Kalena Rodriguez

I live to help make a positive difference in the world from the inside, out.

Placed 13th

in the Quarter-Finals

Thank you from all of us at Inked and the MusiCares Foundation for helping us provide health, financial, and rehabilitation resources to musicians in their time of need.

What was your first tattoo?

My first tattoo was on my knuckles in a room with a needle, thread and Indian ink that said “F.A.M.E” which stands for “f$$$ all my Enemies” I eventually got that removed as my vision on life changed. My first professional tattoo was a rose and vines with a banner that says “time heals all”

Is it true that getting tattoos is addictive?

In my experience, yes, getting tattoos has been addictive. Being able to tell my story on my body in an artist way is “priceless” and makes my heart feel good in a way that is Undescribable unless you have experienced it.

If you were voted Inked Magazine's cover girl, what would you do with $25,000?

If I were voted Inked Magazine cover girl I would put half towards my Unincorporated nonprofit “K Project Freedom” to help children with Incarcerated parents. The other half I would invest in my four boy’s Anthony 13, Gauge 8, Justus 7 and Patricio Jr’s (4 months) future to ensure I can help them.