Events at Satapak Studio
One of the most ancient tattoo traditions worldwide is still practised by the Dayak from Borneo and people living in the tribes in Mentawai Island.
Tattoo artist from Mentawai and Borneo are coming all the way to Bali to share their knowledge about tattoo traditions and artwork made from all natural products used for hundreds of years by their ancestors.
We will discuss the socio-economic issues and environmental
crisis faced by our communities today.
The balance between human and nature.
And the role of women as spiritual leaders in Borneo
Three days dedicated to the traditional artwork and spirit of the islands of Mentawai and Borneo.
Beadwork, Deep Talk
Traditional tools, techniques and designs are used with modern high quality ink and needles
Live music and dance every evening!
Indonesian fusion music from Mentawai, Borneo, Java, Bali and more.
Listen, dance, join the band.
Our traditional tattoos embody the beliefs of our ancient cultures and the ways of our people and our lands. Learn about traditional handmade tattoo tools, needles and inks from Mentawai and Borneo - what are they made of what are their differences. You can try them on fruit skin, guided by our tattoo artists.
All materials are provided.
Workshop fee 150k rupiah. Limited seats available
DIY Jewellery making with borneo beads
DIY: Borneo beads and rattan jewellery making.
Learn to weave a bracelet out of rattan and resam or
create your own unique designed necklaces, bracelets, earrings with borneo beads made from glass, shells, stones etc.
All materials provided. Workshop fee 80k rupiah for earrings and bracelets 180k rupiah for necklaces
28/11/19 The role of women as spiritual leaders in Borneo
Our old religions focus on our holistic beliefs, the law between human and nature. In Borneo, high priestesses known as Tantagas/Bobolian/Dayung conducts rituals to gather lost souls to address sickness in humans as well as natural disasters. During our current times, these beliefs are almost forgotten in exchange for new religions and mainstream cultures.
30/11/19 A call of Solidarity: Tattoo tour to visit the upriver communities in Borneo & Mentawai
We welcome interested people and tattoo artists to join our tour back to our villages in the upriver of Kapuas Hulu, Kalimantan (January) and upriver of Siberut, Mentawai (February) artists get to experience the real life of the islands and learn about the meaning of the original tattoo patterns and much more.
All workshops are open for walk-ins as long as space is available. To secure a spot book in advance
Artmarket: Fabrics, Photos, Jewellery...
Woodcut printing: t-shirt and paper
Clay sculpture workshop
Miniatures from recycled materials
Exhibition of original handmade tools, needles made from thorns and bones and natural based inks used since the beginning of tattoo tradition.