Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Happy Valentines Day

♥ ♥ ♥ Valentines Day ♥ ♥ ♥ 

is just around the corner!! 
Don't forget to get yourself something Sweet -n- Sinful too *hehe*
 I also have a couple NSFW prints available from this set!
Please message or email me for purchasing info! 


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

A Cultural Interview

I have been interviewed by Magazines and websites from all over the world, today I was interviewed by a sweet girl who chose yours truly ♥ as an icon of our subculture to feature for her college research paper over the classical culture of my family life to the alternative lifestyle I live now. This is a first for me and I always like trying new things! *hehe*

  I am so honored this interview  unlike any I have ever done before! Get to learn some really neat stuff about how I grew to become the "Sabrina Sin" I am today, also some pretty interesting personal facts about my childhood and someones outside perspective of meeting me in real life! I love this feature and I hope you do too! -xoxo

This is me being a "real person" hot rollers and all my glory *hehe* 


A Cultural Interview by Lindsey Schofield

                I can remember the day I met Sabrina. It was a few years ago at the Woodlands mall but still she stuck fresh in my mind. I was out with a new friend and as I approached to meet his friend’s she stood out immediately. She was tall but it could have been the black buckled knee height black leather boots. A colorful woman covered in colorful tasteful tattoo’s that adorned her body in open spaces for all to see. The clothing she wore was a short tight fitting black skirt and a pair of ripped up netted stockings. The top was black and a tank of sorts with a corseted design. In truth, it wasn’t the clothes or the tattoo’s that drew me to this woman, nor was it the dark black hair and the harsh fringed bangs that framed her face , or the well done pinup style makeup that I would recognize anywhere. It was just her and the presence of utter confidence that she carried. Daring to be different and encouraging others to express what they truly were and not what people wished them to be. She did this all by sitting in a chair without saying a word and in that short time I knew there was more then met the eye. The atmosphere she produced was not the same as the tattooed girl that walked the food court decked in gaudy over gauged piercings, she did not have the feeling of rebellion but one of a peaceful acceptance and ever since then she has had my attention. Time has passed since I first saw her but even now I still feel the same.  She is now the alternative model Sabrina Sin as well as a host of many BDSM and Glamour events. She has been featured in magazines from other continents but still she keeps a level head. 

When this project of culture was assigned I didn’t know what to do at first but then I went to Barcadia and there she was behind the bar. In that moment, I knew I had to write about this silent but often misunderstood sub culture that has brought so many people together and allowed them to be themselves for the first time in their lives.  This is my tribute into that culture and now I bring you a perspective of a new age warrior of self expression and art.

1. What is the most significant difference you find between your native culture and the culture you are now living in?
I grew up in a very strict home, attending church every Sunday and a private school where part of our general education was etiquette. I don’t mind in fact I really appreciate the way my parents raised me, although I am sure they never would have guessed I’d of turned out the way I have *lol* I live my life much more freely now. I am spontaneous and open to new adventures, but I am glad for my background and the morals I had instilled in me growing up because I am able to realize if I begin to stray too far off track. I was disciplined and educated, things that are important to being a successful human being.

2. What is the view of women in this culture is it elevated or depreciated?
Women are celebrated! The women of our sub culture are beautiful, fashion forward and covered in some amazing ink! They are envied, admired and intrigue the world around us mystified by the unknown. We are a mix of your 50’s sweet, innocent dream girl and the sexy independence of being a strong woman in today’s world.

3. How has your family played a part in your cultural evolution?
My mother is an artist and has always been very supportive of my life choices, no matter how thrown off she may have been by some of them, she always just wanted me to do what made me happy. My father (by adoption) on the other hand is deeply religious and has always frowned on my career choice but despite not approving of me still loves me… from a distance. I like to joke with him that it’s my rebellious teenage angst that caused me to turn to a more accepting subculture at a young age. All in all though I love my family and they have always been there for me.

4. Do you think this culture is perceived as normal and if not why?
I think the alternative lifestyle is becoming more accepted and less looked down upon as the years go by but no I don’t think it is perceived as normal, nor will it ever be but that is what I love about it! Why? Well... it’s alternative to the norm, even if what is looked upon now as strange and “alternative” were to become the norm, the alternative lifestyle is forever evolving.

5. What influences do you think your culture promotes?
The subculture I live in and work to help create and promote is all about having self esteem, loving yourself no matter what and being comfortable in your skin. Also, that the world is our playground so have fun with it! Life is too short not to enjoy, not saying other cultures aren’t all about enjoying life but it’s about creating your own world, thinking for yourself and making your own way.

