A few years back I shot some footage of friends tattooing at the Rites of Passage tattoo convention in Melbourne.
Here, finally, is a short clip compiled from this activity.
Durga, inspired by the vast diversity of Indonesian culture, belief and tradition, focuses his work on concepts and ideas centred around decorative and traditional motives and ornaments, deities, legendary characters, and an array of tribal designs born through Indonesia’s cultural heritage.
If in Jakarta be sure to check out his studio, or if online the two documentary films produced as part of a Mentawai Tattoo Revival project he and a team have been working on for the past five years. Which you can also follow here.
Photos below feature Durga and Cap Bagong