Tell the Story Behind Your Tattoo - A Video Shoot Celebrating PLACAS- the new play

Tiny - Posted on 17 August 2012

Sat, 08/18/2012 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm


Tell the Story Behind your Tattoo and Star in a Video

Creators of PLACAS Throw a Party for the Initiated


Calendar Listings

Who: Ric Salinas, Paul Flores and the Cast of PLACAS

What: Tell Your Tattoo Story Video Shoot Party

When: Saturday August 18, 6:30pm

Where: Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA

Tickets: FREE (Donations Accepted).

Box-Office:, (to be interviewed you must RSVP and choose a time slot).

Info: 415-399-9554


San Francisco July 23, 2012. The San Francisco International Arts Festival, the Central American Resource Center, Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts and the cast of PLACAS want to know about your tattoos.


More specifically we want to know why you got your tattoo(s) and of what significance it/they are to you. And we would like to record your story on video for posterity. We have commissioned video journalist Josue Rojas to make a video as a companion piece to the play PLACAS starring Ric Salinas of Culture Clash that will premiere at the Lorraine Hansberry Theater on September 6-16.


So on Saturday August 18 starting at 6:30pm we will be hosting a party at Mission Cultural Center and we are turning the theatre into a film studio where Salinas, playwright Paul Flores and the cast of PLACAS will be interviewing members of the public about their tattoos.


Playwright Flores said of the event, “Tattoos have become a fashion phenomenon. Everyone is wearing them. But getting a tattoo is different to shopping for shoes, clothes or other fashion accessories. It is a decision and a commitment that makes a fundamental statement about how you want to represent yourself. Even the most humble or frivolous tattoo has a deeper meaning for the person who got it burned onto their body. As we get ready to premiere PLACAS; a story about war, street gangs, redemption and the implications of tattoo removal, we thought we would compare the meanings and significance of gang tattoos with those of the rest of the population.”


The evening will also feature the chance to hang out with the cast of PLACAS and get an inside scoop on the new production, groove to the turntable stylings of DJ Aztec Parrot, tattoo demonstrations, food, drinks and lots more. 


So join us for a party and to tell the story behind your most prized tattoo. Participants will also receive discount tickets to the performance of PLACAS, September 6 – 16, 2012.


Everyone is welcome to attend this event but people who want to be interviewed must RSVP on the Festival website or send an e-mail to


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