Tattoos and No Makeup… with Avery
So I’ve known this lady for a couple of years now and we’ve worked together several times. When I first met her was at a shootout and if I remember correct, she just had a couple of tattoos but she’s been getting more involved and getting some crazy awesome art. One of the cool things about Avery is I’ve seen her go through a lot of different experiences in the time that I’ve known her but I just keep seeing her grow as a person which is really an amazing thing to see. We sat down recently and just talked a bit about life in general.
Ricky - So Avery, I've known you for abit and we've worked together several times, for the readers though, how would you introduce yourself in a sentence?
Avery - I’ve always been a very creative person. I really push myself to live life with passion.
Ricky - What is your passion?
Avery - I’m really passionate about creating art, whether that be painting or modeling. It’s nice to express myself through a canvas or through my body.
Ricky - What kind of painting do you like to do?
Avery - Oil is my favorite but I also do acrylic and watercolor
Ricky - Damn, I didn't realize. You're gonna have to show me some paintings next time. What has been your favorite painting so far?
Avery - I did an oil painting of a creek that I grew up around and visited with my dad in Rome GA
Ricky - That is super cool! What do you like to do in all of your free time?
Avery - I just started working at evermore galleries so anytime I’m not at my day job I’m there watching my artist tattoos and pierce so I can learn. I also love my spending time with friends. It’s really nice to hang out with the amazing people I’ve met over the years and share memories with them.
Ricky - Vey cool! That's an awesome opportunity for you at Evermore. At our session, you went without makeup right? What was that like?
Avery - Yes. It was really liberating. I’ve grown up with the mentality that makeup makes you beautiful. It’s nice to be at a point of my life that I can break that stereotype and embrace natural beauty, because everyone should.
Ricky - I think that's awesome. Seriously like you are the bomb at makeup, but these no makeup shots we did have been my favorite stuff we've ever done. What helped inspire you to go more natural for a shoot?
Avery - I’ve been seeing models on instagram that have stopped wearing a lot of makeup in their shoots, and it looks so raw and beautiful.
Ricky - I absolutely agree! It's nice to see people opening their eyes to different beauty ideals. What has been the most meaningful compliment anyone has given to you?
Avery - “When you walk in the room it’s like the sun walked in with you.” It meant so much to me because I always try to radiate positivity to everyone around me.
Ricky - What impact do you think it would have around us if we all started giving people genuine compliments on a daily basis?
Avery - I really think the suicide rate will go down. You never know the struggle someone is hiding inside, that genuine compliment could change their outlook on life and themselves.
Ricky - I agree. So many times we just look at the cover of someone and don't have a clue on the battle within. What have your tattoos meant to you personally?
Avery - My tattoos have been a really awesome way to express myself. I love having amazing artwork on me and I can’t wait to get more
Ricky - Awesome! Dude I want to thank you for taking the time to chat a little bit!
I really hope you guys enjoyed this week’s post with Avery. One of my favorite types of shoots are shooting no makeup because it just shows how amazing people are even without holding to the typical beauty standards that we are sold. As always, I’m trying to do this project more from a documentary approach and talking to people about things that’s important to them. So not all opinions spoken are my own. Hope you guys will subscribe and share if you dig these stories.