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Babes Ride Out East Coast 3 Tattoo Flash

Artist SeriesAshmore Ellis

Alright ladies! The official flash sheets for Babes Ride Out East Coast 3 are I-N! The tattooers will be kicking off their sessions at 2:00 pm Friday and 4:00pm Sat until they get burned out :)  It's first come first serve but as always, they do the best they can to fit everyone in. Cruise the flash sheets and pick out your favorite BFF tattoo you plan on getting with your riding buds! 

Tracey Rose

Please give a warm welcome back to Tracey Rose and make sure to stop by her booth at Babes Ride Out East Coast 3 to get on the list for a permanent souvenir! 

Babes Ride Out East Coast 3 Tattoo Flash
Babes Ride Out East Coast 3 Tattoo Flash
Babes Ride Out East Coast 3 Tattoo Flash

Becca Blust

Becca is part of our amazing crew of tattooers that will be on site at Babes Ride Out East Coast 3 to give you a permanent souvenir. Get to know her and see her work by scrolling down and viewing her flash. 

  • Name: Becca Blust
  • Website: inkdogvt.com
  • Instagram: @inkdog
  • Hometown/Location: Brattleboro, Vermont
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Kat Noir

Our team has searched the EC realm to find ladies who can create one of a kind flash for this year's event which will post closer to the event for your viewing pleasure! Until then, meet our Kat Noir hailing from New York. 

  • Name: Kat Noir 
  • Instagram: @katnoirink
  • Location: Queens & Brooklyn NY
Babes Ride Out East Coast 3 Tattoo Flash
Babes Ride Out East Coast 3 Tattoo Flash

Kelly Green

The best kind of souvenir is a permanent one!  Meet Kelly Green, an artist from Bolton, CT who has been tattooing for 16 years. When you arrive at camp, make a dash over to the tattoo booth and get on the list. We have more artists this year but as always, its first come first serve. 

Babes Ride Out East Coast 3 Tattoo Flash
Babes Ride Out East Coast 3 Tattoo Flash

Michele Mazza

Michele began her tattoo career in 1996, after having attended the Ringling College of Art and Design in Florida. She had worked in the New Haven area for many years before joining her good friends Jim and Tracey at Lucky Soul at the new location in 2011. A

Babes Ride Out East Coast 3 Tattoo Flash
Babes Ride Out East Coast 3 Tattoo Flash
Babes Ride Out East Coast 3 Tattoo Flash

Meet Michele Mazza | Featured Tattoo Artist at Babes Ride Out East Coast 3

Artist SeriesAshmore Ellis

We are thrilled to have 5 tattooer on site this year at Babes Ride Out East Coast 3. Meet Michele Mazza from Woodbridge Conneticut. It's Michele's first Babes Ride Out event so let's make sure to give her the warmest welcome. 

What do you do / for how long have you done it? I've been tattooing since 1997 with a bit of a break in between for a couple of years to stay home with my twins who are now 6.

What do you love most about what you do? I love meeting new people often and hearing their stories and designing a piece unique for them. I love that my job means I get to be creative most of the time!

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Where do you come from and how did tattooing come into your life? I'm from CT but spent some time living in Fl, after leaving Ringling school of art and design in FL I came back home to seek out an apprenticeship and get more tattoos! I met an artist named Hens and was going to discuss my back piece with him.  He offered to apprentice me when I showed him my drawings and expressed my hope to find a mentor and learn to tattoo. After a traditional apprenticeship eventually I began working with him.

Tell us about motorcycles in your life. I had one years ago but I never stuck with it. I witnessed someone I knew crash and die right in front of me and I couldn't shake that image from my brain. I never felt comfortable on a bike after that and gave it up. 

How did you hear about Babes Ride Out? My friend and co worker Tracey Rose asked me to do it with her last year but I couldn't make it. This year I was hoping it would all work out! I love the idea of it, I love all of these awesome women who ride! I won't lie, I'll appreciate them and live vicariously through them from my minivan though! haha 

What makes you interested in supporting Babes Ride Out? I think it's great that this event supports empowering women and just seems like a really great event overall!

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Artist Series | Alicja Polacheck @alicjaplz

Artist SeriesAnya Violet

The Babes Ride Out Artist series showcases the art of talented people in our community. Each piece is donated to the Moto F.A.M. X Babes Ride Out raffle. Moto F.A.M.  is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping riders facing life changing injuries after a serious motorcycle accident. Meet Alicja Polacheck @alicjaplz ! She has hand painted an Atwyld Jacket for BRO East Coast 3 raffle. Read on to get to know more about Alicja!

Where are you from originally? 

I was born in Warsaw, Poland but have lived all over the world, from San Francisco to New York City, Berlin… the list goes on…

Where do you live now?

I live in Chicago, IL.

What first got you into art?

I’ve been into art for as long as I can remember. I was the weird kid that wanted the $10 can of sardines from the store instead of a doll because I thought the label was cool.

How would you describe your style?

