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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

Meet Jessie-Lynne–dog lover, animal rescuer and October Maiden!

Posted in Maiden Interviews, Maiden of the Month with tags , , , on October 17, 2009 by metalinkshop

We spoke with Jessie-Lynne, in the running for October Maiden of the Month, about her love for animals and her rescue mission that almost prevented her from submitting her photos in time to participate in this month’s contest! If you haven’t yet, go to Metal Ink and vote for Jessie-Lynne today!

Bella & Niblet

Bella & Niblet

MI: Thanks for doing the interview with us. Just want to give the background to our readers first. Your photo submission for the October Maiden of the Month contest came in right at the deadline, and the story behind it is really interesting. You were on a 10-hour long car ride to rescue a dog?

J: Yes, that’s when I picked up Nibles, my new Pom!

MI: That’s so special! How did you find out about him?

J: I’ve always been for rescuing animals and fostering animals from shelters. I’ve been a vegetarian since I was 5 years old!

MI: That’s super young!

J: My mom’s vegetarian too.

MI: So you were imitating her as a little girl? Cute!

J: Not exactly. One day I was eating chicken nuggets at McDonalds, and I ate into a vein. I asked what it was and my mom was brutal, more brutal than she needed to be. She didn’t sugar coat; she showed me books that talked about slaughter houses and factory farms. To me, even at that age, it felt wrong, so I haven’t eaten meat since. When I was growing up, I wrote numerous reports on no kill shelters. It’s just something I have been interested in and passionate about.

MI: Tell us about your new dog.

J: The dog we just got was a breeding dog most of his life and the thing that’s sad and that most people don’t realize is that most dogs sold at pet stores are from puppy mills. It’s sad how they’re treated just like livestock, because there are no laws. So the farmers look at the dogs as livestock. It’s really big among the Amish community, and if you watch puppy mills documentaries, you see how the dogs aren’t kept in the home, and they’re often debarked.

MI: What’s that?

J: Debarking is where they put a sharp object or a pipe down the dog’s throat so that they can’t make noise.

MI: That’s so awful.

J: The dog that we just got, chances are, it hasn’t been out of his cage in his whole life. It’s been in a 3×4 foot box its whole life!

MI: How is he adjusting?

J: He’s starting to open up now, and it’s really rewarding.

MI: How did you find out about him? Niblet?

J: I check petfinder.com quite frequently; it’s a habit of mine. Niblet was on there for a few months and no one had rescued him so I took a chance drove 10 hours out to Iowa, which is like the middle of nowhere. We had to drive down a gravel road! I live in Chicago, and I don’t usually drive down gravel roads.

MI: So someone had already rescued him from a farm?

J: Yes, we got him from a rescue group and they do a great job! I rescued my other Pom, Bella, from another rescue group in the Detroit area.

MI: How are Bella and Niblet getting along?

J: Poms are great in pairs! They’re getting along well, except for when Niblet’s sleeping and Bella’s trying to sidle up next to him. He doesn’t like that too much.

MI: Does he try to nip her?

J: He doesn’t have any front teeth! So sometimes I call him “Gummy bear.” *Laughs.* It’s kinda mean.

MI: It’s so cute! That what Pomeranians look like anyway, little bears! Thanks so much for your time, and best of luck in the October Maiden of the Month contest!

If you want to know more about animal rescue and puppy mills, please visit the links below!

Links:
http://www.fluffybutts.com/ (The rescue group that saved Niblet)
http://www.petfinder.com/ (How Jessie-Lynne found Bella & Niblet)
http://stoppuppymills.org/
http://stoppuppymills.org/puppy_buying_tips.html
http://www.aspca.org/fight-animal-cruelty/puppy-mills/

Bella

Bella

Niblet

Niblet