Artist Trina Merry, from San Francisco, California, has truly lifted art to a new level with her human motorbike creations which are bound to get plenty of adrenalin rush.

Merry is inspired by what our bodies can and cannot do. For her human motorbike creations, she uses naked models covered in bodypaint and contorted into human motorbikes.

The incredible designs will be used to front the Progressive International Motorbike Show as it tours the U.S

Another incredible design

Another incredible design

All the models are athletes who are painted using brushes and spray-cans with natural, hypoallergenic paints, which are touched up once they are in position and fitted together to pose for five-minute shoots over a period of up to 18 hours. They are completely naked except for patches covering their modesty.

Another view in this behind-the-scenes shot exposes the anatomy of the design

Rider Erin Bates is painted by bodyartist Trina Merry and her team

Rider Erin Bates is painted by bodyartist Trina Merry and her team, while the bikes 'parts' are also primed for action

Merry trials her creations with unpainted rehearsals and careful designs before the real shoot takes place

The models practise their positions before stripping down for the shoot

Merry's aim was to take the stereotypical image of beautiful women posing with a motorbike and turn it on its head by making the bike from the bodies

Merry previously designed for films and TV in Hollywood, before taking a break to work all over the world creating bodyart.

‘I suppose it started when I went to a rock concert working with an Australian band,’ she said. ‘They asked me to get on stage covered in body paint and I ended up doing it in front of 300 people.

‘I left Hollywood and started to paint bodies and exhibit in the San Francisco Bay area. Now I must have painted 100s of different people.

‘I started initially painting your size 8 and size 6 fashion models but have gone to paint athletes because it’s actually a real workout holding the posing for 18 hours, six minutes in position and five minutes being painted back and forth.

‘I am a conceptual artist and often I am inspired by the bodies themselves by what they can and can’t do.’

The models hold their poses while Merry accessorises with a final lick of paint

Ms Merry trained under renowned body painter Craig Tracy before becoming a master herself.

She said: ‘Everyone has seen the pictures of scantily clad women next to motorbikes and cars and it can look a bit trashy.

‘I wanted to take the idea of a beautiful woman and the motorbike and turn it on its head by making the bike from the bodies of the models.

‘Nothing like this has ever been done before.’

Erin Bates after being expertly painted in the sports bike outfit

Erin Bates after being expertly painted in the cruiser bike outfit

Erin Bates after being expertly painted in the dirt bike outfit

Her latest work features the three types of motorbikes that will be touring the U.S. this year with the Progressive International Motorbike Show.

Curious as to how Merry and her crew do it? Watch the video below:

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