Kirsty Nicole

Kirsty Nicole

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Photo: Benjamin Chaves

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Photo: Benjamin Chaves

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Photo: Benjamin Chaves

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Photo: Benjamin Chaves

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Photo: Mike "Ohrangu" Tang

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Photo: Mike "Ohrangu" Tang

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Photo: Mike "Ohrangu" Tang

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Photo: Oblique Foto

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Where were you born and raised?
I was born and raised in the rainy state of Washington, just a few minutes north of Portland, Oregon.

Growing up were there any people that influenced your decision on getting a tattoo?
I didn’t have many influences growing up, if I did it was usually woman like Dita Von Tease, Kat Von D, or Morticia Adams. All strong, creative woman. It was around the time Kat Von D really started creeping out of the woodworks with her tattoo work that influenced me into covering my skin.

What made you decide to get your first tattoo?
It was my 18th birthday when I made the decision to ink my body, I spent years painting and taking art classes in school, mastering bright, over the top make up, multicolored hair, and standing out. I didn’t know very many people with tattoos, my high school wasn’t thrilled on them being exposed but being raised in a rock n roll family, tattoos were normal. So when I told my parents I wanted to get one, they were stoked and actually took me and paid for my first one.

Do you have a favorite tattoo, and does it have a meaning behind it?
Although all of my tattoos have a very personal meaning and have been done by Shawn Renner here in Vancouver, my favorite would have to my the octopus on my hip and thigh. I got her because of how mysterious they are. Something so beautiful that can blend to its surroundings or stop a room with her vibrant colors. Growing up I was nearly 300lbs, as I got older people often compared me to a octopus. They had no clue I existed until I felt it was time to make my appearance. She’s my reminder of the person I used to be and who I am now.

How did you get into modeling?
Modeling was actually a accident. I was asked to model for a brand two years ago based out of Los Angeles. Suddenly I found myself in runways, competition’s, magazines, and projects. I’m currently a Nursing student planning on studying Neonatal, but modeling has become a big part of my life and I continue to take it as far as I possibly can.

What or who are you’re inspirations?
I’m inspired by different. I love going over the top, doing things nobody else would dare do. I find a lot of inspiration through Dita Von Tease. Such a sedutive, well educated woman, who continues to meet goals and make bigger ones. Also, my nephews. Those boys are my reason for everything I do. They inspire me to be the best I can be.

What projects are you currently working on?
My current projects are on the hush hush at the moment. I’m staying focused and grinding through this crazy life.

Instagram: @kirstynicoleofficial

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