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CALLIGRAPHY / MONSTER INK VENRAY

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As I mentioned in the previous post, a while ago when Ade was focussing and learning about ancient scripts, writings and calligraphy and after a lot of try outs, Ade created his own ‘calligraphy’ based and inspired on old, ancient scripts, like Hanacaraka and the Balinese script. He offered a customer to incorporate some of the writing in a tattoo design and after that more people picked it up and followed.

Lately Ade gets a lot of requests about his calligraphy designs. What people not always know is that it’s possible to translate almost every text or sentence into a calligraphy design (as long as it’s not too long). The fact that the ‘calligraphy’ is not always clear to read in one hit, makes it a nice for people who want to get a text done but don’t have the wish that everybody can read it, to make it more personal. To not give away too much of the ‘spirit’ behind these tattoos, if you’re interested you can contact Ade on thisis369@gmail.com for more questions and explanations.

 

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“The Warrior of the Light knows that she has much to be grateful for”

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MONSTER INK TATTOO FEST – VENRAY

 

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And a small reminder; within 2 weeks you can find him on Monster Ink Tattoo Fest in Venray on 08 / 09 October!

Ade still has some free spots available to send him an email for more info -> thisis369@gmail.com

For more info about the convention and which artists are joining check: https://www.facebook.com/Monster.Ink.Tattoo.Fest/

– Lielo

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THANK YOU! / CALLIGRAPHY

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Thank you so far..! Cleaning up some boxes, I’ve been saving all of these designs for a while, maybe turning it into a book one day.

Again thank you all for your support and letting me keep exploring & sharing my heritage.!

 

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“Salam Budaya”

I’ve been practicing some new calligraphy, inspired by Balinese writing (Aksara Bali). I would love to take more designs like this as tattoo requests. If you are interested to get a calligraphy design done by me contact me on thisis369@gmail.com

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FRANKFURT TATTOO CONVENTION 2016 – MONSTER INK TATTOO FEST 2016

 

Just came home from the Frankfurt Tattoo Convention 2016. I had a blast, nice to see some colleage tattoo artists and friends again. And off course thank you to all customers, anyone who came by to my booth. Thank you all for the support.!

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Next convention will be Monster Ink Tattoo Fest in Venray on Saturday 8 October 2016 & Sunday 9 October 2016. See you there.!

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For more info:http://www.monsterinktattoofest.com/home

– Ade Itameda

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WAYANG KULIT – TOGOG

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Another design that Ade recently made, with another not so well known character of the shadow puppet theatre is Togog. 

Togog is one of the clown servants for the hero of a story in a Wayang play. Some say he is actually Semar’s brother. As you can see Togog has a big lip, this from having tried to swallow a mountain in a battle with Semar about who was the bravest and this is also the reason why he is always stuttering a bit.

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Togog was one of the antagonists, always giving advice to be careful of the limits of humanity.
He speaks out to and is always giving corrections, criticisms and suggestions at the annoyance of his master, he remains loyal even though he is sometimes punished for being stupid.
Togog and Bilung (one of the other servants) are joking most of the time and ridicule each other but they reflect wisdom and truth.

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– Lielo

 

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WAYANG KULIT – BIMA

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After the Tattoo Convention Rotterdam 2016 (thanks everyone for dropping by!), last week Ade worked on an upper arm design inspired by a figure found in Wayang Kulit.

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Bima is the second of the Pandawa (Pandava) brothers and a leading character in the epic Mahabharata. He is a strong and bold character as reflected in his round eyes and wide
stance. He was surrounded by a whirlwind wherever he went and he is also instantly recognisable by his long fingernails that act as his weapon (Pancanaka).

He is seen as a heroic figure and known as a powerful figure, he is always rude and intimidating for the enemy, even though his heart soft. Bima characteristics are brave, steadfast, strong, stoic, obedient and honest, and he considers all people equal. He never curses or sits in front of a person he talks to. He has three wives and three children. Having descended from the wind god Vayu, Bima has the ability to fly, as does his half-brother Hanuman (Hanoman) and his son Ghatotkacha.

The vast majority of the ‘Wayang’ plays performed are drawn from the two great Hindu epics, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata with as well as stories of Javanese origin. ‘Wayang kulit’ is considered as the highest of the Javanese performing arts. Performed in the royal courts of Java as early as the ninth century, this tradition continues to be treasured as one of the ‘pusaka’ or sacred heirlooms of the court. ‘Wayang kulit’ is traditionally performed on ritual days and religious ceremonies. It has also been adapted more recently for television and public education campaigns.

Here a nice example of some Wayang kulit play showing the character Bima.

Video by Antonius Oktaviano Wiriadjaja

 

Next thing is: Frankfurt Tattoo Convention 2016! See you there!

– Lielo

 

 

 

 

 

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MONDIAL DU TATOUAGE PARIS 2016

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Thank you to all my customers, anyone who came by my booth and off course a big thank you to Tin Tin Tatouages and the organization of Mondial du Tattouage for letting me join this amazing convention. Amazing atmosphere, good organization, great artists & friends. I had a great time.! See you again next year Thumbs

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Photo by soulhandcuffed.

 

A nice after movie of the convention.

– Ade Itameda

 

 

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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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FRANKFURT TATTOO CONVENTION 2016

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Ade is happy to announce that also this year he will be joining the Frankfurt Tattoo Convention on 22 / 23 / 24 April 2016. 

http://www.convention-frankfurt.de/joom/

tickets: € 25

Friday 22 April 15:00 – 22:00 / Saturday 23 April 12:00 – 22:00 / Sunday 12:00 – 19:00

If you’re interested to get tattooed by him, you can send me your request (please include all relevant info) to thisis369@gmail.com

Ade will also bring awesome, new T-shirts & tote bags! So come by at our booth too check them out!

– Lielo

 

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BUDDHISM PARASOL / UMBRELLA

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Ade recently did this Tibetan design on one of his returning customers.

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In Buddhism, the parasol is a symbol of royal dignity and protection from the heat of the sun. Besides that it also represents protection from the “heat” of negative forces, like greed, lust and suffering, obstacles in the path towards enlightenment.

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The ornate parasol usually is depicted with a dome, representing wisdom and a “skirt” around the dome, representing compassion. Sometimes the dome is octagonal (having eight angles and eight sides), representing the Eightfold Path. Sometimes it is square, representing the four directional quarters.

The Buddhist parasol is part of 8 other important symbols of Buddhism, called the The Eight Auspicious Symbols of Buddhism.

 

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– Lielo

 

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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.

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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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