The BMX bike came blazing onto the scene in the 1970s, and things have never been the same since. A more accessible alternative to standard motorcross, the sport made famous by Southern Californian natives, the BMX bike could be used in urban areas as well as on dirt tracks, making it the first of its kind.
BMX bikes were designed to be driven across what was formerly motocross-only territory, built to perform tricks and hold their own against their costlier counterparts.
The 1972 release of motorcycle racing documentary “On Any Sunday” provided further inspiration for the young and young at heart across America to build their own off-road bicycles, and manufacturers quickly jumped on board to produce even newer BMX models that would set the standard for a revolutionary era in motorcross sport.
Today BMX drivers and enthusiasts keep the passion alive with daring feats, freestyle BMX driving, and near-theatrical routines televised around the world. More then mere pop culture novelties, BMX bikes have come to represent the best and boldest of American sporting culture, signifying an inventive penchant for upgrading tradition. BMX bike tattoos can be worn anywhere on the body, and are inked in both color and black & white. Regardless of where you choose to wear yours, few will stand in your way.