The Hell Cat talks about Pinstriping

Hell Cat Pinstriping

Jillian « Hell Cat » Rossi is a pinstripes on Hot Rods and motorcycles. Being in the motorcycle culture for the last six years, she found nothing better than to surround herself by cool rides, great dudes and bitchin paint jobs.


Riding bikes, camping out and swapping stories with heroes are all part of this culture. Based in St. Augustine, Florida, USA, Jillian is already well known in the community, despite her young age, and that’s why I’m happy to let you discover her.

Pin striping (pinstriping) is the application of a very thin line of paint or other material called a pin stripe, and is generally used for decoration. Freehand pin stripers use a specialty brush known as a pinstriping brush. Fine lines in textiles are also called pin stripes.

Automotive, bike shops, and do-it-yourself car and motorcycle mechanics use paint pin striping to create their own custom look on the automotive bodies and parts.

Pin striping can commonly be seen exhibited on custom motorcycles, such as those built by Choppers Inc., Indian Larry, and West Coast Choppers. The decorative use of pin striping on motorcycles as it is commonly seen today was pioneered by artists Kenny Howard, (aka Von Dutch) and Dean Jeffries, Dennis “Gibb” Gibbish, Ed “Big Daddy” Roth.

These artists are considered pioneers of the Kustom Kulture lifestyle that spawned in the early 1950s, and are widely recognized as the “originators of modern pin striping.”

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