Karly Cleary from "Best Ink" is one of the contestants in Season 3 of the Oxygen reality tattoo artist competition series.

Karly Cleary is a mother before anything else. She had her son, Rivers, at 17 and gave up a full ride to art school to take care of him. Karly was encouraged to take up tattooing when a friend saw her artwork in a community college class. She didn't know anything about being a tattoo artist, but quickly gained an appreciation for the art when she started her apprenticeship. Karly has been tattooing for eight years now and currently works at Davidian Tattoo Studio, specializing in photorealism. Karly lost her mother at a young age and she lives a drug-free, healthy lifestyle eating only vegan foods. Karly married her longtime boyfriend last November. Her husband has a young son whose name is Sky, and Karly says they are a "clichéd hippie family."


Where does she live? Find out here.

Current Residence: Southhampton, PA

'Best Ink' Season 3 Contestants Revealed — Premiering Wednesday, December 4, the new season of the Oxygen reality series features 14 of the best tattoo artists from around the country competing for $100,000 and a cover story in Tattoo magazine. Read more...

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'Best Ink' Season 2: Meet the Contestants — Premiering Wednesday, April 3, the sophomore season of the Oxygen competition series features new host Pete Wentz and 12 tattoo artists battling for $100,000 and a cover story in Tattoo magazine. Read more...
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Who is she dating? What do you think of her?

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