Inked Digital Dream Girls: Mercedes Edison
Her Photo Gallery Follows the Text
What do you look for in a guy? What’s your type?
Hmmm…I don’t really have a type of man that I am attracted to, although I do tend to go for the pretty looking man with a rugged way about him, if that makes sense? The first thing I look at is a man’s shoes. If he has good shoes, he has good taste in everything!
How can a guy get your attention?
A guy can get my attention by being mean to me! Treat them mean keep them keen! I like to have something to chase. So guys, you have to make me want you! I love a challenge.
What turns you on?
Kissing my neck is such a turn on. That’s why I have lips tattooed on my neck. A man that knows how to look after a woman is also important. If you find yourself playing mummy then that’s such a turnoff!
What makes you stand out?
I think my loud, eccentric personality makes me stand out, as no one expects that from me by first appearance. My eyes are the first things anybody comments on when they first meet me.
What drew you to work in alternative modeling?
I love to pose! I’m such a poser; so modeling is perfect for me, along with dancing and promotions. I just happen to really love tattoos, the art of the body! So I guess I fall into the alternative category.
How did you get into tattoo culture?
I have always loved tattoos and been fascinated with them since a young age. I got my first tattoo at 16, not even legal to get one! I also love the way tattoos tell stories. All of mine tell stories, and the more I learn about different artists and their work, the more pieces I think to get!
What’s your favorite piece and why?
My favorite piece is the portrait picture of myself on my forearm done by my amazing friend Boog Star. This piece means so much to me, as it was the first part of my sleeve and I was really nervous. I asked Boog to draw me as he saw me, and it came out as an amazing piece. I am wearing angel wings and holding a gun, which shows the two sides to my personality, the naughty and the nice! I also love the writing on the top of my back ‘rebel’ by Elemags, because I am, after all, a rebel!
How have tattoos shaped your image?
I think my image is different to many other alternative models out there, because although I have lots of tattoos, I like to keep myself looking more commercial, than punky. The tattoos have given me a badass image, when I’m a really sweet and innocent girl, so nobody expects it.
What are some pieces you are planning on getting?
I have one amazing piece that I will share with you guys very soon. I am having it designed right now for my back. It’s sexy as hell! My star sign is Libra, so I am planning a piece to do with my star sign and how it affects my personality. I am a firm believer in astrology.
What would you say is your best feature?
I think definitely my eyes and bum. I’m always getting asked if I’m wearing contacts, and I definitely know how to use my eyes for the camera. I’m the best at ‘that sexy look.’
I’m thin, so it’s great to have a bum! I think I was blessed with that from my mum!
What is one secret you would like to share with us?
I prefer to look at women than men. Whoops!! I really do though! I think women are a lot more interesting to look at. And I appreciate a good-looking woman!
If you weren’t doing what you’re doing now, what would you like to do?
There’s definitely nothing more than what I love doing now, but one thing I have always dreamt
What have you been up to/working on?
Recently I have been into everything! Crazy busy with different shoots and exciting projects here in America and I am loving every minute of it. America is a totally different world from England, so it’s been amazing to meet so many great people over here helping me out with some new stuff. One project I am working on is starting my own little clothing line, which is still in the pipeline with some other things. Let’s see what happens…