Most of my work is centered around hand lettering but over the past few years I’ve been including more pictorials in my designs. I lean toward darker themes and images but am willing to give anything a shot! 

What inspires you? Have any artists in particular been an influence on you?

I find inspiration in most everything, whether it be a song I’m listening to or a joke that comes back to me while I’m waiting somewhere in line, I strive to make the things that make me happy and hopefully someone else out there will appreciate them too. 

I’ve had many influences over the years but I’ve found the people that influence me the most are my friends. I am lucky to know so many truly inspiring people. My mentors, most importantly Doc Guthrie, are all journeyman sign painters who are still slanging paint. I hope to still be painting when I’m their age. And then there’s my tattooer Shaun Topper who is continuously raising the bar or contemporary artists like Emilio Villalba and Blake Neubert that constantly blow my mind with their work and motivate me to look outside the box.

What is your favorite medium?

Gold and glass are by far my favorite materials to work with, gilding is such a beautiful and timeless process, once I saw how it was done I was hooked. I also enjoy the challenge of implementing non-traditional materials into my pieces to try and make them feel more modern.

When did you first hear about Babes Ride Out?

I first heard about Babes Ride Out three years ago. It’s such a positive and empowering event for women and one of the best weekends of the year! 

What is your connection to the motorcycle community?

I’m a fairly new rider with only two years under my belt but I try to make it out to as many events as possible. I’d like to someday make it to Babes Ride Out over seas!

Do you ride? If so, what do you ride?

I ride a black 2013 Triumph Bonneville T100.

What will you be contributing to this years raffle? 

I will be painting a custom Atwyld jacket for this years raffle. I can’t wait to see who wins!

Artist Series | Jen Mussari @jenmussari

Artist SeriesAnya Violet

The Babes Ride Out Artist series showcases the art of talented people in our community. Each piece is donated to the Moto F.A.M. X Babes Ride Out raffle. Moto F.A.M.  is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping riders facing life changing injuries after a serious motorcycle accident. Meet Jen Mussari @jenmussari ! She has hand painted a Biltwell helmet for BRO East Coast 3 raffle. Read on to get to know more about Jen!

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Where are you from originally?

I’m from a town called Newtown Square in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia!

Where do you live now?

I currently live in Brooklyn, NYC and spend most of my time in a weird swampy neighborhood called Gowanus.

What first got you into art?

I always loved drawing and painting as a kid, but going to car shows with my dad opened me up to a whole genre of lettering arts and pinstriping that really influenced me! I also used to spend hours flipping through milk crates of vinyl records and just staring at the covers. It wasn’t until much later that I realized that there were actual artists behind those pieces and that I could do that for a job!

How would you describe your style?

I make lettering-focused artwork with a heavy hot rod influence. Bold and friendly!

What inspires you?

Have any artists in particular been an influence on you?I am so inspired by the people that I share studio space with in Brooklyn. Being around other creative people who do work that is different from my own is crucial to staying energized. My work has definitely also been influenced by great painters like Barbara Kruger and Ed Ruscha.

What is your favorite medium?

My absolute favorite medium is One Shot sign painter’s enamel! It allows for crisp and super opaque lines, which makes it perfect for lettering. The paint’s versatility allows me to explore so many surfaces; from motorcycles to shoes to punching bags and suitcases!

When did you first hear about Babes Ride Out?

I first heard about Babes Ride Out years ago through the Women’s Moto Exhibit! I was so excited to see a photography show highlighting women riding and did some more research, leading me to Babes Ride Out.

What is your connection to the motorcycle community?

I grew up around motorcycles and cars, with a few that my dad was working on in every open space in the garage. Here in NYC we have a great and diverse moto community that I’ll often do artwork to support, whether it’s a logo for the local women’s riding club or painting the doors of the local garages.

Do you ride? If so, what do you ride?

Not currently riding but Italian bikes will always have my heart!

If you were a motorcycle what kind would you be?

If I were a motorcycle...I would like to think that I would be a really cool 70s Ducati Super Sport or Moto Guzzi but realistically I would probably be more like a dinky little 60s Honda dream or something else with a tiny engine but a lot of chrome!

Have you ever been to Joshua Tree? What was your experience there?

I am lucky enough to spend a lot of time in Joshua Tree lately! I have friends that live in North Joshua Tree on a really beautiful plot of land. I get to go live with them for weeks at a time. While I’m there with them we collaborate on art pieces together and just generally enjoy the desert. It’s really a special place for those that pay attention to the details that make it so unique.

What will you be contributing to this years raffle?

I will be painting a totally rad silver flake Biltwell Gringo for this year’s raffle!

 

Meet Babes Ride Out East Coast 3 Tattoo Artist Becca Blust from Ink Dog Vermont

Artist Series, PeopleAshmore Ellis

Next up on the table is Becca Blust! Becca is part of our amazing crew of tattooers that will be on site at Babes Ride Out East Coast 3 to give you a permanent souvenir. Get to know her and see her work by scrolling down. 

