LE MONDIAL DU TATOUAGE 2017

Just arrived back home from the Le Mondial du Tatouage convention in Paris today.

I had a blast! Thanks everybody who got a piece done by me and came by at the booth!

And a big thank you to Tin-Tin Tatouages and everyone of the organization of Mondial du Tatouage 2017 and again thank you for letting me join this amazing convention.

See you next year!

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NEW T-SHIRTS!

New T-shirts done.

First will be available at the Mondial du Tatouage convention in Paris on 3 / 4 / 5 March 2017

And also available Seven Seas Tattoos in Eindhoven .

Terima kasih!

MONDIAL DU TATOUAGE 2017

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Not only starting to work in a new shop in Eindhoven but we are also happy to announce that Ade will be joining the Mondial du Tatouage 2017 again next year!

The convention will take place on Friday 3 / Saturday 4 / Sunday 5 March 2017 at the Grande Halle de la Villette in Paris.

Ade still has some free spots so if you are interested in making an appointment with him for on this convention, please send him an email on thisis369@gmail.com and include all relevant information which can be found on his website.

MONDIAL DU TATOUAGE

Is one of the biggest and best tattoo conventions in the world with more than 300 tattoo artists from all over the globe are showing their talent in various tattoo styles. This convention holds some of the top quality, leading tattoo artists like legends such as Filip Leu, Shige, Freddy Corbin and Tomas Tomas. All the styles are represented. From black and grey and lettering to contemporary tattoo art, masters of realism, dotwork and neo traditional.

One of the most prestigious convention on the planet. As its organizer, French tattoo master Tin-Tin, wants it, the Mondial du Tatouage 2016 was putting emphasis on tattoo as a Fine Art more than ever.

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For more info about the convention take a look at:

 

So definitely an event that you don’t want to miss, see you all there!

ROBIN VAN ROOSMALEN – ADE ITAMEDA

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Last week Ade’s customer Robin van Roosmalen send some awesome photo’s made by Glory photographer, James Lawwhere you can see all the tattoos Ade made on him.

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Robin van Roosmalen is known as one of the best kickboxing lightweights in the world, in fact he’s now title holder of the Glory Lightweight Championship belt, the premier kickboxing league at the moment. He recently announced that he’s going to add M.M.A. to his career.

Thanks again for the cool pictures!

Follow Robin on: https://www.instagram.com/robinvanroosmalen/

– Lielo

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

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

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

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

6 years 369!

6 years 369! Wow! Thank you all for your birthday wishes!

Keep sharing your heritage, keep making art, survive!

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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