TattooLaPaLooza This Weekend: Human Meat Hooks and Zombie Dames (Photos)
This weekend, the Hyatt Regency will be filled with people who penetrate others for money. We're talking needles here, and no it's not a methadone convention. It's TattooLaPaLooza, the third annual tats expo where those that ink and those who love to get inked congregate to bleed and show off calf tats of Jesus.
So bring your pictures of Ben Bernanke or Ned Stark or whoever's portrait you want etched on your upper thigh. Some of the country's best ink heads will be pushing needle into flesh in the name of art this weekend. To those who faint or upchuck at the sight of crimson blood, beware. Last year, TattooLaPaLooza featured folks strapped up like meat on hooks at the butcher. As supple skin is no match for gravity, things got a little gross. Pictures after the jump.
TattooLaPaLooza opens tomorrow at 4 p.m. and ends Sunday at 8 p.m. at
the Hyatt Regency (400 SE Second Ave., Miami). Tickets cost $15 in
Here are photos from 2010 TattooLaPaLooza. Check back Monday for a slideshow from this weekend.
Oh no. Hooks on the back. We don't like where this is going.
What a cute baby! That bib would be of better use on his back -- see next photo.
Floating in the air comes at a price.
Well, what are you waiting for. String this gal up already. Her hooks are just asking for it.
Hmm, maybe this a methadone convention after all. Is that the meth fairy?
Even the light ones bleed. Check out the lady manically laughing on the ground. Evil scene.
Finally, tattoos at a tattoo convention. What's up, Bob? Looking good.
And our favorite tattoo from last year's slideshow: zombie flamingo! Well done.
And her legs -- zombie pin-ups were big last year.
Great Gatsby + Tim Burton = win.
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