Baring "all" for Allure magazine in the US, Ashley explained: "I'm 25, almost 26, but people think of me as much younger because I look young.
"Being in this shoot was me saying, 'I'm not just the young girl everybody thinks I am. I'm actually a woman'."
Woman she may be - but it didn't mean she could get her gear off without asking her mum first.
"I've always wanted to be sure my parents approve of what I do," Ashley said.
"Even with my tattoos, my mum went with me. The 'believe' tattoo is because my mom always told me to believe."