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INTERNATIONAL TATTOO CONVENTION FRANKFURT 2015 & FLASH BOOK

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So finally back to my drawing table…last weekend was the 3th and last tattoo convention I joined this month. The International Tattoo Convention Frankfurt 2015!

It was good, I did a couple of walk ups and continued an old piece. Thanks to every one who came by at my booth, had some nice chats. Now back to work in the shop and think about which convention I will join next. For some photo’s made on the convention check: http://www.echo-online.de/region/rhein-main/Gestochen-scharfe-Bilder-auf-der-Tattoo-Convention;art7943,6047365

 

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At the International Tattoo Convention Frankfurt 2015 a new flash book was being published by Edgar Hoill & Matthias Reuss called TATTOO MASTERS FLASH COLLECTION – PART II. A great book which will be for sale for €128 at this website: http://www.editionreuss.de/index.php/tattoo-22/articles/tattoo-masters-flash-collection-part-ii-489.html

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Totally worth it! All flash sheets made by great artists like; Leo Zulueta, Luke Atkinson, Filip Leu, Chee, Indio Reyes, Jess Yen, Tommy Cyklone Garcia and many more are printed in the traditional flash sheet size on high quality paper.

Thanks a lot again to Lars Krutak, Matthias Reuss & Edgar Hoill for giving me this opportunity to be part of this book!

 

To all people who recently send me an email and are still waiting for a reply. Thanks a lot for your patience, it’s very busy atm. as you all can see.  I will start replying all my emails soon and selecting people for appointments.

 

 

– Ade Itameda

 

 

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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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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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CORLEONE

 

 

Cornell’s a.k.a Corleone’s chest-piece done by Ade.

Based on Vajra and lotus flowers.

 

 

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TATTOO CONVENTION ANTWERPEN

We didn’t plan to go in the first place, but we decided to join the Tattoo Convention in Antwerpen this week. Our friend, Andy, from Tattoo Left Hand in Driebergen got an beautiful tattoo by Ade and he decided to join a contest on the convention and Ade won the 1st price in the category Tribal or Celtic! Thank you Andy, Nicole, Guy and all the other people for this amazing weekend!

14 April we will be heading back to Indonesia, and we probably will be back around July!

 

 

All photo’s made by Lielo photography.

 

 

 

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