Biker & Harley Davidson Tattoos

Riding a motorcycle is all about that sense of liberation, and biker tattoos reflect this feeling. These bold, striking, rebellious designs are a symbol of the open road, and of the segment of society that enjoys it the most. They are often designed to send a message or declare membership to an organization.


Harley Davidson Tattoos


Once upon a time biker tattoos were associated with criminals and done with handmade equipment and improvised inks. But times have changed and riding a bike has gone mainstream: many weekend bikers hold down conventional jobs and get their tattoos from a legitimate tattoo parlor.


You know them when you see them, but what are the essential elements of biker tattoo designs? They all have the old-school, Sailor Jerry look and some customary themes:


Biker styled skull and wings tattoo design


Other "old school" tattoos are popular choices for bikers, like women, daggers, dragons and blazing tires. They're are usually placed on the shoulder because it's a good spot to show them off.


Biker Tattoos: Live Hard Run Fast


Harley Davidson Tattoos

Many biker tattoos feature the Harley Davidson name or logo, sometimes on its own, and sometimes as part of an intricate design. Picture an eagle perched on top of a ‘Harley Davidson’ banner or epithet like ‘Ride Free’. Obviously, a Harley Davidson tattoo is going to demonstrate a passion for Harley Davidson motorcycles. It also represents nonconformity and love for freedom.

Harley tattoos are usually combined with:


Biker tattoo design


Biker tattoos vary greatly with regard to how much skin they cover, but generally speaking they are not small. Most bikers have a tattoo on their arm because motorcycle gear usually covers everything else, but that doesn’t mean they are limited to the arm of course.

In a sense, how many tattoos a biker has does indicate how committed he is to the lifestyle. Weekend bikers might have one or two, but a sleeve or body shirt reveals a more hard-core commitment.

Here's some more biker flash and pictures:


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Biker Tattoo: Fast and Furious Feminine Biker Tattoo: Fast Lady Motorcycle Tattoo
Biker tattoo on a man's arm Winged wheel tattoo on arm Harley Davidson tattoo
Tribal motorcycle tattoo design Tribal biker tattoo design Tribal bike tattoo design
Harley Davidson and skull tattoo on a man's back Tribal eagle tattoo design Spark plug tattoo on a man's shoulder
Harley Davidson skull tattoo design Biker tattoo design Harley Davidson logo tattoo design with wings and halo
Spark plug tattoo Harley Davidson, skull and flames tattoo Harley Davidson engine tattoo
Biker tattoo design Biker skull tattoo design Motor tattoo design
Biker skull tattoo Harley Davidson eagle tattoo on a man's arm: Live to Ride Bike tattoo on a man's arm
Easy Rider tattoo Biker tattoo design: Where freedom rides Bike engine tattoo design
Biker tattoo on a man's chest Harley Davidson eagle tattoo on a man's arm: Live to Ride Bike part tattoo

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