Although some think that there are too many non-bikers wearing Ed Hardy branded clothing, most of them don’t know who was the man. He is a famous, now half retired, American Tattoo Artist who spent many years in Japan studying with Japanese classical tattoo master Horihide to who he was introduced by his mentor Sailor Jerry Collins of Honolulu. His trademark is incorporating Japanese aesthetic in American tattoos. In 2004 Christian Audigier licensed the rights to produce the Ed Hardy clothing line which is based on Hardy’s imagery and that you can find on anything you can wear in any mall in the US and also abroad.
If you don’t like mass production clothing, know also that some pieces are sold in very limited quantity, like these leather motorcycle jackets. These jackets are made with top quality material and have very detailed hardware and graphics depicting some of the most popular tattoos Ed Hardy ever designed. With styles like the men’s “Do or Die” (left) and “Love Kills Slowly” (right) jackets and women’s “True Love/Eternal” (botton) racer jacket. A few available at Rocky Leather