WEST PALM BEACH — Tattoos are no longer taboo. Once an act connected primarily with sailors, bikers and criminals, getted tatted up has gone mainstream.
That was clear at the Tattoo Mania Expo, where ink-drenched attendees could drop off their children at the fair’s Kid Zone while they searched for the next piece of artwork to adorn their bodies.Read More
This past weekend, West Palm Beach's Convention Center got all sticky with needles and antiseptic for the first annual Tattoo Mania.
The place featured international tattoo artists as well as a few celebs. We spoke with local artists from Aces High and Ink Link, as well as Big Gus of Spike TV's Tattoo Nightmares who told us of a most particularly vile tat he encountered. Also present was new Florida resident Maddie La Belle who appeared on season three of Ink Master. She brought along her newborn and we chatted with her about some of the biggest threats to a tiny human at a tattoo convention.Read More
There was a time when every tattoo was scary. Ink was reserved for criminals, freaks, and cartoon characters. But now, tats have gone mainstream. Gone are the days of swastikas chiseled into prisoners' skulls using ballpoint pens and dissolved Skittles. Now pop stars and accountants rock Chinese characters on their arms, blissfully unaware that their bicep now translates into "dog anus" rather than "love and peace," as was originally promised.Read More
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Choosing to get a tattoo is a very delicate decision - or at least it should be. Hundreds of people were getting inked at TattooMania West Palm Beach starting Friday night.
Everywhere you turned, you could hear it and see it. Art was being created right before your eyes. Hundreds of people - with their already inked bodies - are getting even more ink at TattooMania.Read More