  • Name: Becca Blust
  • Website: inkdogvt.com
  • Instagram: @inkdog
  • Hometown/Location: Brattleboro, Vermont

What do you do &how long have you done it?

I've been tattooing for a living for 9 years. I’ve done other things in life for work and play: jewelry making, sewing construction, boat building, and illustration. But tattooing is my vocation.

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What do you love most about what you do?

I love the variety of people i work with. There is no single type of person who gets tattoos; I talk with a range of socioeconomic classes, cultural backgrounds, ages. You never know who will walk through the door.

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Where do you come from and how did tattooing come into your life?

I was going to the University of Vermont when I got the opportunity to start my apprenticeship. I could tell school was not going to get me what i wanted out of life so i put everything i had into tattooing. Still got a degree but haven't used it yet.

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Tell us about motorcycles in your life

I've always wanted to ride when I was a kid. My dad would race and I would go to the track with him. In high school I drove a scooter everywhere, then natural progression to a dirt bike and then my first bike a Honda cm 450. 

How did you hear about Babes Ride Out?

From my women's motorcycle crew. There's a real supportive team for girls here in Brattleboro.

What makes you interested in supporting Babes Ride Out?

Motorcycle world can be toxically masculine, I think safe spaces are super important and especially ones that showcase traits in people that we are used to being marginalized. I think moto culture can feel threatened by strong women and pushing people's perspectives is ok, but it can be tiring too and it's a relief to be around people who are here to simply celebrate each other. 

Artist Series | Laura Rogoski

Artist SeriesAnya Violet

The Babes Ride Out Artist series showcases the art of talented people in our community. Each piece is donated to the Moto F.A.M. X Babes Ride Out raffle. Moto F.A.M.  is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping riders facing life changing injuries after a serious motorcycle accident. Meet Laura Rogoski @sk8tits ! She has hand painted an Atwyld Jacket for BRO East Coast 3 raffle. Read on to get to know more about Laura!

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Where are you from originally?

I was born right outside of Chicago. When I was 10 I moved to Ann Arbor Michigan for a few years. Then I spent 4 years living on Long Island. Finished High School in Traverse City, MI. I went to college and spent four years in Burlington, VT.

Where do you live now:

 I live in Salt Lake City, UT. I moved here for the mountains and the camping!

What first got you into art?

I have been creating art since as early as I can remember. I used to draw on EVERYTHING. The walls, stuffed animals, my clothes... I took a variety of art classes in High School. I was a Studio Art minor in college. There is something special about losing yourself in a project. Getting into the state where you have no idea what time it is. 

How would you describe your style?

Observational drawing with a twist of abstract. I love drawing creatures, skeletons, and tits.

What Inspires you? Have any artists in particular been an influence on you?

I am constantly inspired by nature. Animals and anatomy are particular interesting to me. When I was younger I was really drawn to Salvador Dali - his classic skill mixed with creativity. I always wanted to have a technical talent for drawing while adding something unrealistic and unique.

What is your favorite medium?

Acrylic for larger paintings. I also like drawing with pencil then micro pens. 

When did you first hear about Babes ride out?

I heard about it a few years ago! I met a rad group of motorcycle chicks who went and told me about how amazing their experience was. I haven’t been yet but it’s on my list!

What is your connection to the motorcycle community?

My mom was really into Harleys when I was a girl. As I grew older I became friends with people who rode. I loved going for rides on the back of other people’s bikes. I got tired of asking for rides and decided to get my own. My first bike was a 2003 Harley Sportster 1200. I loved riding up the canyons in Utah. Then, on October 25th, 2017 I was T-boned by a car turning left. I was rushed to the hospital for multiple surgeries to mend my broken femur and dislocated and broken hip. I was wearing a helmet and was so lucky not to suffer a head or spinal injury. So many people in the motorcycle and snowboard community helped me through my recovery. I am eternally grateful! 

While I was still on crutches I started looking for a new bike. A friend went with me to check out bikes and I bought a stock 2000 Harley Sportster 1200. I have spent the last 4 months tearing her apart and putting her back together. Learning everything I can about what makes her run. I am going to be able to ride again next month and I can’t wait!

Do you ride? I so what do you ride?

A 2000 Harley Davidson sportster. Started as an 883 bored out to a 1200. She has a black frame, Z bars, and a raw steel finish on the tank and fender. I painted a fox skull with a skeleton body, tits, and a double headed snake on the tank. Her name is Foxy - she’s a real beauty.

If you were a motorcycle what kind would you be?

A badass little sportster named Foxy <3             

What will you be contributing to this year’s raffle?

An olive green Atwyld jacket with a skeleton babe riding a chopper. She has a cat skeleton head. The bike is throwing up a cloud of dust filled with flowers.

Tell us about what inspired you to create it?

I am really drawn to American traditional tattoo style. I love drawing skeletons with tits. There are way too many amazing pieces with guys riding bikes or girls standing by bikes. Definitely a shortage of artwork featuring babes ripping on bikes.  I wanted to create something that was badass and feminine.