Chameleonic is the favorite phrase for Kim to explain herself. Experimenting is what she likes to do when she poses as a mannequin for photoshoots.
Dynamic and bizarre poses that may really feel unusual however look so distinctive on photograph. “I normally do what comes up in my thoughts”. She is a mannequin, she works in a snackbar and he or she introduces herself on this means: “Hello Tattoo Life readers! My title is Kim Viergever and I’m a tattoo collector. I really like blackwork, linework and particularly if it has an architectural, dramatic or emotional really feel to it”.
The place are you from and the way outdated are you?
I’m a 24 yr outdated woman from The Netherlands. Born and raised in a small city alongside the coast.
The place do you reside in the meanwhile?
My life is cut up in half since 2 and a half years after assembly my boyfriend. I stay in the identical city I used to be born for half of the time. I spend the opposite half in Limburg, Belgium. Which looks like my hometown as properly.
Let’s speak about your tattoos, ranging from the again piece and the entrance piece, are you able to inform us their tales and one thing in regards to the topics, meanings and who’re the tattoo artists?
Jenny Olivia is an artist that I’ve been following on Instagram since 2016. She has a personal tattoo studio Rosegold Studios along with her greatest buddy in The Hague. She makes a speciality of Decorative, Floral and Mandala. In 2019 she was searching for a canvas for a full backpiece. I utilized and acquired chosen to my shock. This piece was precisely what I had in thoughts however I didn’t know tips on how to clarify it to anybody.
Italy stole my coronary heart with its stunning structure, and this was a mix of flowers and decorative particulars impressed from structure. This piece was Third within the ”Blackwork” class on the Rotterdam Tattoo Conference. We related on each a artistic and private stage. So throughout our classes that amounted to about 25 hours of tattooing we began speaking a few new piece. Which was my sternum.
My sternum tattoo can also be impressed from Italian structure. It has ornaments and as a substitute of flowers we added cherubs/angels. This piece is symmetrical and designed to suit and intensify my physique in the precise means.
There was imagined to be a small half in between the chest but it surely didn’t match properly so we positioned it a bit of greater.
It was a small step to a full chest piece ultimately. After the sternum piece I booked a session for a leg piece with Jenny Olivia. I cancelled this one as a result of she posted a chest piece flashwork which I fell in love with. We modified the tattoo to a full chest piece with a rose within the center positioned in a body. Which additionally appears to be like like a classic cameo to me. The body is surrounded by ornaments. We added two roses, one on every of my shoulders and leaves on the upper factors. She solely used color for the roses, this offers the piece some ”air” and femininity. As a result of all my tattoos are fairly darkish and detailed.
So mainly all her items are impressed from romatic, dramatic, decorative structure. This makes me really feel a lot extra confindent, female and highly effective. As a result of that is the sensation I get after I’m in an atmosphere like that. Our tattoo journey isn’t over but.
When did you begin to acquire tattoos?
It began after I turned 18. My mother at all times wrote me notes, she nonetheless does even to at the present time, saying small issues resembling ”There’s meals within the kitchen, xxx love you”. So my first tattoo needed to have a particular which means to me. I had the tattoo artist copy her handwriting saying ”love you” and this was tattooed on my forearm by Fiona at Inkstitution Rotterdam. I adopted the Dutch blackwork artist Levi Jake who now works at 66onions. I travelled all the way in which to Vaders Dye, Hamburg to get a half sleeve with two peonies. A yr later I acquired two totally different tattoos from Levi Jake as properly. Two reasonable symmetrical roses on my decrease abdomen and a blackwork piece. The blackwork piece isn’t everybody’s favorite. It’s a girl with tears working down her face with the writing ”Cry Child” in an Previous English font. It’s impressed by Melanie Martinez – Cry Child. To be an emotional individual is just not a weak spot.
I noticed some photoshootings revealed in your IG web page. Are you a mannequin? Would you want to inform us one thing about this?
In 2017 I used to be an intern graphic designer on the classic retailer ”Ruby Lee and the Classic Manufacturing facility” situated in Rotterdam. Generally I modelled the clothes for her Instagram, that’s when my curiosity for modelling began rising. Certainly one of my pals (Nienke Coumou) is a photographer as properly so I did a shoot along with her and felt very relaxed. A couple of months later a photographer referred to as Eldin from Diginaat was considering a shoot with me. We began capturing frequently. We did no less than 10 shoots collectively. My curiosity grew much more and began to develop my portfolio with different photographers. Now 95% of my Instagram photographs are performed professionally by a photographer.
Normally I do all of the styling, make-up and hair myself. I just like the artistic facet of modelling.
What do you love to do in your free time?
Health is my favorite factor to do. It prices quite a lot of vitality however you get a lot extra again after a great exercise. I needed to be stronger and get a extra honed physique and that’s what I achieved. My exercises acquired higher after assembly my boyfriend. He coaches me. Modelling can also be my second interest. It began for enjoyable. Combining styling, make-up, hair and creativity in a single is the proper mixture for me.
Would you want so as to add one thing to shut this brief chat with us?
Thanks a lot for this glorious alternative to share my tattoo assortment on this superb platform. It was a lot enjoyable to jot down this and take into consideration all the nice issues that tattoos can do to an individual. Keep secure everybody!