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MAHAKALA X SLICKNICK

 

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Mahakala – protector against negativity

Done last week on our friend, Joel. 

Mahakala is a protector (Dharmapala) and the primary ‘Wisdom Protector’ of Himalayan and Tibetan Buddhism. There are dozens of different variations and forms of Mahakala. But he’s mostly shown in his wrathful appearance.

Mahakala may look frightening, but that’s not meant to make you afraid! Mahakala is the threatening and powerful embodiment of the bodhisattva of compassion. Bodhisattvas are enlightened beings who have to decided to say ‘no’ to entering paradise in order to help others attain enlightenment. He is always depicted as an extremely fierce and terrifying deity. His purpose is to help to overcome negative obstacles on the path to enlightenment and to protect them on their way to it. The mask of Mahakala is also meant to scare bad spirits and energy away from the place it protects. He is known as a compassionate protector, with all his aggression directed at those who would do harm. His anger is necessary because it gives him the fearsome power to demolish any enemies or obstacles on the way to enlightenment. His face is frightening also to scare away negative thoughts, actions, and energy. Mahakala masks are frequently found in temples and monasteries in Tibet, as well as in private homes as symbols of protection.

The cloud of fire above Mahakala‘s eyes and coming from his mouth represents his powerful energy. His third eye shows his function as a protector; three orbs of vision express his ability to see the past, present and future. Mahakala has a crown of five skulls, which represent the transmutation of five negative afflictions of human nature into virtues. As he confronts negative forces and crushes them with his anger, his crown of skulls neutralizes what remains and works to transform it into something positive. Which means that ignorance becomes wisdom, pride is humbled, attachment becomes the wisdom of discernment, jealously shifts to feeling satisfied with one’s own accomplishments, and anger is released and soothed.

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Mahakala is always a protective deity with these features, but he can be portrayed in several different colors:

– Most of the time he is dark blue, which symbolizes the steady and enduring nature of dharma.
– Sometimes he is black; as black absorbs all other colors, so does Mahakala represent ultimate or absolute reality and transcendence of all form.
– Red Mahakala reflects in color his passionate and fiery nature.
– Mahakala in his white form helps one attain riches and a long life.

When you consider Mahakala as your spiritual bodyguard. He appears to be tough and extremely scary, but he is somebody you want to have on your side as you face the trials and obstacles in life!


 

 

25 to Life Tattoos – Slicknick

As some people might already know, Ade recently moved to a different tattoo shop, called 25 to Life Tattoos in Rotterdam.

A bit more information about the other artist/owner of the shop, Nico Mensinga a.k.a Slicknick. Nick who’s the owner of the shop, is a known artist in the tattoo world for over the last 15 years. 10 years ago he opened his own tattoo studio at the Pannekoekstraat in Rotterdam. Nico is mostly known for his solid and clean old school and Japanese work, he’s the right guy if you’re looking for a real traditional and unique tattoo design. You definitly have to go and check out more of his great work on his FB page!

For more information about the shop and the artists, Slicknick & Ade Itameda you can find on the 25 to Life Tattoos Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/25ToLifeTattoos And keep an eye on this Facebook page because soon there will be two other artists working in the shop, Dickie de Wit, known for his old school work, will regularly start taking a spot on Thursday’s and the Japanese tattoo artist, Horishachi Osaka is coming to Europe again and will be doing a guest-spot at the shop from the 9th till 13th of september. He’s known for his traditional Tebori-style of tattooing. Send an email to make an appointment with all relevant information to: slicknick@hetnet.nl 

So drop by at this great shop in the heart of Rotterdam and come by to make an appointment or to check out their portfolio’s!

 

– Lielo

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THANK YOU!

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Last week I received this awesome photo of this super healthy group of friends! Great to see all of your pieces together. And to all of my customers, I want to thank you for your support and trust. Because of you guys I’m able to do what I love the most, creating new artworks. And big or small I love them all!

– Ade Itameda

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UPDATED WEBSITE / 25 TO LIFE

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This week I updated / edited my website! Still needs some tweaks, but so far so good. I added a new FAQ section with frequently asked questions and some more information about how to book in an appointment with me. Click on the picture to take a look or use this link: http://www.adeitameda.com

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And some people might know it already, but in the last two months I worked a couple of days a week at 25 to Life in Rotterdam.

But I would like to announce that starting from November this year I will be joining this team full time! Feel free to drop by at the shop to check my portfolio or to make an appointment.

See you there!

– Ade Itameda

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25 TO LIFE X ADE ITAMEDA

25 To Life – Rotterdam

From now on Ade will be doing regular/weekly guest-spots at the tattoo shop, 25 to Life in Rotterdam.
Feel free to drop by the shop to check out his portfolio and check for availability for an appointment or send him a message in the form below.

For more info:

https://www.facebook.com/25ToLifeTattoo

https://www.instagram.com/25tolifetattoos

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And Ade recently made a business page on Facebook. So if you want to stay up to date about his recent works and activities, like his page on https://www.facebook.com/adeitamedatattoo!

