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INHALE – EXHALE

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

INHALE – EXHALE

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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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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).

 

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GANESHA

 

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A while ago Ade finished a back-piece on Michelle. To explain the meaning of the Ganesha in one sentence is technically seen impossible. The story behind ‘Lord Ganesh’, the famous Hindu Elephant God, is so complex that there’s not only one way of explaining it.

I will try to tell you a little bit more about this famous religious figure, found mostly in India. Ganesha, also called Ganesh or Ganapanti Tantra is seen as the biggest deity of Hinduism, a deity with a head of a elephant. He is the God of wisdom and knowledge, takes away obstacles in life and he is the protector of travellers. Hindu’s pray to Ganesha before they start something new, like a new job or moving out to a new house. Ganesha is the son of Shiva and Parvati. He is mostly portrayed with and mouse or a rat, named Mushika, as his ‘Vahana’ (vehicle).

When Ganesh was still very young, he wanted to be left alone and preferred to spend his time wandering around by himself. Because of that reason and because of the fact that Shiva had started a war, Shiva never had the opportunity to really get to know his son. After years and years of battle’s Shiva returned to Parvati and Ganesh. When he arrived at the house he saw an intruder. And because he was so incredibly sanguineous he instantly decapitated the intruder. But he didn’t see that the intruder was  actually his own son! He didn’t recognize Ganesh on the first sight because Shiva never really been close to him. Because Shiva felt devastated  he commended his servants to bring him the head of the first creature they would see alive. After a short period of time they returned with the cut-off head of an elephant. Shiva put the head of the elephant on the lifeless body of his son and Ganesha directly rose from the death and entered history as a half-god with the head of an elephant.

There are many different appearances of Ganesh, every time shown with different attributes. In the case of this tattoo, a key (client’s wish), a lotus and a plate with candy. Mostly Ganesha is portrayed with a big, bare belly and a rose-orange skin, a rat sitting next to his feet and off course an elephant head. Sometimes Ganesha has an symbol between his eye’s and trunk which looks like the number ‘3’, similar to the symbol of Om or Aum; the sound of the vibration out of which the universe was created.

Ganesha is also seen as the one who wrote down the Mahabharata (One of the two major Sanskrit epics of ancient India). And anywhere in India you will find statues of him which they believe will help travellers to make the decision which way they need to go. Ganesha is always symbolizing the start of something, the first impulse.

 

 

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POLYNESIAN INSPIRED + FREE SPOT IN EINDHOVEN

Polynesian inspired piece Ade recently did on mr. John from Zeeland. Click on the photo for a bigger preview.

Ade still has a free spot left on the Tattoo Convention in Eindhoven on the saturday 3th & sunday 4th November of this year. If you’re interested in getting tattooed at that convention, send us an email on thisis369@gmail.com

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ARMS

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NIGEL DE JONG’S TATTOO BY ADE ITAMEDA

Ade Itameda‘s tattoo he made on Nigel de Jong’s (Football player of the Dutch National Team & Manchester City) arm is currently to be seen in the commercial of C1000 on television!

BTW; the birds in this commercial are designed by the talented Jordy te Braak!

Right arm done by: Ade Itameda

Left arm done by: Andy of Tattoo Left Hand

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BEAUTIFUL BACKS

All tattoos are made by Ade Itameda.

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TIBETAN ARM PIECE

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The symbol in the top is named Tram.

Traṃ is the seed syllable of Ratnasambhava.

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TATTOO CONVENTION ROTTERDAM

 

 

This weekend we joined the Tattoo Convention in Rotterdam, Ahoy. It was fantastic! The vibe was amazing and we had great talks! Thanks for all the people who came by our booth!

The first day Ade finished the armpiece of Bram. The tattoo will be extended later to a full sleeve. Thanks Bram for your support! The second day Ade made two lotusses on the back of the neck of Thomas and his fiancé Bibi. It was a big succes and I want to give special thanks to Andy Bonzai for organising this awesome convention!

Ade also made a cute lotus on the foot of Annemaar and continued the tattoo of Esther who has a similar tattoo together with her brother Eric.

 

 

 

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