Flag tattoos can have a powerful meaning to their wearers, they are also a sure indication of pride; pride in heritage, pride in one’s family and homeland. Flag tattoos can also be a symbol of pride in a persons’ identity and alliances. For instance gay and lesbian flags are quite popular, as well are anarchy and religious symbols.
Though many flag tattoos are simple, and will depict their countries’ national design, some people prefer to use a more stylized version. For instance, the outline of the particular country filled in with the flag’s colors. Some flags may be depicted as flapping proudly in the wind, others may show a more faded and vintage-looking version of their flag. You may also like to add details that are relevant to your country. For instance, an American flag may be colored into the outstretched wings of an eagle.
For those who want to convey pride in many aspects of their life, creating a mixture of flag tattoos can be a unique and creative process. Although you could place one simple flag on top of another, you may also be able to intermingle them. For instance, using lettering — find a word, or names that have particular relevance to you and fill in the letters using the colors of your flags. You could also try creating a morphed flag, where each individual piece bleeds into the other.
For many people, flag tattoos can be an emotional reminder of their lives, the changes they have made and a distinct connection with their homeland. In fact, it may also be quite stirring for those who see you wearing it.