Best Tattoo Parlor 2019 | Rosa Negra Tattoo | Best Restaurants, Bars, Clubs, Music and Stores in Miami | Miami New Times

Miami’s tattoo scene is full of artists, but can sometimes seem low on creativity. There are far too many parlors that specialize in the same boring, washed-out, flat-looking pieces of script-text or animal heads. Thankfully, Rosa Negra is not one of those. The artists can seemingly handle any request with ease — from watercolor images of kraken destroying pirate ships to blackwork animals and mandalas to some artfully twisted takes on neoclassical tattoo design. Rosa Negra is unlike some of the more dank, windowless rooms that house longtime studios. Founders Sebastian Garcia and Andres Guevara nailed the shop’s interior-design aesthetic. Their Allapattah studio is brightly lit, covered in eclectic art, and makes you feel as if you’re getting inked up in your coolest friend’s apartment. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday noon to 8 p.m.

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From Alice in Wonderland to Zoot Suit Daddy, La Casa de los Trucos offers an incredible selection of costumes from A to Z. The Calle Ocho costume shop has been a Miami staple for almost 50 years, and for good reason: La Casa de los Trucos carries more than 15,000 styles and is open year-round for all of your themed-party needs. Most costumes cost $30 to $70, but the shop also carries elaborate $1,000 ensembles and plenty of lower-priced accessories for shoppers who want to pull together a look using their own clothes. Changing rooms are available so you can make sure your costume fits, and the staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and mostly bilingual. The shop is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday except in September and October, when hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

Fetish Factory

Lingerie is meant to be sensual, but it doesn't have to be limited to lace, satin, or embroidery. Since 1995, Glenn Catapano and Donna Leone's showroom in Fort Lauderdale has maintained an overtly kinky edge. Fetishists and fashion insiders alike visit the store seven days a week in search of latex bondage corsets ($125), open-bust mini-dresses ($71), gladiator kilts ($69), leather bullet harnesses ($109), and more. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly no matter how personal or out-there a patron's inquiries may be. The store also sells a variety of adult toys and hosts epic erotic theme parties such as Horns & Halos, Back 2 School, the monthly Alter Ego & Xtreme Fetish party, and the annual Florida Fetish Weekend, a bacchanalian marathon hosted over the course of five days and featuring all things BDSM and kinky, including a full hotel dungeon, a club, and parties. Store hours are noon to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.

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Did you know there are three kinds of lubricants, and only one is appropriate for human use? This is just one of many useful tips dispensed by the staff at One Stop Pleasure Shop. For the employees at this Miami-based hub for sensual gratification, product knowledge and face-to-face customer service have become the sword and shield for fighting the rise of online retailers. The team at 1SPS has attended numerous workshops to strengthen its knowledge about the products sold at the store, such as the wireless Rockin' Rabbit vibrating ring ($28.99) for couples. Or perhaps your Sir Richard's Control Silicone Twin Turbo Stroker ($70.99) is overworked and out of commission — ask anyone behind the counter and they'll help. They also do special orders, so inquire about product options and prices. And because the desire for pleasure can strike at any time, the store is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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