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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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Karya ini terinspirasi dari motif yang pertama kali, saya lihat di Solo, dari koleksi batik pak Hartoyo, kedua kali, saya melihatnya dari koleksi @iwantirta_batik.


 

ATTENTION!

Because I’m very busy atm. and I’m running out of time doing tattooing, sketching for new designs, replying customers and focussing on finding new inspiration. No matter how much time I would like to put into it, I simply don’t have enough time to keep the blog up to date.

Thanks a lot everybody for your understanding!

But if you want to stay up to date about my recent work and want to know what I’m currently doing and where I’m working at the moment, please keep an eye on my pages:

http://www.facebook.com/adeitameda

http://www.facebook.com/adeitamedatattoo

https://www.instagram.com/adeitameda/

Soon I will make an important announcement, so stay tuned!

– Ade

 

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MAYARATIH COUTURE FOR ADE ITAMEDA

 

Last time when we visited Indonesia, Maya Ratih a good friend of us, designed and custom made a batik jacket for Ade. Which he can wear at conventions and formal occasions, something traditional with a modern, more present-day touch. Again thank you for this great gift!

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Photo’s by Joel Kiel 

 Making of… 

 

 

 

MayaRatih couture

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Maya works under the name MayaRatih couture  which was established in 2009 and founded by Maya Ratih herself. Besides being a fashion designer, she’s also know for her work as a professional makeup artist.
In 2005 Maya Ratih graduated from ESMOD fashion school of Jakarta and she had few rewards and accolades from her peers and industry professionals during her course; Maya earned experience by working with some well-known designer for couple years. And also she took an additional makeup course at Marta Tilaar and Andiyanto.
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MayaRatih couture focusses on making stunning wedding, evening dresses & gowns. And recently is also offering modern Kebaya, cocktail dresses and men’s suit.
All of their collections are homemade and most of them are custom made especially for each customer; therefore they have a huge selection of high quality fabrics and materials to hand work details of each gown. They are always ensuring that each customer feels special and are empowered to make their dream dress a reality. They always aim for something unusual, something unique. A great combination between the old and the new. Inspired by the traditional Indonesian fabrics and clothing styles, combined in a revolutionary new way.

 

“I believe that fashion is not about what you wear it, but how you wear it, it is form of expansion of one’s identity. I live it. I breathe it. I express it.” – Maya Ratih

 

So if you’re looking for your dream wedding dress or the perfect suit? Something different than the usual? Something designed and custom, handmade only for you? Go check them out!
They occasionally join fashion shows and exhibitions, so go check them out!

 

Sunrise Garden. Jl. Surya Nirmala Blok O No.17A
Jakarta, Indonesia
+62 821 103 10003 / +62 21 9992 5222
mayaratihcouture@yahoo.com
 
– Lielo

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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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NIGEL DE JONG X ADE ITAMEDA

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Two weeks ago Ade went for a small trip to Milan again to meet up with Nigel de Jong to go ahead with their ‘project’. Hereby the results so far!

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BACK IN HOLLAND + CIREBON MASK

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We’re back in Holland! Still a bit jet-lagged but at least we took the sun with us!

Last week Ade started working again and his first customer requested to do a traditional Cirebon dancing-mask. Masks are used during important dancing rituals in Indonesia for over a thousand years. Sometimes the mask dance can be performed by solo dancers, or it can also be performed by several people. Masks are used to create more than the character in a drama. Graceful hand and body movements, and accompaniment by the music of a Gamelan, are hallmarks of Javanese mask dance. The dance is performed on special occasions for local officials, or for other traditional celebrations. The Topeng, is a performance which enacts stories from the times of the old Balinese and Javanese kingdoms and creates a link with the ancestor world. The three types of masks used in these dramas are; humans, animals, and demons.The powerful lines of a mask catch the light with a greater impact than that of a human face alone, and the stability of the mask’s features has an intensity stronger than that of a human expression. The masks are almost always carved from wood, mask makers combine different materials like boar’s teeth, horsehair, jewels, gold leaf, Chinese coins, buffalo hide, rabbit pelts, and mirrors. The glossy effect is created by endless sanding and at least 40 coats of paint.

Underneath here you can see a small video of a traditional Cirebon mask dance:

 

 

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ADE ITAMEDA X OLIVIER

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Last week a plan that was made years ago was finally executed. Olivier,  a long term friend and fellow tattoo-artist, came with the idea of a collaboration between him and Ade around 3 years ago, when both of the guys where still working in Rock’n Roll Tattoo studio in Jakarta. Because of all the travelling they never found a good moment to work it out. But last week, Olivier came up with a nice sketch of a wayang shadow puppet version of ‘Hanuman‘ pierced by a traditional Indonesian keris. Ade made a couple of adjustments and then it was ready!

 

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INDONESIA + SHANNON LARRATT

It’s been a while since you heard from us! We have been extremely busy with moving, working and preparing for our travel. It all took a bit more time then we expected, which means that our trip to Indonesia is a bit delayed but we are happy to announce that next week we finally will head off to Indonesia for a well deserved vacation! It’s been a year ago that we visited Indonesia for the last time and we’re looking forward to see all our friends again and get inspired by the beautiful temples of Bali, stunning nature of Yogjakarta and the crazy city life of Jakarta! We will be back in The Netherlands again around middle of June this year. Our next post will be from out of Indonesia!

For Dutch customers:

If you’re interested in planning in an appointment to discuss a design with Ade Itameda or get tattooed when he’s back around the middle of June, you can send us an email on: thisis369@gmail.com

Please mention:

  • Your idea’s
  • Possible placements + size
  • Your telephone number

Please remember; We will do our best to answer all of your emails asap. but expect a response time of 2 – 3 weeks.

For Indonesian customers: 

Due to our slightly delayed trip, Ade doesn’t have his exact working schedule yet. For all the people who already send us an email with inquiry’s and requests to get tattooed by him in Indonesia, we will get back at you asap. to book in an appointment. Thank you for your patience.

Shannon Larratt 1973-2013

This morning we got the incredible sad news that Shannon Larratt, the biggest icon of the body modification world has passed away.

Shannon Larrett, was a programmer, writer, and artist that you probably know best because of BME, the body modification website he ran from 1994 until mid-2008, where he later came back to about a year or two ago. He also maintained a body modification blog called MODBLOG. Beyond that Shannon Larratt was somebody that brought people and a community together. His contributions to the world of body modification can be felt everywhere, especially in the people that looked up to him, and people he was closest to. He made a real difference and helped others be themselves, and stood up for human rights. If you would like to learn more about Shannon check out his pages Shannon’s Blog: http://www.zentastic.com/blog/about-shannon/ Shannon’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/larratt?fref=ts Also check out Bme’s page in dedication to him: http://news.bme.com/2013/03/15/rip-shannon-larratt-1973-2013/

Thank you for all your inspiration and work! You will be truly missed.

 

Shannon Larrett

 

 

 

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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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TATTOO CONVENTION ALKMAAR 2012

Yesterday night we came back after another successful convention in the Grote Kerk in Alkmaar. We had a blast! What a beautiful location! An unique setting to spend a whole weekend tattooing. Everything was nicely organized and after a bit of a quiet saturday, we had a busy, fun sunday. I think this will be the last tattoo convention we will do for this year. We planned to join the Tattoo Convention in Brussels next week but sadly enough we won’t be able to make it. But I’m sure you will find us on some conventions in the beginning of the new year. Thanks to all the people who came by at our booths at all the conventions over the last year to get tattooed or just for a chat!

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