Lorain tattoo artist Raybeth Grasso spending 2023 on a tour

Local tattoo artist Rachel “RayBeth” Grasso learned her craft several years ago.

2018 was a busy year for Grasso, who opened INKspired Studios on 720 Broadway in downtown Lorain.

With over a decade of tattoo experience, she’s now ready to take her show on the road with Team Fliction, a competitive tattooing team.

Led by former “Ink Master” television competitor and longtime tattoo artist Al Fliction, Team Fliction is a competitive professional tattooing team.

Grasso will be part of the team that travels to more than 20 tattoo conferences in 2023, including the Cleveland Tattoo Arts Convention (March 3-5).

Grasso said she met Fliction at the 2022 Cleveland Tattoo Arts Convention, and he later remembered her as “the girl with the purple hair” after recruiting team member Glenn Wallace to a guest artist spot at INKspired in August.

“He saw the shop; he worked with us for a week, (and) really liked the atmosphere,” Grasso said. “It was about four or five days (later), they were in New Jersey and they called me, and they said ‘We need you for Dallas.’

“I immediately got put straight to work.”

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