All I can say is WOW! From one extreme to another, Jessica Wilde is proof you can be anything you want to be with hard work and dedication. Let her be an inspiration to everyone, she definitely is to me. That normal girl that may be a little heavier, could end up being that perfect dream girl, so never judge a book by it’s cover. Beautiful before and beautiful now, this is the raw and real journey of Jessica Wilde.

Jessica realized she had gained some weight in the 8th grade. Kids were mean and cruel to her, and she decided to go on Slim Fast which is an awful sugar filled drink. Around this time she got her 1st tattoo at the age of 13. It was a butterfly tramp stamp, which would be appropriate for that age. She was a normal girl and got married too young, at the age of 19. She then had a baby and was soon divorced by 21. Already being divorced at 21, being 5’4” and 180 pounds, and a single mom, lit a fire under her butt to lose some weight. Struggling with an eating disorder and crash diets, Jessica tried everything possible to lose weight.

Jessica Wilde by Mark Hanson
Jessica Wilde, Mark C Hanson Photography

She got a gym pass and just did cardio, but she was not healthy. She had a bad self image and it was not until she finally decided to get a trainer, eat healthy, lift weights and gain muscle, did she start to see healthy results. She now lifts 2-3 days a week and does some cardio and is 125 pounds. It took about 2 years to lose 50-60 pounds and everyday is still a struggle.

Doing all this hard work and being consistent transformed her into the Jessica Wilde tattoo model we know today.

Jessica Wilde by White Willow Photography
Jessica Wilde by White Willow Photography

Jessica lives in a small town in Canada and started modeling in 2015. She now travels to the UK and across the US attending tattoo conventions. Jessica has been on the cover of numerous tattoo magazines such as Tattoo Energy, Tattoo Life, Tattoo Society, and Inked Mag. She also writes a column for Inked mag called, “Wild About Sex” which is a sex advise column. She just recently hosted the Xbiz award show in Miami and she is continually working on her YouTube channel. Jessica is beautiful, funny, intelligent, and has an awkward personality but that is what everyone loves about her. She’s real! Jessica feels more beautiful with her tattoos.

She also stands strong as a female in the tattoo industry to break the mold as far as what a “tattoo model” looks like or what they can do. Tattoos are becoming more mainstream, especially in the entertainment industry and she wants to be part of the movement. Here’s where you need to go if you would like to follow or see more of Jessica.

Instagram: @jessicawilde
Twitter: @tattgoddess