(Self-done BME logo cutting by Jon Underwood — his first, no less!)
As if John Joyce, John Durante, Brian Decker and Ryan Ouellette weren’t enough to get you to the upcoming Philadelphia Tattoo Arts convention, running in scenic Philadelphia from February 27 to March 1, hold onto your butts, because BME will be there too! And not just walking around fondling people, either — we’ll have a booth and everything! The ever-lovely MissMeg will be on hand to pierce, and Rachel will be there holding down the fort, filming, taking photos, selling T-shirts [Note: buy T-shirts, lots of them] and doing all sorts of fun giveaways. This is shaping up to be one hell of a weekend, friends — get there.
Also, there is still space available for people/shops/etc. looking for booths. Visiting the convention’s web site for details, or call Troy at 215-882-1362.
Name? Mathias Nilsson. Location? Stockholm, Sweden. Lowbrets? Self-done, three days old. Eyes? Could have only been born of the ocean.
See more in “Double and Multi-Labrets“ (Lip Piercing)
Globetrotter and international bon vivant Girl Scout sends in the above photo, with the following story:
During a trip to Cuba to celebrate my and my mother’s birthdays, we took an excursion outside of Varadero (where we were) on a day-walk through both old and new Havana City. During the walk I saw this man and forked up the peso he asked for to have my picture taken with him. Later during the walk, our tour guide explained to the group that he had lost his leg to diabetes.
This portrait of Luis Guzman — “the Puerto Rican Christopher Walken” — was self-done by Luis Angel (IAM: distortedsmiles) in Flushing, Queens, NY. I cannot express how happy it makes me that this tattoo exists.