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ADE ITAMEDA – SEVEN SEAS EINDHOVEN

After working in 25 to Life Tattoos in Rotterdam for almost 2,5 years, it’s time for a new adventure.

Of course being very thankful for the great time and colleague’s he had when he worked in Rotterdam!

Ade will be working full time as a part of the team of Seven Seas in Eindhoven, starting from February 2017! 

Take a look at their new, updated website for more info here-> http://www.sevenseasatelier.com/

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Ade realizes that some people are still waiting for a reply on their emails, but due to hectic times making all the arrangements and due the amount of emails he recently received, he’s still busy catching up. So thanks in advance for your patience!

When Ade is opening up his new schedule with bookings for in the shop in Eindhoven he will announce this on his Facebook or contact you by email.

First he will take a well deserved, small break in his homeland before he will start working in the new shop starting from February 2017.

So more news about this in the new year!

 


 

In the meanwhile, requests for bookings in Eindhoven can still be send to:  thisis369@gmail.com please include all relevant information.

APPOINTMENTS
Emails in English please! I am originally from Indonesia, so you can write me also in Bahasa Indonesia but i will reply in English to make it easier.

Make sure you gave me enough details concerning your project:

  • telephone number
  • explain your idea (any specific ornaments / symbols that you want to incorporate?, please send along any reference images you have, that you think will clarify your idea. I want to draw something by your guidelines, but I will advise you on what I think will work well or possible other options for your tattoo that will make the design better).
  • possible placement(s)
  • size (hand / palm size or cm)
  • reference images (examples of my work you like in style / details)
  • a clear, recent photo of the body part to be tattooed
  • in case of a cover up / continuing an old piece – a clear, recent photo of the tattoo(s) you already have
  • If you have specific dates in mind please send me those and I will do my best to fulfil requests. 

Those that have all that info in their initial email generally get booked first. If you haven’t added this info, do it now and add it as a reply to the email you originally sent. I’m easily confused, so a continuing thread is much easier.

Due to the amount of messages I get a day, I’m not able to respond right now.

It usually takes me 1 (up to 4) weeks to respond to emails due to the volume of emails I receive.

Please do not send multiple emails (I don’t take any requests by Instagram / Facebook)

If it’s regarding when and where I’ll be guesting in the near future, please visit my instagram : adeitameda, all my recent work, dates, and in case of a cancellation, it will be uploaded there.

For more examples of my work you can check:

http://www.instagram.com/adeitameda

http://www.facebook.com/adeitamedatattoo

– Lielo

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BALINESE WOOD CARVING

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Ade recently did a couple designs highly inspired on old wood carvings from Bali.

WOODCARVING IN BALI

The craft of woodcarving has never existed in Bali only for decoration purposes.
In the olden days, the fine arts of woodcarving and painting were reserved almost exclusively for royal and religious purposes.
Woodcarving has a very long history in Bali.

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TECHNIQUES

Woodcarving is a skill requiring more precision and sureness than that of carving stone. The carver starts with a clean block of wood which he cuts down to roughly the same size as the piece to be carved. Using very simple tools, the carver lightly taps the highly sharpened instruments. Unlike the technique used in the West, he does not use hand pressure except for really close work. Fine-grained hardwoods such as teak (jati), and strong fruit trees such as jackfruit (nangka), the compact sawo (a beautiful dark red wood), shiny ebony (ebon), tamarind, hibiscus, frangipani, and kayu jepun are the most popular carving woods.

The texture of the grain determines the nature of the piece to be carved. Dark ebony, particularly pieces with striped grain, are best suited for vertical shapes or faces. Rarer are pieces made of unpolished ebony (sanded and brushed only) where you can make out the grain in the wood. The blackest ebony might be used to depict a subject of great dignity. Satinwood, a light striped, beige-colored wood native to Bali, may inspire pieces of a softer theme. The grain often follows a skin pattern or veins in the arms of the statue.

The tradition is, if the statue is not to be gilded or painted it is made smooth with pumice and given a high polish by rubbing it with bamboo. These finished carvings were once treated and stained with oils to achieve a subtle gloss, but now Balinese artisans find that neutral or black shoe polish gives the same result and takes less time.

At the Elephant Cave (Goa Gajah) near Bedulu, Gianyar – elaborate Buddhist style carvings cover the entrance near the cave. This carving dates to 9th Century. Woodcarvings is largely links to religious tradition and  to Pura (small private temples) in Balinese home.

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Woodcarving for commercial purpose probably started around 1935. The Dutch traders firstly introduce Balinese woodcarving to Europe. Until now, a lot of Dutch Museum still have a huge collection of Balinese woodcarving. The Dutch take-over of Southern Bali in 1906-1908 not only destroyed the traditional courts of the island but it also shattered the old system of art production. There were new types of art showing up, and the artists made works that were commodities instead of items of religious use of content. This has an important impact on the production of carvings which could now be made and sold at tourist spots all around Indonesia.

For the best collections of Balinese wood carving, the visitor should go to the FA Siadja Wood Carving gallery in the village of Mas in Ubud. It holds a wide selection of carving from 1930s to current style worked in many different kind of wood.

– Lielo

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MONSTER INK TATTOO FEST 2016

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Had a blast this weekend at the Monster Ink Tattoo Fest in Venray.

Thanks to Moira Ramone, Jeroen Franken, Gabriele Franco, Florencio, Kim AnhGuen Douglas, Dmitry Babakhin and many others!

Here some small video of our massive booth.

The conventions for 2016 that I will join are done now, my agenda of the conventions etc. I will join in 2017 will be up in the new year!

