Macey Rodriguez

Let the world see diversity through every little touch of my own individuality

Placed 8th

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 most meaningful tattoo was done the day that I turned 18. It reads “Serendipity 3~17~08”. On this day at the age of 16, I was involved in a near fatal car accident which left me with life altering injuries and a traumatic brain injury. The vision for my first tattoo came about in Art class as I counted my blessings. Floral figures surround a 3 leaf clover with a halo above it to symbolize the gratitude that I have for life and god’s grace in sparing mine.

Is it true that getting tattoos is addictive?

Getting tattoos is as addictive as you want it to be. For me, getting tattooed was the ultimate plan set to begin the day that i turned 18. Each year that progresses, I continue my tattoo journey and let each artist use my skin as a canvas. I acknowledge significant life events, allow them to become apart of me and today they remain on my body as eternal reminders of strength, happiness and perseverance.

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

My aspiration has always been to travel to many of the beautiful destinations all across this world. My brother is currently in the United States Air Force and is stationed in London, England. If I win, I would use a portion of the money to take my closest friends and family on a trip to the United Kingdom and to surrounding countries for 1 month. Traveling to various destinations with those that I love most would allow us time to build memories that will remain in our hearts for a lifetime.