How old were you when you got your first tattoo and what was it?
I was 18, and it was a small rose with a skull in the center on my wrist.
What is your employment status/occupation and do your tattoos effect it?
I'm a student at Paul Mitchell, working part time as a model.
I also do hair and make-up on the set of photoshoots. In the past I had some difficulties with jobs and my tattoos, but once starting my career, I haven't had any issues.
What is your favorite piece? What is the meaning behind it?
I love everyone of my tattoos. They all represent me at different stages in my life and the personal growth I've gone through. I couldn't pick a favorite.
Do you have a favorite artist who you go back to or do you collect different artists work? Why?
I've had work done by multiple artists, and I plan to keep it that way. Every artist has their one style and I enjoy show casing all of them.
Have you faced any specific discrimination due to being tattooed?
I feel like everyone with tattoos or body modifications have suffered from some sort of discrimination from someone in their lives, whether it be from strangers or friends/family. I had some nasty things said to me and about me by both. But most of the time I hear more positive then negative things.
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