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sugar & spikes tattoo of the week: kevin wallace

April 1, 2013

Meet tattoo model Kevin Wallace! I met Kevin at an audition searching to feature tattoo models in a new project called AMPED 360. This guy oozes style and when he entered the room you can feel his confidence radiating off of him. Not only did the other female models take notice for obvious reason, I also watched the casting directors gush over how handsome and awesomely tatted he is. In an audition room where there was mostly Caucasian tatted hopefuls, I must say…I felt pretty proud. He introduced himself, smiled and we started chatting. He came across very humble and I am still a believer that still means something in this business. I learned that he is originally from Baltimore, MD and currently living in New York City to further pursue a career in modeling. So far he has hit the ground running with a feature in Inked Magazine and working BET’s Rip the Runway. It’s easy to see why he’d choose a career as a model but how did he get to be a tattoo model? By age 16, Kevin got his first tattoo and by the time he reached the age of 18 he had twenty-two…now he is spilling over 100 tats! Early on, he was Inspired by famous Hip-Hop and Rock stars such as Lil Wayne and Travis Barker but he later noticed getting tattoos wasn’t an addiction or a trend to him. It was a unique art form where he can express his individuality. Who wouldn’t want a career where you can simply be yourself?
To submit your tattoos for Tattoo Of The Week, send pictures + answers to the questionnaire below to mika@afropunk.com.

Name: Kevin Wallace
Location: New York, NY
Age: 21
Occupation: Model
What are some of your hobbies? I love boxing and exercising. I also enjoy watching football and basketball.
How many tattoos do you have? 110 tattoos
Which one is your favorite tattoo? My favorite tattoos are the portraits of my mother and grandmother, and that’s typically because they’re the love of my life.
Why should we feature you and your ink? I believe I have a different unique look and personality that the world needs to see and understand.
Do you have a regular tattoo artist that you go to? No, not anymore since I moved to New York
Do you regret any tattoos you have? I regret some of the artists I went too.

Want to connect with Kevin and follow how adventures?
www.facebook.com/kevinwallace9287
www.facebook.com/kevinwallace90210
twitter and instagram- kevinmodel101
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