|The work of Tattoo Artist Kore Flatmo of PluraBella Tattoo (follow 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.