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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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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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HE HO LET’S GO!

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2013.

We’re slowly heading towards the end of the year. We look back at a great, busy year full of awesome unexpected trips and meeting a lot of new, inspiring people along the way. It was also a year of big changes and new beginnings. Thank you all again for your support this year, you’re awesome! In the new year it’s time to take a step to another level, we will be making more trips (Ade is currently planning an Europe trip) and we finally want to present to you our exposition we’ve been working on for a long time. We hope for a year full of new idea’s, nice projects and more adventures!

And hereby we want to wish you all a beautiful Christmas and a happy, healthy and creative 2014!

Sampai jumpa,

Thisis369.

Due to the holidays it can take a bit longer then normal before we’re able to reply to your emails (appointments with Ade, photo-shoots, etc). Thank you for your patience!

 

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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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TATTOO PLANET

A while ago that we uploaded the blog, due to our bad internet connection here in Indonesia! Don’t be sad, because the next weeks there will be allot of new updates, with photo’s, contests, and more! Ade had an interview with Tattoo Planet a couple of weeks ago, and this week the magazine will be in the bookstores!

So go buy it now!

We will give you a preview!

Photo’s: Rob Webster, Lielo

Text: Rik van Boeckel

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TATTOO PLANET

 

 

Model: Lielo
Mua: Eva van der Horst
Fotografie: Safira Nelemans, Papillon Noir
Regie & Styling: Vivian Kramer, Slightly-Sarcastic

 

Lielo got asked by Tattoo Planet magazine if she wanted to do the cover, and it turned out to be great!

On 05-04-2011 you can find this edition of the Tattoo Planet in the bookstores! And next month there will be an interview with Ade Itameda, about his art and tattooing, in the Tattoo Planet.

Don’t miss it!

 

 

 

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