Rebel Flag Tattoos, Designs, Pictures, and Ideas

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There is some debate as to whether or not rebel flag tattoos are appropriate to wear. To some, rebel flags are a symbol of racism and hatred. To others they are emblems of pride in Southern heritage and history and should be given as much respect as any other flag. To those who wear these pieces, they are often symbolic of regional pride or identity and an urge to resist centralized power.

In many cases, rebel flag tattoos are simple in design. This style often features a flat image of the Southern cross, which is made up of a blue “X” that is covered in white stars and sits atop a bright red background. Sometimes this flag is made to look as though it were waving in the breeze, mildly tattered at the edges or rippling from a flagpole. For a different take on this, older versions of the rebel flag could be used. For instance, the Bonnie Blue, which is a simple white star set against a medium blue background, could be wrapped around an arm, while the stars and bars flag, an American flag with three stripes and thirteen circling stars, could be draped across the shoulder blades. In addition, the rebel flag may be melded or set side by side with an American or state flag.

Despite the fact that the majority of rebel flag tattoos depict the flag in a simple way, others like to create more elaborate designs. Many of these designs incorporate other significant symbols. Some of the most common symbols include state-related emblems such as official state seals, flowers, animals or even mottos. In some cases, symbols may include images that are relevant to the wearer in particular, and may even be made into a collage design that shows who the wearer is. In this instance, the flag may be accompanied by star signs, emblems of a social or career affiliation, or religious artifacts.

In most cases, rebel flag tattoos are fairly unisex in appearance, but some like to wear pieces that take on a more masculine slant. For example, the flag may be surrounded by barbed wire or thick-linked chain. A grimacing skeleton may be shrouded in this flag, as may a running athlete. Ferocious or strong animals are other popular options for this particular style and may include an eagle gripping the flag in its talons, or a wolf or bear may be shown bursting through it.

More feminine alternatives often include items that are mingled with the flag. For instance, it may sit at the center of a ring of roses, made to look like butterfly wings or a heart, or braided into a delicate chain that can be placed around an arm or leg. Fairies and pin up models tend to be quite common in this particular style. For fairies, the wings are generally the portion that contains the rebel flag; however, she may be shown flying with the flag trailing behind her. The pin up model may be shown wearing the flag, waving it in a flirtatious manner or lounging on top of it.


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  1. Brittany Said,

    I love the tattoos you guys show us. They are amazing

  2. robin Said,

    I like the work you do I want to know if you can help me I need A pic I want a superman with A rebel flag in side the s and around it

  3. admin Said,

    What kind of rebel flag robin?

  4. Brit Sheffield Said,

    I really want a butterfly with a rebel flag in it for my other foot!!!!!

  5. angle Said,

    awsome stuff

  6. haley Said,

    i was looking for one for an in memory of some one with a rebel flag

  7. admin Said,

    Try checking http://tattoos-and-art.com/in-loving-memory-tattoos/

  8. Lynn Said,

    I want one and everything But just don’t know ere to Get one Done At

  9. jose Said,

    i want the rebel flag tear through its sick

  10. Virgil Johnson Said,

    Im looking for a rebel flag tat waving with a pitt bull head in the middle.

  11. Dean Said,

    I was wondering if you guys could do a sketch for me? I want the confederate flag with 2 revolvers like pointing up kinda. with a banner either like on the bottom or both top and bottom. saying like rebel pride for the bottom or keep it flying something like that.

  12. Joshua Said,

    They are pretty good!!!

  13. brandon gressley Said,

    i like all of the tattoos they got

  14. Anthony Said,

    I am from Nashville TN and I am country through and through. I WANT A REBEL FLAG TATTOO!!!!!

    SOUTHERN PRIDE.

    IF THIS FALG OFFEND’S YOU, YOU NEED A HISTORY LESSON.

  15. Emily Said,

    Hey, I’m looking for a rebel tattoo that has the flag, a red nose pit bull in the center, that has a rebel rose right behind it as a background kinda, also i want it to have my name “emily” on the bottom and on the top “rebel girl”. i drew my name and how i want it cause i kinda draw grafitti art.

  16. brittany Said,

    i am southern born and raised and i like these tattoos

  17. savannah Said,

    cool… i want one of those on my leg!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. savannah Said,

    southern girl… and rebel @ heart

  19. chris blankenship Said,

    hey yall these tattoos are so cool i mite just come to yall for my next tat hey if u can will you make one thats a number 3 like dale Earnhardt and in it theres a rebel flag and above it, it says in loving memory of i got the drawin of it that i drew about a month ago if your interested you can contact me at 865 253 3025 just ask for chris thatnks c ya

  20. Anthony Trentman Said,

    I’m from south Texas. i have a tattoo with the flag in it on my back. these tats are nice im im thinkin bout getting a couple more with the flag in them. im a redneck and we fly the flags wherever we go. gotta keep em flyin.

    Thanks,
    SOUTHERN REDNECK

  21. Meatydawg Said,

    Um black a and pure southerner from the mississippi delta and umma get a rebel flag tattoo! its all about southern heritage!

  22. JERRY Said,

    IM FROM THE SOUTH, I GOT A GEORGIA BULLDOG FACE WITH A REBEL FLAG RAISED ABOVE HIM. TODAY IM GOING OVER TO A BUDDYS HOUSE TO GET A GRIM REAPER WITH THE REBEL FLAG GOWN ON INSTEAD OF THE BLACK GOWN. REBEL FLAGS ARE THE BEST. AND YES I LOVE PITTBULLS TOO BUT NOT CAUSE THERE MEAN BUT CAUSE THERE THE MOST LOYAL DOGS IN THE WORLD. ATLEAST MINE IS. HES NOT EVEN A GUARD DOG HES A BIG BABY AND A SISSY. AND HES 80LBS AND LOOKS LIKE A BEAST. I JUST DONT LIKE THE BREED TO GET A BAD RAP

  23. Cody Said,

    Hey I like you tattoos I was wondering if you could draw one that’s the ultimate rebel flag tattoo

  24. samantha Said,

    i love these i got an idea of a tatto i want from these

  25. Stephanie Said,

    Im 16 , can i still get my first tattoo if i bring my mom or my dad in with me ? cause its going to be in memory of my granfather . i am wanting it to be a heart , with like the claws rippin it down and underneath it be like the rebel flage thingy like in the picture above but with a heart.

  26. Brittany Said,

    I’m trying to find a deer skull ripping through a rebel flag. The deer’s horns are ripping through the flag.

  27. DixiePixie Said,

    Dude these are awesome….gotta fly the flag!
    Represent the rebels, yall!

  28. Lynn fretwell Said,

    Looking for a rebel flag ratio I want the words around it you can kiss my country ass

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