Tattoos are more popular than ever. It seems that practically everyone has a tattoo. Men are obviously the prime candidates for tattoos, although women aren’t too far behind. Sometimes we see teenagers already showing off their first tattoo. It gets to a point where you might even find one taped to your friendly neighborhood priest or nun. The images displayed can be anything the wearer’s heart desires. Tattooed lettering is growing in popularity almost as fast as colorful custom artistic images. One category of tattoos that stands out from the rest is the Harley Davidson tattoo. Harley Davidson motorcycles have a fan base like no other motorcycle brand in the world. Their loyal owners and riders are proud to display the logo, the bikes, and pretty much anything related to the Harley biker lifestyle in the form of body art.
Harley Davidson motorcycles have been manufactured since the early 20th century. However, the biker revolution didn’t really take off until the 1950s. Indeed, it was a touch of Hollywood magic that produced the ominous appearance of biker gangs and lawbreakers on noisy motorcycles, roaring down the local highway and straight up Main Street. Biker films first emerged in the 1950s and depicted the biker lifestyle as womanhood, fistfighting, excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages, and a variety of other criminal activities. The popularity of these biker flicks has sparked a lifestyle choice for many people. Harley Davidson traditionally produced motorcycles for practical uses, including civilian and military uses. However, recreational riding grew in popularity thanks to the appeal of the biker gang and the excitement most likely generated at the drive-in movie theater or movie theater. Many Harley-Davidson historians believe that some of these films sparked the enthusiasm for American-made motorcycles. Tattoos are just another ingredient in the mix. The hardcore biker and the tattoo would be a match made in heaven.
Tattoos are symbolic. Although a number of tattoos have certainly been placed on individuals too intoxicated to make a sensible decision at the time, most are permanently placed on men and women who are aware of their surroundings and their choices. Harley Davidson tattoos have been a fan favorite for decades. The Harley tattoo can be an image of the tattoo artist’s motorcycle, perhaps a beautiful woman on a Harley motorcycle, or simply an elaborate Harley logo. Harley Davidson body art is a colorful and artistic way to show pride in the most beloved motorcycle in American history. Harley has a fan base like no other motorcycle brand in the world. Brand loyalty is essential and the idea of tattooing the human body with the likeness of a specific motorcycle or a representation of that specific bike proves it. The next time you go to your local biker rally, take the time to count the tattoos of Harley Davidson’s competitors…it most likely won’t take long.