Inked Girls: Michelle Rickels
Myself in a sentence: Most say I am an oxymoron. In high school I was that total punk rock. Really, I swear. Grew up listening to Ramones, Rancid, Pennywise, The Clash, etc. Hair of every color, tattoos and piercings. Way before it was quite so popular to do so (mid 90s) but yet was in all Honors classes. This mentality definitely is now evident in my adult life. I have always worked in a corporate environment and therefore always was conscious of my tattoo placement. Now that I am a Contract Administrator/Export Compliance Site Manager for a large Aerospace Manufacturing company, it definitely helped. I have been modeling (mostly tattoo and lingerie) off and on for about 7 years now. But those that know me and work and then have seen me outside of work in my normal clothes and what truly lies beneath the suit and dress slacks are always blown away.
Occupation: Contract Administrator/Export Compliance Site Mgr./Tattoo Model
Hometown: Irvine, CA
The design and themes of my tattoos: Words that I feel that describe me (about 75% of my tattoos are words). Pictures that have a personal connection to me and what I stand for. Mostly black and grey with splashs of color.
More specifics about my tattoo: I thankfully have some close friends that are amazing artists and have about 20 more hours of work planned this year to add to the collection.
My favorite tattoo and the story behind it: My Favorite tattoo would definitely have to be my left ribcage which reads "Carpe Noctem" (i.e. seize the night). It defines me to a "T". From having a fascination with vampires since Lost Boys, to be a club promoter back in the day as well as previously owning my own music management and promotion company, to just being a flat out night owl. I have always preferred to be a creature of the night so to speak.
My next tattoo: My next tattoo is going on the front of my left though. A quote that I saw that I feel defines most of my life: Chaos is an Angel That fell in love with a Demon