Shelly is a life long artist, almost a renaissance girl, having spent years involved acting, directing and teaching theatre, writing plays and singing in a band.  Her mother was an artist so she grew up painting ceramics and making her own greeting cards.  In 2006 she began her tattoo career, and in 2011 she started a licensed tattoo school in the very strict state of Oregon.  She feels beyond fortunate to make a living doing what she loves and is currently finishing up a professional tattoo textbook.