Amanda Caldwell

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Photo by The Illustrated Eye

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Photo by Lane Marie

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Photo by Pretty and Inked

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Photo by Pretty and Inked

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Photo by Pretty and Inked

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Photo by Lane Marie

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Photo by Lane Marie

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Photo by Lane Marie

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Photo by Lane Marie

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Photo by Lane Marie

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Photo by Lane Marie

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Photo by Lane Marie

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Where were you born and raised?
I’m a southern Punk Rock Gypsy Warrior Panda born and raised in Houston, TX.

Growing up were there any people that influenced your decision on getting a tattoo?
I have always been a rebellious kid, so of course I was fascinated with tattoos. I got into the punk and ska scene pretty early on, and I wanted to be a mix between Kathleen Hanna, Gwen Stefani , and Rob Zombie. My family was definitely against me getting tattoos, especially my grandfather, but after 13 years of beautiful tattoos and countless conversations my grandfather and I are planning on going to get a tattoo together.

What made you decide to get your first one?
I was 16 years old when one of my buddies got a job at a tattoo parlor, so one random day I decided to get a solid black butterfly on my right hip; it now looks like a tiny bat 🙂

Do you have a favorite tattoo, and does it have a meaning behind it?
It’s hard to pick just one favorite, I love them all, but these are my most meaningful tattoos; my back piece, which is 3 sugar skulls representing my family, and my Native American Wolf warrior princess on my right thigh, it represents my oldest daughter who of course loves wolves.

How did you get into modeling?
I was 20 and fascinated with Pin-Up, so I decided to give it a shot and I loved it; unfortunately, I had some serious medical issues and could not continue. It was only about two years ago that I got back into modeling. I was honestly pretty nervous and sure I missed my chance, but thankfully Lane at Lane Marie Studios believed in me. We had an awesome shoot, which led me to my next shoot with Amber Strickler of Pretty and Inked. Those shoots catapulted me into the modeling scene and it’s been pretty amazing.

What or who are you’re inspirations?
My family inspires me daily; I have 2 amazing daughters, and a pretty awesome husband, who has been so encouraging and supportive of my modeling decisions.

What projects are you currently working on?
I’m currently working on some pretty badass projects; one of course with the amazing Lane Marie Studios (it’s a secret), another with Natasha Epperson of The Illistrated Eye, and several other awesome shoots in the works. I have recently started playing behind the camera; I love taking photos as well as directing and producing photoshoots, runway shows, and anything else that feeds my artistic obsession.

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