 

– Ade Itameda

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CALLIGRAPHY / MONSTER INK VENRAY

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As I mentioned in the previous post, a while ago when Ade was focussing and learning about ancient scripts, writings and calligraphy and after a lot of try outs, Ade created his own ‘calligraphy’ based and inspired on old, ancient scripts, like Hanacaraka and the Balinese script. He offered a customer to incorporate some of the writing in a tattoo design and after that more people picked it up and followed.

Lately Ade gets a lot of requests about his calligraphy designs. What people not always know is that it’s possible to translate almost every text or sentence into a calligraphy design (as long as it’s not too long). The fact that the ‘calligraphy’ is not always clear to read in one hit, makes it a nice for people who want to get a text done but don’t have the wish that everybody can read it, to make it more personal. To not give away too much of the ‘spirit’ behind these tattoos, if you’re interested you can contact Ade on thisis369@gmail.com for more questions and explanations.

 

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“The Warrior of the Light knows that she has much to be grateful for”

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MONSTER INK TATTOO FEST – VENRAY

 

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And a small reminder; within 2 weeks you can find him on Monster Ink Tattoo Fest in Venray on 08 / 09 October!

Ade still has some free spots available to send him an email for more info -> thisis369@gmail.com

For more info about the convention and which artists are joining check: https://www.facebook.com/Monster.Ink.Tattoo.Fest/

– Lielo

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THANK YOU! / CALLIGRAPHY

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Thank you so far..! Cleaning up some boxes, I’ve been saving all of these designs for a while, maybe turning it into a book one day.

Again thank you all for your support and letting me keep exploring & sharing my heritage.!

 

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“Salam Budaya”

I’ve been practicing some new calligraphy, inspired by Balinese writing (Aksara Bali). I would love to take more designs like this as tattoo requests. If you are interested to get a calligraphy design done by me contact me on thisis369@gmail.com

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FRANKFURT TATTOO CONVENTION 2016 – MONSTER INK TATTOO FEST 2016

 

Just came home from the Frankfurt Tattoo Convention 2016. I had a blast, nice to see some colleage tattoo artists and friends again. And off course thank you to all customers, anyone who came by to my booth. Thank you all for the support.!

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Next convention will be Monster Ink Tattoo Fest in Venray on Saturday 8 October 2016 & Sunday 9 October 2016. See you there.!

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For more info:http://www.monsterinktattoofest.com/home

– Ade Itameda

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WAYANG KULIT – TOGOG

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Another design that Ade recently made, with another not so well known character of the shadow puppet theatre is Togog. 

Togog is one of the clown servants for the hero of a story in a Wayang play. Some say he is actually Semar’s brother. As you can see Togog has a big lip, this from having tried to swallow a mountain in a battle with Semar about who was the bravest and this is also the reason why he is always stuttering a bit.

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Togog was one of the antagonists, always giving advice to be careful of the limits of humanity.
He speaks out to and is always giving corrections, criticisms and suggestions at the annoyance of his master, he remains loyal even though he is sometimes punished for being stupid.
Togog and Bilung (one of the other servants) are joking most of the time and ridicule each other but they reflect wisdom and truth.

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– Lielo

 

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WAYANG KULIT – BIMA

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After the Tattoo Convention Rotterdam 2016 (thanks everyone for dropping by!), last week Ade worked on an upper arm design inspired by a figure found in Wayang Kulit.

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Bima is the second of the Pandawa (Pandava) brothers and a leading character in the epic Mahabharata. He is a strong and bold character as reflected in his round eyes and wide
stance. He was surrounded by a whirlwind wherever he went and he is also instantly recognisable by his long fingernails that act as his weapon (Pancanaka).

He is seen as a heroic figure and known as a powerful figure, he is always rude and intimidating for the enemy, even though his heart soft. Bima characteristics are brave, steadfast, strong, stoic, obedient and honest, and he considers all people equal. He never curses or sits in front of a person he talks to. He has three wives and three children. Having descended from the wind god Vayu, Bima has the ability to fly, as does his half-brother Hanuman (Hanoman) and his son Ghatotkacha.

The vast majority of the ‘Wayang’ plays performed are drawn from the two great Hindu epics, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata with as well as stories of Javanese origin. ‘Wayang kulit’ is considered as the highest of the Javanese performing arts. Performed in the royal courts of Java as early as the ninth century, this tradition continues to be treasured as one of the ‘pusaka’ or sacred heirlooms of the court. ‘Wayang kulit’ is traditionally performed on ritual days and religious ceremonies. It has also been adapted more recently for television and public education campaigns.

Here a nice example of some Wayang kulit play showing the character Bima.

Video by Antonius Oktaviano Wiriadjaja

 

Next thing is: Frankfurt Tattoo Convention 2016! See you there!

– Lielo

 

 

 

 

 

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MONDIAL DU TATOUAGE PARIS 2016

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Thank you to all my customers, anyone who came by my booth and off course a big thank you to Tin Tin Tatouages and the organization of Mondial du Tattouage for letting me join this amazing convention. Amazing atmosphere, good organization, great artists & friends. I had a great time.! See you again next year Thumbs

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Photo by soulhandcuffed.

 

A nice after movie of the convention.

– Ade Itameda

 

 

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FRANKFURT TATTOO CONVENTION 2016

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Ade is happy to announce that also this year he will be joining the Frankfurt Tattoo Convention on 22 / 23 / 24 April 2016. 

http://www.convention-frankfurt.de/joom/

tickets: € 25

Friday 22 April 15:00 – 22:00 / Saturday 23 April 12:00 – 22:00 / Sunday 12:00 – 19:00

If you’re interested to get tattooed by him, you can send me your request (please include all relevant info) to thisis369@gmail.com

Ade will also bring awesome, new T-shirts & tote bags! So come by at our booth too check them out!

– Lielo

 

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