Sammy Jane

Sammy Jane

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Photo: Danial Gowans

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Photo: Lescablair

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Photo: Lescablair

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Photo: Stella Shots

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Photo: Lescablair

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Photo: Danial Gowans

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Photo: Hugo V Photography

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Photo: Lescablair

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Photo: Lescablair

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Photo: Danial Gowans

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Where were you born and raised?
I was born in Wellington, New Zealand but moved to Tauranga as a young child. I was raised here in sunny Tauranga but was always moving back and forth to windy Wellington!

Growing up were there any people that influenced your decision on getting a tattoo?
Not really, my Uncle was a grave digger and had really creepy graveyard & skulls tattoo which I used to love looking at. Also, an old friend of mine, who was Indian, always had her aunties giving us Henna tattoos and I always thought they were beautiful! Mainly I like pretty colourful things so why not get some on my skin.

What made you decide to get your first one?
I was 14 and thought I was a bad ass, am now in the process of laser and planning to cover it up!

Do you have a favorite tattoo, and does it have a meaning behind it?
I really couldn’t just pick one, I love them all. A favourite would be my sternum mandala piece from my super awesome talented partner Dee Bentley.

How did you get into modeling?
I started off modelling for friends clothing lines and doing promo gigs for companies. I did a photo shoot one day and was super happy with the images.

What or who are you’re inspirations?
Too many to name; Sabina Kelley, Cervena Fox (who I got to meet last year!), Little Linda is amazing and talented too, and of course Michael Jackson!

What projects are you currently working on?
A photo shoot with Hugo V, can not wait!!! I’m entering in Miss tattoo New Zealand in the next couple of months at the New Zealand International Tattoo Show. Hopefully starting my own business in the beauty industry one day.

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