Tattooed Queen of the Damned!
Akasha hails from Lisbon in Portugal originally but has recently moved to London in the UK. She has been a fetish/pinup/alternative model for the past four or five years and is still the very first alternative Portuguese model to be featured in international fetish websites.
She is a strong and independent woman with a taste for the macabre and is very passionate about tattoos, photography and music as well has having a wicked sense of humor! In this grimly fiendish interview you can get inside the twisted mind of this enchantress aka Akasha D'Eville...
You seem to be drawn to the macabre and other fiendish things. Tell me more about that?
I'm a horror fanatic since I was a child and grew up watching those black and white Dracula old movies, so that's why I have this thing about the macabre, blood, gore and vampires. For some people blood might be offensive, for me it's just normal. There is so much more offensive issues like slavery and child abuse...
I really like your fetish stuff and the way you challenge perceptions of what is acceptable or how a 'woman' should look or even behave. Is that a reaction to how mainstream society depicts women or some other reason?
Some women in the fetish area tend to have porn photos ... I like porn, don't get me wrong, but some of my photos are artistic nude, people that know my photos know what I'm talking about... I aprove nude for art, not for porn. A woman can be very sexy shooting fetish erotic photos, it just leaves more to your imagination... beeing a pinup model is about all that, acting sexy and classy without spreading your legs.
Tell me more about some of the fetish modeling work you have done?
I have been modelling for 4 years now. It all started when a friend, marcoprofanArte, started taking photos of me. The photos turned out pretty good and we started sending them to websites. I got accepted in some websites, refused in others because I wasn't porn enough (laughs). I have shot with Portuguese, American and UK photographers. Some of my last photosets were with the amasing Matt Miller and a multiple photoset with model Lucifera, one of my inspirations (photos taken by Chris Ayres). You can see it all for free on my website Akasha D'Eville
Tell me the story behind your tattoos?
When I turned 18, I made my first tattoo and I never stopped since. Being from Portugal is not like being from the United States. Portugal is a closed minded country and people judge you by your appearance. There aren't many women in Portugal with massive tattoos like me. Fortunatly, the scene is growing and there are alot of good tattoo artists in Portugal. I make all my tattoos in Atomic Tattoo Studio in Lisbon, Portugal. I've known Francisco for many years and we are good friends. He's very talented and one of the best in Portugal.
The meaning of my tattoos: well the tribal colored suns on each arm, one is red because it symbolizes fire, the other is blue because it symbolizes water. These are some Earth - elements we cannot live without. My angel wings are really because I'm an aries and in Chinese culture I'm a horse of fire which is symbolized by an angel. My leopard stars on my feet are just because I love start and leopard print and I've never seen any tattoo like the one on my feet. I tend to be original when it comes to tattoos. My half sleeve on my left arm is inspired on a full sleeve that Tim Kern (from Last Rites Tattoos, works with Paul Booth) made some years ago. The alien has a gas mask because I love gas masks... there's something twisted about them...