Biker Tattoos???

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Jan 232011
 

I don’t know how I came across this, but it is simply asinine!  Re-dic-u-lous!

Is this really what people think?  Is this really what people say?  Can you believe that this is from a site that claims to know anything at all, let alone be an authority?  Wow!  Here is the source.

Love, Respect, and Biker Tattoos That Say “Mom,”

ArtBiker

BIKER TATTOOS

The idea of biker tattoos is common throughout the world, and often shows affiliation to certain groups or gangs.  Because of this affiliation, many of them have similar tattoos to show that they belong. These biker tattoos are similar to wearing a patch on a vest or having the same helmet. They also let other bikers know where their allegiance lies so that they know who are their friends and who are not. Within their community, a biker tattoos are very important to them.

One of the most common types of biker tattoos is insignias or gang symbols, related to the group a biker is affiliated with.  Sometimes they will be a simple design while other times they will be more complicated such as their biker name, when they entered the gang or club and the mascot of their group.  Perhaps the most famous example of this is the Hells Angels biker gang, their symbol being a skull with a helmet on, with wings coming out of the back.  This makes many biker tattoos instantly recognisable.

Many biker tattoos will declare the love for their mom. Many have heart shaped tattoos that say ‘mom’ on a banner or underneath the heart. In some cases, these mom tattoos are memorials with dates because she has passed. In other cases, these are simply a way of proclaiming their love for her. Mom tattoos are also popular among sailors and younger men that get tattoos. In either case, many biker tattoos will show a dedication to their mothers.

It is very common to see biker tattoos relating to a certain brand of motorcycle, the most popular being the world famous Harley Davidson.  The brands logo can often be seen on the bodies of bikers, commonly accompanied by the head and feathers of an eagle.  Dog tattoos are also popular among bikers. Being on the road, you do not get to take your pets with you as there is no place for them on a motorcycle. Because of this, bikers often have tattoos of their animals so that they can always be near.  However, they may also represent a nickname, place or a special meaning, making biker tattoos open to interpretation.

Names are often incorporated in biker tattoos. Whether it is the name of their children, their last name, the name of their “old lady” or even a pet or parent. Names are popular among bikers because, without one, you are a nobody. No name means that you are not anything. Another reason that names are popular tattoos is because they can easily be placed anywhere. Whether they are being used to fill space in a larger tattoo like a sleeve or because you want to declare your love of someone, it is a simple tattoo and does not take long to do, making them one of the most popular biker tattoos around.

Nick Baxter’s New Book

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Nov 042010
 

You probably know him… or at least his work.  Nick is a prolific tattoo artist and someone I am very, very lucky to call a friend.  I am also lucky to wear a sleeve of his work on my arm, so you know I put my money where my mouth is.  Whenever I would go in for a long session, Nick would help me take my mind off the pain by talking art.  Specifically, Tromp Loei’l realism… And Nick has become a master at it.  Both on canvas and on skin.

You can read my writing about him here if you like, but this post is about his latest achievement which is a book called Sharp Focus Realism in Oil.  This manual not only showcases Baxter’s amazing images, but also delves into the technical and mental skills needed to create this kind of work.  I will own it because I am an artist, many will own it because they are tattoo artists, and more still will own it because they are collectors of fine art and/or derma graphics.

ArtBiker's Sleeve by renowned artist, Nick Baxter.

Regardless of why you want it on your shelf, be sure to pick it up.  And to see more of Baxter’s work, hit his website.  I guarantee you will be blown away.

Love, Respect, and Fine Art,

ArtBiker

Jul 292010
 

“GILL MONTIE’S WORLD FAMOUS TATTOOMANIA TAKES OVER STURGIS AS OFFICIAL TATTOO SHOP OF BOTH BROKEN SPOKE SALOON LOCATIONS”

STURGIS, SD—JULY 23, 2010–GILL MONTIE AND THE CREW FROM THE WORLD FAMOUS TATTOOMANIA IN BEAUMONT, TEXAS WILL BE TAKING CENTER STAGE AT BOTH BROKEN SPOKE LOCATIONS.  WITH GILL “THE DRILL” HOLDING THE REINS, THE TATTOOMANIA MAYHEM IS SURE TO GET EVERYONE’S ATTENTION THIS YEAR AT STURGIS FOR THOSE THAT EXPECT MORE FROM A TATTOO SHOP THAN JUST LINES ON SKIN.  TATTOOMANIA IS COMPOSED OF ONLY THE BEST ARTISTS WHO HAVE ALL TRAINED UNDER THEIR MENTOR, GILL MONTIE, WHO IS A LIVING LEGEND IN THE TATTOO INDUSTRY.

