by YES! Staff


This week’s cover model Carly Dukes does not look like the nervous type when it comes to tattooing. But, she says, “I get nervous and throw up before I get each tat.” She has a range of work — from her favorite, the queen of hearts, to her first, a butterfly commemorating a lost friend, Dukes endures the process. “You’d be surprised how little it hurts, or where it hurts.” The inside of my lip says “Prissy,” but that didn’t hurt at all really.” Dukes’ current piece, a Native-American woman with a long headdress, figures to be done soon. Relying on the talent of Daniel Ferguson, a guest artist at Kernersville’s Yellow Rose Tattoo Club, she calls it her biggest and most painful piece yet. “It’s most painful on the bottom of my buttcheek, actually. That’s the worst spot.” She sounds genuinely excited about it. Dukes has lived in every area in the Triad and currently resides in Davidson County. She boasts a 7-year-old boy, Rylan, and being a salesperson at Kevin Powell Motorsports as her life, but tattoos are her main hobby. “I ride four-wheelers some, but I really don’t have a lot of time to do anything else.” Find her on Instagram at dollfacedukes.