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Alligator Petting at South Florida Tattoo Expo (VIDEO)

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You've seen a young lady get her anus tattooed in front of an audience. You've watched us chatter about penis tattoos with a man who gave himself his own. Now, for something we experienced at the South Florida Tattoo Expo that was more wholesome: an alligator. That's right, guys: an alligator. Not the most innocent creature ever, but it's a baby one, so it'll eat only your Yorkie, not your child. 

Critter Encounters brought some scaly and furry exhibitionists to the Expo. They were founded in 2000, and their mission is: "To provide 
a safe, permanent home for unwanted or neglected reptiles, exotics, and other wildlife that cannot be returned to their native environment." A noble cause! Thank you, animal people. The org receives no public funding, so give them some dough! 

Anyway, the dude holding B.A.B.S. the gator didn't necessarily love my tasteless animal jokes, but he still let me touch her. 




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Liz has her master’s degree in religion from Florida State University. She has since written for publications and outlets such as Miami New Times, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Ocean Drive, the Huffington Post, NBC Miami, Time Out Miami, Insomniac, the Daily Dot, and the Atlantic. Liz spent three years as New Times Broward-Palm Beach’s music editor, was the weekend news editor at Inverse, and is currently the managing editor at Tom Tom Magazine.
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