|Candy Poses Interview
Why do you model?
I model because I'm a show-off who doesn't mind taking her clothes off,
and figured out how to get people to pay me for it.
What compelled you to start writing about your modeling experiences?
I began blogging to write about feminism and being a nude model, not
about modeling in and of itself; I wanted to address stereotypes
regarding feminism, modeling, and sexuality.
When did you get your tattoos? Why the particular tattoo designs you
have? Who was the tattoo artist?
I have two pink dogwood flower tattoos on my lower stomach: one for each
ovary. I got them right around the time I turned 20; my tattoo artist
was Lea Smith- she was absolutely wonderful. Their meaning is personal.
What is it about your tattoo designs that reveals something about who
I don't think it reveals much about who I am- just that I had the
courage to let someone stab me over and over with a needle and the
smarts (or luck) to choose a good artist.
Do you remember the first time you saw a tattoo?
I have absolutely no idea, but I always thought they were cool, and
wanted one when I was older.
When you got the tattoo, did you think about the possible effect of
having body art on your ability to get work or model?
I wasn't modeling at the time, so the idea that it might affect it
didn't cross my mind. Since my tattoos are easily hidden while wearing
clothes, other types of work wouldn't have been affected.
What is the reaction of photographers to your body art?
Honestly? Most hate it, or wish I didn't have any.
Has having body art prevented you from doing modeling work?
It definitely has; I charge less because of my tattoos, and there
probably are some people who won't work with me because of them.
Have you considered getting more body art?
I've always planned on more tattoos, but my career and lack of funds has
prevented me from actually getting any more.
Any hints for aspiring models thinking about getting body art?
Yes. Don't get a tattoo unless you're prepared to lower your rates and
general appeal. If you do get a tattoo, get a good one- make sure it's
Do you have a favourite photographer?
Not really - there are too many different wonderful photographers out
there for me to pick just one.
Any photographers you are dying to work with?
I'd love one day to work with Charles Gatewood, and hopefully will if I
ever make it to San Francisco.