DJ Jena Red: Q&A
WRITER Chris Casey
PHOTOGRAPHER Jason Goodrich
Inked: Who's throwing the best parties at the moment?
Jena: I don’t know honestly (laughs). I am working all the time. I have a residency at Ryu in the Meatpacking and am there most of the week. Some places I have been on my rare nights off are Griffin and Lavo. Really liked their scene and music.
Inked: When all the partying is over, how do you like to chill out?
Jena: Love to have lunch with friends and mellow out. Enjoy being by myself without any expectations. I always workout and love when I can go to the coffee shop and read. Depends on the day because I absolutely love hanging with friends, but also enjoy my alone time.
Inked: Which is your favorite tattoo and why?
Jena: Tough to answer that. I see my arm as one huge tattoo. I would say my favorite part of it is the dragon on my shoulder that spirals up and looks like a sun.
Inked: Who are a few tattoo artists you haven't been Inked by, but would like to be?
Jena: I would have to say Kat Von D. She is incredible to me for various reasons, but she is a strong, hot woman and very good at what she does. Kat, if you read this, I want some ink! (laughs).
Inked: What is a crazy moment that sticks out to you that happened in the booth?
Jena: Oh, wow. Probably the night of my first headlining gig here in NYC. My day was crazy hectic and I was a little nervous. I just wanted to do well. So I hook everything up and one of the turntables wasn’t working. It wasn’t the end of the world, definitely not ideal, but I knew I could make do. An hour or two goes by and a friend of mine was trying to be sweet and brought me a drink. Unfortunately the drink spilled on the only working turntable. It was a mess.