Motorcycle Culture – Glock Tattoo
If you have never ridden on a motorcycle, you don’t know what you are missing. The wind throws your hair back and the sweet smells of the air that you’re driving through. There really is something special about the feeling you get when you are riding a motorcycle on the open road.
This is why there is such a strong motorcycle culture in the world and it also explains why some get tattoos professing their love of the lifestyle. It’s less taboo now but when bikers first started forming clubs, it was during an era where men were expected to be clean cut. It was their way of rebelling against that norm back in the day and it stuck.
Lifestyle in Ink – The Glock Tattoo
Roy Martin immortalized his life in tattoos
Roy was born and raised in Denver, CO. Being a self-taught welder, fabricator with over 35 years in the custom car scene, and 20 years building custom motorcycles. Right out of high school, Roy started working at a local machine shop, West Electronic Balancing. His job was balancing the internal engine parts, crankshafts, connecting rods and pistons for many race influenced engine builders.
After 21 years at West Electronic Balancing, Roy decided to follow his childhood dream of becoming a Police Officer. He put himself through night college, working at the shop during the day, and working on his passion of cars and motorcycles during any free time. At the age of 40, Roy was hired for a local law enforcement agency. He is currently a Patrol Sergeant
GLOCK CULTURE – Today the Glock pistol has become the gun of choice for law enforcement in the United States. So, to honor his commitment to law enforcement, he added a Glock Tattoo to complete his tattoo sleeve.
Tattoo Biker Culture – Biker tattoos were first used by members of various biker clubs and groups, in order to signify membership. The first motorcycle clubs began in the 1940’s and 1950’s, and were happy to play up their reputation as outlaws.
They often called themselves 1%ers (one-percenters) after a comment made by the American Motorcycle Association (AMA) in the early days of motorcycles. They stated that 99% of motorcycle riders were good, and only “1%” were outlaws.
Roys Toys Customs
Custom Show Circuit: The award-winning Roys Toys Customs has participated in the AMD Proshow World Championship, AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building, Harley Davidson’s 110th and 111th Annual Invitation Only show at the Harley Davidson Museum, and the Progressive International Motorcycle Show in Dallas and many other national and regional shows.
Roy uses things close to him, like his Glock Tatto, to make art. What are you considering to immortilzing in connetic two-whell art? If you are considering a ground up custom or adding custom touches to your motorcycle, then connect with the Roys Toys Martin team here. We would like to know what you have in mind and see where we can help you.
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