Seen in Portland: Bike tattoos

Ever since I moved to Portland six years ago, I’ve loved seeing all the interesting tattoos people have in this town. I don’t have any myself (yet), but if and when I ever get one, there’s a good chance it will have a bike-inspired design.

I came across something in my Twitter feed this morning that mentioned bike tattoos so I delved into my photo archives to see if I could find any. I did! So I figured I’d share them with you…

Benson Bubbler Ride - Pedalpalooza 09-4

North American Cycle Courier Championships

Pedalpalooza Kickoff Ride 2009-12

Scenes from Free Geek Geek Fair

Tour de Fat: Portland, OR 8/6/05

BikePortland.org - Portland OR bike scenes

Cross Crusade #2 - Portland, OR

Mult Co Bike Fair (MCBF)-62.jpg

Last Thursday, Alberta Street

Pretty interesting mix of designs huh? And there are many, many others I’ve seen but just haven’t had the chance to photograph. Bonus points if you can name the people behind the tattoos!

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Ted Buehler
Ted Buehler
12 years ago

Bob of VanPort Cruisers has a classic Calvin and Hobbes…

Marcus Griffith
Marcus Griffith
12 years ago

Wade, of Bad Monkey Bikes in Vancouver, has the logo for his bike store ink on as well as few other tattoos.

You have to wonder if one is committed or disturbed to have their business logo inked on. I guess in Wade’s case, its a bit of both.

Kenn
12 years ago

You have to wonder if one is committed or disturbed to have their business logo inked on.

I can totally see tattooing your own business logo. Starting a successful business of your own is something to be truly proud of. What I wonder about is the people who get tattoos of other company logos (eg, Apple, Harley Davidson, whatever).

Metrofiets
Metrofiets
12 years ago

Jamie of Metrofiets added one to his collection a while back…

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31530356@N08/3695404606/in/photostream/

Anonymous
Anonymous
12 years ago

and we can’t forget Joel M. and his monumental chain ring project 🙂

k.
k.
12 years ago

Ewww.