I don't get it...Why would someone tattoo "Failure" on themselves?
Especially, someone as beautiful as her.
As it has been said..."beauty is only skin deep"...
Scott...love the falling cat!
Fair enough question. like most of the people I shoot photos of with tattoos, there's a bit of a personal backstory. A couple of people have asked me about that, so I asked Ash if I could share it.
At age 15, her mom pulled her aside and told Ash that she was "a complete failure, and would never amount to anything." It was a turning point.
Since that time, there's been an unplanned pregnancy; a couple of years working as an exotic dancer in a "gentleman's club," [ironic quotes] with abusive bosses and grabby customers; a near-miss with an [ex]-fiance who ended up being abusive. In other words a whole string of bad breaks, bad luck, and bad decisions.
But there's also been, through it all, a beautiful baby boy; a high school diploma earned as a single mom; and (finally) a stable relationship with someone who treats her well.
You might notice the line drawn through the "Failure" -- it's to denote her belief that "Failure is not an option" -- and her persistence and belief in that is one of the reasons that she's not just one of my models, but has become a good friend of the family.
So just as beauty is only skin deep -- you can't judge a book by it's cover.