How Did Plainfield Tattoo Artist Do On 'Ink Master' Finale?

Plainfield resident Scott Marshall, who works out of a Roselle tattoo studio, was vying for a $100,000 prize and the title of "Ink Master."

Scott Marshall (second from right) with host Dave Navarro (left) and judges Chris Nunez and Oliver Peck. Credit: Submitted photo
Scott Marshall (second from right) with host Dave Navarro (left) and judges Chris Nunez and Oliver Peck. Credit: Submitted photo
If you're still planning to watch Tuesday night's "Ink Master" finale, read no further.

The May 20 final showdown on the Spike TV reality competition pitted Plainfield resident Scott Marshall, an independent artist at Roselle Tattoo Company, against fellow tattoo artists Walter “Sausage” Frank of Las Vegas and Matti Hixson of West Virginia.

In a twist, fans got to decide on the top two contenders by voicing their support via Twitter. Marshall Tweeted, asking fans to back him using the hashtag "#InkScott." Hixson wound up being eliminated, leaving just Frank and Marshall in the competition.

In the end, a panel made up of host Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction) and judges renowned tattoo artists Chris Nunez (“Miami Ink”) and Oliver Peck (Elm Street Tattoo) made their decision, naming Marshall the season 4 "Ink Master."

Marshall won the coveted title and a $100,000 prize, along with a spot in "Inked" magazine, after taking on the show's final challenge: a 35-hour tattoo.

After weeks of competition, the top three artists were sent back to their home bases to complete their master work, done in seven-hour sessions, on their "human canvases."

Marshall's tattoo won out with its design, described by Peck as "striking," with vibrant colors.

Supporters congratulated Marshall on his Facebook page Tuesday night, with a fan writing, "It was like you won the Super Bowl to me!" Another commented, "The right man won tonight."

Prior to the finale, Marshall talked to Patch about what he would do if he won the top prize.

"I'll definitely invest it in furthering my career," he said. "[I'll] just continue to work — it'll give me a fresh start. I'm kind of just going with the flow."


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