First off I am 5'7...I know for a girl that's not that short but for a model it is. Secondly I am a little bit curvier, I'm a size 4 which I'm willing to work on but it's going to be hard for me to drop to a size 2. Thirdly...I have tattoos. I have one rather large on my back:
and this one:
Do these things combined completely ruin my chances?
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Assuming you are over 18, you are too old to start modeling in high fashion. Girls start that at 14-15 and retire in their 20s, if they last that long. Plus your height and tattoos make that kind of modeling quite unlikely, if not impossible, especially at your age.
Even in lower tiers of modeling, such as catalog work, the tattoos especially are going to marginalize you in mainstream work. There would be oppertunities for some catalog work to be sure; a lot of stuff will hide the tattoos and your height and size would be fine as-is. But those aren't very high-paying jobs, and you'd have to work a lot to make any kind of money. Lots of catalog models have "day jobs."
You might also consider "fetish" modeling, which often does not require nudity, but will have you wearing "fetishy" costumes: leather, lingerie, stockings, etc. and possibly bondage-type photos (tied up, etc.). Many of the girls who do that are amateurs and the sessions can be scheduled around your other commitments.4