PLUS MODEL MAGAZINE March 2016 Issue - Page 94

101 modeling What You Need To Know... About a Career as a Plus Model Last month, we shared tips and advice on what you need to know about being a signed model. This month, we’re answering your questions about regarding a career as a plus size model. Marie W. from Australia asks: I’m 5’9 with good skin and hair but I have a lot of tattoos. Will this make my chances of being picked up by an agency more difficult? Honestly, it depends on the market. Here in NYC, there are several models with tattoos that have been signed. The reason why agencies don’t normally sign tattooed models is because the clients want a blank canvas they can work with. Clients want all eyes on their product and not necessarily on the details of the model. Beth A. from Ohio asks: Do you have to live in a big city to be a model? I can’t say that YOU HAVE TO, but most agencies th B