The Ink & Glass company on West Avenue is in the perfect spot to take advantage of the customer base rolling in on two wheels. The shop opened just in time for Bikes, Blues & BBQ last year, and owner Mark Wieden says the artists could barely keep up. This year brought Wieden brought in a few extra hands to help out. He says the parlor specializes in custom works of art, but smaller, simpler tats are more popular during the rally.
"It's more about the experience than the actual tattoo for a lot of the bikers," he says. "It's about getting a tattoo at Bikes and Blues rather than getting a big amazing tattoo."
Smaller tats mean less time in the chair, and more time to enjoy all the festival has to offer.