The Hyatt Regency of Miami becomes a much more colorful place on the weekend of June 14, when talented tattoo artists and their fans swarm the hotel for TattooLaPalooza. Attendees can bob and weave through a plethora of booths to pick up samples and check out the vendors' various merchandise, such as Hush numbing gel and After Ink lotions. Meanwhile, to the delight of viewers, tattoo artists from across the country will proudly show off their talents on the bodies of eager fans, decorating them with everything from intricate portraits to simple mottos like, "You don't own me, Mom."
Though most visit the festival specifically to get inked by their favorite artist or an artist that impresses them on the spot, TattooLaPalooza offers a range of events for everyone in attendance, such as seminars, live art shows, and plenty of drinks and snacks. Each day of the convention will also feature contests in various categories, such as leg, sleeve, traditional, and even worst tattoo.
The exterminators from Palmer Pest Management wield organic bait and chemical sprays to rid interiors and exteriors of such menaces as mosquitoes, roaches, ants, and bedbugs. Their prevention and control services commence with a detailed inspection of the entire building to uncover the spots where pests would likely be hiding, such as nests underneath floorboards. The technicians then apply a liquid or granular formulation around entry points, and, as necessary, place odorless, harmless baits and gels on the interior. Regular upkeep can help homeowners fend off an array of concerns that arise from pests, such as roach dust, diseases from rodents, and time wasted explaining that dragonflies aren’t as cool as they sound.
The talented florists at The Flower Shoppe and Things pass on the skills necessary to forge eye-catching arrangements during floral-design classes. Blossom newbies acquaint themselves with a variety of blooms from around the world before gleaning tips on how to make flower displays look as vibrant and fresh as a peacock in a rap video. The hands-on workshop bolsters a laid-back, intimate setting with class sizes limited to 10 students and includes all necessary flowers and materials. For an additional cost, participants can upgrade their class so they can choose their own colors, flower types, and vases to match home decorations or to make meat lockers appear homier.
Joseph Sirotkin founded DynaServ more than 45 years ago, on the principle that customer service stands out when it comes to landscape maintenance. His staffers are subject to background checks, formal training, and wacky inflatable hurdles before they begin work, during which they proudly wear official uniforms. They install and maintain landscapes for homes and businesses, performing services that include irrigation, pest control, and hurricane restoration. The company’s garden center also boasts 25 acres of plants, pots, figurines, and accessories to outfit green-thumbed shoppers.
The friendly sleep specialists at Brickell Mattress help to match slumberers to the mattresses that best meet their individual needs. On arrival at the store, customers can relax in the coffee lounge and read up on all the latest celebrity-mattress news, compliments of the store's free WiFi. Brickell’s knowledgeable, bilingual staff—all of whom have five or more years of mattress-matching experience—then whisk patrons about the showroom, showing off the extensive selection of memory-foam, latex-foam, water, and air mattresses. Additionally, customers enjoy a 30-day comfort guarantee that ensures if a mattress is not satisfactory, it can be exchanged for different model with no questions asked.