Name: JonBoy aka Jonathan Valena
Hometown: New York City
Line of Work: Tattoo Artist
Style: Modern & Minimal
Attitude: “You have a path and a journey, and your life is going to take you where it’s supposed to take you.”
You might know him from: Slingin’ Ink on reputable celebs in music, film, and the runway.
Follow at: @jonboytattoo
We here at Sailor Jerry couldn’t be more stoked about our new partnership with the legendary Harley-Davidson. Harleys, of course, are an American icon, and for us, the artwork of our own Norman ‘Sailor Jerry’ Collins is iconic as well. So for us to be able to partner on a whole slew of new stuff — from events to custom bikes — is both an honor and a reason to get really creative with some of our favorite artists working right now.
That’s why, this summer, all over America, we’re touring 22 Harleys, each one a one-of-a-kind bike painted by our H-D/Sailor Jerry artist collaborators. In the mix are Jonathan Valena aka JonBoy, Oliver Peck, Megan Massacre, Alexander Mijares, Michael “BuckWild” Ramirez, L’Amour Supreme, and members of the Harley-Davidson Styling Team. Collectively, they’ve brought their talent to three different types of bikes: 2017 Harley-Davidson Iron 883s, 2017 Harley-Davidson Forty-eights, and 2017 Harley-Davison Roadsters. You can enter to win one by visiting our site here: http://sailorjerry.com/en/harley-davidson/
JonBoy has a pretty amazing rags-to-riches story that has landed him as one of the most in-demand tattoo artists in the world right now. For this collab, we were lucky to land him and have him design three bikes for us, in his trademark style. Check ‘em out below:
To enter to win in the American Legends’ Summer Bike Giveaway, click here.