The ink on Bibiana Atada

Bibiana Atada from Zurich, Switzerland

Where did you grow up?
I am Spanish, but I was born and grew up in Zurich, Switzerland.

How was it growing up there, would you say that it influenced you?
Yes, Zurich is a very nice and trendy city, I definitely love it.

When did you start getting tattoos?
As soon as I was 18, I got my first tattoo.

How would you describe your style?
Wow, that's not that easy to describe. I do have my own style; I like to be classy, crazy, and sexy.

Do you consider tattoos as a serious art form?
Yes I do. Tattoo's tell a story which gives you a chance to express yourself.
I also like the feeling while inking.

How do you see the tattoo culture right now?
For a lot of people tattoos are just a fashion accessory but not for me.
My Tattoos are personal and are reflect my soul in a special way.

What has been your inspiration for getting them?
I do like my body inked and also the development from an idea to the final work under my skin.

What’s your favorite piece?
My biomechanics and the gun are my favorite.

Do you catch people starring at you because of your ink?
For sure, but to be honest, I do not notice it anymore.

In your opinion, do your tattoos change your mood often?
Yes they do.

What’s your most significant tattoo and why?
It is a fetish symbol and that's my world.

What advice would you give to someone wanting to get their first tattoo?
Get something personal, something that you like it for a long time, then go and get it done.

Will you be getting anymore?
Yes, for sure.

What’s your biggest inspiration, what keeps you going?
I still have a lot ideas which I would like to display on my skin as artwork.

What is one thing that life has taught you?
In 1995 I had a big accident and this changed my mind and my life completely.

Do you have a favorite quote?
"Will over pain!"

Anything else you would like to add?
I just like to thank you and wish everybody a great and inked time.

Photographer's Credit:
Maurizio Fantini - 1,2,3,5,7.
Luke Lenz - 4.
Peter Czernich - 6.