Where were you born and raised?
I was born on a Marine Corps base outside of Jacksonville, North Carolina, but grew up in a small town near Boise, Idaho… no it is not overflowing with potatoes.
Growing up were there any people that influenced your decision on getting a tattoo?
Honestly, no there wasn’t really any tattooed role models in my life. I grew up in a pretty conservative family that still believed in the negative tattoo stereotypes. Tattoos were pretty frowned upon, especially a woman having one. I can remember being told that if I even thought about getting a tattoo I would never amount to anything.
What made you decide to get your first one?
It’s what I wanted. I’m a little stubborn, so when I had enough money stashed away and an alibi to cover up my time at a tattoo shop, away I went. That was one of the great things about college classes, they didn’t call your parents when you skipped. 😉 haha
Do you have a favorite tattoo, and does it have a meaning behind it?
All of my art has a special meaning or significance behind it. My throat piece was probably the most liberating to get, because there really is no covering it up and that held a lot of importance to me. My favorite though I would have to say is my back piece, its so delicate and soft, always reminding me that vulnerability is never a bad thing.
How did you get into modeling?
I kind of got thrown into modeling like falling through the ice of a pond. I was doing hair and makeup for a big fashion event, and we had several models flake out and not show up. I was asked if I could walk in my signature 6 inch heels, and without even waiting for a reply I went from artist to canvas. Threw me for a loop considering I am 5′ 3″ and only practiced runway in the privacy of my own hall.
What or who are you’re inspirations?
I admire any woman that has the guts to get in front of a camera, and open herself up to the harshness of this industry. This road is NOT an easy one.
You just won the Sullen Clothing Miss Inked Up World Tour 2013. How was that experience?
I could fill up this whole article with stories from the Rockstar Energy and Sullen Clothing Inked Up World Tour! In my life I have never met more genuine and great people. This tour was life changing to say the least. I met so many new and wonderful people. All of the ladies from Seattle to the Finalist were so classy and sweet, we all just supported each other from day one. Upon winning the title I was flown to California to personally meet the owners of Sullen Clothing, Jeremy Hanna and Ryan Smith, and the whole family. You’ll notice I didn’t say company I said family. The hospitality I was shown is unrivaled, they truly care for one another and are all about the art. Walking into their store and head-quarters, I felt like I was walking into a gallery, even their clothing racks and mannequins are artistic! I am so thankful to be able to call myself part of the Sullen Family, and I encourage everyone if they haven’t looked into the incredible styles or artistic works of Sullen Clothing to quickly do so!
What projects are you currently working on?
Right now I’m working on my website so everyone can purchase prints of the photos I’ve had help creating as well as continuing to build my site for my other passions of hair, makeup, and styles which you can find on Facebook under Rogue Artistry.
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