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Tattoo artist back home in Sterling

Fine Line Body Art Studio has now reopened

Published: Saturday, March 22, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 4:10 p.m. CDT
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(Philip Marruffo/pmarruffo@saukvalley.com)
Tattoo artist Shannon Scalise has reopened his Fine Line Body Art Studio in one of the historic homes on West Third Street in Sterling, a brick two-story that once housed the Sauk Valley Clinic. He is restoring the home, where he lives with his wife, Heidi, who is also his receptionist, and their son, Owen, using as many original materials as he can find.
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(Philip Marruffo/pmarruffo@saukvalley.com)
Tattoo artist Shannon Scalise works on customer T.J. Denning Tuesday afternoon at Scalise's new location, Fine Line Body Art Studio at 705 W. Third St. in Sterling. Scalise also had a shop for about 8 years near Grummert's downtown; he closed it to move to Minnesota.

STERLING – Tattoo artist Shannon Scalise has reopened his Fine Line Body Art Studio at 705 W. Third St., in the former Sauk Valley Clinic building, which also is his home.

Many will recognize Scalise, 43, who had a parlor downtown next to Grummert’s Hardware for about 8 years. He is back in the Sauk Valley after a few months’ absence.

He’s done some remodeling on the home, where he lives with his wife, Heidi, who is also his receptionist, and with their son, Owen, 15.

For the most part, Scalise is trying to use original materials and keep the historical brick two-story true to its era, he said.

Fine Line Body Art Studio offers tattoos and body piercing, and Scalise also makes custom fishing rods. He is open from noon to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

You can check out his work on Facebook by searching for his name, or you can call 815-213-7988 for an appointment or more information.

 

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