About Sheryl Lake, Tattoo Specialist
With a love of art in all its aspects these pages reflect what I do and what I love. In my leisure time and with my camera in tow I love photographing all sorts of nature scenes. From the saguaros on a nature hike to the gardens in my backyard, I am amazed by the beautiful scenes that unfold before me. I make my living as a tattoo artist at The Painted Lady Tattoo and when inspiration strikes me I am also busy creating paintings and sculpting. I love to create. That is me in a complete nutshell. An Arizona native, I have been tattooing professionally since 2004, I began my career with Dennis and Gina Dwyer. While there I learned a lot of the now ‘old school’ ways of tattooing. Including making needles, tubes, mixing ink and what I know about cosmetic tattooing. I moved on from there after having my third child, I took a two year hiatus, spent extra time with family and was able to take my art in a variety of directions. Feeling grounded spiritually and professionally I found my need back into the professional industry of tattooing. I feel that every day that I create I grow into a better artist whether it is as a tattooer, a painter or a sculptor. Just in the last couple years my work has changed. I enjoy tattooing with a variety of different styles, but find that realism with a design element is what my art tends to lean towards. I love doing soft designs, flowers and feminine images, but don’t let that fool you… I love skulls and the darker more masculine pieces as well. I look forward to many more years as a tattooer. The lives of those I tattoo are all so interesting, I really love to hear the stories of my clients. I have tattooed house wives, military, nurses, lawyers, bikers, and biochemists. Tattooing allows me to see the world from the eyes of other people. The art I get to create is an added bonus.