Alyson O’Connell


Hometown: Chicago, IL

Mom, Wife, Makeup Artist and Artistic Muse to my husband, Lowbrow Artist, Mitch O’Connell. International Pinup and Tattoo Model who has graced the pages and covers of such magazines as “International Tattoo Art”, “Car Kulture DeLuxe”, “Ol’ Skool Rodz”, “Lash & Ink” and many more!

What got you interested in pin-up culture?

I became interested in pinup culture because there were no rules. Coming from the fashion modeling world, you HAD to have consistent measurements- no matter what. The pinup world celebrated every type of body… especially curves. I had found MY home….

Do you have any hobbies?

My hobbies have changed so much in the last 2 years, since the birth of my son! I went from single gal to engaged, married, stepmotherhood and motherhood in a matter of 2 short years….so, these days I TRULY enjoy going with my toddler son, Bullitt (named after the Steve McQueen film) and my husband to either the Lincoln Park Zoo or walks on the beach, but, I still NEVER miss a Naked Raygun show!

What is the best piece of advice you've ever received?

Hands down, all the best advice I’ve ever received has been from my best friend, who happens to also be my mother… the WISEST person I know. She ALWAYS told me “You CAN have it ALL… Career, Marriage, Motherhood, Family, Friends and an AMAZING social life- but, you CAN’T have it all at once!”
At nearly 39, it’s taken me a long time to accept that, but, it’s the honest truth and the best advice I’ve received thus far….