Italian Model to express oneself with style to Inspire.

The important thing in my opinion is to always put something into it that has the signature of our style." Italian Model Christian.

Italy there are FashionModels, and then there’s Cristian Ombra. Whose piercing brown eyes and shock of blonde hair have won him hordes of fans, both of the tattoo enthusiast and serious fashion person variety. Such is his popularity and star power; you’ll now find a cohort of equally oddly-named relatives getting in on the action.

With an Instagram following roughly tens of thousands (at last count 40.4K+) tattoo brands that want access to eyeballs are clamoring over themselves to get the original social media sensation to wear their wares. Though, despite being a tattoo enthusiast’s dream Christian is no commercial puppet: he manages to do that whole grungy tortured-soul look like a complete pro. Here Italian Model has to say about himself:

Cristian Ombra wearing Gentleman warfare watch by @egardwatchco photographer @shinrei_photography

Ciao ragazzi, mi chiamo Cristian, ma molti mi conoscono come Ombra, ho 31 anni sono Italiano e sono appena tornato a vivere qui in Italia dopo aver vissuto per 5 anni a Londra. Da come si puó notare amo i tatuaggi, anche quelli piú estremi (come il mio eyeball tattoo). É una passione che ho sin da piccolo, e ció mi ha portato alla mia trasformazione che mi ha fatto diventare un Ink Model o Alternative Model. Ora lavoro molto anche con i social network, amo condividere il mio lavoro con molti di voi, ma anche un pó della mia vita privata (ma non tutta) Ho anche recentemente aperto un canale Youtube ( Ombra Cristian) per poter trasmettere qualcosa di nuovo, parlare meglio di me delle mie esperienze e anche divertirvi e divertire me.

~Cristian Mignemi

“Hi guys, my name is Cristian, but many people know me as Shadow, I’m 31 years old, I’m Italian and I’ve just come back to live here in Italy after having lived for 5 years in London. As you can see I love tattoos, even the most extreme ones (like my eyeball tattoo). It is a passion that I have had since I was a child, and this led me to my transformation that made me become an Ink Model or Alternative Model. Now I also work a lot with social networks, I love sharing my work with many of you, but also a little bit of my private life (but not all) I also recently opened a Youtube channel (Ombra Cristian) to be able to broadcast something new, talk about my experiences better than me and also have fun and entertain me. “

Cristian Ombra wearing wood papillon by @lorddandy

Lavorare nella moda é stato un caso, non avevo mai pensato di fare parte di questo mondo, ma arrivato a Londra ho trovato molti fotografi che chiedevano di scattare con me, per poi passare a scattare per magazine, scattare con diversi brand fino a sfilare per diversi marchi in diversi paesi nel mondo. Sono balzato in questo mondo per caso e me ne sono subito innamorato, ho conosciuto un sacco di persone fantastiche , visto diversi paesi e fatto esperienze sicuramente uniche. Ora con i social mi ritrovo ad avere tantissimi fan che mi scrivono, disegnano fan art e che mi dicono di essere un ispirazione per loro, anche se ancora non capisco in cosa ahhahah , ma devo dire che fa molto piacere sentirselo dire e sapere di poter spronare persone a combattere per ció che vogliono, di non vergognarsi di ció che sono e di ció che vorrebbero essere, senza mai lasciarsi condizionare dagli altri.

~Cirstian Ombra

“Working in fashion was a coincidence, I had never thought of being part of this world, but when I arrived in London I found many photographers who asked to take pictures with me, and then move on to shoot for magazines, shoot with different brands until they paraded for different brands in different countries in the world. I jumped into this world by chance and I immediately fell in love with it, I met a lot of fantastic people, saw different countries and definitely made unique experiences. Now with social media I find myself having lots of fans writing to me, drawing fan art and telling me they are an inspiration to them, even if I still don’t understand what ahhahah, but I have to say that it is very nice to hear it and know I can encourage people to fight for what they want, not to be ashamed of what they are and what they would like to be, without ever allowing themselves to be conditioned by others. ” Cristian.

Model Christian Ombra with photographer @shinrei_photography Wearing @hummel.italia x @willychavarrianewyork @magnumboots

Beh la moda per me é poter esprimersi con stile e far che anche altri possano prendere esempio dal tuo stile inglobarlo, rielaborarlo e farne qualcosa di loro. La moda é in continuo mutamento, fa balzi in avanti, a volte in dietro e altre ingloba il vecchio con il nuovo prendendo nuove forme, ma la cosa importante secondo il mio parere é di metterci sempre dentro qualcosa che abbia la firma del nostro stile.

~Cristian Ombra

“Well the fashion for me is being able to express oneself with style and let others also take your style as an example, incorporate it, rework it and make something out of them. Fashion is constantly changing, it leaps forward, sometimes behind it and others incorporates the old with the new, taking new forms, but the important thing in my opinion is to always put something into it that has the signature of our style.” Italian Model Christian.

Cristian Ombra Wearing @44studio_official @zddz_official Photographer : @_yushy

Cristian Ombra appeared in Models Culture Magazine Issue 5 who inspired many tattoo artist and dreamers. Read and view more on Christian’s Photograph and works, please visit and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.





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