Featured Tattoo of the Week: Gizmo’s Memorial Tattoo of Danny Boi

Gizmo’s memorial tattoo of Danny Boi.

Gizmo and Danny Boi were best friends. They were both members of the Ruff Ryders Motorcycle Club and as Gizmo says, they were “in sync with each other.” Gizmo lost Danny to a hit and run in 2008 and got this tattoo in his memory. We’ll never forget our fallen riders. Below is Danny’s last interview before he died. RIP.

Life is an Adventure for JT.

A memorial to his friend, this tattoo is a constant reminder to live each day as if it were your last.

“The tattoo on my left shoulder is a representation of my best friend, Bryan Hodges, whom I lost to a motorcycle accident involving an irresponsible teenage driver who turned in front of us in a sedan while we were riding together. I chose the Grim Reaper design because Bryan loved the reaper and he was a red head so I gave the reaper fire on his hood. The words spell out ‘Soulless Rider,’ – his nickname – May he Rest In Peace.

Life is an Adventure! Need we say more? Tattoo by Tina Sulano.

I chose my chest piece for numerous reasons. But the one reason I focused on it was the fact of how true it is. People always ask me if I am scared that something is going to happen while riding on the streets or on the racetrack and I always tell them, ‘that is part of the adventure.’ I don’t spend a lot of time worrying what’s around the corner or what fate has in store. If you knew all the answers to life – well – its like reading a brand new book and someone already told you what’s on every page. If you always knew the answers, life would not be very exciting. Everyday is a new day with new possibilities, enjoy it!

There is nothing like a canyon run to truly appreciate a beautiful morning. Thank you Go Pro.

I ride for many reasons: To relieve stress, to enjoy the air, to put my helmet on and be in my own world. Mostly, I ride because it is my passion. As I’m a veteran back in the civilian sector, a lot of things irritate me. I get frustrated easily and all I need to do is get on the bike and drain a full tank of gas, and then my problems and stresses disappear. I just gotta hit a good, long road and it gives me some clairvoyance to think straight.

JT.

The community of riders (in my opinion) is something you can’t beat either. I miss the camaraderie of the Marines and a good amount, but not all, is replaced by the togetherness of riding with a group. If there is anything in the world that gives me the most bodily fulfillment, the most happiness, it’s the sound of a cold start in the morning, then pulling back into the garage long after the sun has gone down and my bike is 100+ miles older.

Ride for love, Ride for life.

Worlds by JT

Photos of Josh’s tattoos by Jenn Jaynes of M1 Sport Riders

Life is an Adventure tattoo by Tina Sulano