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ADE ITAMEDA – SEVEN SEAS EINDHOVEN

After working in 25 to Life Tattoos in Rotterdam for almost 2,5 years, it’s time for a new adventure.

Of course being very thankful for the great time and colleague’s he had when he worked in Rotterdam!

Ade will be working full time as a part of the team of Seven Seas in Eindhoven, starting from February 2017! 

Take a look at their new, updated website for more info here-> http://www.sevenseasatelier.com/

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Ade realizes that some people are still waiting for a reply on their emails, but due to hectic times making all the arrangements and due the amount of emails he recently received, he’s still busy catching up. So thanks in advance for your patience!

When Ade is opening up his new schedule with bookings for in the shop in Eindhoven he will announce this on his Facebook or contact you by email.

First he will take a well deserved, small break in his homeland before he will start working in the new shop starting from February 2017.

So more news about this in the new year!

 


 

In the meanwhile, requests for bookings in Eindhoven can still be send to:  thisis369@gmail.com please include all relevant information.

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Emails in English please! I am originally from Indonesia, so you can write me also in Bahasa Indonesia but i will reply in English to make it easier.

Make sure you gave me enough details concerning your project:

  • telephone number
  • explain your idea (any specific ornaments / symbols that you want to incorporate?, please send along any reference images you have, that you think will clarify your idea. I want to draw something by your guidelines, but I will advise you on what I think will work well or possible other options for your tattoo that will make the design better).
  • possible placement(s)
  • size (hand / palm size or cm)
  • reference images (examples of my work you like in style / details)
  • a clear, recent photo of the body part to be tattooed
  • in case of a cover up / continuing an old piece – a clear, recent photo of the tattoo(s) you already have
  • If you have specific dates in mind please send me those and I will do my best to fulfil requests. 

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.

It usually takes me 1 (up to 4) weeks to respond to emails due to the volume of emails I receive.

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

If it’s regarding when and where I’ll be guesting in the near future, please visit my instagram : adeitameda, all my recent work, dates, and in case of a cancellation, it will be uploaded there.

For more examples of my work you can check:

http://www.instagram.com/adeitameda

http://www.facebook.com/adeitamedatattoo

– Lielo

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ADE ITAMEDA – PICA PICA PARADE

It’s been awhile since our last update. Busy times, but fun times! One of the things that kept us busy was, Lielo & her friends setting up a new foundation in Rotterdam called Pica Pica and the upcoming mini-art expo that Ade will have as part of the Pica Pica Parade.

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A new foundation focussed on music & art raised by Lielo and 3 of her close friends, Marcel Kamphuis, Nikki Smits & Rosanne Groeneweg.

 

Pica Pica Foundation brings independent places in Rotterdam together with a Parade in the summer

Magpie (Latin: Pica pica) is one of the most intelligent birds and is known for his passion for collecting striking glittering objects. Pica Pica Foundation aims to collect the most striking and newest places in different districts of Rotterdam during the Pica Pica Parade. It is organized in June, July and August at 26 different places in the city with 26 sing a songwriters / bands & art expo’s, with the center as a focal point.

“Several neighborhoods in attendance are having more and more unique places (coffee shops, barber shops, concept stores, cafés, design shops, streetwear, etc), but still work very independently. We want to contribute to the accessibility and diversity of Rotterdam culture by putting these places on the map,” says the organization as their biggest motivation. Through ‘Pica Pica Parade‘ the best independent spots and locations in Rotterdam are connected by a shared theme music and art.

New Rotterdam musicians are brought together with local artists during the Parade with several instore and terrace concerts. But also think of art exhibitions by local Rotterdam artists, as well as Pica Pica Foundation will show the Netherlands that Rotterdam has very much to offer and is a developing city where emerging initiatives will get a fair chance to bloom. People from outside the city will experience Rotterdam like a local during the Parade.

The map with all the locations & events on it is presented on Saturday, June 4th during the opening ceremony and after that available for free on all the attending locations.

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For more recent info about the Pica Pica Parade and all their upcoming events, please follow them on:

http://www.facebook.com/picapica010
http://www.instagram/picapica010

 

ADE ITAMEDA – RAW & MORE

This Sunday 3 July starting at 16:00 @ Raw & More in Rotterdam during a show with some nice music by Door VisserAde will present some of his recent calligraphy works in a mini-art expo, which will be able to see at Raw & More until the end of this month. So drop by for some nice, guilt-free food and to check out Ade’s art works!

