: TATTOOS MAGAZINE TAIWAN
soewardy or as known as kent, was born in bandung at september 8th 1972. Kent was raised in a family with an older
sister and a younger sister. Most of kent
childhood was spent in bandung, west java, indonesia.
Kent begins interested in the world of drawing since junior
high. After high school kent start
to learn the art of tattooing.
At the time his principal was just trying. His
motivation was can be accepted in a publicroad child community. In this time kent start to know drugs and liqueur.
Beside tattoo, kent
also learns about airbrush. Kent also opens
an advertising company and work at a newspaper company in bandung, in majorof photography and graphic
To increase his ability, kent went to indonesia
university of art and design, and graduate in 1996, with a satisfy result.
After university, kent continues to
increase knowledge and ability about tattooing, airbrush, graphic design and
digital computer during his time at the newspaper company. And at the time he
kept struggling with his drugs and drinking problem, until 1998 kent got overdose, and almost died.
That is when he felt the biggest support from dyah fitri, his wife whom he married at march 14th 1997.
This death experience was the lowest point in kent’s life. Cause of this matters kent resign from his job at the
newspaper company. Since that time kent
willing to start his life all over again and focused his self in the world of
tattooing, with one will : “ to make the world of tattoo away from
drugs and alcohol..”
Kent just wanted tattoo to be appreciated from the point of
view of art, without seeing the negative side of tattoo it self. Kent
starts to get seriously in the world of tattooing. At first he open his own
studio, then he begun to work with his friends who have the same vision and
And kent finally
move to lengkong kecil, bandung,
which until this time become the homebase of kent tattoo studio. Kent
start to combine his knowledge of tattooing with graphic designing,
airbrush technique, and digital computer which he has studied. This matters
make kent tattoo studio became the
first tattoo studio in indonesia
who combine tattooing technique with digital computer in designing tattoo
picture so it makes more systematic and accurate.
In 1999 kent start
opening branch in surabaya, east java indonesia,
and in the same year kent start
studying about health and sterilizations of different kind of contagious
diseases. With this knowledge kent start
to pressing in his tattoo studio in sterilization in every single thing
specially during tattooing, like using disinfectant. Sterilized tools and in a
clean room. To open wide his wings, in the year 2001 kent start to build his own website with the address www. Kent – tattoo.
Com, with this website it makes easier to transfer unlimited information. Kent also studying another art, which
connected with tattoo, such’s piercing.
And he also have a merchandise that also identical
with tattoo word. Till this time kent already
have four-tattoo studio, three in bandung and
one in surabaya,
with 12 professional tattooist. And his marriage with dyah, blessed with 6th
years old daughter named cendythia utami.