The quintessential tattooed pin-up model Sabina Kelley will be attending The Mill New Zealand Tattoo and Art Festival this weekend in New Plymouth. Still sexy after over 10 years in front of the camera, Sabina started adorning her body when she was 20 years-old. “I don’t know how many tattoos I have now, but I have two full sleeves, my entire back tattooed, the tops of my feet, my knuckles, and one side of my neck,” she says.
As her body and its art is her livelihood she is very particular about her ink and advises to not “make rash decisions—make sure you want your tattoo 100%. Don’t ever go into a tattoo even thinking removing it later is a possibility. Don't just walk into a shop and pick something off the wall or copy anyone else’s tattoo. Also make sure your tattoo is not going to hold you back career wise for anything you would want to do.”
Her current favorite? “My newest. It’s three black-and-grey roses by Chuey Quintanar on the side of my neck—and each rose represents one of my kids.”
If you are in the area this weekend check out the roses, 200 of the world’s finest tattoo artists, burlesque shows, live rock and hip hop, pole dancers, fire eaters, ALC mini ramp skateboard competition, a charity art auction, and the Fowler Homes Custom Car Show.
The Festival will open its doors from 11 AM until 10 PM on Saturday, November 23, and from 11 AM until 7 PM on Sunday, November 24. Entry is $20 for adults with under 15 year-olds free (accompanied by an adult).
For a full line up of events, visit: www.nztattooart.com
To see more sexy shots of Sabina click http://www.inkedmag.com/christian-saints-sabina-kelley/