Lea Vendetta and New Times Judged Tattooed Babes at Dada, Delray Beach, Calendar Release Party

Categories: Nightlife
Photo by Christina Mendenhall

After all the malls closed and the Black Friday sales were over, the city of Delray Beach packed into the cozy quarters of Dada for some Sailor Jerry rum, live music, and seriously tattooed babes. Hosted by tattoo artist and former Ink Master competitor, Lea Vendetta, the party was in celebration of the release of her 2013 calendar, featuring, well, her and her tattoos. 

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As someone who loves tattoos, and has been getting work done for over a decade, I was asked to be on the panel of judges. Although a daunting task, I was more than to delighted to make the trek up to Dada to spend the evening celebrating the beauty that is tattooed women.

Photo by Christina Mendenhall

Kicking the night off was the once Miami-based band the State Of. With drummer Nabedi Osorio out in L.A., it's a rare treat to see the ladies live again. There wasn't a member in the audience standing still as the duo performed a selection of danceable hits. Even random passersby couldn't help but to stop and take a listen at what was happening in the Dada courtyard. Toward the end of the set, the ladies invited a guitarist friend of theirs on stage to do a dancy rendition of "White Wedding". But, the real excitement came when they closed things out with the Cure's "Just Like Heaven".

Seated in the front row -- and a bit too close for comfort at times -- we, the judges, took our places and waited for the judging... I mean, fun, to begin. One by one each of the tattooed beauties sauntered across the stage, some heavily inked and others baring only a back piece or a half-sleeve. But, it was more about quality than quantity, as the winning beauty would be receiving a national campaign ad for a tattoo aftercare company.

Photo by Christina Mendenhall

Location Info

Dada Restaurant & Lounge

52 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

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@LeaVendetta Yes! The best time! Now, I just need to come see you for my next tattoo! <3

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