6. Have your choices played a part in your reasons for independence?
I have always been an independent person, determined from a young age to make my own way in life, build my own path and create my own success. So in answer to your question yes, all of the choices I have made since I have been on my own have been in an effort to make that happen.

7. Is education important?
Absolutely! I come from a very strict educated background and I am so grateful for my parents forcing me through school the way they did. It was important to them that I receive a fine education as it should be to anyone.

8. Does gender play a big role in where you fit in and is there any stigma against age?
In my career definitely! I am an alternative model and while I fully support any male models out there trying to make it in the alternative scene, it’s really all about us ladies. As in any modeling career age unfortunately does matter, but at least on the alternative side of the spectrum you have a lot more years to prolong and advance in your career than you would as a commercial model, who are considered dinosaurs by the age of 30. I know many alternative models in their 30’s who are still drop dead gorgeous and only becoming more and more successful with time. I wouldn’t say it’s so much age as it is maintenance and fighting nature *haha*

9. Is your family a big influence in your life and do they agree with your choices?
See question 3.

10. What is your political stance?
I try to let the politicians worry about politics; I have enough to deal with. Don’t get me wrong I’d prefer not to have morons running our country but we don’t seem to have much control over that so I am not going to lose sleep at night worrying about it.

11. Was it a gradual transition to this culture or do you think it was always who you were meant to be?
Well, I remember even as a young kid I always felt different from everyone else. I never felt like I quite fit in and I never understood why, growing up as an outcast was difficult for me. I got teased a lot by other children and I went from being an outgoing carefree child to an awkward, shy and insecure pre-teen. For my high school years I was sent to public school and immediately made friends with the other kids who seemed to stand out. They were different from everyone else, wore all black and lots of eyeliner *haha* but they were friendly and opened me into their group with open arms. I finally felt like I belonged, as I got older I began to branch out into the alternative scene more and more until I finally got to where I am today. I will never be your wholesome girl next door, I am an artist, I have tattoos, I work hard and play harder. I will never see the world the same way you do. So yes, I believe this is who and where I was always meant to be.

12. Do you think you are a healthy role model for others who are inside and outside this community?
I strive to be a positive influence in peoples’ lives, I am currently reading a book in which the first chapter discusses the way we influence people and that every encounter you have with anyone should somehow enrich their lives and they should walk away a better person from having encountered you. I hope to enrich and have a positive effect on the lives of others, I want nothing more than to make a good impact on the world during the short time I have here.

13. Do your tattoo’s all have meanings to them or is there a reason for them?
All of my tattoos are very personal and hold a lot of meaning to me. They are symbolic reminders of hardships I have been through learned from and came out on top, portraits of people I am heavily influenced or inspired by, and some are sentimental for family or other reasons. I hate flash, I think it’s a disgrace to the art and I wish people would put more thought into their tattoos… they’re permanent. I just will never understand how someone can walk into a shop pick the same butterfly off a wall 500 other people have chosen before and say “Yes, I ‘d like to live the rest of my life with THAT tattoo.” Grr… I’m going to stop there because I can easily go off on a tangent about bad tattoos.

14. Do you think that this culture adaptation will always be with you or do you think things will change with time?
I am changing every day, constantly learning, growing and evolving as a person. I will always be who I am I just hope to continue to better myself as a person and as a human being. The world I live in and the choices I have made will always play a huge part in who I am as whole.

15. What is your expectations of your children and would you allow them into the same world?
Oooh.. me having kids *lol* That is a scary thought… I do hope to one day though. As far as what my expectations for them would be and if I’d allow them into my world, well if I would have brought them into this world, my world, I’d only want them to enjoy life and be themselves. Do whatever it takes to find their place in the world, true happiness and true love all while knowing they have a mother who loves them dearly and will always have their back.

                In reflection I have to say that it seems like we all are a lot more alike than most. We see these models and we see the appeal of the world that they live on and we either find it intriguing or disgusting and condescending depending on our upbringing. I was brought up in a pretty conservative household and my mother nearly had a heart attack when I pierced my lip and in that sense I feel like the background culture is similar in a way and the evolution of it comes from Sabrina , herself.  She was very down to earth and very gracious about doing this interview for me, taking time out of her run around schedule. Education is another value that our backgrounds share and I think that would be surprising to some since many people poorly correlate self expression with lack of education. I think this is another prime example of why they say that, ‘you can’t judge a book by it’s cover.’ I don’t think I could have picked a more explanatory candidate for this interview and it was a pleasure to get insight into a world that sit’s in silent persecution. I dare you to be different.