ORIGINALLY SETTING UP SHOP IN HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA, GILL BECAME AN INSTANT CELEBRITY HIMSELF AND WAS NOT ONLY TATTOOING THE WHO’S WHO STARS IN HOLLYWOOD, BUT APPEARED IN MANY OF THEIR MOVIES, MUSIC VIDEOS, AND EVEN TOURED WITH SOME BANDS DOING SECURITY.  GILL IS CURRENTLY INVOLVED WITH THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE ONE AND ONLY TATTOO HALL OF FAME WHERE NOT ONLY WILL HE BE THE ONE OF THE FIRST INDUCTEE, BUT HAS BEEN ASKED TO SET UP SHOP AND WORK OUT OF THE HALL OF FAME LOCATION.  KNOWN FOR HIS SKULL TATTOOS, GILL HAS CREATED A TOP NOTCH TEAM OF ONLY THE BEST ARTISTS IN THE COUNTRY AND YOU WILL GET A ONCE IN A LIFETIME CHANCE TO BE INKED BY TATTOO ROYALTY. THIS YEAR PROMISES TO BRING NOT ONLY THE BEST ARTWORK IN THE AREA, BUT SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCES FROM OTHER WELL-KNOWN TATTOO ARTISTS AND CELEBRITIES THAT WILL BE STOPPING BY TO PAY HOMAGE TO THEIR FRIEND AND FAVORITE INK SLINGER.

THE BROKEN SPOKE SALOON DOWNTOWN WILL HAVE TWO FANTASTIC ARTISTS INCLUDING GILL’S SON, SHANE MONTIE AND MATT WASDYKE WHO IS FLYING IN FROM ALASKA TO JOIN THE CREW AND WILL BE OPEN STARTING AUGUST 3RD FROM NOON TIL 2AM WHEN THE BAR CLOSES.  OUT AT BROKEN SPOKE CAMPGROUND/STURGIS COUNTY LINE YOU CAN MEET GILL HIMSELF AND FIVE OTHER AMAZING ARTISTS WHO HAVE ALL TAKEN NOTES FROM THE MAN. THE ALL-STAR LINE-UP INCLUDES: THE AMAZING MATT BROWN, JOHNNY JOHNO, FRANK BALL, WAYLON HART, AND GILL’S DAUGHTER SHEILA ROSE MONTIE WHO SPECIALIZES IN COSMETIC TATTOO MAKEUP.  THE CAMPGROUND SHOP WILL BE OPEN STARTING AUGUST 3RD FROM NOON UNTIL 2AM AT CLOSING TIME.

TATTOO COMPETITIONS ARE HELD DAILY AT BOTH LOCATIONS AND ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT BOTH SHOPS COME TOGETHER FOR THE BEST OVERALL TATTOOS FOR BOTH MALE AND FEMALE WITH CASH PRIZES AND TROPHIES INCLUDED. “IT’S BEEN TAKEN FOR GRANTED THE QUALITY AND CARE OF TATTOOS AND IT’S ABOUT TIME WE HAD SOMETHING LIKE THIS TO BREATHE NEW LIFE INTO THAT PART OF THE STURGIS EXPERIENCE.  PEOPLE GET TATTOOS IN STURIGS TO REMEMBER THIS AMAZING RIDE AND ITS NICE TO KNOW YOU CAN GET IT DONE THE RIGHT WAY BY TATTOOS ARTISTS THAT ARE THIS TALENTED AND CARE ENOUGH TO CREATE CUSTOM PIECES THAT FIT YOUR VISIONS,” SAYS GILL MONTIE.

YOU CAN FIND UP-TO-DATE NEWS ABOUT WHATS HAPPENING AT TATTOOMANIA AT THE BROKEN SPOKE SALOON WEBSITE COMPLETE WITH THE ARTISTS PROFILES AND PORTFOLIOS SO YOU CAN CHOOSE YOUR FAVORITE ARTIST AND SET UP YOUR APPOINTMENT.  THIS YEAR PROMISES TO BE AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE AND GILL WOULD LIKE TO INVITE EVERYONE TO CELEBRATE THIS YEAR’S 70TH ANNIVERSARY TATTOOMANIA STYLE. “WITH OVER 40 YEARS OF LIFE EXPERIENCE, STURGIS IS A PART OF MY LIFE AND MY FAMILY’S LIFE.  COME AND LET US TATTOO YOUR SOUL,” SAYS MONTIE.

For More Information:

Visit Broken Spoke Saloon Website:

* WWW.BROKENSPOKECAMPGROUND.COM*–*WWW.BROKENSPOKESALOON.COM*

Or Join us online:

*WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/GILLMONTIESWORLDFAMOUSTATTOOMANIA*–*WWW.MYSPACE.COM/TATTOOMANIA*

Gill Montie’s World Famous Tattoo Mania (Shop)

Tattoo Mania exploded on the scene in West Hollywood in 1990.  The brainchild of world famous tattoo artist, Gill “The Drill” Montie, quickly became a household name in the tattoo industry becoming synonymous with cutting edge quality and tattoo culture decadence.  Tattoo Mania set the standard for modern day tattooing introducing legendary artists like Paul Booth, Mark Mahoney, and Bob Tyrell to the tattoo industry.  Tattoo Mania list of clients reads like a who’s who in Hollywood featuring stars like Roseanne Barr, Ringo Starr, Poison, Motley Crew, Billy Bob Thornton, Shaquille O’Neil, and Tupac earning a reputation for expert tattooing with a hell of a story to tell at no extra charge.  Today Tattoo Mania continues to blaze a trail for others to follow and remains one of the most famous and respected names in the industry.  Bigger, badder, and better than ever, Tattoo Mania is bringing the party to Sturgis by teaming up with the Broken Spoke Saloon and is taking tattooing in Sturgis to a whole new level.

