Get Your Kicks on Route 66

by on Jun.08, 2010, under News, Tattoos-Body Art

by Tattoosue on June 8, 2010

I live right off of Rt. 66 so I know there’s tons of merchandise and businesses promoting the classic retro style Rt. 66 with souvenirs, t-shirts and paraphernalia. Ron Jones is a Vietnam vet who has a hard on for Route 66. Ron has earned the nickname Tattoo Man and all his tattoos are a tribute to his favorite landmarks and businesses along this highway. He boasts having over 85 tattoos dedicated to Rt 66 businesses. He feels the people that run the businesses along the route as well as the people that travel this stretch are ”the friendliest in the world”. Not sure what other travels he’s experienced but I’ll vouch for friendly people in my stretch here in New Mexico.  Ron chooses the subject of his ink when a landmark or sign stands out to him. He’s even become well known to businesses along the route. Ron will usually ask business owners for their permission before getting the tattoo and most of them are thrilled when Ron chooses their sign or building as his next piece of body art. Some feel that they’ve “made it” if Ron chooses their business. Ron lives in Bartlesville, Oklahoma – situated along Rt 66.

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RON JONES June 8, 2010 at 3:37 pm

The last name is JONES not James as whoever wrote this story stated. Thanks 4 getting my story out.
—-RON JONES—Route 66 Tattoo Man——–

Ron McCoy June 8, 2010 at 3:52 pm

Ron’s tats are pretty amazing. He visits Afton Station in Oklahoma most every weekend:

Tattoosue August 18, 2012 at 12:25 pm

I’ve been negligent on this blog – but I’m changing my ways and finally corrected your name – my apologies.

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