A selfie of Ida Wallentin, a Tattoo artist from Jonkoping, Sweden, wearing a black leather jacket

Ida Wallentin, A Life explorer, from Jönköping, Sweden.

What was the situation in which this photo was taken?

The photo was taken on my way to the tattoo studio, where I work.

Could you tell us something about what you do?

I’m a ” life explorer “, I just love traveling around the world, discovering magical places and connecting with allot of people.

How did you first become interested in travel and exploring?

You know, deep down I’ve always been a person who loves deeply, and I’ve always been passionate about life. But a couple a years ago a tragedy happened, and for some time I sadly forgot how to live and what life is about. But you know, life isn’t always easy, it’s not supposed to be, you have to be strong, and one day I just realized that I’m the one who decides if I’m gonna be happy or not. No one else can decide that for me, I’m The one who has that power. So I packed a bag and started my life exploring journey.

What do you enjoy most about travel?

It gives me the chance to meet and connect with allot of people. To see how people live and hear about their life stories. That, I think is the most beautiful thing about traveling.

What are you working on at the moment?

Right now I’m just working on being passionate about life, exploring and discover things about life and my myself.

What are the challenges in what you do, and how do you overcome them?

Haha, that would be to have enough money to be able to travel. So when I’m home in Sweden I am a hard working women. I work pretty much 24/7 just so I can earn the money quickly.

Could you describe your personal style?

Black and white, always black and white.

What is your present state of mind?

Exploring – Dreaming – Discover.

What music are you listening to at the moment?

Justin Timberlake.

Which artists or designers inspire you?

Miley Cyrus has always inspired me allot. Her style and her way of thinking.

What is the purpose of art, in your view?

The purpose of art is that it doesn’t have to look good or be good. The meaning of art is that it’s supposed to make you feel something.

How do you spend your free time>

Being at some beautiful place on earth, and writing poetry.

A photo taken by Ida Wallentin, a Tattoo artist from Sweden, the photo is a view over lake at sunset