AN EVESHAM tattoo artist is preparing to cross the Atlantic for an International Tattoo Convention in Wisconsin.

Terry Fuller, 26, who owns Full On Ink in Port Street, has been selected to attend the event for free after impression organisers last year.

The convention is being held from Thursday January 18 to Sunday January 21 and Terry will compete in a number of competitions, with themes including mythological, nature, native American, Oriental, patriotic and floral.

A former telecommunications engineer in Bristol, Terry bought his Evesham shop three years ago.

As well as contests for the best tattoos, the convention will include talks and seminars by tattoo experts from around the world.