Interview Done By Mike Wilkerson
MW: Please introduce yourself?
MM: Hello! I am Michelle but my modeling/performance alias is Mischief Madness. I got this name back in my raver days and it sort of stuck with me since it describes me perfectly. ^.^
MW: When did you get into modeling?
MM: I became serious a year and a half ago. My love for tattoos inspired me to get into modeling. I went to a tattoo convention two years ago and was asked to do a quick shoot for a magazine in the back room. The images were never published but that mini shoot inspired me to improve and continue modeling.
MW: What kind of modeling do you do?
MM: Mostly tattoo and alternative modeling. But my favorite is gore. I love gore! It’s not the most popular style when it comes to the public but it sure is my favorite to do. I love to get bloodied up and I enjoy creating disturbing scenarios that makes people’s jaws drop in horror.
MW: When did you get your first tattoo?
MM: The day I turned 18 I sat in the chair for 6 hours.
MW: Where on your body did you get it?
MM: The most typical place for a young teen to get her first tattoo: the Tramp Stamp.
MW: What made you decide to keep getting tattoos?
MM: I love transforming my body into a work of art. It’s an addiction and for someone who is a masochist, like me, getting tattooed is also therapeutic.
MW: How many do you have now?
MM: About 20 but they are all connected. So basically one GIANT piece
MW: Which one is your favorite?
MM: My wings are my favorite. I really like fairies, which is why I pointed my ears. A fairy just isn’t a fairy without her wings.
MW: What are your plans for the future?
MM: Model, travel, have fun, and live life. I may go back to my career as a funeral director in the future, but who knows!
MW: What would you like to say in closing?
MM: I love modeling but I know this is not going to last forever. I want to find something more stable that I can fall back on. I have my degree in Mortuary Sciences so I can always go back to Funeral Directing or embalming. A job in the funeral business, however, requires me to lose my uniqueness: no tattoos, no piercings, and no colored hair. Maybe one day I will be ok with that idea but I don’t see it happening anytime soon. I would like to find a job in an industry where I can be myself and show the world my individuality at all times. ^.^