No, I don’t have any tattoos on my body. Just wanted to put that out there before I go any further. Why? Well, I’m just way too indecisive to settle on an image that I would want on a part of my body for the rest of my life. First of all, I would spend hours/days/months (sleepless nights!) obsessing over which image would be the perfect one for me. Then, if I were to actually decide on one (which is highly unlikely), I’ll probably come up with another image that I should have gotten about a week after my tattoo healed and would be kicking myself for not realizing it. Next thing you know, I’d be covered up to my neck with tattoos, out a few thousand dollars and in need of therapy. Why put Mrs. Perez through that sort of hell? Nuff said about that.
Now, just because I don’t have any tattoos doesn’t mean that I’m not intrigued by them. I mean, it’s an art form, a very unique art form – and as a collector of art and lover of street art and art museums, tattoo art and its artists have always been a curiosity to me. So with the South Florida Tattoo Expo being held last week right here in my backyard of Coral Springs, it was time to satisfy that curiosity. Somewhat.
I’ve known about the expo for several years and have wanted to drop in and check it out ever since but for whatever reason, I never did. That all changed this year after I reached out to Lisa Brodeur-Quinter, who along with her husband Joey, are the event directors of this event. I told her I’d like to document the event and create a short promo video (at no cost to them). She agreed and threw in several free weekend passes for me and my “crew” (my daughter and Mrs. Perez) and I was finally on my way.