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Tattoo Is An Art, Not Crime



Donny Roring, the tattoo artist. (Foto: Umar)

MANADO, – Body tattoos are a new attractiveness for some people. The viewpoint of society have being changing that tattoos are art and not criminal anymore. Although, there are some still think it like a taboo.

Donny Manan Roring, owner of ‘Triple A Tatto’ Studio Manado on Ch Taulu Street said, tattoo is the body art and a profession where he lives to. In fact, Donny has participated in various tattoo competition in around Indonesia.

“I have been participating in tattoo competition since 2010. So I have been get around Indonesia, especially in Bali, because Bali is the center of tattoo,” Donny said, when interviewed by Zona Utara journalists, on Wednesday (28/3/2018).

According to Donny, the tattoo arts in Manado City have become a new trend.

“People assume that tattoo is impressive in current time. In fact, people have tattoo is rich,” said Donny.

The art of tattoo will be support the tourism in this city actually.

“For example in the city of Bali, every 10 meters there is a tattoo studio and arrest the attention for tourists to coming. So, Manado City also can be the same as Bali,” he said.

Donny had tattoo the foreign tourists in his studio.

“There were two doctors from Switzerland do researchers Macaca nigra in Bitung from WWF. They asked where the tattoos, their guide pointed my studio and I tattooed them. It means that tourist already know Manado City through the tattoo arts,” said Donny.

On the other hand, he continued, in his experiences, he ever not seriously in tattoo art. he had been worked as a salesman, collector, technician, and in company.

“During work I did not enjoy, finally I try to focus and get seriously in my hobby tattoo as my profession. I decide to build a studio. Tattoo becomes my profession since 1992, but becomes professional artist tattoo in 2007, so already 11 years I do my business,” he said.

Tattoo price refers to the size. Start from Rp 8000 and the extent multiplied Rp 8000. But for abroad clients, Donny apply more expensive price calculated per hour.

Donny explained, tattoo tools are injecting and ink, and other equipment that order from abroad. For ink, ordered from America, while inject ordered from China.

“That’s the reason the price is expensive, because tool just used in one-time,” he said.

Tattoo also had Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), one of which should not tattoo children under 17 years old, the impact will be given a reprimand and revoked the business license.


Editor : Christo Senduk


Explore Manado: Culinary Tourism in Manado City

And if you like spicy foods, then maybe your tongue will be happy if you take it to Manado.



MANADO, – Almost every regions in Indonesia has their own unique culinary. Each of them has different taste in combining the foods. And if you like spicy foods, then maybe your tongue will be happy if you take it to Manado.

Manado, North Sulawesi is popular with its culinary tourism, a variety of unique traditional food has been known in both Indonesia and aboard. The most popular foods in Manado are chilies, fish, and meat. Manadonese food is famous of two things: the Minahasa eat absolutely anything, and the flavor of choice is very, very spicy. Sugar is used little if at all, with flavor added through lemon and herbs.

Well, here are the lists of culinary tourism in Manado:

  • Sambal Dabu Dabu

A spicy condiment made of hallots, peppers, bird’s eye chili, lemon juice, and some diced raw tomatoe. The Fresh and sour tasty, and spicy of course. It is perfect match with smoked fish.
  • Ayam Rica Rica

Ayam rica rice made from chicken and lots of chili that cooked in a thick coconut milk and lime.

  • Woku

Woku is the name of fish and spice mixture that cooked in a clay pot. Because it was cooked in a clay pot for a long time, Woku would have an amazing aroma when it is served warm and make you hungry immediately.

  • Tinutuan

Tinutuan or better known as Manado Porridge. A wet food made from rice, noodles, pumpkin and various vegetables such as corn kernels, spinach, kale, basil, yellow gourd, and gravy. Tinutuan has been the icon of Manado city. It is mostly preferred as a breakfast menu. So, it would be very easy to get this food every morning either it is on a street food stands or even a fancy restaurant. But if you want to taste the best and most original taste of Tinutuan, then you need to try one at Jalan Wakeke.
  • Extreme Culinnary

Manado city is popular for using strange meat on their dish. Such as: snake, pork, dog, bat, rat. You can found these extreme foods in Tomohon city, Kawangkoan village, and Langowan village.

Manado city also has two traditional drink, they are saguer and cap tikus made from palm tree. Just drinks enough as you can, because these both could make drunk.

Here is the recommended culinary list restaurant in Manado city:

  1. Boulevard area on Jalan Piere Tendean.
  2. Wahaha Seafood Restaurant at Kawasan Foodcity Mega Mas, Jalan Bulevard 2 Blok Food City No. 1.
  3. D’Terrace at Mega Mas Beach Area
  4. Raja Sate BBQ & Asian Resto on Jalan Boulevard No. 9
  5. RM Swadaya on Jalan Sam Ratulangi No. 374
  6. Wisata Bahari Resto on Jalan Wolter Monginsidi No. 1.
  7. City Extra Restaurant on Jalan Raya Tanawangko, Kalasey Village.
  8. Nasi Kuning Saroja in Jalan Diponegoro No. 9.
  9. Wakeke Area on Jalan Wakeke
  10. Raja Oci Restaurant on Jalan Sudirman No.85
  11. Green Garden Restaurant on Jalan Dr Sam Ratulangi 52

Wonderful places in Manado…

Editor: Ronny A. Buol

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