Gill “The Drill” Montie (Owner and World Famous Tattoo Artist)

Born in Traverse City, MI on December 18, 1954, Gill “The Drill” Montie has traveled all over the United States since the beginning of his tattooing career in 1974.

“I grew up between Detroit, Chicago, and Southern California. I became interested in tattoos in 1969 and began poking them in by hand. I joined the Marine Corps in 1971 and got out in 1973. I started an apprenticeship in 1974 in Southern California with Doc Dog and never turned back. I’ve tattooed all over the world the last 35 years.”

Tattoo Mania originated in Hollywood, California in 1990 and relocated to Beaumont, Texas in 2001. Tattoo Mania is a shop that takes pride in its work and is a great place to get a quality tattoo or become a tattooer.

Tattoo Shop Benefit for BP Cleanup

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Jul 252010
 

Please read on about our charity day to support the clean up of the Gulf Coast oil spill. Even if you don’t want to get tattooed, please help spread the word and come down and check out the original art and donate to the cause.

We are going to be holding a Benefit On August 8th for the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana. The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL) is a non-profit organization that has been working for over 20 years to restore and protect a sustainable coastal Louisiana.

In response to the BP Oil Spill, CRCL is recruiting and mobilizing teams of volunteers to help with coastal restoration and oil spill recovery. CRCL is also working with Federal and State partners to obtain the necessary funding and attention required for the restoration and protection of Louisiana’s fragile coast. You can support CRCL’s efforts by signing up to volunteer or donate online at www.crcl.org

Off The Map Tattoo will be offering people over 18 with a valid, government issued photo ID the opportunity to get one (or more!) of a number of small original tattoos created by our artists inspired by the BP gulf oil disaster as well as environmental preservation in general. Tattoos will be offered for a $50 minimum donation. There will also be a collaborative print available for sale and a silent auction for the original art piece as well as the original flash sheets made by our artists. We will be donating 100% of the proceeds to the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana.

To book appointments please call the studio at 413-527-6574

Hell City Tattoo Festival “Let It Burn” August 27th-29th

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Jul 222010
 


Every year the earth breaks itself open and allows the lesser wicked to see how it’s really done. You can hear about it later, you can watch it on YouTube or the news. You can even peep over the edge and look down in to the depths. Best thing to do is to take a leap with us and see what the Hell is all the fuss about this highly regarded tattoo convention!

America’s Favorite Tattoo Festival is descending upon Phoenix, Arizona once again! The Hell City Tattoo Festival #10 “Let It Burn” will take place August 27th-29th at The Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona. The Hell City Tattoo Festival has been featured on the History Channel’s “The Works” and TLC’s “Tattoo Wars”, now it’s your turn to step beyond television to experience the incredible world of tattoos at this years highly anticipated tattoo festival!

The Hell City Tattoo Festival is a tattoo event put on by tattoo artists, featuring world-class artists and collectors from around the world! Hell City brings you not only some of the world’s best tattoo masters, but also showcases many of today’s young, up and coming tattoo artists! It is much more than your typical tattoo convention though, Hell City is one-of-a-kind because it includes so many other activities that you won;t see at other tattoo conventions. If you’ve ever been to Hell City before, you have seen the massive crowds. The line that gathers before the gates even open looks more like the line to get into a sold out rock concert. Once inside, all the is Hell City will amaze your eyes, ears and skin. With everything from live entertainment on the Main Stage, to bands, freak shows, free seminars, forums, The Art Fusion Experiment, tattoo competitions every day, and the lovely Suicide Girls giving out the most unique trophies seen at a tattoo event, you will want to stay the entire weekend! The Hell City Tattoo Festival is a family friendly event, encouraging everyone to come and take a peek inside the world of tattooing. There are so many new events you won’t want to miss history in the making at this year’s Hell City Tattoo Festival #10 “Let It Burn”

Pre-sale tickets are available now online for $18 a day, or $20 at the door. Rooms at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa are only $102 a night! Even if you live in the Valley, this is your chance to stay at one of the nicest resorts in America for only $102! Nearly every US President in the last 100 years has stayed at the Biltmore.

Check out the brand new Hell City website and tattoo community for presale tickets, scheduled events, attending tattoo artists, seminars and tons more information regarding The Hell City Tattoo Festival @ www.hellcity.com. For press info, please email info@hellcity.com.