Missjennakitti (Jenna Marie Corral) is an alternative model who is obsessed with Pokémon and Nightmare Before Christmas. She’s here to talk about her many tattoos and what inspired them. Check her out on Instagram and Facebook!
Tell us about yourself in 50 words or less.
I am very outgoing and extremely friendly. Normally if I see someone by themselves and I can tell they are shy, I will introduce myself and see how they are doing. I’m not a shy person whatsoever so I like to make friends with shy people. I huge been a nerd for Pokémon ever since I was a little girl. I even have Pokémon tats.
Three words you would use to describe yourself.
Weird. Goofy. Nerdy.
What was your first job?
My first job was working at Knott’s Berry Farm right out of high school at 17 years old. I did park services, which is basically custodial work. Never bothered me though I really enjoyed it. I met awesome friends I still keep in contact with since then.
If you were stuck on a deserted island, what three things could you not live without?
Crap! Makeup, iPod, and my phone. Straight up!
How did you get into alt modeling?
Somebody actually approached me about it when I was doing site modeling when I was a young emo/scene kid on MySpace years ago. I had different colored hair. LOL! But, as I grew up and created a Facebook page, a photographer wanted to shoot with me and as I took photos, more people contacted me.
What’s the best thing about alt modeling?
I think the best thing about alt modeling is you get to be different and people automatically know who you are just by a quick glance at you. You get to be yourself and be beautiful with yourself without being judged. Your modifications make you, you. I love being different from other people. Every alt model has their specific look and I’m lucky enough to be a part of this wonderful community.
How many tattoos do you have? Do you have a favorite? Where did you get inked?
Oh my! I don’t even know – I normally just say ONE tattoo because it’s all connected. I do have two sleeves and a chest piece, but counting every little thing would take a while. My favorite tattoo so far is my Jack and Sally (Nightmare Before Christmas) on the hill with the moon scene on my left arm. I get inked at a shop called “In The Skin” located in Pasadena, and one artist has done ALL of my work. Her name is Maya Giernet. I love her so much, she’s part of my family. She’s amazing and beautiful!
What was your first tattoo? Did it have any special meaning?
My first tattoo was a pink flower on my right shoulder. It represents me slowly blossoming into something beautiful and being happy with myself. Also, pink is my favorite color – I just don’t wear pink clothes. I feel like a girly-girl.
What do your tattoos mean to you?
My tattoos mean the world to me. Literally. I grew up around the alternative scene ever since I was a newborn. My dad played shows with Nine Inch Nails and such and he is covered as well. I even went with my dad when I was a little girl to get his tongue pierced. I’ve always admired tattoos and body modifications. I would wear sticker tattoos when I was a little girl. Then, as I turned into a teenager I started drawing on myself, I remember I drew a full forearm sleeve with gel pins and it was vines and roses all around my forearm. I have always loved tattoos. Always will.
What was your most painful tattoo? Why?
Oh man! I would definitely have to say my Nightmare Before Christmas sleeve, specifically my Christmas Town with Jack in the coffin sleigh and the skeleton reindeer flying into my armpit. That section would have to be the most painful and I have the top of my breasts tattooed. That hurt, too, but not as bad as my armpit.
Do you lean towards a specific style of tattoo?
I like new school, but it really depends on the tattoo I want. All the tattoos I plan on getting are still new school and colorful and extremely vibrant. But who knows? I still have a lot of skin left!
How many piercings do you have? What’s your favorite?
I have my ears done and my septum. The funny story with my ears was I got them pierced when I was a baby and they got infected, as I grew up I left my ears alone and when I wanted my ears pierced again when I was 11, I went to a little boutique to buy earrings and see if there was a chance my ears didn’t close up and they didn’t! Pretty awesome, I’d have to say!
If you could have dinner with three people, dead or alive, who would it be?
I would have to choose Chris Pontius from Jackass, Chris Pratt and Angelina Jolie, I love all these people to death, so laid back, so down to earth and just so lovely.