A Brief Peek Into The Birth of Biker Rings
For most people, being a biker is not just an activity or a hobby. It goes far beyond that. It is a culture, a lifestyle and a major indicator of one's personality. When the Mexican revolution ended, their peso currency did not hold much value. As a result, Mexican ironsmiths began to find better use for their melted metal and they discovered how valuable these rings were especially for bikers in Mexico. The American motorcycle clubs found them on their frequent rides to the borders and for about 4 dollars, you could buy these bikers' rings which were a sort of legal brand of the brass knuckles. For a while, brass knuckles were the faves among bikers and you could almost never see a biker who did not own one. Unfortunately, owning a brass knuckle became an act capable of sending one to prison, so its popularity dwindled. The brass knuckles trend was cut short when it was banned and the biker rings sprang up and gave way to a new dimension of identity as a biker. These rings, no matter how small in size, exude the essence of being a biker and the aura that comes with it. The advantage of these rings was that, unlike the brass knuckles, you could not pin a crime on a person for owning or wearing rings. Initially referred to as the "Mexican Biker Rings", these rings have spread far beyond the bikers' world into the general world where they have become items worth collecting.
What Are They Made Of?
The basic ingredients of making these famous rings are basically brass and silver and that makes them really attractive to people who want them not only as an modified brass knuckle but for fashion purposes and also as collectibles.
The motif of these rings are quite easy to recognise as they all carry the same concepts of Indian heads, skulls and crossbones, anchors, horses with horseshoes, Aztec warriors, hooded skull faces, eagles, fangs, snake heads, tiger heads and so on. These rings are made to be quite big because of the size of the men that wear them, so if you must wear them, you should take a look at your hands. However, you do not necessarily have to wear them to be part of the culture.
Tips on Choosing the Right Bikers' Rings
Generally, men's rings are not as popular as women rings because most men do not have the flair and patience to wear them. Aside being unnecessary and quite uncomfortable to wear, most men that avoid rings do so because they are unable to find the ones that best suit them. Buying bikers' rings also has it difficulties even though it might seem like all you need to do is just buy the edgy, husky and badass looking ones. Nope. There's more to consider:
Buy Your Rings According to Your Size
As said earlier, biker rings are designed to be relatively big because they actually were made for big men. Not that men of average build can't wear them buy you would mostly find these rings in big sizes. Thus, it is best to look carefully and try them on to see if they fit before buying them. This is because, however nice they may look on your fingers, if you bought a big ring that did not fit, it would be saddening when it slips off without you knowing. Also, to avoid a sloppy and not so smart ring appearance on your fingers, buying rings of your perfect size matters. It is important not to buy the ones that fit too tightly. Else, they may require extra measures, even medical measures, to take them off. They could also be detrimental to the fingers as they may reduce or stop blood flow around the finger.
Choose The Themes You Like
Another thing to consider when buying bikers' rings is that there are a vast variety of designs on the heads of these rings and thus, selecting your choice might be a bit confusing. The best thing to do is to choose the design you are most comfortable with, that suits your style perfectly. If you are not a biker but just love to rock these rings and you are in the corporate world, you can not possibly adorn all your fingers with skull heads to work. This is where this tips comes in. You have to choose the rings that match your style and do not come off as you trying to be overly tough.
Consider Your Skin
It not uncommon to find people who completely refuse to wear any form of jewellery because their skin has a terrible reaction to it. The same applies to rings and your fingers. Some bikers' rings are made out of metal, others, brass, titan, gold, silver, platinum, more recentlyl, ceramics and so on. Therefore, if you find that your skin has zero tolerance for any of these materials, it is best to put your skin first when picking biker rings. To avoid permanent scars, infections, skin bleaching, peeling skin, examine your biker rings wisely and buy them, not entirely because of their beauty but also because your skin would be safe.
Designs You Desire
There is a wide range of figures, styles and shapes of the bikers' rings available for you to choose from. So, feel free to experiment and buy as many designs as you desire. Some people particularly love the skull heads but they could actually try other designs and find they are just as awesome to wear. Since they all exude the same effect, you could buy bikers' rings of different types and designs for different occasions and events. That way, you don't have to excuse them from the list of things to wear on any day. You can buy the ones that suit your style at any time!
I hope these tips are of great help!