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Strap in and hold on, this is Inked Magazine's 2022 Moto Issue! We're incredibly excited about this one, with Demi Lovato and YG appearing on our dual covers. 

You can pick up your copy of the 2022 Moto Issue at Inkedshop.com. Or, and we highly recommend this, click here to get a subscription to Inked so you'll never miss an issue.

In case we haven't quite sold you on the issue yet, here's a sneak preview of what's inside! 

Demi Lovato

Photo by Ellen von Unworth

Photo by Ellen von Unworth

For our cover pop superstar Demi Lovato was shot by renowned photographer Ellen von Unwerth. Drawing inspiration from classic pin-up models like Bettie Page, Lovato looks simply stunning throughout the shoot. Afterwards, they sat down with Julia Rubin to discuss tattoos, coming out as non-binary and what musical direction Lovato appears to be headed.

"In terms of my dream vision, I am just excited to be performing again and releasing music," Lovato says. "I hope my fans can find inspiration in my new songs coming out and something to relate to in these times of uncertainty." 

Check out the full article here! 

YG

Photo by Marc Clennon 

Photo by Marc Clennon 

Suge Knight’s favorite rapper, YG, appears on our second cover. In a conversation with Christina Lee, YG spoke about his upcoming album, the importance of karma and the Ferrari he plans to buy as a treat for finishing “Pray For Me.”

"You know the saying, 'What goes around comes around,' like karma?" YG says. "I think that's a sign of God. Because every human knows if you put our some bad shit, you get some bad shit back. You do some good shit, good is going to come back." 

Mastodon

Photo by Clay McBride 

Photo by Clay McBride 

After more than two decades as a band, Mastodon continues to innovate with each subsequent album. Brann Dailor and Bill Kelliher spoke with us about the band’s eighth studio album, “Hushed and Grim,” and how it all came together during an intense emotional time.

"It's a record about grief," Kelliher explains. "That was the state of mind we were in after our manager [passed]. I don't write the lyrics but I do write most of the music, and it's the mood I was in that put those riffs into my fingers." 

Vic Mensa

Photo by Aja Monet

Photo by Aja Monet

Jenna Romaine spoke to rapper Vic Mensa about how he is a man of two very different worlds—Ghana and Chicago—and how that has made him into the person he is today.

"I'm obviously a hip-hop artists but I'm very inspired by rock n' roll music, I'm inspired by punk music, I'm inspired by African music, Afrobeat music and highlife music (which began in Ghana in the late 19th century)," Mensa says. "I like alternative, I'm inspired by soul. I listen to everything. I'm a student of music and I'm a student of art." 

Salice Rose

Photo by Troy Conrad

Photo by Troy Conrad

Salice Rose was in a dark place when she first went onto social media. She was looking for an escape and she wound up finding a whole new purpose. Rose is one of the funnier ladies on TikTok and she had us cracking up throughout our interview.

"It all started as just pure fun," she says. "And then I blinked my eyes and ended up building an empire. Now I'm just doing what I can and taking care of a lot of people in my family. I never thought I could do this, so I'm super blessed and grateful that the universe and God have given me this experience."

Shina Novalinga

Photo by Kevin Millet

Photo by Kevin Millet

In our interview with Inuk throat singer and TikTok sensation Shina Novalinga tells us about her entry into the traditional art form, going viral and the honor of getting her tunniit (traditional face tattoos).

"There are many people have tunniit and I wanted to encourage younger Inuit who want to get their markings, because there are so many deep meanings behind them," she explains. "Before I got my tattoos, I drew the markings on my face to see how I liked them and if I'd be comfortable going out in public with them. I noticed it made a lot of people uncomfortable and that's when I knew I really wanted to get them done. It's breaking barriers and it's just so powerful to live that way."  

Inside the issue you'll also find a round up of motorcycle gear from Natalie Cuomo, a tete-a-tete about sneaker culture and tattoos featuring BJ Betts and Frank Cooke, profiles of some of the coolest tattoo artists working today and much, much more. 

You can pick up your copy of the 2022 Moto Issue at Inkedshop.com. Or, and we highly recommend this, click here to get a subscription to Inked so you'll never miss an issue.