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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.

Buddhism parasol / umbrella

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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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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SESSION 1 & 2 NIGEL DE JONG BACK PIECE

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A while ago I started a new ‘project’, the back piece of dutch pro-footballer (midfielder for Italian Serie A club Milan and the Netherlands national football teamNigel de Jong. After working on his arm, it was now time to continue to the back.

Session 1 & 2 are done, I’m happy with the result so far, but there’s more to come!

Thanks again for the ninja trip! ;)

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To follow the progress of this piece, check out his Instagram account: NDJofficial

 

– Ade Itameda

 

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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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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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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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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).

 

– Lielo

 

 

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TATTOO CONVENTION PARIS 2015 – LE MONDIAL DU TATOUAGE

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We’re very happy to announce that Ade will be joining:

Tattoo Convention Paris 2015 – Le Mondial Du Tattouage on 6 / 7 / 8 March 2015!

Together with Nico ‘Slicknick from the shop they will be there all weekend to show their awesome work. So when you’re around, drop by and have a chat!

Still some spaces open. For more information: thisis369@gmail.com

Le Mondial Du Tattouage is a big returning event (one of the biggest tattoo conventions in the world) with over 15 000 visitors, which recently moved to the Grande Halle de la Villette, where they almost doubled the visitors compared to the last year and beat one of the venue’s records and the world record for tattoo convention attendance. With a prestigious list of tattoo artists from all over the world and to the great music bands that performed (Dog Eat Dog, Skip the Use, Da Silva, and The Burning Heads.)

So be there because you don’t want to miss this!

For more information:

https://www.facebook.com/LeMondialDuTatouage

http://www.mondialdutatouage.com/en/

 

– Lielo

 

 

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TATTOO SPIRIT X UPCOMING TATTOO CONVENTIONS

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Busy weeks! Almost no time to update the blog, our excuses! Recently Ade Itameda had a radio interview with Hard Rock FM Jakarta (87.6) due to the National Batik Day 2014 in Indonesia and did an interview with the German tattoo magazine, Tattoo Spirit (interview by Lars Krutak) , which you can find in the stores now! So go and get it at your local bookstore or order it online here or check their FB page on https://www.facebook.com/tattoospirit

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Soon we will also upload the agenda of the upcoming Tattoo Conventions in Europe which we will join in 2015! This time we will be traveling around a bit more and when we have the exact travel schedule we will tell you how to make an appointment with Ade Itameda if you’re interested in getting tattooed on one of those dates / places.

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For now; we take a small break / vacation but we will be back in November! Sampai jumpa!

– Lielo

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