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NEW PATH

It’s been a while since I posted something here. As some of you might already know, quite some things have changed. After 7 great years living and working in The Netherlands, I recently moved back to my home country, Indonesia. So much I have learned in these years, so many nice memories made and many great tattoo projects I worked on. I can’t thank you, all my customers, enough for their interest in my work and their loyalty. All the good conversations and laughs we had and your endless support.

Now it’s time for a new path I’m taking and making a dream come true. I will use this blog to keep you up to date about the things that I will be working on here in Indonesia, and some new project that I’m working on.

At the moment I’m working in Bali, Indonesia, which will be my base for the upcoming months after that. In the beginning of the new year, my plan is to visit The Netherlands again for a short moment.

On my Instagram account you will find all my recent updates about my work and when and where I will be at that moment.

Thank you all again to check out my blog. Let’s do this, keep on moving and don’t die.!

More coming soon!

❈ Ade Itameda

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NEW T-SHIRTS, TOTE-BAGS & PRINTS 2016

New t-shirts done, inspired by Balinese / Javanese Perada design. Normally Perada is used as decoration in ceremonies in Bali, you can also see it wrapped around temples and is also used in dancer’s costumes. Well this t-shirt is not as cool as the original perada, but ya, sharing culture is always fun.! First will be available at the Mondial du Tattouage convention Paris. and also some available in the shop @25tolifetattoos.

T-shirts available in size S / M / L / XL (only a limited amount of T-shirts available).Preview_t-shirts

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And also 3 different limited (a4 / squared) prints & some awesome tote-bags made by Ade will be available at the Mondial du Tattouage convention Paris.

The convention will start on upcoming Thursday, so see you all there!

– Lielo

 

 

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RAVEN – BURUNG GAGAK

Last week Ade got a request from a customer to make something slightly different…

Raven

ATTENTION PLEASE! To customers of Ade Itameda; We are currently busy moving to a new place and we still don’t have a working internet connection at the moment, which means that we might reply your emails a bit later then expected! Please be patient we promise we will get back at all of you asap!

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THAI NAGA HALF SLEEVE

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Nāga themed half sleeve on left arm. 

Garuda themed half sleeve on right arm.

This is the result of a great project about the ancient characters Garuda & Naga. Showing above is the left arm with the Naga theme. The right arm is posted on this blog before and has a Garuda theme. This was a quite challenging project for me because I never drew a dragon before in my life. This is my first dragon, sounds weird, but it’s true. We choose to use the Thai dragon called Naga and surrounded it with Thai ornaments based on traditional Thai carvings. The customer wanted to have a contrast between the left arm and the right arm. To learn more about the Thai dragons I had to find some books telling me a little bit more of the stories behind these ancient characters. I found out these stories are incredibly complicated. Both of these characters appear in as well Buddhism and Hinduism mythology. I focussed on the Buddism interpetation of the Garuda (Even the stories about Garuda of Hinduism & Buddhism have similarities). I’m always amazed about the Thai ornaments and carvings found on temples and houses. Great piece to work on! More of this!

– Ade Itameda

A little bit more about Garuda & Nāga:

In Buddhist mythology, the Garuda are enormous predatory birds with intelligence and social organization. Another name for the Garuda is Suparṇa which means “well-winged, having good wings”. Like the Nāga, they combine the characteristics of animals and divine beings. They don’t know the exact size of the Garuda, but they say that his wings have a span of many ‘miles’ wide. They also say that when a Garuda’s wings flap, they create hurricane-like winds that darken the sky and blow down houses. A human being is so small compared to a Garuda that a man can hide in the plumage of one without being noticed. They are also capable of tearing up entire banyan trees from their roots and carrying them off. They also have the ability to grow large or small, and to appear and disappear at will. The Garuda have kings and cities and at least some of them have the magical power of changing into human form when they wish to have dealings with people.

The Garuda are enemies to the Nāga, a race of intelligent serpent or dragon-like beings, whom they hunt. The Garuda at one time caught the Nāga by seizing them by their heads; but the Nāga learned that by swallowing large stones, they could make themselves too heavy to be carried by the Garuda, wearing them out and killing them from exhaustion. The Buddhist Nāga generally has the form of a great cobra-like snake, usually with a single head but sometimes with many. At least some of the Nāga are capable of using magic powers to transform themselves to look human just like Garuda. In Buddhist painting, the Nāga is sometimes portrayed as a human being with a snake or dragon extending over his head. They believe that Nāga live on Mount Sumeru, among the other minor deities, and in various parts of the human-inhabited earth. Some of them are live in the water, in streams or lakes and others are living in the earth, in underground caverns.

