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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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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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SWASTIKA SLEEVE – TATTOO ENERGY MAGAZINE

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Some progress on this Indonesian sleeve I’m working on. For this sleeve I used a batik design from Java and combined it with Balinese ornaments and a Swastika pattern which can be found in Bali.

The Swastika is still an important symbol in Hinduism in Bali and I think it’s too bad that after the 2nd World War, people looked at this symbol in a different, more negative way. I hope that we can take a positive view on it again.

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The swastika (also known as the gammadion cross, cross cramponnée, or manji) (as a Chinese character: 卐 or 卍) is a symbol that generally takes the form of an equilateral cross, with its four legs bent at 90 degrees. It is considered to be a sacred and auspicious symbol in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. The symbol was introduced to Southeast Asia by Hindu kings and remains an integral part of Balinese Hinduism to this day, and it is a common sight in Indonesia.

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The Swastika sign can be seen all around in Bali, especially on Balinese Hindu temples. Besides temples they can also be seen in houses or community buildings. For example; On a house for the dead, it means a symbol for reincarnation, happiness and new creation, to accompany the dead on there journey in other worlds. In Bali this symbol simply means balance in relationship.

For the Balinese Hindu’s a balanced life is very important, and that ideal life is indicated by three good relationships. The first is good relationship between human and the Almighty God. Next, the harmonious relationship among the human race. Third, a good relationship with life lower than human such as animals and plants.

 

 


 

TATTOO ENERGY MAGAZINE

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Years ago, I was always searching & asking all my friends who have been out of Indonesia to get me this magazine. Normally I received it in a couple of months after the magazine came out. I learned a lot from this magazine, staring at the amazing artists inside it. That was my dream, that one day I would be in this magazine. A couple days ago, one of my dreams came true. One of my works is published in this magazine :), big or small, I very appreciate it.

Thanks to Miki Vialetto to give me this chance. Awesome.!

For more information & to order the magazine check: http://www.tattoolife.com/

 

– Ade Itameda

 

 

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INHALE – EXHALE

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I’m currently trying out some new sort of calligraphy.

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Did this piece recently and I have a lot of other designs ready with this type of calligraphy.

I’m very happy to tattoo more designs like this.!

– Ade Itameda

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INTERNATIONAL TATTOO CONVENTION FRANKFURT 2015 & FLASH BOOK

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So finally back to my drawing table…last weekend was the 3th and last tattoo convention I joined this month. The International Tattoo Convention Frankfurt 2015!

It was good, I did a couple of walk ups and continued an old piece. Thanks to every one who came by at my booth, had some nice chats. Now back to work in the shop and think about which convention I will join next. For some photo’s made on the convention check: http://www.echo-online.de/region/rhein-main/Gestochen-scharfe-Bilder-auf-der-Tattoo-Convention;art7943,6047365

 

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At the International Tattoo Convention Frankfurt 2015 a new flash book was being published by Edgar Hoill & Matthias Reuss called TATTOO MASTERS FLASH COLLECTION – PART II. A great book which will be for sale for €128 at this website: http://www.editionreuss.de/index.php/tattoo-22/articles/tattoo-masters-flash-collection-part-ii-489.html

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Totally worth it! All flash sheets made by great artists like; Leo Zulueta, Luke Atkinson, Filip Leu, Chee, Indio Reyes, Jess Yen, Tommy Cyklone Garcia and many more are printed in the traditional flash sheet size on high quality paper.

Thanks a lot again to Lars Krutak, Matthias Reuss & Edgar Hoill for giving me this opportunity to be part of this book!

 

To all people who recently send me an email and are still waiting for a reply. Thanks a lot for your patience, it’s very busy atm. as you all can see.  I will start replying all my emails soon and selecting people for appointments.

 

 

– Ade Itameda

 

 

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PARIS + ROTTERDAM TC 2015 + TATTOO MASTERS FLASH COLLECTION BOOK

A small update in between the chaos of the conventions. Had a blast at the Mondial du Tatouage convention 2015 in Paris last weekend. Man, what a great convention. Well arranged, good vibe, great location. Would love to return. Thanks to all the people that crossed our booth to check out our work, got tattooed, or just for a chat! And thanks to Tin Tin Tatouages for organizing this great convention, it’s been a pleasure to be part of it.

