Inked Digital Dream Girl: Elle Audra
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What do you look for in a guy/what’s your type?
I honestly don’t have a ‘type.’ I enjoy men with a similar sense of humor. Creativity is also important to me, whether it’s through art or music. Good looks wouldn’t hurt either.
How can a guy get your attention?
It’s really hard to get positive attention from me because I have so much on my plate. Witty and humorous conversation would be your best bet.
What turns you on?
A great body with nice arm muscles, and tattoos are a bonus! Serenades make me melt, (guitar and a great voice beats anything!) Oh, and a full body massage.
What makes you stand out?
Most people notice my red hair, then tattoos, and then the infamous “What are you?” For the record: I am Black, Filipino, Hawaiian, White and Native American.
What drew you to work in alternative modeling?
I love the eccentric fashion that comes with alternative modeling. I was drawn to a series of latex designers and experimenting with their designs in photo shoots. It all really just fell into place.
How did you get into tattoo culture?
My brother, Ash Dabney, started tattooing over a decade ago and I volunteered to be his ‘guinea pig’ while he was apprenticing. I love art and if it’s permanent, it’s that much better.
What’s your favorite piece and why?
I have a piece on my inner left arm dedicated to my favorite children’s book, The Rough Faced Girl. It’s a retelling of a Native American folk tale about a girl who was severely scarred and mistreated for it, but in the end her kind soul earned her beauty. As a child I had scars all over my face and body. This story brought me hope through my tumultuous childhood.
How have tattoos shaped your image?
My tattoos taught me self-expression and empowered my creative side. I felt free to experiment with different hair colors, clothing, and sets. My tattoos definitely broadened my tastes.
What are some pieces you are planning on getting?
First I plan on finishing my left sleeve. It needs filler and I plan on doing a grey wash filigree to bring them all together. Next is another large piece on my side down to my right thigh. I wasn’t keen on tattooing my legs but I’d like to cover a big scar and I figured why not cover it with art?
What have you been up to/working on?
Too much! Recently I jumped back into the modeling scene and it has been enjoyably successful so far! Alongside my modeling career I began Black Filigree Couture, it’s a line of one of kind alternative fashions. I also opened San Marcos, California’s first tattoo shop, also named Black Filigree. I will soon be launching a men and women’s apparel line under the Black Filigree brand.
What would you say is your best feature?
My winning personality. [laughs] Hmm but really I like my almond shaped eyes. My eye color is dark but I like the exotic slant of them.
What is one secret you would like to share with us?
I’m mostly an open book. If I have to say, very few people know that I am a Marine Corps Veteran. Little ol’ me joined the military at 18 to honor a family tradition. After five years, I pursued my own dreams.
If you weren’t doing what you’re doing now, what would you like to do?
I would travel the world if I could. I have wanderlust really badly and I want to soak in other locations and societies. I am happy with what I am doing now, though. I am pursuing every dream I thought I’d never accomplish. A designer, a business owner, and a model!
What makes you a Inked Digital Dream Girl?
I’m beautifully inked and I wear my tattoos and art with pride. I’m comfortable and confident in my custom decorated skin. I believe my ink is what makes me more beautiful above anything else.