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TRIP TO INDONESIA – TATTOO FLASH DAY – WAYANG KULIT TATTOO SHOW

Last week I returned to The Netherlands again after my 2 month trip to Indonesia. I had a great time! Did some work, took a small break to regain some energy and inspiration, organised a Jakarta Tattoo Flash day which was a great success and and joined the Wayang Kulit Tattoo show in Kuala Lumpur.

Here some examples of what I made during my trip.

Thanks you all, see you again soon!

 

Click on photo’s for a bigger preview.

Neck piece made in Jakarta.

 

 

JAKARTA TATTOO FLASH DAY

Together with some friends / colleague tattoo artists I organised a Jakarta Tattoo Flash day as a dedication to our hometown, the place where we grew up.

We had prepared some designs ready to tattoo, all designs are inspired / based on in honour of the city Jakarta.
People could drop by as walk-in customers and got tattooed based on a tattoo flash of their choice. First come first serve.

Thank you for everyone who came and support us. We’ve could not done this without you, it was great. Let’s keep Jakarta artistically fun…!
Thank you / terima kasih!

 

WAYANG KULIT TATTOO SHOW

Later that month I went to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to join the Wayang Kulit Tattoo show.

This tattoo convention was organised by some friends (and great tattoo artists) of mine.

Thanks guys and see you again next year? I had a blast!

Designs done during the 1st day of the Wayang Kulit Tattoo show.

 


 

Now being back in The Netherlands again I will start working again in Seven Seas, in Eindhoven. During my trip to Indonesia I received a lot of emails with requests for appointments from you guys, so now I have to try to catch up with all of them! I’m still working on my schedule for the upcoming months, so a little more patience people! I will try to get back at you asap. Thanks in advance and see you in the shop!

ATTENTION! The shop has moved to a new location, the address of the new location is:

Jo Goudkuillaan 2

5626 GC

Eindhoven

The Netherlands

– Ade

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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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BALI – SETIA DARMA / HOUSE OF MASK & PUPPETS

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The second highlight of our trip through Indonesia we like to tell you more about is the Setia Darma, House of Mask & Puppets museum in Ubud, Bali.

2 years ago we already had the plan to visit this museum, but at that time we couldn’t find the place and due to some unlucky circumstances on the way we had to return to our hotel. So this year we wanted to give it another try!

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Setia Darma, The House of Masks and Puppets was initiated by Mr. Hadi Sunyoto, a businessman and cultural enthusiast, who has been collecting masks and puppets from different regions in Indonesia for the past seven years. Concerned with the lack of appreciation and awareness towards the disappearing traditional art form of masks and puppets in Indonesia, he decided to create a space to collect, preserve and spread the knowledge of the art form of masks and puppets. As a result, the House of Masks and Puppets was built in 2006.

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They’re mission is to inspire people to learn about the culture of the past for the benefits of the present and future life. And to conserve the art form of masks and puppets from different regions of Indonesia, as well as from other countries. The collection of the House of Masks and Puppets currently consists of approximately 6900 items, of which 1300 are masks from Indonesia, Africa, and Japan; whilst the other 5700 are puppets from Indonesia, China, Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar, and Cambodia. Although the House of Masks and Puppets has several objects from other countries, the collection mostly consists of items from various regions in Indonesia.

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The collections of the House of Masks and Puppets are housed in four different traditional Javanese antique houses or commonly known as Joglo. These unique Joglos are mostly originated from East and Middle Java.

 

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We can say, this is one of the most amazing museums we have ever visited. A breathtaking collection of masks, perfectly conserved and displayed. We were actually a bit surprised that we didn’t need to pay an entrance fee to enter this museum. (We we’re completely willing to put down 200.000 IDR. if needed to see this collection up close). There even was a worker of the museum who gave us a little tour through the museum and told us more about the different sort of masks and their origins. This is definitely the place to be if you’re interested in masks & puppets from Indonesia and Asia in general!

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Setia Darma, House of Masks & Puppets

Kubu Bingin Cultural Village
Jl. Tegal Bingin
Banjar Tengkulak Tengah
Kemenuh Village, Sukawati,
Gianyar, Bali

entrance fee: free (you can leave a donation to support the museum)

http://www.setiadarma.org/

– Lielo

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YOGYAKARTA – KI SUKASMAN / WAYANG UKUR

Our 2 month trip / vacation to Indonesia is slowly coming to an end and we will return to The Netherlands soon full of new energy & inspiration! A good start of the new year! In the past few weeks we went on a inspiration-hunt and we have made several small trips through Indonesia, we have visited many temples and several museums. We would like to tell more about ALL of the beautiful places we have visited but we decided to just highlight the best of them!

On our first trip to Yogyakarta, we searched for the story behind a unique artist called Ki Sukasman. Which Ade heard about a couple of years ago and felt that there was some resemblance in the way Ki Sukasman is creating art and the way he is makes his designs. So off we went!

Ki Sukasman – Wayang Ukur

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Ki Sukasman was a 66-year-old artist (he passed in 2009) from Yogyakarta who devoted all his life to wayang, the art of leather puppetry. What distinguished him from others was his view on the ‘traditional wayang’. A bit more about him and his artworks you can find in a long interview hold by The Jakarta Post in 2003. 

Sukasman has made a name as the creator of Wayang ukur, a new style of leather puppet. His puppets have been used in shadow plays at home and abroad, such as in Canada, Holland, Germany and the U.S.

