Tattoo Vixens - Lisa Luxe

Published: 04 April, 2011 - Featured in Skin Deep 197, April, 2011

She is teeny-tiny! At 5”1’, she’s known as the pocket pin-up, but don’t let that fool you...


"A lady never reveals her age, but I gotta say I'm lookin' pretty freaking good for 76."

I heard a rumour that you're only 5"1' and can fit yourself into an overhead compartment on a plane. Is this entirely legal? 

"Not in the continental U.S., but I've been known to bribe an air martial when necessary. Now when you're in international air space that's a whole different ball game, anything goes!"

What's going on with that elbow and the circular text tattoo? Where's it from and what's it all about? 

"I have an eclectic taste in music. It's a line from a Taking Back Sunday song.  I get a lot of crap about it from the punk/rockabilly kids I hang out with, but I like what I like, so don't give me shit for it!"

Says here that you like pumpkin pie? How does that work then? Disgusting vegetable - even a bear wouldn't dig up a pumpkin and eat it…

"Blasphemy! Pumpkin pie is the greatest food ever created - and correct, a bear wouldn't dig up a pumpkin - they grow above ground."

Actually, I don't know if that's strictly true about the bear. Ever had an incident with a bear you can tell us about? 

"After I'm long gone I would like to be known as the Chuck Norris of pin-up, somewhat of a legacy and this is the epic tale that will be told: Lisa Luxe once rode a 9-foot grizzly through an automatic car-wash naked, instead of taking a shower."

You also tell me that you drink milk past its expiry date, isn't that just yoghurt? 

"Pretty much, but way more badass"

You seem to like living dangerously. Would you consider eating pumpkin pie in the overhead compartment of an aeroplane if a bear was in there with you?

"In a heartbeat, but that bear better watch who's pie he's eating if he knows what’s good for him. . ."


Photography: Jenna Kraczek