christian Buckingham, as he FINALLY took home the crown of “Ink Master” during his fourth return to the series, this time as a coach and mentor.