Local Ink Master Earl Noble off the show: Unfair elimination?

The local tattoo artist made it through five high-pressured episodes.

The entertainment blog CarterMatt has published a blog about local Ink Master competitor and St. Petersburg resident Earl Noble being eliminated from the reality series after five episodes last Tuesday.  

"Watching him go home over Dave Kruseman who didn’t fulfill the challenge was mind boggling to us – even more so when you add in the fact that Miami Burgess just went home a few weeks ago for not fulfilling the challenge requirements," the feature says. "How is this worthy of an elimination for Miami, but not for Kruseman?"

The 29-year-old New Orleans native works at Black Amethyst in downtown St. Pete and competed against longtime friend, 30-year-old artist Dave Clarke, who works at Sacred-X-Pression in Fort Walton Beach. Earl told CL in an interview that he and Noble are close but “squabble like siblings.”

So often, we see reality programs inserting out-of-the-blue twists and surprises just to rile viewers up, which may or may not have been the case with Noble.

Click here to read more about the controversial departure in the CarterMatt Q&A with Noble.

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