Meet Rebecca Morris of Vagabond Tattoos in Hackney, East London. After taking her first go on 2 wheels last year with the VC ladies & soon after taking on her first bike project Rebecca & Vagabond are supporting Babes Ride Out Uk this year by contributing some great vagabond goodies for our raffle!
Name: Rebecca Morris
What is your position at Vagabond?
I am the owner and studio manager
Where did vagabond originate from and who founded it?
My fiance Paul and I opened Vagabond in 2012 and it was the coming together of his tattooing and my graphic design background.
What is vagabond all about?
Good tattoo's in a fun and professional environment.
We pride ourselves on great customer service and want everyone to leave having something unique that they are proud to show off.
Tell us about your life in motorcycling & how you met VC:
I met the VC over a year ago after the Bike Shed show and hit it off straight away. I was drawn to their welcoming/wild nature and before I knew it Gemma and Namin had me on an impromptu whizz around a carpark on an SR. From there I was sold. There's been so many great parties, and I recently took the honour of smashing apart their boob pinata with brute force at their 1st birthday party! I'm looking forward to the summer finally kicking off and getting out for some ride outs.
How long have you been riding / favourite bike / what are you currently riding etc
I have been riding for coming up to a year and with the help of my fiance I have turned my 90's Yamaha SR into a mad max style little ripper with a bit of a chopper influence. She mostly came together by just choosing the various elements I liked without much consideration for the overall style, somehow I think it worked!
Tell us about the motorcycling connection to Vagabond?
Our studio is the home of our lovely Jawa bobber bike which sits pride of place in the front window. She's a real talking point and was one of Paul's first custom projects. She's more of an ornament nowadays and the shop wouldn't be the same without her. Through this we've met so many other like minded custom bike builders with some naturally then becoming regular tattoo customers.
How did you hear about Babes Ride Out?
I knew about the US Babes Ride Out through social media at first . It was such great news when I heard it was heading to the UK and the VC were hosting it!
What makes you interested in supporting Babes Ride Out?
Like the VC ethos, I also support any other girl who gives riding a motorbike a go. I never thought I'd be into it but it turns out it's so much fun and there are lots of rad ladies out there ready and waiting to go for a spin.