Surfing and tattoos, a ride culture lifestyle [13 Pics]

WSTRNCV photo: Actress/designer/tatoo artist Fahrani Empel by Kiino Villand

Actress/designer/tatoo artist Fahrani Empel
shot in Los Angeles. WSTRNCV Magazine photo:

©Kiino Villand.

Introduction

The recently launched WSTRNCV Magazine concerns itself with “ride culture”, featuring the best of “boards & wheels.” They cover topics such as surfing, skateboarding , snowboarding, vintage motorcycles, custom cars and the music and art that immerses these cultures.

Included here is a selection of surf culture images from their launch issue. Also check their short video featuring the rather stunning Indonesian actress/designer Fahrani Empel.

WSTRNCV Magazine was kind enough to let us use their images and we thought we should share them with our readers as we think that not only is the imagery stunning but we get to experience a bit of a hidden lifestyle, as we are taken on a wild journey. Enjoy.

Hint: Use “J” and “K” keys to navigate from picture to picture.

WSTRNCV Magazine: ASP world tour surfer Luke Stedman displaying his unique drop in technique, photo Nathan Smith

Luke action shot (next to cliff)
ASP world tour surfer Luke Stedman displaying his unique drop in technique. WSTRNCV Magazine photo: ©Nathan Smith

WSTRNCV photo: Actress/designer/tatoo artist Fahrani Empel by Kiino Villand

Actress/designer/tatoo artist Fahrani Empel
shot in Los Angeles. WSTRNCV Magazine photo: ©Kiino Villand.

WSTRNCV Magazine: Board shaper/wetsuit designer Jill Hansen, photo Imani Lanier

Board shaper/wetsuit designer Jill Hansen
Shot in Hawaii. WSTRNCV Magazine photo: ©Imani Lanier

WSTRNCV Magazine: North Sumatra, Front Side Air, photo Steven Brisick

North Sumatra, Front Side Air
WSTRNCV Magazine photo: ©Steven Brisick

WSTRNCV photo: Actress/designer/tatoo artist Fahrani Empel by Kiino Villand

Actress/designer/tatoo artist Fahrani Empel
WSTRNCV Magazine photo: ©Kiino Villand.

WSTRNCV Magazine: Luke Stedman shot in Hawaii, photo Imani Lanier

ASP world tour surfer Luke Stedman shot in Hawaii
WSTRNCV Magazine Photo: ©Imani Lanier

WSTRNCV Magazine: Luke Stedman shot in Hawaii, photo Imani Lanier

ASP world tour surfer Luke Stedman shot in Hawaii
WSTRNCV Magazine Photo: ©Imani Lanier

WSTRNCV Magazine: Board shaper/wetsuit designer Jill Hansen, photo Imani Lanier

Board shaper/wetsuit designer Jill Hansen
Shot in Hawaii. WSTRNCV Magazine photo: ©Imani Lanier

WSTRNCV photo: Actress/designer/tatoo artist Fahrani Empel by Kiino Villand

Actress/designer/tatoo artist Fahrani Empel

©Kiino Villand.

WSTRNCV Magazine Legendary pro skator Steve Olson, photo Mike Miller

Legendary pro skater Steve Olson riding to the beach
WSTRNCV Magazine photo: ©Mike Miller.

WSTRNCV Magazine: Luke Stedman shot in Hawaii, photo Imani Lanier

ASP world tour surfer Luke Stedman shot in Hawaii
WSTRNCV Magazine Photo: ©Imani Lanier

WSTRNCV Magazine: Photographer/director/surfer Steven Lippman shot in Malibu. Photo: Kiino Villand

Photographer/director/surfer Steven Lippman
shot in Malibu. WSTRNCV Magazine photo: ©Kiino Villand

11 Comments

    • I could not understand tattoos as you do and I couldn’t understand why people would want a tattoo … until I discovered the Polynesian culture (I’m from Europe myself).

      A tattoo is about describing you and/or your history into a symbol. Something very personal and with meaning for you.
      An outsider looking at a Polynesian tattoo for example can not really understand it but for them is their life story written a bit at the time…

      In my opinion a tattoo should be subtle and meaningful (like my own 🙂 ).

      Anything picked of a catalog which is just “cool” and means nothing to you (as a symbol) or covering up your skin with blondes and brunettes, aliens or dragons, skulls and the like… is just “show off” … No different than “testosterone wars” among some males…

  1. A lot of the surfing community is lost with being trying to be too cool. Just surf and be good to others, that’s how it should be. Now people fight over waves and think tattoos on their neck is cool.

  2. When I see huge tattoos like this on attractive women I feel very sorry for them.

    They’ve clearly fallen for mystique of the style and look without any clue at all how it will look in 15 or 20 years. Which will ALWAYS look like a blurry ugly monstrosity.

  3. Conservative alert! There’s a whole lotta tattoo bashing going on here. I’m guessing most of you sit in stuffy offices, go home and eat the same stale crap, and then pass out after making excuses of why you can’t (or won’t) service your wife. Tattoos are considered art. Maybe not to you older ‘gentlemen’, but to most of the younger generations (that will be running the world soon and making the laws that regulate how and when you get your social security if your lucky enough to do so), so I wouldn’t bash something just because it’s not your personal choice. I don’t think smoking is attractive, but in the 50’s and 60’s it was considered to be so.

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