Girls and gents we’d prefer to introduce you to Miss Lulu Blue, an educator, journalist and alt mannequin from Australia who presents herself with a easy and humorous quote: “I would like babies to assume I’m both a goddess or a faerie, however I would like grown males to concern me – the reply is blue hair.”

Lulu Blue tattoo model
Lulu Blue

Good day Lulu Blue would you prefer to introduce us to your fantastic world? The place are you from, how previous are you….
My title is Lulu and I’m an educator, freelance journalist and different mannequin. Initially I hail from a regional metropolis in New South Wales referred to as Wagga Wagga. Nevertheless, in 2012 I moved to Australia’s capital of Canberra. I’m 28 years of age.

Lulu Blue tattoo model
Lulu Blue, ph by Lehan Zhang

Lulu Blue is your nickname: why?
Lulu Blue is a stage title I invented again in 2016 after I first began competing in pageants. The nickname turned extra concrete after I took out of nationwide title of Miss Ink Australia 2017. It additionally serves as an alias of types for my artistic collaborations to keep up a level of anonymity. Though my hair is definitely turquoise and never blue, it rolls off the tongue extra efficiently.

Lulu Blue tattoo model
Lulu Blue

You will have a really effectively outlined picture: you appear like a pleasant and intriguing Alice in Wonderland. How would you describe it in your individual phrases?
There’s a meme that involves thoughts, which isn’t precisely my very own phrases, but it surely goes one thing like: “I would like babies to assume I’m both a goddess or a faerie, however I would like grown males to concern me – the reply is blue hair.” In my line of labor, I typically get requested if I’m a witch however I are likely to take it as a comedic praise. In actuality I believe individuals discover me very approachable and my different hair color and physique artwork appears to be an invite for strangers to spark up a dialog. I don’t usually thoughts, but when I’m in a rush it may be an actual time eater.

Lulu Blue tattoo model
Lulu Blue

Would you want to inform us one thing about your colourful sleeves? What do they symbolize and who’s/are the tattoo artist/ artists?
Each of my neo-traditional sleeves have been accomplished by a tattoo artist named Hayden Ramsey who resides at Wagga Physique Artwork. My left arm contains a fox wrapped round a pocket watch, a hare leaping over a teacup and saucer, a badger clinging to a lantern and a peacock leaning towards a handheld fan. All of them have particular person that means however additionally they symbolize artwork for the sake of artwork, notably in a surrealist sense as the dimensions for the animals versus their accompanying objects are fully mismatched. My proper arm options an octopus sitting atop an old school scuba diving helmet and as you journey down the arm there’s a smack of jellyfish, a humpback whale and a sunken pirate ship.

On the base stage of that means, each my sleeves symbolize a keenness and respect for land and sea dwelling creatures in all their mystique and wonder.

Lulu Blue tattoo model
Lulu Blue ph by David Turnbull

What do you do for a residing?
I’ve been an educator for nearly three years now and I discover it actually fulfilling. I can’t think about going again to a desk job as oftentimes I get to spend a part of my working day in a carefree outside setting. Working casually can be significantly useful as not solely is the pay price inflated, but it surely additionally delivers quite a lot of experiences which implies no day is ever the identical and there’s by no means a scarcity of labor.

This may be difficult at instances, however being adaptable is a good ability set to have.

I even have a second job which includes night-time reception at a hostel and I’ve been doing that for over two years now. The graveyard shifts have been manageable in my mid-twenties and the unusual occasions I witnessed have been at all times entertaining, but it surely’s a bit extra taxing now that I’m older. I’ll end up on the finish of the 12 months and dedicate extra time to artistic pursuits, together with household and pals.

Lulu Blue, ph by Ben Southall
Lulu Blue, ph by Ben Southall

How do you select your outfits? What’s the temper you wish to give to your selfie?
I select my outfits primarily based on private style I’ve cultivated over time attributable to experiences I’ve had or media and standard tradition I’m uncovered to. Once I was a young person, I went by a bohemian part adopted by a hybrid of scene and gothic. Throughout my younger maturity, I began gathering rockabilly clothes and tried victory rolls in my hair. From my mid-twenties I transitioned into being usually different however saved a number of the clothes I’ve amassed over time which implies I can simply swap forwards and backwards relying on my temper or the event.

Lulu Blue tattoo model
Lulu Blue

You want so as to add one thing very horny typically. However by no means an excessive amount of. Is it appropriate?
I attempt to maintain it stylish, if that’s what you imply. For instance, there’s nothing incorrect with tasteful boudoir shoots. It’s simply one other type of pictures within the huge spectrum of artistic genres. I’ve at all times been of the opinion that ladies might be each maternal and sensual, it doesn’t must be someway as societal values attempt to dictate. I personally don’t have any kids however I’ve watched pals round me begin to have their very own households and they’re nonetheless among the most mental and alluring girls I’ve ever met. It may be a tough stability to strike, but it surely’s completely attainable.

Lulu Blue tattoo model
Lulu Blue

We’re going to shut this chat with this final query: what’s your ideally suited lady on the finish?
I discover this to be a barely perplexing query, however I suppose my notion of an ‘ideally suited lady’ is to throw that idea straight out the window. The time period implies that perfection is attainable and a few individuals waste years of their lives attempting to attain that, shackled by their very own imaginative and prescient of what a perfect lady is supposed to be. My reply to your query is that each feminine I’ve bothered to keep up a friendship with over time is my ideally suited lady, my mom is a perfect lady, my sister is a perfect lady – in all their fantastic idiosyncrasies.

Lulu Blue tattoo model
Lulu Blue
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