The Recidivist, World’s First Tattooed Motorcycle
Motorcycle and tattoos are a successful combination well known ever since bikes started to roam the roads of the world, but until now they only completed each other, tattoos being the form of body art preferred by bikers.
With the Recidivist, the world’s first tattooed motorcycle, the combination is taken to another level: if until now there have been modified motorbikes adorned with tattoo motifs using an airbrush, this bike is the first bike with real skin tattoos.
The Cheyenne Recidivist is a custom one-off build from the Polish workshop Game Over Cycles (GOC) and is based on a Harley-Davidson Softail model. Still almost nothing remains from the original Milwaukee cruiser, except the Twin Cam 96 engine and a small part of the frame. Its uniqueness comes from the fact that its wheels, tank, seat and rear fender are completely covered in tattooed skin. This was achieved by engineering the bike with light colored leather similar to the color of human skin. Polish tattoo artists Tomasz Lech and Krzysztof Krolak then spent a whopping 250 hours inking the bike, using the tools of world-famous supplier Cheyenne Professional Tattoo Equipment.
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