Bibiana Atada is a spirited Spanish girl who was born and raised in Switzerland. In her youth. she modeled for well-known agencies, which has brought her plenty of experiences. Although a longtime hobby of hers was dance, which she exercised through the years at an almost professional level, she decided to put all her strength and energy into modeling. Bibiana gained her first entry into the fetish world through latex. She says wearing her first latex cat suit was an indescribable feeling. *After that, there was no stopping me,” she says. Since then. she has had numerous opportunities to work with creative designers of various latex brands as well as well-known photographers. Within years, more and more tattoos adorned her body, giving her more opportunities as a tattoo model, which she immensely enjoyed. You can still catch her on catwalks in various cities around the globe, on which she presents the most wonderful creations for various latex labels.
Did you always want to be a model? Yes. since I can remember Eve always wanted to be a model.
So how did you get into modeling? Did you always think growing up that you were more photogenic than your family and friends or were you scouted? Of course I noticed that I was very photo-genic, but I never thought that I was more photogenic than friends or family.
I was first noticed when I was 14 years old on a plane flying to Valencia. Since then I have modeled for countless companies. brands, and more, working with tons of amazing photographers. And what do you think influences your style? Is it music, film, or simply just everyday life? My style is influenced by my everyday life. by the things I love and by people I adore and who are pushing me to higher levels.
Are there any female models that in-spire you? Not really. I mean I love a lot of female models because of their style but I would never name a certain model because they are too many who kick ass in this business.
Having worked with a number of photographers so far. do you have any fa-vorites you’d love to work with again? Definitely – Isaac Madera. Estevan Ori-ol, Hugo V Photography, Taadow69K, Maurizio Fantini… Sorry, but there are too many to name them all.
Talk me through an average day in the life of you? My average day starts with a cappuccino, checking my e-mails, updating my social media, getting ready, packing together all my stuff, and heading out to my shoots. That’s my average work day.
How long have you had tattoos and how many do you have? I got my first tattoo when I was 17 years old but I can’t count them anymore because there are too many. Maybe 20, but not sure anymore.
What inspires the tattoos you choose to get? Certain experiences I had in my life so far, and I love skulls. Almost all my tattoos include skulls or are influenced by them. Another big inspiration is H.R. Giger.
Can you give us a rundown of your ex-cellent tattoo collection? Practically all my tattoos involve skulls. I can’t even explain why but it just fascinates
me… the human anatomy. My biggest tattoo is on the right side of my body, inspired by the great H.R. Giger. I’m a huge fan of his work so I’ve decided to honor him with this biomechanics skull tattoo done by Fernando Bisceglia (Valencia. Spain). On my left thigh, I have a desert eagle gun (done by the amazing tattoo art-ist, Khan) to remind me of my near death experience I had a couple years ago. Inside the gun stands the lettering, “will over pain.” It means that I can achieve anything and nothing can hold me back. That’s my motto. Another tattoo that means a lot to me is my own portrait on my left leg done by Tony Mancia. It reflects the inner me. All of my other tattoos tell other stories but the ones I mentioned are the most important ones. I love skulls and I will always integrate skulls into my upcoming tattoos.
Do you think other female models are getting tat-toos to further their career? Unfortunately. yes. Sadly, tattoos are becoming more fashionable than they should be. For me, it’s a lifestyle. A model should get offers even if she is not covered in tattoos.
Do you think people treat you differently for being heavily tattooed? A couple of people are treating me differently, but I don’t want to lament. That was clear for me in the be-ginning already.
Is there anything you do to stay in shape or look after yourself being a model or is it just good genes? Only good genes. Thank you mama and papa! (Laughs.) I’m very glad about the genes, because I’m a lazy ass. (Laughs.)
Who are your favorite brands and designers at the moment? Sullen Clothing, MonsterLadies. TFC, A-S-S. and last but not least, Stephen Alonzo.
Five things you can’t live without? Family. boyfriend, my friends, my cats, and my phone.
What are some of your other loves and hobbies? My busy life has no time for other hobbies. I spend my free time with my loved ones.
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Rachelle Nicole Hoffman
InkSpired Magazine: Can you tell us a little about your-self? Rachelle Nicole Hoffman: I own a tattoo shop in Glendale, Arizona – Ritual Addictions Tattoo. I am a full-time piercer at the shop and on the side is when I do the modeling.
