Details were the name of the game this week, but those details and time management proved to be the death knell for Aric Taylor and Carlos Rojas on Spike TV’s “Ink Master: Shop Wars.”

The Hesperia tattoo artists were competing for a cash prize of $200,000, a feature in Inked Magazine and the inaugural “Master Shop” title, but three weeks into the competition, they had to pack their bags as judges sent them home.

This week’s episode began with Think Before You Ink entering the competition, a shop from Queens, New York, featuring Ink Master Season 3 competitor Made Rich and his tattooing partner Dtatstar.

The flash challenge, which tests shops on their ability to work as a team, was a tough one: The shops were given angled metal canvases where one artist would paint a design on panels facing one way and the second artist would paint a different design on the opposite facing panels. The challenge was intended to test the artists’ attention to detail, the downfall trait of past failed competitor Rich.

Rojas and Taylor faced trouble as in the preceding flash challenges, working against a seemingly racing clock. Their images were again handed heavy criticism, primarily for being incomplete.

“I don’t know what it is about the flash challenges,” Taylor told viewers in an offset interview. “It’s just go go go, rush rush rush. Where we work, we just don’t work that way.”

Taylor also offered a bit of insight into his personal history, the first time either of the Hesperia representatives opened up beyond their professional skills.

“I was diagnosed with early onset Parkinson’s — I didn’t know what to do,” Taylor said. “There was a point where I thought my career was in jeopardy. It just sucks, I want to win a flash challenge, (but I’m) not gonna give up. Anybody that gets broken down like that and can get back up kinda shows that perseverance.”

They didn’t meet the criteria for this challenge and ultimately the win and right to assign human canvases in the tattoo challenge went to Unkindness Art, a shop Rojas and Taylor had seemingly succeeded in aligning with in Week 2.

But Erin Chance and Doom Kitten of Unkindness had other plans.

The tattoo challenge was to create and ink a natural disaster.

“Strong detail in a natural disaster tattoo is really hard,” Chance told viewers. “It’s movement and chaos and it’s not something you can illustrate easily” Erin Chance

In assigning the canvases — each of whom tell the artists what they want tattooed and where on their body — Chance and Kitten assigned a man requesting an erupting volcano on his ribs to Black Anchor, a piece all artists deemed as the biggest, and potentially the hardest.

“I’m confused at this point that I’m even in an alliance in this competition,” Taylor told viewers. “I think they gave us the harder one to try and knock us down a little bit.”

“Honestly, I feel like we could really shine,” Rojas said. “I just hope that time is on our side.”

But it wasn’t.

With six hours to tattoo and each artist inking one at a time — they switched at every hour mark — Black Anchor seemed to struggle with the clock again halfway through the allotment.

“We expect a lot out of Aric and Carlos just because we know where they come from,” judge Oliver Peck said. “Black Anchor Collective is already a very well-known, very established shop in the country.”

His high-position holding of the Hesperia shop though seemed to be defeated as he spoke to judge Chris Nunez away from the artists as they worked through the challenge.

“Black Anchor is struggling. None of the details they have so far are finished,” Peck told Nunez. “I just don’t think they’re prepared to do a tattoo that can be finished in six hours. They don’t do it at home and I don’t think they’re gonna be able to do it here.”

The fellow competitors deemed the finished product looked like a cover-up tattoo — one that someone gets to cover a previous, now-unwanted piece of ink.

Peck called it intrusive and “a big smear,” with no skin left open.

“There’s no detail here — it’s one of the rougher tattoos I’ve seen here,” Nunez told Rojas and Taylor.

While Rojas and Taylor attempted to defend themselves to judges after being placed in the bottom three, it wasn’t enough.

Nunez’ vote was for Black Anchor while Peck selected Tri Cities’ design as the “worst tattoo” of the day.

Well-known musician and filmmaker Dave Navarro, the third and final-call judge of the series, was left with the tiebreaker and also selected Black Anchor’s piece as the worst of the day, effectively ending the Hesperia shop’s quest to be named Master Shop.

“It’s a bummer man,” Nunez told Rojas and Taylor after the decision was handed down. “If I was picking teams, I would have had you guys, first pick. But on any given day, worst tattoo goes. Doesn’t matter what you’ve done.”

“I’m a little bummed — I felt like we were potentially the best ones here,” Rojas said to Taylor as they packed their gear.

“I felt like we deserved way more than we got credit for,” Taylor said.

Not to leave with their heads down, the Hesperia artists headed home to resume their work here.

“I’m a ride or die guy,” Rojas said as the episode closed out. “I stand by Black Anchor.”

Taylor echoed the sentiment: “One hundred percent.”