Jessica Kittredge is an international published alternative/ tattoo model based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She's also a hairstylist and makeup artist, she wants to do it all! Read the following interview and have a look at the gallery at the bottom of the post to see more about this gorgeous red head!
Rebel Circus: When did you get your first tattoo/piercing? Did they have a particular meaning to you?
Jessica Kittredge: I got my nose pierced when I turned 18 which I always admired on people & thought looked very bohemian! & got my first tattoo before my 19th birthday which was the small heart that says love on my right hip. It was only the black outline to start & I have since added on to it. I knew I would always believe in the pureness of love.
Rebel Circus: Do you regret any of your tattoos?
Jessica Kittredge: Of course not! They tell my story & just like tattoos, you can't change the past so why live in regret?
Rebel Circus: What tattoo are you planning to get next?
Jessica Kittredge: I'm in the middle of my stomach piece which is my logo for Shaken Vanity Studios- my hair/ makeup/ modeling business. The outline was done about 3 weeks ago & will probably take one or two more sessions to color all up. It's the bust of the gypsy Medusa & her hair snakes hold all the keys to my brand- madness, movement, beauty, & business.
Rebel Circus: Did you decide you wanted to be a heavily tattooed girl or did it just kind of happen?
Jessica Kittredge: I suppose it just kind of happened. The more I got, the more I wanted & very quickly I knew that I didn't want to stop anytime soon. I plan of being as covered as possible!
Rebel Circus: Do you have a favourite tattoo artist you'd like to suggest to our readers?
Jessica Kittredge: My primary artist is my wonderful cousin Landon Mau, owner of Creations & Illustrations Tattoo Studio & Art Gallery in Benicia, CA
I've seen his skills progress so much, he's very light handed & quick! I'm ALWAYS beyond happy with his work & am lucky to call him family!
Rebel Circus: We know that you do you are a hairstylist. Do you style your own hair in your photo shoots? What came first, hairstyling or modelling? What do you prefer doing?
Jessica Kittredge: Yes I do my own hair for about 95% of my shoots. I've been doing hair for 11 years now!
Modeling I did start at a young age but very casually and sparatically. I took classes at a agency in high school & dabbled with photoshoots in my early 20s but it's been just the last 3 years that I have been much more serious & began emerging in the alternative scene.
I absolutely don't prefer one over the other that's why I'm soooo busy, I want to do it all!!!
Rebel Circus: We understand you're also a makeup artist. Tell us more about Shaken Vanity Studios.
Jessica Kittredge: Shaken Vanity Studios encompasses me as a brand- Hairstylist/ Makeup artist/ Model/ Model coach etc... but more specifically showcases my work as a cosmetologist. My website is up with all my contact info & social media links but is under construction & will be a fully functional portfolio/ blog for clients, friends & fans to keep up with my travels & work. I post all my work on my IGs @shakenvanity13 (model) & @shakenvanitystudios (MUAH)
Rebel Circus: What do you hope comes next for your career?
Jessica Kittredge: I'm really having a great time, I try to keep realistic goals without hoping for too much. I like life to happen naturally & organically so I don't force it. I like to see where life takes me & soak up every minute, I'm always open to the next big adventure & opportunity! And really there are soooo many things I want to do like get back into acting, dancing & singing! The world is so big with so many great things to offer so I can't stop & won't stop!
Rebel Circus: What photo genre do you prefer? What is your favourite photo they've taken of you so far?
Jessica Kittredge: I think editorial style is really a good blend of fashion & fine art, you can go edgy or beauty. It's soooo hard to pick one favorite, I've worked with so many incredible photographers it just wouldn't be fair! ;)
Rebel Circus: Tell us a random fact about you.
Jessica Kittredge: I have a KISS tongue, can touch my nose with it lol
You can find Jessica on Facebook and on Instagram @shakenvanity13 . Don't forget to browse the gallery below for more Jessica awesomeness.