Local tattoo artist takes talent to TV

Teresa Sharpe didn’t want the average butterfly or tribal arm band for her first tattoo.

Instead, she made a complete canvas of her back, giving the artist free rein to design a skeleton key stretching down the length of her spine and a pair of wings spanning from shoulder to shoulder.

“I didn’t have a lot of friends who had tattoos, so I just jumped in,” Sharpe, 28, says. “Once I decide something, I just go for it. I don’t hold anything back.”

Sharpe’s quick resolve will be an asset for the tattoo artist on the second season of the tattoo competition TV show “Best Ink,” which begins at 10 p.m. Wednesday on Oxygen. The Warsaw native will compete with 11 other artists from across the country for a $100,000 prize and cover story in Tattoo Magazine.

Sharpe has been a professional artist for four years, working out of local tattoo shop

Article source: http://www.journalgazette.net/article/20130328/ENT03/303289999

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