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TRIP TO INDONESIA – TATTOO FLASH DAY – WAYANG KULIT TATTOO SHOW

Last week I returned to The Netherlands again after my 2 month trip to Indonesia. I had a great time! Did some work, took a small break to regain some energy and inspiration, organised a Jakarta Tattoo Flash day which was a great success and and joined the Wayang Kulit Tattoo show in Kuala Lumpur.

Here some examples of what I made during my trip.

Thanks you all, see you again soon!

 

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Neck piece made in Jakarta.

 

 

JAKARTA TATTOO FLASH DAY

Together with some friends / colleague tattoo artists I organised a Jakarta Tattoo Flash day as a dedication to our hometown, the place where we grew up.

We had prepared some designs ready to tattoo, all designs are inspired / based on in honour of the city Jakarta.
People could drop by as walk-in customers and got tattooed based on a tattoo flash of their choice. First come first serve.

Thank you for everyone who came and support us. We’ve could not done this without you, it was great. Let’s keep Jakarta artistically fun…!
Thank you / terima kasih!

 

WAYANG KULIT TATTOO SHOW

Later that month I went to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to join the Wayang Kulit Tattoo show.

This tattoo convention was organised by some friends (and great tattoo artists) of mine.

Thanks guys and see you again next year? I had a blast!

Designs done during the 1st day of the Wayang Kulit Tattoo show.

 


 

Now being back in The Netherlands again I will start working again in Seven Seas, in Eindhoven. During my trip to Indonesia I received a lot of emails with requests for appointments from you guys, so now I have to try to catch up with all of them! I’m still working on my schedule for the upcoming months, so a little more patience people! I will try to get back at you asap. Thanks in advance and see you in the shop!

ATTENTION! The shop has moved to a new location, the address of the new location is:

Jo Goudkuillaan 2

5626 GC

Eindhoven

The Netherlands

– Ade

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WAYANG ARJUNA SIDE PIECE

As you might have seen on my Facebook, I’m currently in Indonesia for a small break and visiting my family. This is a piece I made last week during my stay in Jakarta.

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Thank you/ terima kasih Adit.! Inspired by wayang (shadow puppets) Arjuna from Java Indonesia. To read more about Arjuna see another piece i’ve done here -> http://www.thisis369.com/blog/?p=2187
Done Jakarta / Indonesia.

I will return to The Netherlands around the end of August. I know a lot of people are still waiting for a reply from me on their email, thanks in advance for your patience!

About my schedule for the upcoming months in the shop, Seven Seas  in Eindhoven (discussion dates / appointments). I will start setting up a new schedule for the upcoming months around the the beginning of September.  I’m currently working with somewhat of a waiting list, if I’m interested in taking your request, I will send you a personal reply with further information. Please note that; 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. And as I handle all of this personally and it takes a long time to work my way through them between drawing and tattooing.

Please do not send multiple emails! (I don’t take any requests by Instagram / Facebook)

Thanks! See you guys soon again in The Netherlands!

– Ade

 

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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.

SWASTIKA IN BALI

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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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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BATIK STAMPS

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Ade’s last piece is based on the Batik pattern, called Wahyu Tumurun from Yogjakarta. Wahyu Tumurun literally means ‘Divine blessing’ or ‘Revelation’. This motive is a symbol for humans wish for God’s blessing and enlightenment. Mostly people wear this batik if they’re hoping for a job promotion or recognition by their peers and superiors or simply to attain a better and prosperous life.

One of the tools they use to make a batik pattern on the traditional clothing of Indonesia like the one shown above are batik stamps. I’ve always been highly fascinated by those stamps. Batik stamps, or mostly called ‘cap‘, was invented around 1845 and mostly made of copper. Sometimes you will find batik stamps made of wood. The stamps are used to make the process of making batik easier.

They are used by dipping them into hot wax (Bee-wax) mixed with paraffin and applied to the cloth in a design. Then the cloth is dipped into a dye. All of the areas of the cloth that are covered with the wax do not absorb the dye and remain in their original color. When the cloth is dry, more wax is applied and then the cloth is dyed again, usually in a more darker color. This process will be continued until the desired design is completed. After that the wax is removed completely by ‘melting’ the cloth.

The stamps itself are great works of art. The’re made with total precision and eye for detail. I like to collect those stamps myself and I spend many hours wandering around on flea-markets to find these beautiful objects!

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For customers from Indonesia:

Ade is not booking in new customers for tattoo-appointments in the time that he will be here in Indonesia (Until 5 June). Thank you for all of your emails! He wishes he could work out all of them, but there’s not enough time to handle all of your requests.  Ade will probably return back to Indonesia later this year, so you can still send an email with your idea’s, placement and size to thisis369@gmail.com

Just keep an eye on the blog to know where Ade is working at the moment! 

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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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JAKARTA

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Our first post out of Indonesia! We arrived a week ago and it took us some time to adapt again, but it’s great to be back! It’s extremely hot over here, so we didn’t do much the last days, just spend our time relaxing at home.

Ade will be working for a short period of time (Two weeks from now) in Durga Tattoo, Jakarta and has a limited amount of free spots left. If you’re interested in getting tattooed by him, send him an email on thisis369@gmail.com with your idea’s, possible placement and size then he will contact you with further details.

 

 

 

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THE BLOODY WAVE AND A HOLY GARUDA

Lower arm: Inspired by Garuda (Bird) Indonesian Batik pattern.

(Circle in the middle not done by me, imperfect circle, this tattoo had a big meaning behind it for the customer, that’s why it stayed untouched.)

Background of the Garuda, inspired by Indonesian Batik pattern called Ceplok.

Upper arm: Based on the waves you can find in the Indonesian pasport. And the Flower of Life pattern.

This design is based on the female and male symbol combined. Two triangles. One up (Male) and one down (Female).

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ADE ITAMEDA IN INDONESIA

For all Ade Itameda’s customers in Indonesia!

We recently got many requests when Ade will be working in Indonesia again.

Ade Itameda will not be working in Indonesia and stay in The Netherlands till around February 2013. When Ade’s schedule for Indonesia is planned, we will announce this here on the blog.

If you’re interested where Ade is working at the moment, please send an email to: thisis369@gmail.com

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