A distinguished, handsome Italian gentleman saunters into a Miami Beach tattoo shop that's drenched in purple neon light. He's out of place in multiple ways. First off, it's a hot July evening, and he's bundled up in a long beige scarf. Second, he's dressed straight out of GQ with his leather boat s ... More >>
Sailor Jerry Rum is as much a lifestyle as a rum. Named after iconic tattoo artist Norman "Sailor" Jerry, this aged Caribbean rum is blended with ginger, cinnamon, clove, vanilla, and other spices to make it strong and smooth, reminiscent of traditional Navy rum.Sailor Jerry is also known for its Sa ... More >>
Read also "Miami's Extreme Body Modifiers Brave Social Stigma and Legal Action to Pursue Their Passion."Picture 350 pounds of bearded, pierced, and tattooed flesh swinging from meat hooks shanked through back fat.That's a rough idea of what Coco Stabs does for fun.Coco is one subject of this week's ... More >>
For 23 years, a pair of pert, painted, pasty-clad tits has greeted anyone strolling along 14th Street on South Beach. On any given day, you'll find a small crowd of locals, European tourists, and the odd bum gazing up at the vibrant mural of a mermaid riding on the back of a bald eagle. That's how y ... More >>
Yesterday, jurors in White Plains, New York, heard from the mistress of Ben Novack, the Miami Beach scion of Fontainebleau Hotel builder Ben Novack Sr. Junior was brutally tortured and murdered in a Rye Brook hotel room in July 2009, and Bliss's testimony added a new, tawdry layer to an already incr ... More >>
The NBA lockout gives players a chance to pursue some of their passions. LeBron James is brushing up on his NFL commentator skills. Dwyane Wade is designing watches. Chris Bosh is busy flying tattoo artists to far-away islands to add to the ever-growing montage of nightmarish images he calls a ba ... More >>
BRAAAAAAIIIIIIINSSS! Er, excuse us. We meant to say the wait is finally over. Best of Miami 2011 is finally here. Winners were chosen by the New Times editorial board in 345 categories such as Best New Restaurant, Best Dance Club, Best Art Museum, Best Tattoo Shop, and others.If you are wait ... More >>
Photo by C. StilesJose L. Carrera, artist, family man, and founder of OchoPlacas Tattoos passed away quietly on Sunday morning of natural causes. Carrera was an immensely talented artist who started in the street and first cut his teeth on body art while incarcerated, eventually opening the thriv ... More >>
Photo by C. StilesJose L. Carrera, 38-year-old artist, family man, and founder of OchoPlacas Tattoos, died of natural causes this past Sunday morning. Carrera was an immensely talented artist who began his career in the street and first cut his teeth on body art while incarcerated, even ... More >>
Check out this exclusive Miami New Times video of JT Money freestyling backstage after rocking a show at the Miami Tattoo Expo 2009.
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To read past installments of Miami According to Brooklyn, click here. With the tattoo convention coming up this weekend in Miami, I want to talk about how these conventions are full of jackasses. I used to work for Eulogy Recordings, one of sponsors of it, and Madball is playing on Saturday - that's ... More >>
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