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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 – 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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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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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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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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TATTOO SPIRIT X UPCOMING TATTOO CONVENTIONS

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Busy weeks! Almost no time to update the blog, our excuses! Recently Ade Itameda had a radio interview with Hard Rock FM Jakarta (87.6) due to the National Batik Day 2014 in Indonesia and did an interview with the German tattoo magazine, Tattoo Spirit (interview by Lars Krutak) , which you can find in the stores now! So go and get it at your local bookstore or order it online here or check their FB page on https://www.facebook.com/tattoospirit

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Soon we will also upload the agenda of the upcoming Tattoo Conventions in Europe which we will join in 2015! This time we will be traveling around a bit more and when we have the exact travel schedule we will tell you how to make an appointment with Ade Itameda if you’re interested in getting tattooed on one of those dates / places.

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For now; we take a small break / vacation but we will be back in November! Sampai jumpa!

– Lielo

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FLAMMEND HERZ – TATTOO DOCUMENTARY

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Last week a friend came up to us with a documentary made in 2004 named ‘Flammend Herz’ and told us that it was a total must see if you’re interested in some true ‘tattoo history’. And nothing was lied, every tattoo-artist, tattoo-collector and even people who have no particular interest in tattooing should see this documentary!

This German-Swiss documentary tells the story of three of the earliest pioneers in the tattoo-world of Europe. The story of Albert Cornelisse (Rotterdam, 1913), Herbert Hofmann (Freienwalde, 1919) and Karlmann Richter (Kiel, 1913) who shared a great friendship build on their passion of the art of tattooing. In that generation, tattoo’s where mainly worn by sailors, soldiers or abroad criminal circuits. But in the 70’s and later people start getting more and more interested in tattoo’s and getting tattooed. Something still rarely socially accepted, especially at work. This documentary shows a portrait of these three man, who on the first eye look like ordinary elderly man, but underneath their clothes, they are covered in tattoo’s from head till toe. Herbert Hofmann’s tattoo shop in Hamburg St. Pauli was “Germany’s first professional tattoo shop”, is the place where the lives of these men crossed. They all helped Herbert professionally for substantial periods in their lives, but when he decided to pass over the shop to his younger cousin in 1981 the others felt betrayed and their friendship came to an end.

But was this really the end of an intense friendship?

An overall very touching, beautifully filmed documentary which gives you a good insight into the tattoo-world back then and the differences/similarity’s with the tattoo-scene now days. It’s almost hard to believe this documentary is not that known. From the beginning till the end we watched this documentary with a smile on our face, definitely a must see!

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TATTOO PLANET – INDONESIAN ARTISTS

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Ade’s part of the interview in the Dutch tattoo-magazine, Tattoo Planet by ‘Tattoo Hunter’ Lars Krutak about Indonesian tattoo art.

It feels good to join this movement to keep the Indonesian culture and heritage alive. Thanks guys! Salam Budaya.

Are you interested in reading the whole article? Go to a kiosk near you and check your local tattoo-magazine’s! You can find this article in the following magazine’s; Total Tattoo (UK), Tattoo Savage (USA), Z Magazine (Scandinavian countries), Tattoo Magazin & online English-language Tattoo Zone (both Hungary), TatowierMagazin (Germany).

 

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PARIS + NYLON GUYS

We just came back from our mini-vacation to Paris. Now back to work!

Ade recently did an interview about his work with the Indonesian fashion/art magazine Nylon Guys. This interview will be posted on our blog soon!

We will also post our schedule for the upcoming Tattoo Conventions and Europa trips soon.We’re planning to visit Berlin, Germany and Warsaw, Poland. If you’re interested to get tattooed by Ade Itameda in one of those places, please send an email with your idea, placement and size to thisis369@gmail.com and we will contact you for an appointment.

 

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