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Raw & More
Delistraat 24B
3072 ZK Rotterdam
wed till sun 10.00 u -17.00 u

https://www.facebook.com/events/273748746307120/

– Lielo

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NEW T-SHIRTS, TOTE-BAGS & PRINTS 2016

New t-shirts done, inspired by Balinese / Javanese Perada design. Normally Perada is used as decoration in ceremonies in Bali, you can also see it wrapped around temples and is also used in dancer’s costumes. Well this t-shirt is not as cool as the original perada, but ya, sharing culture is always fun.! First will be available at the Mondial du Tattouage convention Paris. and also some available in the shop @25tolifetattoos.

T-shirts available in size S / M / L / XL (only a limited amount of T-shirts available).Preview_t-shirts

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And also 3 different limited (a4 / squared) prints & some awesome tote-bags made by Ade will be available at the Mondial du Tattouage convention Paris.

The convention will start on upcoming Thursday, so see you all there!

– Lielo

 

 

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BACK TO REALITY?

Yep, it’s time. To go; back to the cold, rainy country, back to work, back to reality!

Leaving this beautiful workspace’s behind for now…but we will be back soon Indonesia!

Kintamani, Bali.

 

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TapingTaping done in Jakarta.

Now that we’re back we have quite some work to catch up, so if you have send a request for a tattoo to Ade and didn’t receive a reply back yet, please be patient. We’re getting back at you asap. Thumbs

 


 

TATTOO CONVENTIONS 2016


LE MONDIAL DU TATOUAGE 2016 – PARIS

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This year Ade will be joining the Le Mondial Du Tatouage convention in Paris again on 4 / 5 / 6 March 2016.

Thanks to everyone who already have send Ade a request to get an appointment for on the convention so far. Soon Ade will start making a selection of appointments and contact those people with further details.

Either way we love to see you there.!

For more information about the convention check: http://www.mondialdutatouage.com/en/

 

ROTTERDAM TATTOO CONVENTION 2016 

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Just like last year, Ade will also be joining the Tattoo Convention in Rotterdam on 19 & 20 March 2016

For more information check: http://rotterdam.unitedconventions.com/

 

– Lielo

 

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2015 -> 2016

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The year is slowly coming to an end…and we can say, 2015 was again a great, productive, exciting year!

A small overview; This year, Ade joined 3 conventions (Rotterdam, Frankfurt, Paris), he got published in some amazing books (for the last publication of his work, check below), we traveled to Antwerp, Berlin &  Milan and off course Ade was very happy to work on all the great and sometimes challenging designs he made for you guys this year! Big thanks to you all!

Soon we will take a well deserved break from work / vacation to relax and to spend some time with our family’s, to recharge and hunt for new idea’s. But in the new year we will return, rested and full of new inspiration!

If you’re interested in an appointment with Ade in the new year, you can still send your requests to thisis369@gmail.com and please include all relevant information, see list here.

Because where ‘off’ the job during our vacation, it can take a while before you receive a reply back from us, but Ade will start replying his emails & booking new people in when he’s back in The Netherlands and is making his schedule for later next year. Thanks in advance for your patience!

AGENDA 2016

Tattoo Convention Paris 2016 – Le Mondial Du Tatouage
4 / 5 / 6 March 2016
http://www.mondialdutatouage.com/en/ (confirmed!)

• Tattoo Convention Rotterdam 2016 – 19 / 20 March 2016
http://rotterdam.unitedconventions.com/

 


 

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NEW T-SHIRTS

It’s been a while since we made some new 369 T-shirts so yesterday Ade started sketching some things up for a new design (more info will follow soon!) when suddenly a huge storm came up in Holland… And you all know, better safe then sorry! ;)


 

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THE WORLD ATLAS OF TATTOO

Sneak preview of this newly published ‘The World Atlas of Tattoo‘ by Anna Felicity Friedman, Yale University Press. In which you can find some of Ade’s work.

More info: http://yalepress.yale.edu/yupbooks/book.asp?isbn=9780300210484

http://blog.tattoodo.com/2015/08/world-atlas-tattoo-exploring-world-ink/

Thanks again for this opportunity! — with Tomasz Madej and Lars Krutak.


 

Again, thank you all for your support, promoting our works and your trust. We hope to see your around again next year! For now we want to wish you all a good ending of this year, hope it been just as awesome for you as it was for us and off course a great start of the new one. See you again in the new year!

Sampai Jumpa!

– 369

 

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GUNUNGAN SHADOW PUPPET BACK PIECE

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Last week Ade stared lining up a big back-piece he will be working on. This time a very special ‘character’ from the wayang kulit shaddow puppet theatre, called Gunungan.

