On June 16, tattoo mannequin, artist, entrepreneur and veteran Elle Audra handed away after battling most cancers. Elle was not solely a celebrated skilled, she was a fierce buddy, loving mom and devoted spouse who made a optimistic impression on everybody in her life. Her legacy will at all times remembered within the tattoo world and she or he will probably be missed. We prolong our condolences to Elle’s family and friends, a lot of whom selected to share a few of their fondest reminiscences of Elle.
For Elle Audra
At first, I’m honored to share my data, and am extraordinarily fortunate to have had such a real and long-term friendship with Elle Audra. My story with Elle goes again to round 2012. I am fortunate to have been one of many people who actually bought to look at her blossom and develop into the highly effective, impactful and delightful lady she’s going to at all times be remembered as.
I don’t recall if we met at a photograph shoot that we have been each booked on, (it occurred on a regular basis), or a Sullen Angels social gathering. Somehow, we hit it off instantly. Satirically, we have been each and can at all times be Tauruses, having a birthday of solely 5 days aside; but by some means we by no means butt heads, as Tauruses are inclined to do. As a substitute, I consider we each noticed dedication, management, loyalty, creativity, sensuality and throughout awesomeness in one another.
Elle was righteous. She was the buddy who laughed in any respect my dumb jokes when nobody else did. She supported me throughout my hardest years, struggles, pains and successes. She was sincere, courageous, stunning and was a pure pressure to be reckoned with. Elle was very completed, she conquered the professions of modeling, designing, motherhood, wifehood, proudly owning a tattoo studio/enterprise, being an entrepreneur and most of all, Elle was a fighter.
I’ll always remember after I first met Elle, she advised me the story of when she bought kicked out of “the forces” for going to Tijuana. I used to be like, “I can actually see you in Tijuana proper now, that will occur to you wouldn’t it? You badass!”
With love and compassion, I’ll end this by saying we now have really misplaced, but gained an angel. I hope you have been one of many privileged ones that knew Elle. If not, I’m certain you knew her by her many various abilities. We’re all blessed that she shared her magnificence, management, motivation, energy, knowledge, intelligence and rather more with us. I do know that she will probably be along with her youngsters, household and associates ceaselessly. Please at all times keep in mind her energy, positivity and final, however not least, her interior magnificence. I am at all times right here for you, Elle and household.
I used to be about to go to Arizona to assist her husband. As quickly as I bought the decision, I headed to Arizona to be with Elle in her last moments, however didn’t make it in time and I’ll by no means forgive myself for that.
It’s arduous to place into phrases what you meant to me during the last 9 years. However for somebody who doesn’t get near others, you have been somebody I may inform something to and knew I might be met with brutal honesty, love and help. Most of you by no means knew her the best way I did, most of you by no means confirmed her the kindness and love she deserved. She was the sort of human who after I didn’t have a journey dwelling, she drove from San Diego to LAX in the course of the night time and slept in her automotive till my 5 am flight arrived. I didn’t even ask, she simply confirmed up.
After I wore essentially the most uncomfortable 7 inch heels to an expo and will barely stroll by the tip of the day, she squeezed her a lot bigger toes into my heels in order that I may put on her boots. After I bought booked in Mexico and was scared to go alone, she dropped the whole lot she had and went with me. When she realized I had been roofied, she did not let anybody close to me, carried me to my automotive, drove us dwelling and by no means left my facet. She took the time to prepare dinner a complete second Thanksgiving dinner that was 100% vegan only for me.
Throughout her struggle with most cancers, she discovered it in her to be there for me throughout my household points and loses. There are too many reminiscences from our eight to 9 12 months friendship, all I do know is there’ll by no means be one other Elle Audra. Somebody as stunning, robust, caring and sincere.
Two of the individuals I used to be closest to in life have handed inside a 12 months of one another, so please don’t take it personally if I haven’t appeared myself not too long ago. I can’t wrap my head round why she is gone. Why she was dealt a lot ache. And for these of you who will submit what she meant to you, ask your self in case you have been sort to her whereas she was right here, in case you have been there for her earlier than she handed. She deserved extra and I will probably be heartbroken over her loss ceaselessly. —Bernadette Macias
Elle, I can’t consider you’re gone. I can’t consider a 12 months glided by and we didn’t converse. I’m sorry we had our disagreements. I’m sorry you have been dealt the playing cards you have been dealt. I can express regret ceaselessly and it gained’t convey you again to your loved ones and associates. You have been a fighter, go-getter, enterprise lady, mom and spouse. You have been the whole lot most of us solely dream to be. It got here naturally to you. You have been at all times an inspiration to me. I regarded as much as you. You have been so stunning inside and outside. You have been at all times there for me, whether or not I had a nasty day at work, a nasty breakup or a nasty hair day. You at all times knew what to say to make me really feel higher whereas making me giggle. I’ll by no means ever overlook you. I’ll see you once more at some point and we’ll go to Passion Foyer, Goal and all of the enjoyable craft shops you liked a lot collectively. To Manny and your youngsters, I’m so sorry. My coronary heart breaks for you all and I hope, in time, you discover consolation and peace. I want I may convey her again to you. Relaxation In Peace Elle, you’re in our hearts ceaselessly. —Nazy
Erika Lancaster Younger
For these of you who know, you recognize. Elle is energy. Elle is depth. Elle is a creator, fierce, hilarious, an immense lover of these near her and she or he doesn’t select you with a light-weight coronary heart. Elle can and actually did the whole lot she ever set her thoughts too. The truth that this world will go on with out this lady just isn’t okay. We’re dropping a mom, a spouse, a buddy and a gorgeous soul that was not completed contributing to her household and the world. Elle, you’ll ceaselessly be missed, we weren’t completed with you right here, you continue to had a lot to supply. You’ll reside on ceaselessly by all that you just nonetheless have right here and Donnie and I can not wait to squish you once more at some point. Thanks for all that you just did, all that you just gave and all that you’re. With all our love, Erika & Donnie. Relaxation Straightforward Queen. —Erika Lancaster Younger
Elle was a real masterpiece. —Savannah
Elle was a artistic grasp onto the world and tattoo mannequin business. The checklist of her accomplishments won’t ever be forgotten. She’s a navy veteran, doting spouse, phenomenal mom, artistic tattoo artist, tattoo store proprietor, unbelievable clothes designer, selfless buddy and fingers down essentially the most artistic posing mannequin this business has ever seen. The magic and creativity that radiates by the whole lot she did has left an imprint on everybody she encountered. I’m ceaselessly modified by my stunning buddy and she’s going to at all times be somebody I look as much as as a buddy, mom, spouse and enterprise proprietor. I’ll watch her legacy reside on by her outlets and her crew and discover consolation in realizing the ache is lastly gone.
She gave this world 100% of herself each single day in the whole lot she did. Elle’s absence will probably be felt ceaselessly and her reminiscence won’t ever be forgotten. I used to be past lucky to have such a gorgeous buddy in my life, leaving me wishing for another day. Love you woman.— Heather Moss