Tattooed Coffs model challenges fashion industry norms – Coffs Coast Advocate

SHE had a cheeky first style of ink at 16 with a pretend I.D, however now Rhianon Lee is on a mission to problem the established order and develop into a pioneer for tattooed fashions on the runaway.

She describes her look as pure, uncooked and edgy, and the Coffs Coast model's physique has been a canvas for greater than 75 hours of tattoo paintings. All of her tattoos have been designed by her and have a private which means.

"You infrequently see individuals who seem like me on the runway,” Rhianon mentioned.

"I wish to be a constructive position model for others who've skilled discrimination within the fashion industry. There are such a lot of inspiring fashions who've confronted discrimination coming to the forefront of the fashion industry.”

The model has black and white tattoos masking her legs, and a few on her ribs, abdomen, decrease arm, fingers and even her ear.

Rhianon initially started modelling as a strategy to enhance her confidence and self-esteem.

"It actually was only for me to realize confidence initially, however then I began actually having fun with getting dressed up, placing make-up on and that kind of factor.

"I would have the Rhianon who goes to work on a regular basis however then with these picture shoots I may very well be whoever I wished.”

Rhianon, who has an intensive profession backing her up, is leaping again into the modelling sport after taking just a few years off to develop into a mum.

In 2014 Rhianon was named Miss Rally Australia, the place she was head of the promo staff for the occasion which was considered by greater than 60 million folks worldwide.

In 2015 she was a runner-up at within the Miss Surf-Ink competitors held as a part of the favored tattoo conference of the identical title.

Then in 2016, Rhianon made it by means of the finals of Miss Ink Australia. This 12 months she was featured in Inked Journal, and had a 6-web page unfold with Darkish Arts Espresso Academy because the backdrop in Nimbin Hills Journal.

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