HOW DID YOU GET STARTED MODELING?
I always wanted to be a model since I was a toddler. I used to model weird outfits that I made and catwalk all across the front yard till my parents pushed my inside. I took etiquette, beauty, and modeling classes just so I could learn the basics before attempting a career in the field. I began professionally modeling when I was 12 as an Old Navy and Hairstyle model. I took a break for a few years then picked it back up at age 20. I did fashion and editorial modeling for a while. I made a career change when I started getting a lot of tattoos and piercings. By age 23 I was working as an alternative and tattoo model. I have an insatiable drive and amazing supporters who have helped get to the place I am now.
WHAT EXCITES YOU ABOUT MODELING?
Being a chameleon and temporarily taking on a new persona is what I enjoy about modeling. Also, being a part of art and fashion has always given me an adrenaline rush. There is something special about being transformed into someone else’s vision and then photographed. Each job is different and I am always learning new things.
DO YOU COME FROM A BACKGROUND OF TRAINING IN THE ARTS?
I never went to a school of arts. Instead, I went to school for modeling, and received specialty training in makeup artistry through years of work experience.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE TYPES OF OUTFITS TO MODEL IN?
My favorite outfits are anything that makes me look like a pinup, Sci-Fi character, a hood rat, a home girl, or mythical creature. I like to dress up with FX makeup so I look completely different.
WHAT ARE YOUR LEAST FAVORITES?
My least favorites are ghost chilies, cheap old wine, pickles, processed cheese, scratched DVDs, hypocrites, aggressive people, and anyone who is trying sabotage my success.
WHAT IS IT ABOUT TATTOOS THAT INTRIGUES YOU?
All tattoos are works of art that I feel improves a person’s appearance. When a tattoos artist creates original pieces for me I fall in love with it.
ARE THERE ANY OTHER CREATIVE MEDIUMS YOU WORK IN?
I am a makeup artist and owner at Savage Beauty. I currently am bringing on a few girls to my company and will be available to most of Southern California. Makeup artistry has been a passion of mine and will always be a big part of my life.
WHAT KIND OF MUSIC DO YOU LIKE?
I love Hardcore, Metal, Indie, And Dance music. Some of my favorite bands are Glass Jam, Saosin, Zao, As I lay Dying, Black Label Society, Danzig, The Neighborhood, Monsters of Men, Riot Rhythm, Bass Nectar, and Ellie Goulding.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO FOR FUN?
I love to shoot gun at my regular spot with my family and friends. I enjoy shooting a Berretta, 9mm, 38 special Revolver, and a 22 Riffle. I also enjoy painting, working out, and playing Super Nintendo. Currently, the games I keep playing are Zelda, Earth Worm Jim, Battle Toads, Mortal Combat, and Street Fighter.
See more of Sara Savage:
Makeup Artistry and Hair Design by Savage Beauty,
Photography by Adam’s Aperture.