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The Painted Man
Mad Dog Tattoo
Tattoo Profile: Specializing in Hand Drawn Custom Tattoos, Or off the wall Flash Designs, Personal Sketchs & One-Time Use Only Designs. Custom fit tattoos to Your Personality, with your Ideas. With over 30 Years Tattooing experience, Wide variety of styles; Traditional, Fine Line, Free Hand, Custom, Realistic, Animated, & Floral Nature, Black & Grey & Tribal, Full Color, Cover Ups & Fix-Ups, Lettering, Etc, Body Art, Dermal & Body Piercings, Some cosmetic tattooing.
Tattoo Profile: Here at Sykotic Ink, we have been proudly serving Bakersfield since 2010. We are passionate providers of specialized artistic tattoo designs, consulting and body piercing.
Third Energy Tattoo
Tattoo Profile: Third Energy is a tattoo art collective meaning we are a group of 10 artist that work together in a studio style setting, helping each other progress. We offer a wide variety of styles. What kind of tattoo are you looking for?
Black Shamrock Tattoo
Tattoo Profile: A clean, respectful, custom shop full of talented artists to fit all your tattoo needs. The Black Shamrock features award winning artists that have also been featured in many tattoo magazines. come check us out and make an appointment today.
Modern Electric Tattoo Company
Tattoo Profile: Established in 2011. We have a combined 60+ years of tattooing experience. We also maintain a very clean and air conditioned facility with great customer service.
Bakersfield is a large city located in the Central Valley region of California. The total area it covers is just a touch under 150 square miles with a population of about 350,000. Bakersfield’s population of about 365,000 makes it one of the top ten most populated cities in the California while sitting at 52nd in the U.S.. One unique thing about the city of Bakersfield is that some recognize it as the place where country music started.
Bakersfield was first a marshland that was lived on by Native Americans. Around 1850, when the gold rush was in full swing, settlers began to occupy the area. Soon after, oil was discovered in this region which brought even more people. The small town of just a insignificant group of discoverers, soon became a large city and the majority of buildings became a downtown which still the center of the city today.
1862 brought destructive floods from the Kern River which destroyed the first settlement. One of the many settlers who came to the region was Tom Baker. Baker was a lawyer and moved to this area around 1863. His property, which was known as Baker’s field, was known as a place to stay for people frequenting the region. Shortly after the 1860’s, the population grew to almost 700 residents. By 1873, Bakersfield became an official city. The city began to grow over the following years and 1900 had over 5,000 residents. Bakersfield continued to grow over the years and by the 2000s was possibly the quickest growing city in the nation, especially in California. Bakersfield covers nearly 115 square miles.
The county that Bakersfield is located in, Kern County, suffered a major disaster in 1952 which
Devastated the community by destroying roads and builds all along the region. This disaster was a 7.5 magnitude earthquake that shook mountains and crumbled fields. Somehow, in all this terror, Bakersfield was mercifully saved and nearly avoided all collateral damage. Sadly, after the near miss of this massive earthquake, Bakersfield experienced an aftershock which hit the center of the city. This took the life of a handful of people and also collapsed many of the original structures in town.
Bakersfield climate is that of a desert that keeps about 200 days a year of sun. For the most part, it is hot and dry with the occasional rain storm. Winter is mild and snow rarely falls. This may be the best time to travel to Bakersfield as the weather cools.
Downtown Bakersfield has one of the largest museums in the region called the Kern County Museum. This museum displays some of the heritage and original artifacts of the region. Some of these include and oil exhibit, a history on county music in this area, and a children’s museum.
Some common events that happen around Bakersfield are rodeos, and breeding shows. Around spring time, there is a Scottish festival which hosts games, food and fun for the whole family. Later on in the year, near the end of summer, there is also a large Greek festival which caters to not only the Greek community but the Bakersfield community and anyone who cares to come be a part of the festivities. Like every major city, there is a Fox Theater located in the downtown that hosts stunning concerts, plays, theatrical shows, and stand up acts.
Music is a very integral part of Bakersfield as well. Famous musicians such as Buck Owens and Merle Haggard lived, created, and spread music from this area starting back in the 1950s. Buck Owens relocated to Bakersfield in 1950 and shared in the creation of “Bakersfield Sound”, one of the most iconic country music genres and also a gritty version of original county. This was seen as raw version of the genre and used mainly picking instead of strumming and could be most related to bluegrass. Merle Haggard moved to Bakersfield in the early 1960’s and produced Skid Row before signing a major contract with the huge record company, Capitol Records. The majority or Merle Haggard’s music shared stories of his early days on the farm or jail.
Bakersfield does not currently have any major sports teams, but does have a couple of minor league teams. This includes a minor league hockey team and a a minor league baseball team. When it comes to major league sports, most of the residents of Bakersfield are fans of the nearby LA teams.
The main economies of Bakersfield include agriculture and oil. Oil which was historically one of the main reasons people migrated to the region, is still the most productive industry in the area. In 2013, it was the highest producer of oil in the entire country. Oddly enough, with the rich oil veins in the soil, there was still a bounty of vegetation and the basin/area which allowed for massive farming and crops to be produced in the area. Not only did this region list as one of the most productive oil producers, but it was in the top ten producers of crops in the nation as well. These include cotton, almonds, grapes and roses. As of late, there are also major developments in manufacturing companies as well. One of the nation’s largest ice cream producers moved to this region due to the low prices of property. Although Bakersfield is one of the largest cities in the state, there actually possess one of the lowest sales tax rates as well bring lots of businesses to the region to take advantage of the perks. Some of the largest corporations that took advantage of these perks include, Bolthouse farms, State Farm Insurance, and Chevron.
Today Bakersfield is a booming area that is constantly growing. Big companies and small families are all moving there to take advantage of all the generous thing this city has to offer. Still not far from major cities like Los Angeles and Las Vegas, this city has everything you need plus if you need to catch a major sports team or want to see a Cirque du Soleil show, you can always jump in the car and drive a couple of hours to these cities and be home before midnight. Come and see Bakersfield today and grab a tattoo while you check out one of the many attractions this city has to offer.