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Now upcoming:

This weekend; Rotterdam Tattoo Convention 2015

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http://rotterdam.unitedconventions.com/

tickets: €18,50

Saturday 14-03   12.00 – 21.00 / Sunday 15-03  11.00 – 21.00

 

The weekend after that; Frankfurt Tattoo Convention 2015

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

tickets: € 25

Friday 20-03  15.00 – 22:30 / Saturday 21-03   12.00 – 22:30 / Sunday 22-03   12.00 – 18.00

 

 

 

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I’m also excited to announce that during this convention a new flash book will be presented (and for sale) by Edgar Hoill & Matthias Reuss which holds 2 Indonesian style flash sheets from my hand! The book is called TATTOO MASTERS FLASH COLLECTION – PART II and includes works by Mouse Lopez, Espi, Leo Zulueta, Luke Atkinson, Dan Sinnes, Trojan, Felix Leu, Colin Dale, Filip Leu, Chee, Indio Reyes, Jess Yen, Tommy Cyklone Garcia, Naoki, Goethe Silva, Lucio Ramirez, Rick Clark, Krazy K, Olivier Julliand, Kurt Wiscombe, Bale Sineros, Ade Itameda, Chris Ayala, Andy Shou, Jean-Luc Navette, Brent McCown, Horitaka, Diego Garcia, Dimitri Hk, Paulo Manabe, Pepe Nueva York, Taku Oshima, Marcos Adame and many others.

Fore more information:

http://www.editionreuss.de/index.php/tattoo-22/articles/tattoo-masters-flash-collection-part-ii-489.html

 

For both conventions I will have some Indonesian designs ready or just send me an email if you want to make an appointment to thisis369@gmail.com & off course my new T-shirts will be available on both conventions!

 

See you there.!

– Ade Itameda

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PARIS TATTOO CONVENTION 2015 – NEW T-SHIRTS

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Only 2 more weeks left before the Mondial du Tatouage – Paris Tattoo Convention on March 6, 7, and 8, 2015. I’m busy preparing the last things before I go, but I can already tell you there will be new limited edition T-shirts for sale! For now only a small preview but the full design will be revealed and for sale at the convention in Paris!

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Secondly, thanks to all the people who send me an email to get tattooed at the Paris convention so far. Drop by at my booth for a chat and to check out my work! Underneath here a small impression of the convention.

 

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And if some people might now I have a big love for antique’s and old items from Indonesia, Tibet and Asia in general. The house is almost getting to small for all the masks, Wayang and woodcarvings I collected so far but last week my eye fell on this old wooden toy bus and I had to take it home. Love it.!

 

– Ade Itameda

 

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TEMPLE GUARDIAN INSPIRED CHEST

 

 

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We’re already two weeks into the new year, time flies! We started fresh, full of new inspiration & energy!

Ade started working on this great chest piece a week ago. The design is inspired on the chest / neck ornaments of the guardians in front of the temples in Bali. First these statues were placed only in Pura (temples) and Puri (Royal homes), but nowadays they can be found in front of most of the houses in Bali. The statues are usually placed as protectors, on the left and right sides of the gate and have an important symbolism for Balinese people. Sometimes they look alike, but they are not identical. Often the statues are like a mirror image rather than an exact replica. For example if one statue makes a looks to the left, the other would make it to the right. Other statues that you can find surrounding temples and houses in Bali are mostly related to Hindu gods (and statues related to Ramayana and Mahabharata).

 

– Lielo

 

 

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FEMALE CHEST DESIGN + LATE NIGHT DRAWING

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Female chest design Ade did recently. It’s always great to see how an idea, turns into a sketch, a design and eventually into the end result a tattoo, permanently placed on the skin. Sometimes done in one, sometimes in multiple sessions.

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Ade has also been working till late at night (always the best moment to draw!) on a traditional batik design for a great project for the next year. We can’t reveal to much about it yet, but you can find out more about it on the International Tattoo Convention in Frankfurt! Another reason to attend this great convention!

 

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SELAMAT SIANG!

 

We are back!

 

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A couple of days ago we arrived back in The Netherlands from our trip to Indonesia. It was great, relaxing and inspiring. I wonder if it ever will become easier to say goodbye to this beautiful country? But we keep in mind that it’s never a definite goodbye, more a see-you-again-soon! This time Ade took some time to learn more about Balinese ornaments and carvings. We visited some stunning beaches and parks in and around Bandung, Lembang, Yogyakarta and Bali. And visited some traditional theater shows (Wayang, Ramayana, Kecak), which are always very inspiring to see with their beautiful complex costumes and dances. In Ubud, Bali, Ade learned more about the art of Balinese masks and the meanings behind them from by a local mask maker. So we returned back to Holland full of inspiration and idea’s for new designs and artworks. Now back to reality!


 

Other recent news:

TATTOO PLANET – ADE ITAMEDA

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This month you can find some of Ade’s recent work in the Dutch Tattoo magazine, Tattoo Planet.

So go and get him at your local bookstore!

 

FRANKFURT TATTOO CONVENTION 2015

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In the beginning of the next year, Ade Itameda will be joining the 23th International Frankfurt Tattoo Convention 2015.

More then 600 tattoo artists from over 20 countries are expected to join this event. This event, which has developed in recent years to be the world’s greatest spectacle of his kind presenting renowned artists from all over the world, with this year a special feature: Traditional tattoo craft.

• Internationalen Frankfurter Tattoo Convention – Messe Frankfurt, Germany – March 20, 21, 22 2015    / more info: http://www.convention-frankfurt.de/joom/

still free spots open

 

More dates of tattoo conventions that Ade Itameda will attend in the new year will be announced soon.

 

– Lielo

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