The Recidivist, the Worlds First Tattooed Motorcycle, Wins 1st Place in People’s Choice Award
At the European Bike Week (EBW) 2015, Europe’s biggest bike rally organized annually in Austria, Polish company Game Over Cycles (GOC) received 2 awards. In a Custom Bike Show contest organized at EBW 2015 by Harley-Davidson brand, The Recidivist – a custom bike covered in real tattoos, took first place in the “Custom” category and won the prestigious audience award — “People’s Choice Award”.
The Recidivist is a motorcycle created in devotion to the traditions of the modern motorcycle industry and the human culture of the artistic world of tattoos. Motorbikes are commonly adorned with tattoo motifs using an airbrush, however the uniqueness of The Recidivist lies in the fact that the bike’s entire construction is covered in tattooed skin branded directly onto the bike’s tires, tanks, seat, rear fender, lamp and many other smaller elements. Light colored cow hide leather – similar to the color of human skin – is engineered onto the bike. All of that makes The Recidivist world’s first tattooed motorcycle. The bike had its premiere in September 2014 at the London International Tattoo Convention – the most prestigious body adornment convention in the world.
European Bike Week is the biggest open and free motorcycle event in Europe and one of the largest in the world. The rally has been organized since 1998 and according to the organizers, the Austrian town of Faaker-See is annually visited by approx. 100 000 people. Event’s patron is the most famous motorcycle company in the world – Harley Davidson.
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