Madison Rutzebeck

I have roughly 26 tattoos, I am a welder, my tattoos make me feel beautiful

Placed 11th

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?

When I was probably 16 I got my first tattoo in remembrance of my aunt that passed away from pancreatic cancer and my mother who was battling breast cancer.

Is it true that getting tattoos is addictive?

Yes it is it’s almost therapeutic in a way, I have so many ideas for what I want to do. Due to my health I have had a lot of surgeries, it’s affected the way I view myself a lot, not just because of scars, it’s crazy to think I could cover myself with artwork.

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

I have a severe chronic illness so pay off some of my medical debt, it’s scary to think you can acquire so much at a young age, and my mother’s debt as well she’s a single mom and always has been. And tattoos of course!