Get to know the awesome Stacey Sempiternal as our LW Babe of the week. Not only is she super intriguing, has great cooking and baking skills, and loves tattoos – she’s also one hell of a looker!
Full name: Stacey Sempiternal
Day job: Medical Practice Manager
Likes: Originality, artwork, learning new things, challenging myself and traveling
Dislikes: Unoriginal people who follow the crowd, dishonesty and arrogance.
Special talents: I’ve been dancing since I was 4, various styles from ballroom to freestyle. I did cheerleading for a while too. Apparently I have great cooking and baking skills
Which Movie/ TV Series character would best represent your personality?
John Wick. Doesn’t have the best luck when it comes to love. Doesn’t like being told what to do. Doesn’t take shit. Fearless and determined when faced with a challenge. Loves cars, dogs and dressing well. I aspire to be more badass!
If you could live the life of any one person for a week, Who would it be and what would you get up to?
Hmmm… Maybe a member of the royal family. I’d cause chaos, do what I want, really. Laws don’t apply to them.
What drives you?
Fear of failure or being average. I have to succeed; and perpetually grow as a person.
Tattoos – What attracts you to the industry and lifestyle?
I love the freedom of being able to express myself through artwork. The creativity, the various techniques and styles, and the challenge of perfecting and learning them. The talent and people, I have so much respect for artists who constantly push themselves to be better. Tattoo artists also tend to be really awesome people, there’s always an interesting topic of conversation or something to be learnt. I miss my days in studio of sitting and drawing together, having a laugh and jamming along to good tunes. Also, I just love tattoos! Why have plain skin?
In an ideal situation, how many tattoos would you actually like to have?
I would like to be pretty covered. At least both arms and a leg sleeve. And might ink up the rest of my back. Wouldn’t mind a neck tattoo, but I think my family would disown me.
You have dabbled in tattoo artist apprenticeship. Do you ever see it going further than that?
I would love to get back into it. Perhaps in the next few years. I want to get more corporate experience first.
What do you like to do with your downtime?
I love reading and researching; usually occultism, spiritual beliefs and practices, and quantum and astrophysics. Bit of a paradox, I know. Drawing or making mixed media artwork. Baking, with delta blues or 50s music playing (Ella Fitzgerald) – super therapeutic. I also like going to gigs, galleries and trying new restaurants or cocktail bars with my friends. Also, couch, tea and series. So underrated!
Where do you see yourself in five years time?
Ideally living in New York or London, successful in my industry, having travelled to a few more countries, owning a bike or two (Harleys, Triumphs or Indians) and having a black French Bulldog for a sidekick.
Take us through your thoughts on the shoot with us, from location to your favorite scene?
The location was really cool. I loved the rocker feel, the band posters and electric guitars that adorned the walls. The team was really welcoming and friendly too. I really liked the last scene with my denim jacket, it was empowering.
What is one of the first things you take into consideration when meeting a guy?
Is he humble? Can I have an intellectual conversation with him? Is he respectful? Is he interesting?
What are your words to live by?
Not really a phrase but just principles. Work hard, be open to learning new things, persevere. And when you succeed, be grateful and gracious.
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when we mention:
Weekend? Sleeping in!
Party? Loud, energetic, fun… where’s the food?
Indulgence? Shopping for shoes and perfume. Sushi and Champagne.
Social media? Tiring but necessary.
Pet peeve? Oh god. A lot of things annoy me. People chewing loudly or with their mouths open, complete disregard for personal space (Can you not stand against me in a queue?!), strangers touching my tattoos, people interrupting my conversation. How many would you like?
Excitement? Booking a plane ticket or tattoo appointment!