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GUNUNGAN / KAYON

Gunungan (mountains) or Kayon (tree) / the Cosmic Tree or Mountain of Life is a shadow puppet shaped like a mountain and represents the world and its content. On it you will find carved and painted, mythical symbols and animals. There are two types of Gunungan; on one version you will find the tree standing with his roots in a pond of water, which sometimes contains fish (female qualities) and the other one is one with a big gate guarded by two demon giants. They are the guards of heaven and represent the forces of greed and lust. The gate itself is the gate to heaven or perhaps a gate from the world of reality into the mystical world of the ancestors and the gods. The last one is usually slightly more pointed to represent the male qualities. In the tree you find many animals or fantastic creatures are depicted: a tiger, a bison, peacocks, birds, dragons etc. Resembling concepts such as pride, arrogance, and vanity. Half way up the tree is the big face of an demon, Kala / Raksasa , symbolizing the dangers of human life.

Before the wayang shadow puppet play starts, Gunungan is plugged in the middle of the screen, leaning slightly to the right. This means that the puppet play has not yet begun, like the world that has not yet been ‘opened’. Once the play starts, Gunungan will be moved and lined up on the right. It’s function during the performance is to mark the beginning of each scene.

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Besides that Gunungan is also used as a sign if there are any chances in the play, the stage or the story. Gunungan is also used to symbolize fire or wind. In this case Gunungan is reversed (flipped around) and on that side it reveals a huge demonic face with its tongue hanging out and eyes bulging. It’s consuming flames and fire. They evil energy is unleashed, it consumes and destroys. It’s energy turned negative.

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The Gunungan (the cosmic mountain or Tree of Life) has both practical and highly symbolic functions in the wayang performances. For example Gunungan can also be used to symbolize the jungle, a mountain or the ocean during some scenes of the play. In this case Gunungan can act as soil, jungles, streets and so on, following the dialogue of the puppeteer.

 

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After the play is finished, Gunungan is plugged in again in the middle of the screen, leaning slightly to the left, symbolizing that the story / play has finished.

The Gunungan shadow puppet is not only used in wayang kulit performances but also in wayang golek or klitik shows.

 

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– Lielo

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BATIK PATTERN MEANINGS – THE PRODIGY NEW MUSIC VIDEO

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In my work you will often find some returning patterns and shapes on the background. Because I always get inspired by the patterns you can find on the traditional clothing & fabrics from Indonesia and also because they match very well with the other ornaments or images I use, I love to use them in my work.

Those patterns on the fabrics are made by a special dyeing technique called Batik. What many people might not know is that those patterns are not just random patterns, but that they have a much deeper meaning behind them. And that some patterns can only be found in specific areas of Indonesia. Many Indonesian batik patterns are symbolic. For example infants that are carried in batik slings decorated with symbols designed to bring the child luck, and certain batik designs are reserved for brides and bridegrooms, as well as their families. Some designs are reserved for royalties, and even banned to be worn by common people. Even a person’s rank can be determined by the pattern of the batik he or she wears.

Some of the traditional batiks show patterns mixed with images from for example butterflies, birds and other animals. In the end of 16th century, the majority of the Islands in the region of Java had adopted Islamic faith. This change strongly influenced Javanese textile designs as Islam forbids the depiction of humans and animals. This prohibition brought about a variety of stylized and modified ornaments as symbols, such as flowers and geometric patterns, known as Ceplok. The Ceplok patterns were the way in which batik makers attempted to get around the prohibition, creating simple elements which represented animals and people in a non-realistic form.

BATIK KAWUNG

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For example this Batik Kawung, that I used as an inspiration for the tattoo I made shown above. Batik Kawung is one of the oldest batik motifs and is worn by the king and the family. Known in Java since the 13th century, and appears on Hindu temple walls such as the Prambanan. The Kawung pattern symbolizes justice and power.

Batik Kawung pattern has a meaning; symbolizing the hope for human beings that they will always remember their origins. This pattern consists of four circle focused on a point means a King that is assisted by his servants. Actually ‘Kawung’ or ‘Kolang kaling’ is also a name of Palm fruit (Areca Palm blossom) that Indonesian people love to eat.

Part of the Ceplok (circle) family of designs, the Kawung can be arranged as intersecting circles in some of its variations, making dynamic repeated patterns.

 

PARANG RUSAK

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Another example is Batik Parang Rusak. Parang means weapon, literally defective big knife (like a sword). It symbolizes power and strength. Batik with a Parang Rusak pattern is originally worn exclusively by knights and people of authority, this particular batik motif must be processed with serenity and patience. If a mistake is made during the process, it is believed that its magical power will disappear. It’s a traditional batik pattern from a special district of Yogyakarta. The curved lines of a Parang motif portray waves, symbolizing the center of nature’s powers and referring to the king and his powers. There are even more variations of Parang Rusak patterns, such as Parang Rusak Barong, Parang Kusuma, Parang Klitik, Parang Klitik Mentik, etc.

