A biker patch or “colour” is generally sewn with a vest manufactured from leather or denim to denote the biker’s group, organization or gang. These sacred patches are worn with honor and might contain secret symbols that say reasons for having the audience or the individual wearing it.
You can find basically 3 forms of custom patches which come in one, a couple of pieces. Usually the one-piece patch symbolizes a motorcycle organization like Harley Owners Group (H.O.G) and Honda Riders Club. Two-piece patches are generally employed by riding clubs or may symbolize a motorcycle club awaiting the transition to be a full three-piece outlaw club. The 3-piece patches symbolize an outlaw motorcycle gang.
Biker patches basically have three parts; the very best rocker, the bottom rocker, along with the group or gang emblem at the center. Both the crescent shaped rockers display the name from the club on the top as well as the place or region of the group on the bottom. Sometimes the word M.C. is placed near the emblem or rocker to notice that it is a Motorcycle Club.
In 1947, the American Motorcycle Association stated that “99% of all their members are law-abiding citizens and only 1% are Outlaw” following a violent incident in Hollister, California. This gave birth to the main one Percenters or Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs. These clubs cut their one piece patches into three to distinguish themselves in the rest des1gn the law-abiding groups. A diamond shaped 1% patch may also be worn with all the three piece patch. To indicate they are the outlawed 1%.
Biker patches could have a hundred meanings as well as their symbols can represent anything. Usually, only bona fide people in the audience truly are aware of the meaning behind these emblems. Here are a few common symbols as well as their meanings.
Patches might also show the career of the biker in the gang. This can include president, v . p ., secretary and sergeant-at-arms. For outlaw groups, it can just be worn within the territory and must be surrendered once the biker leaves the audience.
Irrespective of what the meaning, the patches are addressed with honor and respect for it is a great privilege to have the straight to wear the group’s emblem and call it their very own.