Carey Hart was born in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 17, 1975. His parents divorced when he was very young and he and his younger brother Anthony "Tony" Hart were raised by their father, Tom Hart. Hart began competing in motocross races in 1981 at only 6 years old, turned professional in 1993 when he was 18 and began competing in supercross racing at that time. Hart then began competing in freestyle motocross (FMX) in 1996
In 2004 Carey's passion for tattoos turned into a business venture. Teaming up with fellow entrepreneur, John Huntington, Hart & Huntington Tattoo Company opened their doors in the prestigious Palms Casino, Las Vegas. This move lead to another TV opportunity for Carey when the A&E network decided to follow him and the workings of the shop in their own reality show: Inked.
Carey Hart's tattoos are by Dan Adair of Soul Expressions in Temecula, Calif., Mister Cartoon, Franco, Dave Logue, Ben Corn, and others.
"I knew at a young age I wanted to get tattooed. I remember in first and second grade I'd draw on my arms all day long at school, come home and my dad would yell and scream at me. Then I got my first tattoo about a week before my 18th birthday. Just like most people's, it's really bad. It had this skull and flames and my old race number and it was on my chest. It's pretty rock 'n' roll. I really started getting heavily tattooed around 21, 22. I did both sleeves inside of a year and then a few months after that I started on my back, and on my back out it just kept snowballing."
Want to find out what just a few of Carey Hart's tattoo designs & symbols mean?
Check out: Flames, Koi Tattoos, Lotus Flower, Sacred Heart Tattoos, Star Tattoos, Memorial Tattoos, Sun Tattoos, Day of the Dead Tattoos