A Pzychokitty in Chile

Posted in Maiden of the Month with tags , , , on February 17, 2010 by metalinkshop

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Hi, my name is Monica but all my friends call me Mona. I’m from Chile, a great country of South America, and I’m in the running for the February Maiden of the Month!

I was born in Viña del Mar 24 years ago. My city is very beautiful but it is hard to live here if you have tattoos or piercings, so that’s why now I’m trying to move to Santiago de Chile.

I love photography and I take pictures all day. I looooove tattoos and piercings. I have so many!

Pzychokitty for Metal Ink

Pzychokitty for Metal Ink

I have an big obsession with my hair color. Ahahah. I can’t have it the same color, so I always look different.

Pzychokitty for Metal Ink

Pzychokitty for Metal Ink

I think that I’m like Peter Pan. I don’t wanna grow up. I’m a baby and I’ll be a kid forever. Every day I try to live the way I want, doing the stuff the I love.

I love animals with all my heart. I have two dogs and a pretty and small hedgehog called Julian.

Julian

Julian

I’m a hopeful for Suicide Girls. I have been a member for too long and I never have had the chance to make a set. Last year I took two shots of myself.

Pzychokitty for Metal Ink

Pzychokitty for Metal Ink

Pzychokitty for Metal Ink

Pzychokitty for Metal Ink

Now I have the opportunity to make a nice and pretty set. Yay! *.*

Pzychokitty for Metal Ink

Pzychokitty for Metal Ink

This month I’m going to Santiago and I will have my own home for the first time. I will have a job and I will pretend to be an adult. Ahah. So guys, wish me luck.

I have like 13 tattoos but my two favorites are some dagas on my legs with the names of my mom Teresa and my dad Antonio. I so love my family so much. We are very close, maybe because I’m an only child and we do everything together.

Pzychokitty for Metal Ink

Pzychokitty for Metal Ink

My phoenix represents a big part of my life when I went through a big sickness.

Pzychokitty for Metal Ink

Pzychokitty for Metal Ink

So guys, I need your votes and comments to win this month. I really need it! =)

Y saludos a la gente de mi pais y de antemano muchos gracias por todo el apoyo que me dan dìa a dìa se agradece mucho *.*

XOXO
Pzychokitty

Is Sanity the Playground for the Unimaginative?

Posted in Maiden of the Month with tags , , on February 16, 2010 by metalinkshop

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Someone once said “Sanity is the playground for the unimaginative”. I’ve always liked that. Now, bear in mind I don’t want to live my life in a sanitarium, but that statement sums up parts of me. Everyone needs to be a little “crazy” sometimes, right?

My name is Serene Suicide. I became a SuicideGirl in late ’04, and am still actively modeling and blogging on there. I have always been considered “gothic”, but who wants to be pigeonholed? Yes SuicideGirls, come for the naked tattooed chicks, stay for the community….they are a funny, interesting bunch.

Serene Suicide for Metal Ink

Serene Suicide for Metal Ink

You can check out my profile at: suicidegirls.com/girls/Serene/

Serene Suicide for Metal Ink

Serene Suicide for Metal Ink

I love the idea of the whole Metal Ink site. From the modeling to the member drawings, to the community voting, I think it’s all around pretty cool. When they approached me for this Maiden contest, I was thrilled. I’ve never done any kind of “competition” before, and I’m up against some super hot chicks. So if you vote for me, be honest, it’s a honor to be nominated right? (o;

Serene Suicide for Metal Ink

Serene Suicide for Metal Ink

Serene Suicide for Metal Ink

Serene Suicide for Metal Ink

When I’m not dressing in crazy costumes for photo shoots, I do have a few things that keep me occupied. I paint and draw tattoo flash among other things, I play X-box, I throw knives (going on 13 years now!). I also make steam punk jewelry and sell it on Etsy.com under the name Alternate History Jewelry. The products mostly involve gears and antique watch parts. I also make hats, cuff links, tie tacks….etc. And I have an enormous soft spot for animals….I’m well known for bringing home strays and could use a little more room for my rescued animals.

Serene Suicide for Metal Ink

Serene Suicide for Metal Ink

Serene Suicide for Metal Ink

Serene Suicide for Metal Ink

I’ve done a few different types of performing, but I love to dance burlesque. Especially in a “vaudeville” type atmosphere. I was definitely in the circus in another life! I could have been a burlesque – knife throwing – macabre – tattooed lady!

Of course I HAVE to mention tattoos. I lost count of how many hours of work I have, but I believe it’s around 30. I just got a large Raven piece on my upper left arm that I LOVE! They truly give me a joy I cannot describe. I could not believe how much I started to like my body when I’d get large pieces. I love to design my own tattoos as well, then have the artist interpret it.

Serene Suicide for Metal Ink

Serene Suicide for Metal Ink

Serene Suicide for Metal Ink

Serene Suicide for Metal Ink

Music is also hugely important to me. Top 10 fav. artists?

