Mischief Madness from Arizona
Where did you grow up?
I was born and spent my grade school years in a border town called, Nogales, in Sonora, Mexico. I remained there until I was eleven, when my family decided to move 15 minutes north into the states to a tiny town in BFE called, Rio Rico.
How was it growing up there, would you say that it influenced you?
It was so lame growing up there! It was in the middle of nowhere and being the only Goth girl in a tiny conservative town made me an extreme loner. Therefore, music became my biggest influence. The first MTV video I ever saw was Korn’s, “Got the Life.” My world changed ever since.
When did you start getting tattoos?
The day I turned 18 years old.
How would you describe your style?
Gothic, raver, hippie, fairy and hardcore glitter princess. I’m pretty well rounded when it comes to the alternative lifestyle.
Do you consider tattoos as a serious art form?
Yes I do. It takes time and dedication from both the artist and the person getting tattooed to create a meaningful piece. Some people hang their art, I wear mine.
How do you see the tattoo culture right now?
I see the tattoo culture as a rapidly growing industry full of endless possibilities. Tattoos are slowly becoming more socially acceptable, especially here in the Southwest! It makes me proud to see so many people decorating themselves. I expect to see plenty of new products and techniques in the industry as more and more people get inked.
What has been your inspiration for getting them?
I have a specific person that I see in my head everyday and I want to be that person. My modifications only bring me closer to this image that I strive for. I only have this one life to live and I intend to cover myself as much as I possibly can in artwork that I find beautiful.
What’s your favorite piece?
Ahhh! You’re making me choose?! If I had to choose, it would have to be the wings in the center of my back. What is a fairy without her wings??
Do you catch people starring at you because of your ink?
Either my ink, my clothes, my hair, my piercings or my subdermal implants, there is always SOMETHING to stare at.
In your opinion, do your tattoos change your mood often?
Yes! I love looking at pretty things (who doesn’t?). It’s a proven fact that bright colors and pretty pictures enhance someone’s mood in a positive way. I love being bubbly and happy, so by having bright colors in my artwork I can ensure I always have something pretty to look at when I’m down.
What’s your most significant tattoo and why?
Wings have a special place in my heart. They symbolize being able to take on the world without fear and with an open mind. “Spread your wings and fly.”
What advice would you give to someone wanting to get their first tattoo?
Make yourself a good playlist and make sure you have snacks if your blood sugar goes down. Mine always does. Oh, what does a tattoo feel like?? It’s like screwing for the first time. You didn’t know what it was going to feel like, but you did it anyway. Then you kept going back for bigger and better things!
Will you be getting anymore?
I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon.
What’s your biggest inspiration, what keeps you going?
May sound self-centered, but I am my own biggest inspiration. My body is my temple and I feel more complete the more the walls of my temple are decorated.
What is one thing that life has taught you?
Life has taught me many things. I am a pupil and life is my teacher. And, like it or not, class is never dismissed, for I shall always keep learning.
Do you have a favorite quote?
Anything else you would like to add?I look forward to joining an industry beyond alternative modeling. I am a performer at heart and look forward to finding my niche in performance arts.