TattooLaPalooza: Portraits, Piercings, and Pabst Blue Ribbon (Photos)

Categories: Street Fashion
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 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 at work.


Location Info


Hyatt Regency Miami

400 SE Second Ave., Miami, FL

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