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Tessa Rae

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Age: 22
Profession: Published Alternative Model

Where were you born and raised?
I was born in Tucson, Arizona. I moved around quite a bit in different places, but the majority of my life has been in Tucson.

Growing up were there any people that influenced you on your decision to getting a tattoo?
No. I actually never really planned on being heavily tattooed, I wanted small ones but never really thought about it. My life just sort of led me to where I’m at, no particular influence from anyone.

What made you take the plunge and get your first one?
I was 18, and it was impulse. I just went out and did it. When I turned 20 was when I really became involved in the industry, and just jumped right into the chair :)

Do you have a favorite tattoo and what is the meaning behind it?
All of my tattoos are special to me. They all represent something important. I love my left sleeve because each part of it represents a piece of my life. My absolute favorite is on my right arm though. It’s a portrait of my mother, designed in stone with cracks.. I chose to get her that way because she has been missing since 2003.

How did you get into modeling?
It just sort of happened. I wanted to be part of the Sullen family, and I knew I needed to get a portfolio set up. I did a few photo shoots and from there everything just sort of took off.

What or who are your inspirations?
That’s easy, my family. They mean everything to me.

What projects are you currently working on?
I have been working on designing some new tattoos of course. I want my entire back to be done within the next 6 months. Other than that, I kind of just go with the flow and take things as they come.

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