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Jakarta Post

Bob 'Sick' Yudhita: His brief history of pain, painting, and tattoos

  • Daniel Rose


Yogyakarta   /   Sun, June 22 2008   /  10:44 am

Imagine you are a journalist, you are in Yogyakarta, and you are assigned to interview Bob "Sick" without knowing who he is or where he lives. This is what you do: You go to an art gallery or a tattoo studio and mention his name to anyone there. The first or second person you talk to is bound to be able to give you information on where you can find him or, better yet, give you his phone number. And the response you could expect from that person is either, "Oh, the artist," or, "the guy with the tattoo-congested body." Yes, that is how well-known he is there -- at least to those in the art or tattoo business. That morning, Bob Sick was feeling ill. He had only slightly recovered from fatigue when he walked out of his bedroom and sat in the unfurnished living room of his rented house in Sewon, Bantul, Yogyakarta. "I just came back f...