HOW DID YOU GET STARTED MODELING?
I don't consider myself a model, its something that sort of floats my way every now and again, I find it can be pretty empowering under the right circumstances, at least, that’s how its makes me feel.
WHAT EXCITES YOU ABOUT MODELING?
Taking on new roles and perceptions.
Entering the mental vortex of clarity and feeling invincible.
Getting to perv at hot girls running around in their knickers :P
DO YOU COME FROM A BACKGROUND OF TRAINING IN THE ARTS?
Who cares? :p Haha, yeah I know what yr getting at. Pens and pencils have been glued to my fingertips since before I could walk since both my parents were/are artists its always been promoted in my family.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE TYPES OF OUTFITS TO MODEL IN?
Jackets I've customized.
WHAT ARE YOUR LEAST FAVORITES?
Heels. My nemesis.
WHAT IS IT ABOUT TATTOOS THAT INTRIGUES YOU?
Tattoos tell life stories and some of them speak volumes.
For me, having skin as a canvas brings so many exhilarating challenges with it I get so fucking rushed just thinking about it.
There's so much variation in styles these days I could fill a fat ass bible book listing what I appreciate about each one.
Works that I admire most are the pieces that fit the curves and sinews of the human body effortlessly with movement and have such a great impact on the eyes from whatever angle your looking from. Whether its graphic, realism, complex lines, mantras or dotwork I think this is the most important element to a tattoo, that it fits and adorns the body, complimenting it rather than looking glued on and its not an easy task to get to grips with, taking into account the how muscles can morph or distort an image when they move, you must have a forward thinking mind to establish work that counteracts these issues.
Tattooing has become a practice so entwined in my life that I can't imagine an existence without it, its more than just an intriguing subject its a full blown obsession from which I am forever learning, living and loving.
ARE THERE ANY OTHER CREATIVE MEDIUMS YOU WORK IN?
I draw with biro, pencil, pen and charcoal.
I paint in oil.
I customize jackets with studs and naff kitsch plastic shit.
But my babbling brain box is my most practiced and favorite creative medium...when its not suffered a night of torture by tequila shots!
WHAT KIND OF MUSIC DO YOU LIKE?
Hmm, where to begin!?
At the moment I'm listening to Raggatek, Early 90's Techno, French Dub and Eastern Influence style music. I seem to go through phases with a variation of music styles. Nothing beats a filthy bassline :P
Check out ze music blog:
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO FOR FUN?
Hurt people artistically.
See more of Belle Atrix:
G3 Magazine - Alex Styles
Raff - Model Mayhem