Who is the Mysterious Alex?

Since I’ve started this blog, two artists have caught my eye as being the best moto-tattoo artists out there. One of them is Sara Sabbah, who you’re already familiar with. Her Ohlin’s shock tattoo went viral across social media not too long ago.

And then there’s Alex Gershman, a.k.a. alex_besss on Instagram. As many avenues as I’ve tried, I’ve been unable to get a hold of her, perhaps because she only speaks Russian? The text for all her photos is in a language I don’t understand. I reply with no answer, maybe because she doesn’t understand me either. I know nothing about her. The only glimpse into her live I have is her Instagram. What I do know is she rides and her work is amazing.

Perhaps it’s on odd synergy that both of my favorite moto-artists happen to be women. Maybe women connect with motorcycles more deeply than men which enables them to truly embody the passion for riding in their work. Whatever the case, I’m completely infatuated with Alex’s talent. I just had to share some of her photos here so you could see what I see on Instagram on a daily basis.

It’s because of artists like Alex and Sara I feel so passionately in love with both tattoos and riding. They can physically show what I feel which almost makes me think all motorcyclists are connected in some way. To think that the feeling of freedom and love for riding could be so efficiently captured by the stroke of a needle or pen is baffling and breath taking at the same time. I hope to see more work from both of them and many more…if I can find them.