Where were you born and raised?
I was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. I currently live in Nashville, Tennessee though!
Growing up were there any people that influenced your decision on getting a tattoo?
I would see beautiful women with clean, well-executed tattoos, which probably had a small influence on me. I’ve always liked the looks of tattoos. I started out with this really dumb tattoo on my arm which was later covered and turned into a half sleeve. I never imagined I would be as heavily tattooed as I am, but now, I wouldn’t have it any other way.
What made you decide to take the plunge and get your first one?
I got my first tattoo two days after my 18th birthday. I didn’t really need to take a plunge, though, because I had known that I would be getting one anyway.
Do you have a favorite tattoo, and does it have a meaning behind it?
I have a few favorite tattoos, but the one that has the most meaning to me is my paw print on my right ring finger. It symbolizes my passion for animals and motivates me every day to keep working hard in school and to keep fighting for the forgotten, abused animals in the world.
How did you get into modeling?
When I was a freshman in college, Suicide Girls contacted me asking me to be a part of their team. I respectfully declined, because I don’t shoot nudes, but it made me think I could do it otherwise! I made a Model Mayhem account, started browsing local photographers and began to develop my portfolio.
What or who are you’re inspirations?
I don’t really have any inspirations. I just aspire to be myself.
What projects are you currently working on?
I am working on some really exciting projects with FreeUs Apparel and with Pride and Glory Tattoo Shop (in Nashville, TN), but I can’t dive into the specifics with the public just yet!