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23rd Annual South Florida Tattoo Expo: Bands, Burlesque & Hot Bodies (In Pictures)

Here's the second of three photography posts from my three days spent at the 23rd Annual South Florida Tattoo Expo. How I got here was covered in the previous post (check out the story and photographs HERE) but what really matters is that this event, which was held at the Coral Springs Marriott not only features the best tattoo artists in all of South Florida but a truckload of live bands, a burlesque show, hot body contest, car show, local vendors, and human suspension (the act of suspending a human body from hooks that have been put through the skin!). And here's the best part: all proceeds benefit the Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital; and it's been that way since year one. Yeah, that's right, these "nefarious" tattoo artists are actually doing good. Who woulda thunk it?

So here are several photographs that highlight some of the South Florida Tattoo Expo's entertainment. Live bands, burlesque show, a few hot bodies and a couple of clowns. Enjoy...

BANDS

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South Florida Tattoo

South Florida Tattoo

South Florida Tattoo

South Florida's own Carnivalle kicked classic heavy metal ass all over the joint. Puerto Rican singer Atlantica was Rob Halford and Ronnie James Dio rolled into female form. Catch them if you can...

South Florida Tattoo

South Florida Tattoo

Hardcore/Punk outfit Action Agent and guitarist Austin Diaz

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Popular South Florida classic rock cover band Silver Spine

The Shimmy Shake Revue

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South Florida Tattoo

South Florida Tattoo

South Florida Tattoo

The lovely ladies of The Shimmy Shake Revue burlesque show

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Miss Morgan La Rue, founder of The Shimmy Shake Revue

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The Shimmy Shake Revue with host and TV personality Bernadette Macias

BLACK METAL BANDS

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South Florida Tattoo

South Florida Tattoo

Nightmare Metal band Mekronium

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South Florida Tattoo

South Florida Tattoo

Heavy Metal band 1000 Pounds of Thrust

HOT BODIES

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South Florida Tattoo

What tattoo expo would be complete without a Hot Body Contest and a panel of distinguished judges?

BODY ART

South Florida Tattoo

South Florida Tattoo

Body painting by Bonnie & Clyde Body Arts

20 PENNY CIRCUS

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South Florida Tattoo

South Florida Tattoo

South Florida Tattoo

Entertainment for people with questionable taste, 20 Penny Circus

KICKASS CARS

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South Florida Tattoo

South Florida Tattoo

The South Florida Tattoo Expo also featured a car show on Sunday afternoon...

ALICE WHO?

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South Florida Tattoo

South Florida Tattoo

South Florida Tattoo

South Florida Tattoo

Alice Cooper tribute band The Lipstick Killers just killed it...

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Oh yeah, and then there was this guy.

ORANGE STRIPE

Our next post will feature photographs from the human suspension show - you don't want to miss that one. Why not join all the other cool kids and SUBSCRIBE HERE to never miss a future post? You won't regret it, promise.

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