Rob Deut is getting ready to do a pelgrim journey with Nikos ,another spritual brother and tattoo-artist ,painter and globe trotter ,from this day on this blog will be a mix from tattoo inspired blog posts and the Shadu style road trip to the largest gathering of humans on Mother Earth the Khumba Mela in Ujjain India ,Rob and Nikos will fly into Nepal ,and with a first glimpse of the Holy Himalaya mountain burned on their eyes starting the long journey to Ujjain in India ,by foot ,camel ,donkey and all other meanings that will bring them closer to their destination ,the idea is to travel so light and without any luggage no other than a camera, some handpoke tattoo sticks and a toothbrush ,to mingle into the whole circus that,s rolling down to Ujjain ,they will preform as street artists both drumming and tattooing their way ,seeing where that will bring them ,many holy places will be visited and after Khatmandu ,next big stop will be Varenassi in India ,where most Shadu”s have their home base when not travelling around ,close to the holy Ganga river wich the whole Khumba mela is based on ,so if your,e interested in the” Two man’s Sacred Journey” u can check out the facebook page with the same name “Two man and the sacred journey “. And /or visit this blog once in a while ,we will put photoos here of previous gatherings and upcoming gatherings and interesting matters . So stay in tune ! Boyakhaaa
Freehand Kalinga influenced tattoo by Rob Deut Thailand..During my stay on the beautiful island Koh Samed located in the Gulf of Thailand tattooed Noina a old time friend who runs her own business there and a good place to visit in Au Nuan at top of the hill good place for a cool drink or some local made food ,Noina is a big “tribe tattoo” fan ,and at first we came up with a Polynesian , Maori kind a design ,but after she showed me the picture of the female Kalinga tribe tattoo artist from the Philippines ,we headed in another direction ,and because she lives practically next to the sea we choose sea connected symbolism from the Kalinga Tribe ,such as turtle shell ,waves ,rocks, bird tracks,fish ,lizzard and the fear off many people, the Centipede , those creatures crawl around at night and u be sorry if u encounter one ,the bite is very painful and a lifelong reminder , after i started drawing on her leg it took a few hours to get around the leg ,and it was after a few hours of inking enough for the day ,to be continued !