As you might know, the Mekong is one of the longest rivers in Southeast Asia. The legend of the Nāga is a strong and sacred belief held by Thai and Lao people living along this river. Many pay their respects to the river because they believe the Nāga still rule in it, and locals hold an annual sacrifice for the Nāga. Each ceremony depends on how each village earns its living from the Mekong River. For instance, through fishing or transport. Local residents believe that the Nāga can protect them from danger, so they are likely to make a sacrifice to Nāga before taking a boat trip along the Mekong River.

 

All these tattoo designs are custom made by Ade Itameda and created uniquely for each client and made by modern tattoo machines. They are based on personal ideas/symbols of his clients.  None of these designs will be re-used again. 

Copyright © Ade Itameda 2012. All rights reserved.

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INDONESIAN SLEEVES

Ade has been working on three Indonesian inspired sleeves for three great guys. In the first photo you can see a sleeve with elements of the traditional Indonesian Wayang shadow puppets play. On the lower arm you can see the Gunungan, the opener of the Wayang shadow puppets play. On the top of the arm there’s an Javanese mask, used during traditional celebrations and ceremony’s. And around it you can see ornaments inspired by Balinese stone-carvings and waves.

In the second photo you can see a sleeve which is also inspired by traditional Indonesian images. On top of the arm you can see the all known symbol of Indonesia, the head of the Garuda bird. Also combined with ornaments and flowers which are based on Balinese stone carvings and clothing patterns. And the sleeve is closed with a Batik Parang pattern (This sleeve is still in progress).

In the third photo you see a sleeve which is influenced by the wave pattern you can find in all the Indonesian passports, with as a background the pattern of the Flower of Life. And on the lower part of the arm you see an ornament which is mostly seen in Batik Ceplok patterns. (The circle in the middle is an ‘imperfect circle’ and not done by Ade).

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GARUDA

The Garuda is a large mythical bird or bird-like creature that appears in both Hindu and Buddhist mythology.

Garuda is the Hindu name for the constellation Aquila and the Brahminy kite and Phoenix are considered to be the contemporary representations of Garuda. Indonesia adopts a more stylistic approach to the Garuda’s depiction as its national symbol, where it depicts an eagle (being much larger than a kite). 

Indonesia uses the Garuda, Garuda Pancasila as its national symbol, it is somewhat intertwined with the concept of the phoenix.

  • The Garuda Pancasila is coloured or gilt gold, symbolizes the greatness of the nation and is a representation of the elang Jawa or Javan Hawk-eagle Nisaetus bartelsi. The black color represents nature. There are 17 feathers on each wing, 8 on the lower tail, 19 on the upper tail and 45 on the neck, which represent the date Indonesia proclaimed its independence: 17 August 1945. The shield it carries with the Indonesian Panca Sila heraldry symbolizes self-defense and protection in struggle.
  • The Indonesian national airline is Garuda Indonesia.
  • Indonesian Armed Forces United Nations peacekeeping missions is known as Pasukan Garuda or Garuda Contingent.
  • In Bali and Java Garuda has become a cultural symbol, the wooden statue and mask of Garuda is a popular artworks and souvenirs.
  • In Bali, we can find the tallest Garuda statue of 18 metres tall made from tons of copper and brass. The statue is located in Garuda Wisnu Kencana complex.
  • Garuda has identified as Indonesian national football team in international games, namely “The Garuda Team”.
  • The stylised brush stroke that resemble Garuda is appear in the logo of 2011 Southeast Asian Games, held in Palembang and Jakarta, Indonesia.
  • The stylised curves that took form of Garuda Pancasila is appear in the logo of Wonderful Indonesia tourism campaign.

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NIGEL DE JONG’S TATTOO BY ADE ITAMEDA

Ade Itameda‘s tattoo he made on Nigel de Jong’s (Football player of the Dutch National Team & Manchester City) arm is currently to be seen in the commercial of C1000 on television!

BTW; the birds in this commercial are designed by the talented Jordy te Braak!

Right arm done by: Ade Itameda

Left arm done by: Andy of Tattoo Left Hand

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ANIA JALOSINSKA

Yesterday Lielo got tattooed by the sweet Ania Jalosinska!

Ania Jalosinska is a graphic and fashion designer, who has been studying under Lane Turowksi and is now producing one-of-a-kind highly dynamic tattoos.

Her design background comes through strongly in her tattoo art balancing visual impact, form and pieces that are anything but static.

If you want to see more of her work:

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=720750683

http://www.thirtysixtytwo.com/ania.html

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GARUDA

Inspired from batik pattern Garuda.

Gurda derived from the word Garuda. As known, the garuda is a large bird. In view of the Java community, an garuda has a position very important. Gurda motif is also inseparable from the beliefs of the past. Garuda is the mount Batara Vishnu. This god is known as the Sun God. Because the eagle to ride Batara Vishnu, the Garuda is also used as a symbol of life as well as a symbol of virility.

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