It takes a serious moto fan to tattoo Kevin Windham and Chad Reed on your body. In fact, Nanette Bailey did just that and her tattoos are based on photos she took while attending the races. “I love photography as much as I love riding,” says Nanette.
I found Nanette on Instagram doing my usual searches for anything moto and tattoo related. The first thing I noticed about her was that she was covered in ink – specifically moto-ink. It takes a serious enthusiast with a true dedication to the moto lifestyle to donate must of your skin to dirtbikes, helmets, chains and even carburetors that Nanette wears across her chest proudly.
Most of Nanette’s dirtbike tattoos were done by Jonny Crist at Mainstreet Studios in Ashland, OH. Jonny races dirtbikes himself and was the perfect artist to make Nanette’s dreams of MotoInk come to life. She also has other tattoos that were inked by Tina Sekanic in Cleveland and Jay Hess of Niagara Falls. The newest realistic tattoos of Kevin Windham and Chad Reed were done by Jonny.
Nanette has been riding all her life since she was five years old. She’s done some motocross racing, but mostly rides for the hell of it on her Honda CRF150R. And what better reason to ride is there? She likes to ride on the track and also on trails near where she lives in southern Ohio.