1. Nine Inch Nails

2. Massive Attack

3. Portishead

4. Tricky

5. Sneaker Pimps

6. P.J. Harvey

7. Leonard Cohen

8. A.F.I.

9. Depeche Mode

10. Lacuna Coil

That was hard…only 10. But you get the idea. (o;

Serene Suicide for Metal Ink

Serene Suicide for Metal Ink

Serene Suicide for Metal Ink

Serene Suicide for Metal Ink

Movies? Taxi Driver, The Crow, Watchmen, Natural Born Killers…..tons more.

I am also addicted to white chocolate mocha’s, high heels, corsets, latex, anything vampire (I’m wearing fang veneers in my photos but you can’t quite see them). I am still on team Bill so far. I also collect antique medicine/poison bottles, knives, strange apothecaries, curios, and skulls for home decor. I love Halloween and if you visited my place, you would see that quite quickly. I mean, everybody has dozens of bleeding candles around their home, right?

Serene Suicide for Metal Ink

Serene Suicide for Metal Ink

Serene Suicide for Metal Ink

Serene Suicide for Metal Ink

Well, I’ve blabbered on enough, thank you to anyone who read about boring little ‘ole me!

Have an awesome February!!

XoXo!!!
Serene Suicide

Serene Suicide for Metal Ink

Serene Suicide for Metal Ink

Dryad’s Signature Flowers

Posted in Maiden of the Month with tags , on February 15, 2010 by metalinkshop

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Hello there Metal Inksters!

My name is Dryad and I’m in the running for February Maiden of the Month. I thought I’d share a quick rundown of my favorite tattoo.

Dryad for Metal Ink

Dryad for Metal Ink

When I lived in New York City, I wanted a bigger tattoo than any of the ones I already had. I took my idea to the artist, and we spent a lot of time talking about colors, placement, and all that fun stuff. I definitely wanted it to reach down my arm and across my breastbone far enough that you could at least see it peeking out of any shirt I was wearing. (I am definitely not one to hide my tattoos!)

3 sessions and 10 hours later, the flowers on my left shoulder were finished. After each session, people would tell me to stop because there’s no way it could look better. But I knew what I wanted, and I had chosen that particular artist because of her use of color. So there was no way I was stopping before I got it! I still get compliments on it almost daily, and I love wearing sleeveless shirts (like the one in my Metal Ink photos) to show it off.

Lots of people have asked what kind of flower it is, saying that they would like something similar, but unfortunately for them it was a custom creation by my artist. There will never be another tattoo like it. However, with your help I can win the February Maiden of the Month contest and maybe get a chance to design some clothing for Metal Ink that would feature my signature flowers!

Dryad for Metal Ink

Dryad for Metal Ink

Lee Suicide is Back!

Posted in Maiden of the Month with tags , on February 14, 2010 by metalinkshop

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Hi Metal Ink fans,

My name is Lee. I was born in Montreal, Canada on November 22nd, 1982. I’m of English, Irish, German, Pakistani and Portuguese decent. I’m a body piercer, makeup artist and alternative model. I got into alternative modeling in April 2005. I’ve been doing modeling for Suicide Girls since January 2006.

Lee Suicide for Metal Ink

Lee Suicide for Metal Ink

Lee Suicide for Metal Ink

Lee Suicide for Metal Ink

This is my 2nd time running for Metal Ink’s Maiden of the Month. I hope you guys like what you see and vote for me.

Lee Suicide

Lee Suicide for Metal Ink

Lee Suicide for Metal Ink

Lee Suicide for Metal Ink

Lee Suicide for Metal Ink

Design Challenge #3: Everybody Loves Maidens!

Posted in Design Challenges, Maiden of the Month with tags , , on February 7, 2010 by metalinkshop

Announcing Design Challenge #3, inspired by Valentine’s Day and our lovely inked Maidens…

“Everybody Loves Maidens”

We’re calling for designs inspired by any of the past winners of our Maiden of the Month contest!

1st Maiden Radeo
June Maiden Bambu
July Maiden AbbiLee
August Maiden KatieKelly
September Maiden BriannaBelladona
October Maiden Ginary
November Maiden Squee
December Maiden Ashlee
January Maiden Bob

If you include “Inspired by Radeo” or something like that in the title of your design, we’ll know that it’s a submission for Design Challenge #3.

Designs should be focused on creativity, as we are looking for original art inspired by a Maiden’s image and/or her tattoos. You may choose to depict the Maiden herself or create a design based on her ink. Again, creativity and originality will count most, so try to avoid simple designs, such as copying a Maiden’s tattoos.

When your design is finished, you can submit it on the regular Submit Designs page:
http://www.metalinkshop.com/index.php?option=com_forms&usrprof=design

Deadline to submit designs: March 1
Deadline to rate designs: TBD

Prizes:
* $300 credit
* Residuals from t-shirt sales
* Automatic entry into our Design of the Year contests

Ideas & Inspiration:
If you need ideas, just go to the Rate Maidens page and check the “Winners” box and click “Search” to view photo sets of all past winning Maidens. You can also view winning sets on the Gallery page.

