Monday, January 11, 2010

Man Covered In Route 66 Tattoos

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – One man doesn’t need a map to travel Route 66 – he can just use his body as a guide.

Ron Jones, aka Tattoo Man, is a car enthusiast from Oklahoma who has 82 tattoos of pitstops, cities, and landmarks found along Route 66.

It all began 10 years ago with a small tat of the Route 66 shield. Now, Jones gets new road-related ink every six weeks or so.

The most painful tattoo he’s ever gotten is of Roy’s Cafe in Amboy, California, which creeps along his side.

The one that took the longest is of Talley’s Cafe in Tulsa, Oklahoma, requiring three separate sessions to complete.

While he’s a “wuss when it comes to pain,” Jones enjoys commemorating the open road on his flesh, though his “5-foot-7 canvas” is running out of space.

He’s a popular attraction at Route 66 events, where he shows off his artwork by wearing muscle shirts, shorts, or a backless leather vest.

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