Academics do a lot of weird studies to get published. The most recent example involves a professor named Nicolas Guéguen hanging around some bars in France to figure out if people with tattoos and piercings are more inclined to get shitfaced than people without tattoos or piercings. ... More >>
It seems like there's a tattoo shop on every corner in Florida. Along boardwalks, boozed-up tourists can get an offensive T-shirt, a bong, and a tattoo all in one shop. There are posh parlors that charge $500 for an hour of work and so-called artists that'll give you a lifelong regret for the ... More >>
Photo courtesy Stevie MoonDuring a recent visit to Moon's shop, Sen. Eleanor showed off a (temporary) tattoo.One year after a small group of Broward tattooists launched a statewide effort to defeat what it believed to be deeply flawed legislation reforming the industry, a new bill -- drafted in c ... More >>
Photos by Tara HauckGeorgette Pressler, owner of Devious Body Art in West Palm Beach, uses the human body as her canvas, painting everything from pregnant bellies to Playboy bunnies. As Valentine's Day approaches, she shares some advice about her extraordinarily sensual art form:The strangest des ... More >>
Flickr: MettaMommaSobelSix months after Florida tattooists organized, hired a lobbyist, and gunned down her bill regulating the industry, Sen. Eleanor Sobel will introduce a new bill -- this time with those same adversaries as allies.We told you last week how Fort Lauderdale tattooist Stevie Moon ... More >>
Photo provided by Stevie MoonFort Lauderdale tattoist Stevie Moon, with Sobel, his partner in Florida tattoo legislation.Oh, relax! That's only a temporary tattoo Sobel's wearing. And this is kind of my fault. Recently, when I learned that former foes Stevie Moon and Sen. Eleanor Sobel had resolv ... More >>
flsenate.govSobelThe best visits to tattoo studios are usually spontaneous, but Hollywood Sen. Eleanor Sobel is not your typical patron. She has scheduled an appointment at 10 a.m. Monday at Stevie Moon Tattoo NE 26th Street in Fort Lauderdale. There she'll meet her foe-turned-friend, Stevie Moon ... More >>
Florida Rep. Mary Brandenburg, the Democrat from Lake Worth, is what passes for a champion of tattooists. You see, in a Republican-dominated legislature, tattoos are like Satan's graffiti on God's aluminum siding. But, oh well. Tattooists have learned to be pragmatic in their political forays, and t ... More >>
The bill that would have overhauled tattoo regulation in Florida is dead. The two factions of state tattooists, who had earlier this month waged an epic, expletive-laden battle in the comments thread of this Juice post, are now on the same team, or soon to be. And together, they will work toward a b ... More >>
First, the problem was that Florida tattooists didn't have a good way to communicate with each other. That's how hundreds of them were caught by surprise when they learned that Hallandale Beach Sen. Eleanor Sobel had introduced a bill that would overhaul regulation of the state's tattoo industry. No ... More >>
(Sadly, only the biggest of my fellow Star Wars dorks will catch the pun in that headline. Anyway...)On one side of this intergalactic conflict, the Florida Professional Tattoo Artists Guild. The nonprofit corporation has been active in legislative issues that affect the state's tattoo industr ... More >>
Revelations of a state bill and a mysterious "guild" have spooked Florida tattooistsFor a bill that aimed to overhaul Florida's regulation of the tattoo industry, it sure was quiet. Stealthy, almost. Senate Bill 1130, sponsored by Hallandale Beach Sen. Eleanor Sobel, was introduced February 2. It cr ... More >>
flsenate.govSobelA state bill that aims to make the tattoo industry safer is certain to have the opposite effect, according to the local tattoo artists organizing quickly to oppose it. Senate Bill 1130, sponsored by Florida Sen. Eleanor Sobel, the Hallandale Beach Democrat, would make it tougher for ... More >>
Check out this official exclusive video footage of DJ Laz backstage of the Miami Tattoo Expo 2009 before he hits the stage to perform, hangin' out with Reality Kings Media (Miami reality porn originators), talking about doing commercials for lawyers, and makin' "Jewish money."
This tat expo features sounds besides buzzing needles
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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Stevie Moon Tattoo
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Mike Scibica is a white guy who just opened a tattoo shop in a traditionally black neighborhood. You got a problem with that?