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– Lielo

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ROTTERDAM TATTOO CONVENTION 2014

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We’re busy packing because this weekend you can find us at the Tattoo Convention Rotterdam in Ahoy.

The new T-shirts and stickers are done and will be available at our booth! See you there!

http://rotterdam.unitedconventions.com/

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ROTTERDAM TATTOO CONVENTION 2014

Long time no see! We’re happy to announce that we will be joining the Tattoo Convention Rotterdam this year again! Ade will be bringing some designs he would like to do on the convention, visit our booth to take a look and for more info!

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  • Rotterdam Tattoo Convention
  • Date: Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 March
  • Time: Saturday 12:00 – 21:00 / Sunday 11:00 – 21:00
  • Location: Ahoy
  • Tickets: Early Bird 12,50 / Door 17,50

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

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SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!

 

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2012.

After year full of ups and downs we’re almost at the end of 2012. I can say, it was quite a hectic but mostly really fun year! In the beginning of this year, Ade got a request to design a pair of shoes for one of our favorite shoe/clothing brands, called Vans. It was a really nice project to work on. The fun thing about this project was that the client gave the total freedom to create a design which was a combination between something modern like a sneaker with a design based on an ancient ornament found in traditional Batik fabrics. The shoes turned out great and we got allot of good responses. Thank you for that!

Besides the project for Vans, Ade also got a request from one of the oldest Indonesian restaurants in Paris, France. They saw his work on the blog and asked him to design a working outfit for their co-workers in the restaurant. A totally new experience! In August we actually had the opportunity to visit the restaurant to see his printed design in real life. One of the other things we did was joining a couple of tattoo conventions in The Netherlands just like last year. But this year we choose to join, Breda, Alkmaar, Rotterdam and Eindhoven. Great to see so many familiar faces as well meeting new people. I must say that tattoo conventions are always a great opportunity to show your work to people and explain them a little bit more about the meanings behind the designs.

2012 was also the year that Lielo decided to start a collaboration with her friend and fellow photographer, Joel. After doing a couple of photo-shoots together they decided to finally make it official and named their project ‘2XWORKS‘. You will definitely see more work of them being posted on the blog in the new year!

2012 was our first year fulltime in The Netherlands, which means that’s it’s almost time to visit Indonesia again! But first we will take a small break from work from Sunday 23 December until Thursday 3 January. You can still send us an email on thisis369@gmail.com to make an appointment with Ade Itameda to get tattooed, to discuss a design or with any other questions. We will respond to all your emails when we return.

Overal 2012 was great. So let’s go to the new year! We wish you all a creative 2013!

Sampai jumpa,

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TATTOO CONVENTION ROTTERDAM 2012

 

We’re happy to announce that Ade Itameda is joining the Tattoo Convention in Rotterdam 2012 again this year!

Last year we had allot of fun, so we wanted to join this year again! Ade has still some spots left open on the convention for people who want to get tattooed.

If you’re interested in getting tattooed by Ade at the Tattoo Convention in Rotterdam, please send an email as soon as possible, to thisis369@gmail.com with your idea, placement and size.

We will also be selling our t-shirts and artworks again!

You’re also always welcome to drop by at the tattoo shop where Ade is currently tattooing to discuss possible designs or just for a chat. If you want to know where Ade is currently tattooing, also please send an email to thisis369@gmail.com

 

Other great artists who will join the convention are:

Milosh, Liorcifer, Noi Siamese, Dan Gold, Phillip Spearman, Jeremy Tan, George Mavridis Tattooligans, Zi You Tattoo China, Andy Mystery Touch, Clare Reid , Dan Henk , and many more!

10-11 March 2012
Rotterdam
Ahoy Rotterdam

Saturday 12.00-21.00

Sunday 12.00-21.00

 

Pre-Sale – Tickets

You can order your tickets at the Ticket Service Kassa.

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Tickets are also available at the door from AHOY.

Children under the age of 12, are free of entrance fee

 

For more information about the Tattoo Convention in Rotterdam, please check: http://www.unitedconventions.com/conventions/rotterdam/

 

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TATTOO CONVENTION ROTTERDAM

 

 

Next weekend, 12-13 March, we’re working at the Tattoo Convention in Rotterdam!

Ade will be tattooing and we will be selling our t-shirts and artwork!

Everybody join!

 

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TATTOO CONVENTION UTRECHT

Saturday and sunday we had a booth at the Tattoo Convention in Utrecht. And it was a succes! After 2 months preparing everything for the booth, we where reading to kick ass this weekend! We got allot of compliments on the booth, and allot of people came by to say hi, or watch Ade’s tattoo work. Special thanks to Toots, the organisator of the convention, for suppliying us with a chair and some extra tattoo stuff. We met allot of awesome people and we had many good conversations! I also want to thank Raoul from Flying Swastika, Robbie Coventry, Evelien and Wilco from Gekko Tattoo and the guys from Le Rouche Tattoo for making this weekend extra cool! And all the people who came by at the booth this weekend!

Next; Tattoo Convention Rotterdam, 12-13 March, Ahoy!

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