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What They're Wearing: United Ink

Sara Rose Andrew of Brooklyn with peacock feathers

Sara Rose Andrew of Brooklyn with peacock feathers on one arm, an octopus on the other — reminders of important times and places in her life. (July 28, 2012) Photo Credit: Barbara Alper

It was all about showing off the ink at the Long Island Tattoo and Body Art Expo held recently at Nassau Coliseum.

Alicia Wallace of Beaumont, Texas, shows off her
Photo Credit: Barbara Alper

Alicia Wallace of Beaumont, Texas, shows off her tattoos. (July 28, 2012)

Roller Rebel Erika Fortner of Brooklyn has an
Photo Credit: Barbara Alper

Roller Rebel Erika Fortner of Brooklyn has an array of tattoos, including a rabbit with antlers. (July 28, 2012)

Star Santiago from Manhattan attends the United Ink
Photo Credit: Barbara Alper

Star Santiago from Manhattan attends the United Ink Tattoo Expo at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale. (July 28, 2012) Photo by Barbara Alper

Aubrey Trevino of Beaumont, Texas, attends the United
Photo Credit: Barbara Alper

Aubrey Trevino of Beaumont, Texas, attends the United Ink Tattoo Expo at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale. (July 28, 2012)

A tattooed motorcycle at the United Ink Tattoo
Photo Credit: Barbara Alper

A tattooed motorcycle at the United Ink Tattoo Expo at the Nassau Coliseum. (July 28, 2012)

Erika Fortner from Brooklyn, one of the
Photo Credit: Barbara Alper

Erika Fortner from Brooklyn, one of the "Roller Rebels", attends the United Ink Tattoo Expo at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale. (July 28, 2012)

Eva Chen of Queens with her tattoo of
Photo Credit: Barbara Alper

Eva Chen of Queens with her tattoo of a geisha putting on makeup. (July 28, 2012)

Cat Cummings from Setauket attends the United Ink
Photo Credit: Barbara Alper

Cat Cummings from Setauket attends the United Ink Tattoo Expo at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale. (July 28, 2012)

Nicole Clinton of Boston remembers her grandmother sewing
Photo Credit: Barbara Alper

Nicole Clinton of Boston remembers her grandmother sewing on an old Singer machine, thus this intricate tattoo. (July 28, 2012)

Carolyn Braband from Mineola attends the United Ink
Photo Credit: Barbara Alper

Carolyn Braband from Mineola attends the United Ink Tattoo Expo at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale. (July 28, 2012)

Leah Jung from Albany attends the United Ink
Photo Credit: Barbara Alper

Leah Jung from Albany attends the United Ink Tattoo Expo at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale. (July 28, 2012)

Sara Rose Andrew of Brooklyn with peacock feathers
Photo Credit: Barbara Alper

Sara Rose Andrew of Brooklyn with peacock feathers on one arm, an octopus on the other — reminders of important times and places in her life. (July 28, 2012)

A sweet sentiment, a remembrance of her late
Photo Credit: Barbara Alper

A sweet sentiment, a remembrance of her late cousin and friend, on the foot of Keri DeAngelo of Kings Park. (July 28, 2012)

Yanira Araujo of Ronkonkoma has a tattoo that
Photo Credit: Barbara Alper

Yanira Araujo of Ronkonkoma has a tattoo that represents her love for New York City, featuring the late singer Aaliyah as her own Miss Liberty. (July 28, 2012)

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