Asia Witherington Large
I saw Asia on IG and had to get an interview with this beautiful and talented lady! Check out what inspires Asia cook and her thoughts on tattoos!
Molly: Tell me about yourself, please include what you are doing now
Asia: I am a born again Christian, child of God! I’m a mom of 3 and a newlywed wifey! In my past I was a tattoo artist of 17 years and a pinup model. I’m now a baker and established cake decorator and owner of Jireh Cakes!
M: So how did you get into baking?
A: After surviving a tragic divorce and loosing everything I had down to my tattoo shop equipment, I was given an opportunity to cook and bake when looking for a new profession. The Lord basically threw baking in my lap! I hit the ground running and haven’t looked back since.
M: Wow, that takes guts. What do you enjoy most bout cooking?
A: What’s not to enjoy. Cooking and baking is everything to me. Feeding others and helping them create happy memories! Mainly knowing its something God provided me with to survive. The Lord is really good.
M: So, what was your first tattoo?
A: At 15 I took a needle and thread with India ink I had from art class, I tapped a small yin and yang onto my left ankle. Hideous.
M: Haha! Who do you admire in the tattoo industry?
A: Being in the industry for so long I have many people I admire. Since I’ve removed myself from that scene I don’t talk to anyone. I’m very out of the loop.
Clint Cummings, Johnny Jackson, Myke Chambers, Anthony Zamora, Zack Ross, David De La O (butter), Michael Oureque, Jesse Alvarado, Bunny Switchblade…the list goes on.
M: If you could get tattooed by anyone right now, who would it be and why?
A: I’m out of space so there will be no more tattoos for this girl!
M: Why do you think so many chefs are heavily tattooed?.
A: You can’t explain it, it’s just you are, or your not.
M: I know you said space is limited, but what would your next tattoo be?
A: I do want to put Jehovah Jireh in a banner on an anchor on my left hand I did about 6 years ago. It comes from Genesis 22. God told Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac. He took his son to build an alter and obeyed Gods command. Just when he was about to sacrifice his son, he saw a ram tangled in the bush by him. God had provided for them. To thank The Lord, Abraham named where the alter was Jehovah Jireh because God provided for him. God provides for us all (hence Jireh Cakes). He will make a way out of no way and will turn our mess into His message!
Thank you, Asia! You can catch more of Asia on FB or IG here…
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