Monday, June 21, 2010

Fabulous Kore Flatmo: Tattoo Artist of PluraBella Tattoo.

The work of Tattoo Artist Kore Flatmo of PluraBella Tattoo (follow link below)
This blog entry is an extension of one of my most visited blog postings to date entitled, Best of Tattoos Artists, Books and Bodies. I have constantly visited sites, but not nearly enough, to be in a position to state that I have accumulated enough knowledge about the subject to claim to be an expert on the topic. The growth in this industry has been extensive and covers a broad range of research areas of specialization such as body adornment, tattoos, piercings and body modifications. The subject of tattooing forms part of cultural studies such as anthropology and in particular representation (Culture Representations and Signifying Practices). This post entry merely highlights two interesting tattoo sites that was brought to my attention whilst acquiring material for surface development for one of the Ceramic Installations, titled Spanner in the works. They were cited as posts on the Blog Needles and Sins - a comprehensive and informative blog about the subject. There is also a new book available on the market titled Black Tattoo Art see link below.

What's the cost, the hours and extent of the pain? 

The first site is very interesting, as it captures the experiences of an individual that embarked on getting a Japanese Tattoo. The blog is titled Munewari Minutes  (explorations in Japanese Tattoo). This blog explicates the entire venture since its conception (5 years in the making), the hours, the costs and needless to say, the pain etc. It is a must read for anyone considering such a venture - a tattoo design that  embodies your all. The latest blog post refers in particular to the most painful parts of the body, as he experienced it.

The Tattoo Artist is Horizakura of New York Adorned Tattoo Studio

PluraBella Studio: Kore Flatmo
The second site is one of my foremost tattoo artists discovered recently. His work is outstanding and his craftsmanship rates as one of the best in the field (see title tattoo image at the top and the tattoo images below). Kore Flatmo is a master crafts person in every area of the art of Tattooing. 

Cincinnati based artist Kore Flatmo began his career as a tattoo artist in Hollywood, California in 1990. With two decades in the thick of the Tattoo evolution, Flatmo is a generational tattooer and visual artist. His incredible work and one of kind style has placed him high demand across all walks of life from the dishwasher down the street, to the high profile musician, on through to the banker on wallstreet. Collections of Flatmo’s work can be seen in Juxtapoz Tattoo Book, Acclaim Magazine and Tattoo Master UK, to name a few. (as cited on his Facebook)

His designs are trendy and extend into all the various styles and techniques available. He mainly excels at realism. His website is titled PluraBella Tattoo Studio and he is also represented at myspace. ,  facebook and you could also follow his blog

The work of Tattoo Artist Kore Flatmo of PluraBella Tattoo.

Black Tattoo Art: Modern Expressions of the Tribal: a new book  curated by Marisa Kakoulas - details below.

The book is curated by Marisa Kakoulas (lawyer, writer, circus lady and blogger) Contemporary Expressions of the Tribal would have been a better title for this book.  The 536 page hardcover includes work by tattoo artists from Borneo, Argentina, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, Europe and North America. The book weighs nearly ten pounds, and the binding is stitched with silver embossing. It's fat, heavy and gorgeous. As cited on Boing Boing and at website Needles and sins. The site provides relevant information and comments about the publication including visual documentation of the tattoos.

1 comment:

jim said...

beautiful tattoos eugene... i can't believe that plurabella studio is in cincinnati. not sure if you know the US geography well but that's less than 100 miles from here. of course i'm not in the market for a tattoo for a couple reasons not the least of which is that i probably couldn't afford it. you could get lost in those blogs you linked too. i'm wondering if the guy getting the japanese tattoo will get himself skinned upon his death as the practice goes (or at least i think it used to be that)? i remember reading about wonderful drawers full of human hides with full body tattoos lovingly preserved somewhere in japan. it sure would be an impetus to not let you body go to hell and get all stretched out as you age. anyway, beautiful work and great post.