A motorcycle chain tattoo is a tattoo of the chain that transfers the power from the motorcycle engine to the rear wheel. The chain is made up of a series of rollers.
Motorcycle chain tattoos are typically used as arm bands. However, people have gotten them in shapes on the chest, shoulder, or even in a line down the spine. People usually get motorcycle chain tattoos, unbroken, as a symbol of their love for motorcycles and the freedom they represent. Motorcycle chain tattoos are typically done in black and gray, although some tattoos incorporate other imagery with color. Skulls, skeletons, fire and full motorcycles are typical accompaniments to motorcycle chain tattoos.