Instead, the artists were able to choose those aspects for themselves, and the only restriction they faced was a time limit.
The season three finale followed a similar format to the season two finale, but the artists were allowed five seven-hour sessions for a cumulative 35-hour master canvas tattoo.
The eighth season (subtitled as Ink Master: Peck vs.
Nuñez) premiered on August 23, 2016 on Spike, and had its first female winner.
Ink Master is an American reality competition television series airing on Paramount Network.
The season two finale did not share this format, and instead consisted of each of the three finalists meeting with his or her respective canvas for four six-hour sessions to create a final piece.
This final piece did not require a specific tattoo genre or location for the artist to tattoo.
The show, which premiered on January 17, 2012 (when the channel was called Spike), features tattoo artists who compete in various challenges assessing their tattoo and other related artistic skills.
They are judged by renowned tattoo artists and enthusiasts, with one or more contestants being eliminated each episode.