DANIEL “INKED” BAMDAD

MEN'S FASHION WEEK IS COMING. CANDELA NOVEMBRE MET DANIEL "INKED" BAMDAD FOR REDMILK, AND ACCOMPANIED HIM DURING HIS DISCOVERY OF MILAN, THE CITY WHERE THE SUPER TATTOOED YOUNG MODEL HAS DECIDED TO MOVE AND STAY…AT LEAST FOR A LITTLE WHILE.

What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
To be honest, the first thing I do when I wake up is to look on my phone.

What is the last song you listened to?
It’s not a song, but the album Notorious B.I.G. remixed with The XX.

What is the most enjoyable part of being a model?
I think it’s definitely the travelling. It also gives you the opportunity to visit beautiful places outside the big cities, that you would probably never go to. You can also meet people from all over the world with different cultures and ideas.

And what is not so enjoyable?
It’s the waiting. I’m super impatient and I really try to handle it. The waiting, doing nothing, is horrible…it’s always a big mission.

What does come to mind if I say the word tattoo?
Passion.

What was your last tattoo?
The last tattoo I had was a painting by Salvador Dalì.

Now, you are a new citizen of Milan. What brought you here?
To be really honest with you, I would say the love of my life brought me here. I’ve just met this amazing woman and I’d never met anyone like her. And this is a big motivation for me, ‘cause I travelled a lot, I had a lot of jobs, but in the end, when I come home, I want to be with this woman.

What is your favourite thing in Milan?
My woman, who is living inMilan.

What don’t you like about Milan?
Probably the public transportation.Milanis really big and it takes too much time to get everywhere. InParisyou go out of the metro and you are where you have to be. InMilanyou still have to walk 5 minutes to arrive where you have to go. That’s why I take a bicycle.

Is there a food or a drink that represents you?
It’s probably coffee, because I can’t live without it. What I also love is when my girlfriend is cooking, because everything she cooks is awesome.

If you could be a super hero or have a super power, what would it be?
If I could have a super power, it would be the ability to fly. I love birds and the idea of being able to fly everywhere.

What is your next job destination?
The life of a model is really spontaneous so maybe tomorrow something will come up. Besides not being a modelling job, my next destination will beHamburgat the end of this month.

How would you explain your job to your grandmother?
If I still had a grandmother I would probably explain that I’m like a doll that travels around the world trying on some clothes, and who looks good in them in front of the camera or on the catwalk, bringing some life and spirit into it.

Is there anything you would never ever wear?
Speedos (swimwear) on the beach.

What makes you happy today?
First of all, and I’m sorry for repeating it, but today my girlfriend makes me the happiest man ever. It’s incredible that I’ve never felt this, and it’s just pure happiness. Apart from that, today it’s the weather. I’m very influenced by the weather and when it’s raining and it’s grey it’s hard to be in a good mood…I need the sun.

What makes you really angry?
I’m a very sensitive and emotional person; probably what can make me really angry is disrespect. You should have respect for every person on this planet. It doesn’t matter if this person is a model or cleaning toilets, or doing whatever, you should always respect each other in some way.

If I say Daniel as a kid what comes to mind?
Even since I was young I would say I was always misunderstood. Of I course I had many friends, but as kids you don’t always understand each other. I remember me as a kid dancing around wearing sunglasses and thinking I was a rock star. And I also remember how great my mother was: my mother is the person that I respect the most.