Last weekend the Immersed in Ink Tattoo and Arts Convention arrived in Mesquite. Once there it dared to do the unthinkable: squish a small dining buffet, dozens of working tattoo artists, tiny-person extreme entertainment, sideshow spectacle and and a team of human suspension performers into one mid-sized showroom.
The most obvious logistical issue was the placement of the children's bounce castle, which sat directly next to the human suspension. In fact, the palace slide provided the room's best vantage point for the show, where adults were hooked through the flesh, bungeed and then tugged up and down before being left to dangle slowly, like loose buttons.
Whether the scene was arranged intentionally or not remains unclear, but after the first hook was latched the playing children were reported as being on their best behavior.