Email us at newsletter@metalinkshop.com if you have any questions, and good luck!

“Only for the Dreamers”

Posted in Maiden of the Month with tags , , , on February 7, 2010 by metalinkshop

We know you LOVE a good sale! Metal Ink’s Valentine’s Day Sale is on now through 2/15! Get your sweetie pie a tattoo-inspired t-shirt, tank, or panties made by the super creative members of Metal Ink! All merchandise is 30% off with sales code “milove” at checkout. Also, get free shipping on orders of $70 or more! Browse all Metal Ink gear at http://metalinkshop.com

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Hello Metal Ink!

My name is Riae, I’m an Italian/Irish girl and I’m in the running for February Maiden of the Month! I was born in Ireland 25 years ago…but have been living in Italy for many years. Perhaps I’m the first Italian girl to participate in this contest? I have many jobs, including body piercer, alternative model, hair stylist for dogs, cam girl, go-go dancer, bartender, and now I’m learning to become a tattoo artist! I love cartoons, manga, nutella, sushi and sex toys, and I’m a big fan of NINTENDO! I play with my Wii 2 to 3 hours a night…my DS is a part of me!

I became a model for Suicide Girls 3 years ago. It’s a lot of fun because I met so many nice girls and members, and it also satisfies my exhibitionist urge. I love to pose for photographers especially, naked…I love my little body! I have many tattoo on my skin and I hope to see some of them on Metal Ink’s t-shirts…. What do you think of my muffins (with “eat me”) printed on panties? Would you buy a pair?

Want to see a list of all my tattoos? There’s too many to list all of them, but my favorites are:
– Snow White on my ribcage
– Heart on my chest
– My Little Pony and Care Bears on my arm
– “Only for the Dreamers ” plus a pair of swallows on my tummy
– Miss Piggy on my thigh

The man of my life is LEON, my dog! I love him so much. He is very protective of me:

I did my set for Metal Ink on the second day of January with my friend as the photographer. The water was very cold, but I thought it was the perfect location! So…cast your vote for me here:
www.metalinkshop.com/rate/maidens/135/only-for-the-dreamres

Riae for Metal Ink

Riae for Metal Ink

You can also see me on:
SG: www.suicidegirls.com/girls/Riae
Myspace: www.myspace.com/riaesuicide
MM: www.modelmayhem.com/riaeM

xox
Riae

Tweedle’s (mis)Adventures in Wonderland

Posted in Maiden of the Month with tags , , on February 4, 2010 by metalinkshop

LOVE hurts so good! Metal Ink’s Valentine’s Day Sale is on now through 2/15! Get your sweetie-pie a tattoo-inspired t-shirt, tank, or panties made by the creative and artistic members of Metal Ink! All merchandise is 30% off with sales code “milove” at checkout. Also, get free shipping on orders of $70 or more! Browse all Metal Ink gear at http://metalinkshop.com

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What’s up Metal Inkers?
My name is Tweedle and I am in the running for February Maiden of the Month!

Tweedle for Metal Ink

Tweedle for Metal Ink

It’s really cool to be a part of something like this and seeing my picture publicly posted being from a small town in Wisconsin where tattoos, piercings, and strong alternative women are usually the minority. Of course, it certainly draws attention, and it’s not always positive attention. (But, it’s definitely not all negative either!) And sometimes a simple shopping trip can turn into being bombarded with questions from random strangers, such as (while pointing at my face), “Did that hurt?!!”

That being said, when I was asked to enter Metal Ink’s Maiden of the Month contest, I was all over it. I love that this site promotes not only the struggling artists that give us these beautiful works of art on our bodies, but the women who wear that art.

The art on my arm is based on the story of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland/Through the Looking Glass (Hence my name, “Tweedle” after Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum). It is still a in progress, but so far my tattoo artist and myself have had a blast putting all the elements together to make it a very interesting and unique piece to look at as well as making it a very personal-to-me piece. The colors and markings of the Cheshire cat, for example, were inspired by my own kitty!

(isn’t he adorable??)

I chose to do this piece because I was so inspired by the original story by Lewis Carroll. It literally changed my life. The story provoked me not only to really explore who I am as an individual and where I am going in life, but also motivated me to see the simplicities and complexities of life itself. The story plays a lot on words and promotes a contradicting angle to every one side of things and seeing the “sense in nonsense”. All in all, I felt that Alice was a character I could relate to and her story of her (mis)adventures in Wonderland challenged me to reflect on my own place in this world and my own identity.

The often unseen white rabbit, on my inner forearm:

My sleeve represents a milestone in my journey of life, as well as the very continuity of this journey.

But damn, it’s also just a fun piece to look at when I’m bored!

I hope you vote for me to be Metal Ink’s February Maiden! I would love to be your Maiden in Wonderland. 🙂

xoxox
Tweedle

Tweedle for Metal Ink

Tweedle for Metal Ink