Time to take a chance, to roll the dice, to venture out and see what lies over all these horizons, leaving behind all the comforts of the past 11 years of my life. Friends, work, clients, my apartment, all the security of living in a small mountain town began to dissipate as pedals cranked into the unknown. The quest at hand: tattoo and travel through all 50 states via a fully loaded bicycle!
The year before, I had done my first long distance solo bicycle tour across America. Riding from San Francisco to New York, arriving at the house I grew up in on my 40th birthday. It had been a decade long dream and a whirlwind trip across the country that open my eyes to the freedom of bicycle travel. The experiences, the people, the adventure! Never really knowing where the day will take you or what you will come across. It’s the same feeling of excitement as when you are a kid and get your first bicycle. All of a sudden you can go anywhere in the neighborhood except, the neighborhood just got a whole lot bigger. A life changing endeavor, to say the least. It wasn’t long after returning home to Colorado that a plan began to emerge. How can I combine my love for tattooing along with the freedom and adventure of bicycle travel? Easy, go on the road! A bicycle/tattoo tour was the only thing that made sense.
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25TH ANNUAL MOTOR CITY TATTOO EXPO
BRIGHTON, MICHIGAN. FEBRUARY 28th - MARCH 1st, 2020.
LEATHERNECKS TATTOO BROOKLYN
The shop was opened in July of 2011, by tattoo artist Kenny K-bar and his partner Valerie Randazzo. Kenny K-bar, a former US Marine, has been an artist since he could hold a crayon! Kenny and Val's passion for art, tattoos and motivation to build a home for his talent are what built the shop nearly overnight.
FEATURED TATTOO COLLECTOR
In the business since 1992, Ronda Xanthos has been around the world, tattooing all manner of show biz celebrities, supermodels, circus freaks, and gangsters.
I am currently an apprentice at The Abyss Fine Art and Tattoo Studio in Long Beach, NY. I have been surrounded by different forms of art my whole life. I always knew I wanted art to be the center of my world, but never really understood how to make that possible.
It all started on the morning of June 22, 2017 in Durango, Colorado. Packed and ready to go. Clothes, food, camping gear and of course, tattoo equipment, all loaded on two wheels. The time had come for a new chapter.
You may remember Brenda Swan from the cover of Tattoo Revue Issue 180. That issue has since sold out and become a collector’s item, so she’s back for issue 185! We hope you enjoy the photos.
Hello, my name is Chris Brown. I’m 32 years old from Louisville, Kentucky. I am the founder of Crispy Ink.
Kamil Mocet & Impossible Cover Up Tattoos
Hello readers of Tattoo Revue. My name is Kamil Mocet & I’ve been tattooing for over 20 years. My journey with tattoos began with my friend Robert Lypik from TATTOO FAMILIA in Krakow, Poland. I did an apprenticeship with him in 1999.
How do you trailside camp?
Fact: For most of us, camping and wheeling go together. It’s a safe bet that where there’s folks gathered to wheel for more than a day there’s probably camping involved.
SOMETIMES IT’S EASY to get bogged down in negativity, especially coming out of 2020. We’re going through a pandemic, many of us haven’t seen our families in almost a year, and all the fun activities we used to do (horse related or not) have been rescheduled, canceled, or set aside for the time being.
Woodworker, content creator; a lesson in contradictions
PHIL HEATH A MILE HIGH ABOVE THE REST
Numerous factors contribute to fat loss.
US SPACE COMMAND SITE TO BE LOCATED IN HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA
The U.S. Air Force announced that the new U.S. Space Command headquarters will be in Huntsville, Alabama, after the state was selected over five others competing for the project, including Colorado, where Space Command is provisionally located.
“The Mountain Decides"
The ninety-eighth running of The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC), also known as “The Race to the Clouds,” is an invitational automobile hill climb to the summit of Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain in Manitou, Colorado.
The Saga of COLORADO GOLD - 53 Million Troy Ounces and Counting
Colorado has been mining gold even before the region became a territory and is still mining it today.
WHY MOTORCYCLISTS CAN'T AFFORD TO JUST SIT BACK AND ENJOY THE RIDE?
Many different things draw people to motorcycling. For some, it’s the sense of freedom.
THE ICONIC SAN JUANS
With a mining history dating back to 1860, the San Juan mountain range in Southwestern Colorado has been a destination for adventurers for years.
Nonprofits in the Moto CommunityWho Deserve Your Support