By Sara Liberte
Someone who rides a bike lives, to some extent, within the margins of society. the place participants of the herd force Toyota Camrys and hipster hatchbacks, bikers select Harley-Davidsons, Triumphs, and Ducatis, placing themselves in the market like raised heart hands thrust on the traditional voters of the realm. And simply as a motorcyclistís trip is an affront to the sensibilities of the meek and the traditional, so too is the ink on his or her epidermis. Tattoos have lengthy been a vital part of this tradition, the results of the overpowering variety of ex-military males who shaped the nucleus of the postwar outlaw motorbike membership scene. those squaddies, sailors, and marines back from struggle with statements etched in ink upon their our bodies, they usually persisted that culture once they shaped the golf equipment that got here to outline motorbike tradition. In one thousand Biker Tattoos, bike photographer Sara Liberte celebrates this such a lot own of artwork types by means of shooting the wild abandon of the motorbike way of life as expressed via tattoo paintings. that includes 1,000 photographs of tattoos and the art used to create them, in addition to profiles of the main well known tattoo artists within the biker neighborhood, this ebook presents an extraordinary window into the main intimate element of bike tradition.
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Wings and wheels is a simple statement of the love of the freedom obtained from riding. indd 39 (RAY) (Text) 39 7/8/13 5:50 PM 6/27/13 3:05 PM F39_Job No: 06-30772 Title: MBI-1000 Biker Tattoos C69655_#175 #175 DTP: 216 Page: 39 ▲ We love this play on route 66! it’s every motorcycle rider’s favorite stretch of american blacktop to ride, and this has a true hardcore biker’s twist on it—route 666, satan’s path to eternal damnation! ▲ this is a magneto demon, because everyone who owns a motorcycle with a magneto knows there is a demon living in that thing.
Indd 60 (RAY) (Text) 7/17/13 10:11 AM 6/27/13 3:05 PM F39_Job No: 06-30772 Title: MBI-1000 Biker Tattoos 228_AC69670_#175 #175 DTP: 216 Page: 60 attoos ge: 60 ▲ I like this cool green hot-rod monster, an icon in the hot-rod moto culture. Steve Sullivan ▲ a take on one of the most favored roads to ride across america—route 66—now becomes route 666. C. of Willie’s tropical tattoo has a thing for V-twin engines. his work is highly detailed. indd 62 (RAY) (Text) 7/17/13 10:11 AM 7/8/13 6:01 PM F39_Job No: 06-30772 Title: MBI-1000 Biker Tattoos 228_AC69670_#175 C69655_#175 DTP: 216 Page: 62 attoos ge: 62 ▲ A pin-up–style Statue of Liberty is a cool take on the American theme.
Above and right: skulls and engines go together like peanut butter and jelly. indd 55 (RAY) (Text) 55 7/8/13 7:02 PM 6/27/13 3:05 PM F39_Job No: 06-30772 Title: MBI-1000 Biker Tattoos C69655_#175 #175 DTP: 216 Page: 55 ▲ some riders are so committed to a certain power plant that they have it tattooed onto themselves. indd 56 (RAY) (Text) 7/8/13 7:03 PM 6/27/13 3:05 PM F39_Job No: 06-30772 Title: MBI-1000 Biker Tattoos C69655_#175 #175 DTP: 216 Page: 56 attoos ge: 56 here are some great examples of full sleeves with intense colors and vivid pictures, many of which blend motorcycles with greater automotive culture.