TattooLaPalooza: Portraits, Piercings, and Pabst Blue Ribbon (Photos)
Photography by Pamela Wasabi
View more photos from TattooLaPalooza 2012 here.
Some of us will remember this weekend forever as a festival of Miami Heat-fueled celebration. Others will remember it for a very different reason: It's written right there on their bodies.
Every year around this time, the Hyatt
Regency hotel in downtown lends its space to some of the most dedicated attention-getters and
10th Annual Memorial Weekend Comedy Festival
TicketsSun., May. 28, 8:00pm
Young Contemporary Dance Theatre
TicketsSat., Jun. 3, 6:00pm
The 8th Baila Flamenco Student Dance Festival
TicketsSun., Jun. 4, 1:00pm
Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami
TicketsSat., Jun. 10, 8:00pm
TicketsSun., Jun. 11, 6:00pm
pain lovers, those whose skin is a canvas for the dark, pop-art, contemporary artists at Miami's own three-day tattoo convention TattooLaPalooza.
Walking down the isles of the show, we captured tattoo
artists who proudly showed us pieces done by another tattoo artist at the
convention. It was a back-and-forth race to meet, greet, and photograph the diverse skin
art, depicting lobsters eating rats, goddesses eating hearts, dolls trapped inside a
brain. Think of it as an eye-catching needle banquet.
As opposed to other years where we couldn't stop snapping
photos, our Sunday visit was a quiet one. Blame it on the rain, or the hangover from the
championship celebrations. But the talent was not scarce. The artists were
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