InkSpired Magazine: How and when did your modeling career begin? Rachelle Nicole Hoffman: I started modeling a couple years ago after I got my throat tattooed. I did one shoot afterwards and it sort of just went from there. I just started shooting more with different photographers. I continued getting more heavily tattooed and doing photoshoots often.
InkSpired Magazine: Do you have any advice for aspir-ing models? Rachelle Nicole Hoffman: My advice to aspiring models is to have confidence. Be willing to put in the time and dedication that it takes. I found an angle to make me stand out a little bit and I went with it. So, if that is possible, I recommend that. So many people model these days so you want to just make sure you can deal with both the good and bad remarks. and if it is what you want. then go for it.
InkSpired Magazine: What else do you do? Rachelle Nicole Hoffman: In addition to modeling, owning a tattoo shop, and piercing, I am also a full-time mother.
InkSpired Magazine: What inspired you to start getting tattooed? Rachelle Nicole Hoffman: I never really wanted to get tat-tooed as I was growing up. My mother was fully covered. I just never really wanted it for myself. Once I started my ap-prenticeship to pierce, I thought about getting a small one. Once I started, it was all over from there. I became very addicted and decided to go with a theme and now I have a full body suit planned out.
InkSpired Magazine: Tell us about your favorite tattoo. Rachelle Nicole Hoffman: It’s hard to really say what my favorite tattoo is. I have so many. I love the Freddy on my leg – he is my favorite horror icon – but I love my throat piece as well because I am such a huge Rob Zombie fan. So I don’t know if I have just one favorite piece. I love them all so much.
InkSpired Magazine: Who are your tattoo artists? Rachelle Nicole Hoffman: I get all of my work done by one guy – Sirris Slay from Ink Therapy Tattoo in Glendale, Arizona.
InkSpired Magazine: What role do tattoos play in your life? Rachelle Hoffman: Tattoos do play a major role in my life. There are times that I forget that I am so heavily covered – I don’t see them like other people do. Obviously, I get stopped and asked about them very often. I do a lot of tattoo modeling and it helps pull business for my shop as well. I don’t have many negative experiences with it though. which is a plus; it’s not like it used to be years ago. Of course, there are a handful of people who always have to be rude and unnecessary.
InkSpired Magazine: What inspires you? Do you have any people that you are inspired by? Rachelle Nicole Hoffman: I have a few inspirations, yes – family members who have helped push me and always been there to support me, I have a couple friends in the industry that have always been there for me as well. Seeing people have the same struggles I did growing up and just pushing through it to get where they want to be has always inspired me to go for what I want in life.
What is something that many people don’t know about you? Rachelle Nicole Hoffman: Most people don’t know that even though I am covered in horror movies. I am super obsessed with Disneyland; it’s like my favorite place ever. I am a huge Disney fanatic.
InkSpired Magazine: Anything else you’d like to add? Rachelle Nicole Hoffman: Lastly. I just want to thank everyone who has always been by my side and pushed me and supported me through all of it. All the fans I have gained have also pushed me in such a positive direction; I would not be where I am with-out all the love and support.
Austrian tattoo artist, Moni Marino with her Italian and Sicilian origins, has been tattooing for 20 years. She is the daughter of a painter and seamstress. As a child, Moni was constantly smeared with oil colors. She drew and painted with her hands and feet and sometimes even licked tubes of paint. As a child. she admired her father painting for hours, totally fascinated and in love with the brushes. At the age of 14, she saw a tattoo magazine for the first time and something in her brain and heart clicked. At that moment, she knew what she wanted – to become a tattoo artist. At 15, Moni started tattooing her first boyfriend, then all his friends and kids in the small town where she lived. As word spread quickly, many people distanced themselves from her. “I was really sad for that. So, after I finished studying, I left Italy and my family. I went to the station and without any money or a destination. I got on a train, running away from all the people with prejudices and from the separation of my parents:’ Moni says. After 14 hours of traveling. she found herself in Berlin. Germany. She endured a week of survival on the road, without money and without knowing a word of German until an Italian family led her to other side of Germany where she began working in a pizzeria and learning German. It took her five years to save money so she could buy a new machine, colors and. needles for tattooing…and to begin to be happy again.