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.
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.