By Sara Liberte
Someone who rides a bike lives, to a point, within the margins of society. the place individuals of the herd force Toyota Camrys and hipster hatchbacks, bikers pick out Harley-Davidsons, Triumphs, and Ducatis, placing themselves available in the market like raised center arms thrust on the usual voters of the area. 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 dermis. Tattoos have lengthy been an essential component 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 battle with statements etched in ink upon their our bodies, and so they persevered that culture once they shaped the golf equipment that got here to outline bike tradition. In a thousand Biker Tattoos, motorbike photographer Sara Liberte celebrates this such a lot own of artwork types by way of shooting the wild abandon of the motorbike way of life as expressed via tattoo paintings. that includes 1,000 pictures of tattoos and the art used to create them, besides profiles of the main popular tattoo artists within the biker neighborhood, this e-book offers an exceptional window into the main intimate point of motorbike tradition.
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A winged wheel on the calf is all this guy needs to remember his favorite pastime. ▲ pistons, spark plugs, and pinups—all symbols of the custom moto-culture that motorcycling belongs to. ▲ 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!
Motorheads are motorheads—they like cars, bikes, and anything they can work on and go fast with. that V8 ain’t for tomato juice! ▲ chains, spark plugs, ladies, sprockets, and skulls—more ingredients to a great biker tattoo. ▲ route 66 is aflame, along with a harley-davidson logo, a few wrenches, and a greasy sparkplug. this sleeve is dedicated to motorcycling. indd 50 (RAY) (Text) 7/8/13 5:54 PM 6/27/13 3:05 PM F39_Job No: 06-30772 Title: MBI-1000 Biker Tattoos C69655_#175 #175 DTP: 216 Page: 50 attoos ge: 50 ▲ This full sleeve is full of motorcycle components.