Where were you born and raised?
I was born and raised in Houston, Texas, and I’m currently still residing there!
Growing up were there any people that influenced your decision on getting a tattoo?
Yes, my oldest sister Krissy. Ever since I was a little girl I always admired her tattoos, but the main tattoo she had that I absolutely loved was a Lady Bug on her big toe! When we lost my sister I always told myself I would get the same exact tattoo she had!
What made you decide to get your first one?
Well, like most young kids, I thought it would be a cool thing to do. I was about 17 years old, and I just couldn’t even think about the thought of waiting any longer to go to a professional. It was a silly choice but we all live and learn. At the time it had a meaning to it; my daughter’s father and I both got a heart on our forearms, and we both said that we’d never cover them up. Well I ended up covering mine up, because I couldn’t stand how poorly done it was. What I covered it up with is dedicated to my daughter. It’s a heart locket, it also has the lyrics from my favorite band Circa Survive, “Carry my heart with you always”, along with my daughters name on top. Which has a lot of meaning to it, because my daughter is my world.
Do you have a favorite tattoo, and does it have a meaning behind it?
My favorite tattoo would have to be the the half sleeve I have on my left arm. It’s not quite finished yet because we’re still working on it. It has a snail, flowers, leafs, a lady bug with the date my mother passed away on her shell, a clock on the inner part of my arm, and the lyrics from once again my favorite band Circa Survive which says, “Move one inch at a time, you’ll be just fine”. I gave Justin Fulton (tattoo artist) the lyrics, and we came up with what we wanted to pair with the lyrics. I couldn’t be more pleased with what he drew up for me, it all fits perfectly. The reason behind this tattoo is for my mother. She recently passed away back on June 22, 2013. My mother was not only my best friend but my daughter’s as well. The reason why I chose the lyrics was because I feel like if my mother would have just taken things more slowly, realized how many people around her loved her, and realized not everything happens when you need or want it to that she would still be here.
How did you get into modeling?
Well, the photographer that really got me started was Nino Batista. Of course I had shot with other photographers before but just for fun. I hadn’t yet broken out of my shell and felt completely comfortable with it. When Nino Batista contacted me through Facebook I was extremely excited because he was always someone that I wanted to shoot with. When I finally got to shoot with him he was super awesome. He’s very laid back, not pushy, and helped me with my posing. He definitely helped me feel more comfortable with my body and being in front of a camera. I couldn’t be more grateful!
What or who are you’re inspirations?
My daughter and fiancé are definitely my biggest inspirations. Neither of them have never judged me and have always supported every decision I make. They accept me for who I am, and always push me to be a better person than I was the day before.
What projects are you currently working on?
At the moment I have some amazing photos in the works with “Adseries”. Photos that will absolutely be jaw dropping, and will show a completely different side of me that’s never been seen before. So make sure you all keep those eyes peeled and on the lookout!