Amber RIce

Amber Rice

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Photo: Silvia Paveri

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Photo: Silvia Paveri

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Photo: Silvia Paveri

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Photo: Phillip Reardon

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Photo: Silvia Paveri

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Photo: MN Studios

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Photo: Sarah Hill

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Photo: Sarah Hill

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Where were you born and raised?
I was born in raised in Huntington Beach, CA until I was about 17 years old. Although I haven’t been back there in quite a while, it will always be my home. I love that city.

Growing up were there any people that influenced your decision on getting a tattoo?
I can’t really pinpoint any specific person that influenced my decision on getting tattooed. My older sister Alicia always listened to hard rock/metal, and that became my favorite music genre. Looking at the metal community, being heavily tattooed also seems to be a part of their culture. I wanted to be a part of that culture, so I decided at a young age that I wanted tattoos. My mother has 3 small tattoos,  so I knew I wouldn’t have to put up TOO much of a fight to receive her blessing to get my first tattoo.

What made you decide to get your first one?
My first tattoo was spontaneous. As soon as I turned 18, I went to get my first one. I am obsessed with the cosmos, so I found a Google Image of a simple star and got it tattooed on my back. Of course, looking back, I wish I chose something different. I got my second tattoo only 2 weeks later.

Do you have a favorite tattoo, and does it have a meaning behind it?
My favorite tattoo is my left arm sleeve! As mentioned before, my sister Alicia is 13 years older than me, and she had a big influence on me growing up. In her late teens (my earlier years) she’d watch Beavis & Butthead on MTV, and music videos of Korn, White Zombie, Metallica, etc. My sleeve is Rob Zombie’s artwork from the hallucination scene in Beavis & Butthead Do America. I absolutely love it! It’s colorful, fun, unique, and it’s even won a few awards.

How did you get into modeling?
My decision to get into modeling was also rather spontaneous. My fiancé Caleb Lynch is a tattoo artist,  and I began accompanying him to tattoo conventions across the US. The more I attended conventions, the more I wanted to be a part of the tattoo community. I wasn’t sure how I was going to be a part of the tattoo community, until my fiancé told me I should start tattoo modeling. I was reluctant and intimidated at first, until I talked to a few tattoo models at different conventions. They were so positive, and encouraging! I figured I might as well give it a shot, and I immediately fell in love with it.

What or who are you’re inspirations?
There are a few models in the tattoo community I truly admire, such as Kitty Crystal and Sarah Mudle. They’re gorgeous, funny, talented, and what I hope to become as a tattoo model. In every other aspect of my life, I’m inspired by my mother and of course, my fiancé Caleb Lynch. Through their unwavering positivity through any situation and constant drive, they inspire me to be my best self. I am impressed by then every single day.

What projects are you currently working on?
I recently took a small break from modeling because we just moved into our first home. Now that we’re finally moved in, I can’t wait to start booking shoots again and continue publications. My next goal is to be published on a cover. My next tattoo project is my right leg sleeve, and I can’t wait to get started!

Instagram: www.instagram.com/irishamber
Model Mayhem: www.modelmayhem.com/3659340

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