When it comes to tattoos, Bali is definitely not lacking in that department. New parlours open as fast as your grass grows after a good, hard rain.
Most are quite talented and well schooled in the various genre’s of the trade but how do you separate the men the men from the boys, the women from the girls…
We were lucky enough to sit down with one of Bali’s,if not Indonesia’s, top masters of the trade, I’pin of Indigo Tattoos in Seminyak, formally of Master’s Ink. Armed with capable, steady hands and a strong eye for detail, start here on your journey.
I’pin is renowned for his micro tattoo’s as well as his realistic imagery. There is no school of the trade that he and his team can’t master.
A local legend indeed (and not just for streaking down the track at the annual Deus Dress and Drag Race a few years back) ! Our next “Faces of Bali” has been described as a Godfather of Canggu. With a head that wears many hats and a passports which has done a few full tours of the world. Monty Montell has more then a few stories to tell. From restaurateur, photographer, surf comp judge, wedding planner, t-shirt maker, surf and skate memorabilia collector
(we mean museum quality and quantity), this list could go on and on and on…
We sat down to talk nostalgia, collecting and Canggu and got a whole lot more. This co founder of the local staple Canteen and Lifestyle brand Boomba has a lot to share.
A straight talking, sharp shooter, of an Aussie with heaps of charm and know how, that’s how we’d describe this former sponsored surfer from down under, Maree Suteja, our first Faces of Bali.
Born in Bondi, discovered Bali in 1978, she has been returning here ever since. Currently she is the owner to the two hippest places to be in Canggu, in Bali for that matter: Crate Cafe, the epicenter of hippsterdom and the best coffee in Bali and Pretty Poison, the retro, ooh to cool for school, surf bowl, ‘Dog Town’ style, local watering hole. Read More
There is a saying, if you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life. This couldn’t be more true than for our next Faces of Bali, 7 faces actually.
If you live in Bali or have ever visited Batu Bolong Beach, you know who our next Faces are….. the sun kissed, masters of the board and shamans of the sea, the Batu Bolong Surf School and Board Rental crew, the true board riders of Canggu.
If you live in Bali, have visited Bali or have stayed long enough to absorb a bit of the Bali kulture, you’ve surely seen a few of these.
Bombing through the island, street artists are taking over Bali’s walls, from stencil and graffiti artists to muralists.
Once marginalized as vandals, street artists have taken their place at the forefront of the art scene.
Thanks to EAT SPRAY LOVE BALI we are sharing with you our hit list of the artists that are dominating the scene here.
Well hello there (said with a wink and a smile).
You may have seen him or heard of him, want to be with him or near him, we are talking about none other the highly admirable, local cross-fit dynamo, co-owner of Wanderlust Cross-fit Gym in Canggu, Dave Driskell. With a chiseled body, sculpted beard and enough tattoos to make the Hell’s Angels envious, Dave has reached the fabled height of insta-celebrity. The last time we checked his following rank up in the 76k’s and he had made the list of ‘The Most Eligible Men in Cross Fit’ – get in line ladies!
We wanted to know what made him tick, what was the essence underneath that veneer. So we invited him for lunch and asked him a few questions. With out a doubt, we were equally impressed as inspired.
Lets you know where you are and where you need to be.