Sukasman first observed the puppets as a little boy. He made leather puppets later in his youth, and graduated from the Indonesian Fine Art Academy (ASRI) in Yogyakarta, in 1962, majoring in advertising, decorative arts, illustration and graphic arts.

Since graduating, he has experimented with leather puppets. He strongly disagrees with the popular conception that the puppet’s form has already reached a state of perfection and needs no divergence.

As an artist, he purges his restlessness with the obsessive scientific study of leather puppets. He has tried to crack the stylization secret of the puppet’s shapes. Finally, he found a way to modify the form by measuring individual parts: the body, the arms, the legs, the neck and the shoulders. Hence the origins of his puppet’s name, Wayang ukur (leather puppets in measurement).

Sukasman, who worked as a dishwasher and did other jobs in the Netherlands between 1965 and 1974, has devoted nearly all his life to wayang. He remains unmarried and most of his earnings went back into his art. He owns a large house on Jl. Taman Siswa, Yogyakarta, which serves as both his house and workshop.

 

To read the full interview, click here.

It was not so easy to find the place where we knew about that you could still find some of his artworks. The first place that Google maps told us to go to turned out to be wrong… We asked around a bit and after a while we found a guy who could point us his house / workshop. We stepped inside, a bit unsure if this was the right place where we could find Ki Sukasman’s artworks. Inside the house we found a young man who confirmed that this was his old work space. He leaded us to the back of the building and showed us some of the remaining artworks and told us that all the original wayang puppets he made are now in the possession of his brother and some museums.

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When we walked to the back we felt like entering someones private ‘studio’, not really the idea of a gallery. On the side, against the wall we found some of the remaining artworks (engraved slate stone plaques). And they where absolutely amazing! Around 170 cm high, beautifully engraved, extremely detailed. It was almost sad to find these great artworks, covered with dust, put away in a sort of garage. The boy leaded us around and explained us what he knew about the history of these artworks and around which time they where made. 3 big rooms, filled with all these beautiful doors, statues, windowpanes. We almost couldn’t believe that so many people in the past where disagreeing with his idea of traditional wayang, these were masterpieces! A small, but impressive collection of some of Ki Sukasman’s artworks, definitely one that deserves more attention.

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Overall in our opinion, an amazing, under appreciated, artist with a very progressive view on the traditional wayang. If you’re interested in visiting his workshop, to see these artworks follow the directions below;

 

Head to  JL Taman Siswa in Yogyakarta, but don’t go into the small streets of the neighborhood but stay on the main road and you will find the Ki Sukasman’s workshop on the left side of the road next to a parking lot where you can park your car.

Because this is a quite ‘hidden’ place, certainly not a tourist attraction, there’s no entry-fee to see these artworks, but please grab a bite in the small warung inside the building to give some support to the people who take care of the remains of this beautiful collection.

– 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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SELAMAT SIANG!

 

We are back!

 

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A couple of days ago we arrived back in The Netherlands from our trip to Indonesia. It was great, relaxing and inspiring. I wonder if it ever will become easier to say goodbye to this beautiful country? But we keep in mind that it’s never a definite goodbye, more a see-you-again-soon! This time Ade took some time to learn more about Balinese ornaments and carvings. We visited some stunning beaches and parks in and around Bandung, Lembang, Yogyakarta and Bali. And visited some traditional theater shows (Wayang, Ramayana, Kecak), which are always very inspiring to see with their beautiful complex costumes and dances. In Ubud, Bali, Ade learned more about the art of Balinese masks and the meanings behind them from by a local mask maker. So we returned back to Holland full of inspiration and idea’s for new designs and artworks. Now back to reality!


 

Other recent news:

TATTOO PLANET – ADE ITAMEDA

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This month you can find some of Ade’s recent work in the Dutch Tattoo magazine, Tattoo Planet.

So go and get him at your local bookstore!

 

FRANKFURT TATTOO CONVENTION 2015

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In the beginning of the next year, Ade Itameda will be joining the 23th International Frankfurt Tattoo Convention 2015.

More then 600 tattoo artists from over 20 countries are expected to join this event. This event, which has developed in recent years to be the world’s greatest spectacle of his kind presenting renowned artists from all over the world, with this year a special feature: Traditional tattoo craft.

• Internationalen Frankfurter Tattoo Convention – Messe Frankfurt, Germany – March 20, 21, 22 2015    / more info: http://www.convention-frankfurt.de/joom/

still free spots open

 

More dates of tattoo conventions that Ade Itameda will attend in the new year will be announced soon.

 

– 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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JAKARTA

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Our first post out of Indonesia! We arrived a week ago and it took us some time to adapt again, but it’s great to be back! It’s extremely hot over here, so we didn’t do much the last days, just spend our time relaxing at home.

Ade will be working for a short period of time (Two weeks from now) in Durga Tattoo, Jakarta and has a limited amount of free spots left. If you’re interested in getting tattooed by him, send him an email on thisis369@gmail.com with your idea’s, possible placement and size then he will contact you with further details.

 

 

 

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BALI

We just came back from an amazing vacation in Bali!

And we have great news, but we can’t tell you to much yet!

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BATU KARAS

We decided to go on a mini-vacation to escape from the chaotic Jakarta. We drove 10 hours in the car to Batu Karas, Panangdaran, West Java. It’s an absolutely beautiful place, not yet discovered by allot of tourists. We stayed in a nice, amazing hotel and we drove with a small motorboat through the jungle. Just what we needed.

But back to work! The t-shirts and new stickers are getting printed now and believe me they’re awesome! Soon we will upload the photo’s!

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