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Tattoos all done @ 25 to Life Tattoos in Rotterdam.

 

 

 

NEW MUSIC VIDEO CLIP OF THE PRODIGY – GET YOUR FIGHT ON

How nice it is when one of you’re old customers is texting you telling that you have to check out the new video clip of The Prodigy because the tattoos you made on them are in there. Great! Thanks a lot guys :)

 

– Ade Itameda

 

 

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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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PARIS TATTOO CONVENTION 2015 – NEW T-SHIRTS

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Only 2 more weeks left before the Mondial du Tatouage – Paris Tattoo Convention on March 6, 7, and 8, 2015. I’m busy preparing the last things before I go, but I can already tell you there will be new limited edition T-shirts for sale! For now only a small preview but the full design will be revealed and for sale at the convention in Paris!

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Secondly, thanks to all the people who send me an email to get tattooed at the Paris convention so far. Drop by at my booth for a chat and to check out my work! Underneath here a small impression of the convention.

 

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And if some people might now I have a big love for antique’s and old items from Indonesia, Tibet and Asia in general. The house is almost getting to small for all the masks, Wayang and woodcarvings I collected so far but last week my eye fell on this old wooden toy bus and I had to take it home. Love it.!

 

– Ade Itameda

 

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GOLD OF THE GODS – WORLDMUSEUM ROTTERDAM

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Last week I saw a news article online that they currently have an exhibition called the Gold of the Gods from Java at the World Art Museum at the harbor of Rotterdam. So that sounded like something we had to see!

– The mysterious world of the Javanese Kingdom remained closed to outsiders for over a thousand years, with only the statues hewn from lava rock at Borobudur displaying the wealth with which the Javanese rulers venerated their gods. The Wereldmuseum is bringing you a world première with its exhibition Gold of the Gods. It is a privilege to show you the most extensive collection of Javanese gold from the seventh to the eleventh centuries on display today, the beauty of which can barely be grasped by contemporary audiences.
On special occasions Javanese royalty would adorn themselves with jewelry originally intended for the gods, in honor of Vishnu, Shiva, and Parvati by embodying them. The jewelry itself was crafted by the most highly renowned goldsmiths, requiring not only superior craftsmanship but also spiritual knowledge as illustrated by the sagas and legends adorning the individual pieces and that portray the active role played by the gods in Javanese society.
The Wereldmuseum is proud to be the first museum in the world to exhibit this collection. Being aware of our tremendous responsibility not only towards the collector, but also with regard to the collection’s history, our aim was to create a presentation that will enable the audience to tangibly perceive the contemporary mysteries surrounding the works on display.
This production was made possible with the cooperation of the Princessehof Ceramics Museum in Leeuwarden, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and, in particular, the National Museum of World Cultures in Amsterdam and Leiden. These museums were willing to lend us several pieces from their permanent collections to enhance our exhibition. Additionally, the Documentation Centre for Ancient Indonesian Art in Amsterdam lent us several photographs of the Borobudur. We are very grateful for these valuable additions to the exhibition.-

 

Yesterday we had a day off and decided to make a trip to the museum in Rotterdam. It turned out to be a very impressive collection of golden jewelry from Java, holding some very exclusive items which we never saw anywhere else before. The set up of the museum is quite simple but classy. You can get really close to the items, exposed in glass showcases  to be able to see the extreme details and complex designs of this ancient jewelry.

Beside the exhibition of the Indonesian gold, there’s a big Tibetan / Japanese section in the museum. Showing a great collection of buddha statues in all different forms and size’s and a great example of a traditional Buddhistic temple. Even the Dalai Lama personally visited the museum in May last year! At the end of the exhibition you will find a gift shop, with a small book section selling a great selection of books about Indonesia,Tibet, batik, keris, wayang, the Pacific, buddhism, etc!

 

Ratu_KidulI was very happy to find this little book about Kanjeng Ratu Kidul by Ruud Greve, The Legend of the South Sea Queen. A Javanese mystery that fascinates me for years already. Soon more about this story on the blog!

Overall it was a nice, educative day out. We would definitely recommend this exhibition / museum to everybody who is interested in ancient jewelry or the Indonesian / Tibetan heritage in general.

You can still visit this exhibition till 6 April 2015.

Entrance: 15,- + free audio tour / CJP: 3,- / free guided tours on every Sunday

 

 

 

 

 

 

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For more information: http://www.wereldmuseum.nl/

 

 

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