The face problem Issues & Ink was printed in 2013, that is an interview with its cowl star, tattoo artist Cassandra Frances.
I first met Cassandra in 2012 at Finish Occasions in Leeds the place she used to work – I immediately fell in love together with her heat nature and devoted work ethic. She put me relaxed whereas she tattooed me, chatting about life, music and magazines. We have been like previous pals, speaking away, after all the dialog at all times returning to tattoos.
When the choice was made to make problem 2, ‘The Face Situation’, I knew I needed Cassie on the duvet. Together with her fiery purple hair and delicate porcelain pores and skin, you virtually don’t discover that she has facial tattoos. Her tattoos are so delicate and female, and will definitely make individuals assume twice about their preconceptions about girls with facial tattoos. The picture on the duvet could be very highly effective in its magnificence. I hope it should make an announcement to anybody with preconceived notions about girls who select to tattoo their face. We chatted to Cassie about her life as a tattoo artist, her type and the way she determined to get her first ever face tattoo…
Who did your face tattoos? Andrew Mirfin, who owns Finish Occasions in Leeds .
How did you determine to get your face tattooed? First one (now coated up) was to have a good time getting my tattoo license. It felt prefer it was all official and I needed to mark it with one thing particular.
Who did the primary one? The primary one is now coated up, and was executed by my previous boss
Don Richards, only a small define of a coronary heart. I made a decision to make it a bit greater and bolder
after time. Andy has executed all of the others.
How did you’re feeling if you have been getting tattooed? I belief Andy, so I wasn’t actually nervous and I knew I positively needed it. The tiny ones hardly registered, however the greater coronary heart was pretty painful and gave me a headache. It was over in quarter-hour or so, although.
What sort of response do you get to having tattoos in your face? None actually. I very not often get any sort of response from anybody, I’m by no means positive if I simply don’t discover it, however even my mum was sitting trying me within the eye over lunch for an hour and didn’t discover the center and flower, I needed to level it out.
Do you’re feeling any totally different about your face now? After getting my magnificence spot on my cheek, I immediately felt 1,000,000 occasions extra assured. Once I draw girls I most of the time give them a magnificence spot, simply one thing about them actually appeals to me. If I didn’t have tattoos I believe I’d be fairly boring to take a look at. My face appears how I would like it to look and that’s all that actually issues.
Do you assume there’s a distinction between women and men getting such seen tattoos? By no means actually considered it. Not in my little world actually. Whether or not individuals assume it’s unfeminine, I actually don’t care. I like myself and so do the individuals who matter. If a person judged my degree of attractiveness on that, he wouldn’t be well worth the time of day anyway
Would you ever tattoo a face? I’m too scared to tattoo a face, it’s such an enormous accountability.
Has anybody ever requested you to tattoo their face and what did you say? My greatest buddy needs me to do her a magnificence spot on her, however I simply don’t really feel comfy with it.
How would you describe your type of tattooing? It’s fairly female. I believe my work naturally comes out fairly delicate. If left to my very own gadgets, I like to make use of purple, gold and inexperienced, and I’m happiest when engaged on smaller items. My favorite factor to tattoo is girl faces and want I may do that each one day daily.
How do you’re feeling concerning the tattoo business? Together with tattoo magazines/media. I’m undecided I do know sufficient of the business but to have a legitimate opinion, I’ve been working away in a bit bubble actually. I do really feel excited to be a small a part of one thing so wonderful and thrilling, although. Tattooing is the love of my life, and a few days I sort of hate it, however even on these I do know deep down I don’t need to do the rest.
How did you’re feeling about doing the duvet shoot? To be trustworthy, not 100% comfy. I’d fairly individuals checked out my work than my face. Little bit of an odd expertise having a room of individuals centered on me for that lengthy. I really feel honoured to be requested to do the duvet and stated sure as I’m undecided anybody will ask me once more!
Did you take pleasure in it? It was an attention-grabbing expertise and a pleasant bunch of individuals. Spending a day with individuals telling you repeatedly how stunning you look is nice for the ego.
Would you do it once more? I’m determined to be photographed as a flame-haired Pre-Raphaelite.