The South Florida Tattoo Expo is the largest event in Florida for body suspension. Each year, groups from across the country come together to entertain and amaze crowds that may not otherwise have the opportunity to witness our art form in person.

South Florida Tattoo Expo 2010

This year was no different in that a number of suspension groups worked hard to put on a successful series of performances. Skin Mechanics Suspension played host to members of DisGraceLanD Hook Squad, CoRE, A.G.R.O, and Hooked, giving more than 40 suspension practitioners the chance to work hard and play hard for the benefit of the audience, each other and the suspension community.

South Florida Tattoo Expo 2010

What was different about this year was the fact that our brother Arwen Rosa could not be in attendance. However, his presence in spirit could be felt by all. He inspired a number of incredible and beautiful performances. The story of his current circumstance was shared with the crowd, which generated an outpouring of love, support and donations.

South Florida Tattoo Expo 2010

Adding to the energy of the teams working together and the performers were the bands Beauty to the Moon and Nassau Chainsaw, who both played live Saturday night while crew members danced wildly through the air while hanging from their hooks.

All in all, the 2010 South Florida Tattoo Expo was a huge success and left its mark on many people. It was truly an experience of a lifetime.

-Guest Writer Rhandi (All photos except the last by Allison Breunig)