Every tattoo tells a story and many Americans love to show their pride in this great nation with patriotic tattoos. Popular American icons such as the American flag or outlines in the shape of specific states or the entire United States are classic ideas for showing your patriotic spirit and these designs make excellent patriotic tattoos. Many people get patriotic tattoos like this and have them colored in with words, some with their hometown marked or with state symbols. Some of the most common patriotic tattoos include bald eagles clutching American flags in their talons. The letters U.S.A. as well as the words United States of America are popular additions to great patriotic tattoo designs.
Many people choose to incorporate their patriotic pride into more personal emblems that represent their interests more specifically. An individual interested in world peace may have a peace symbol shaded or colored in to look as if it was cut directly from an American flag, showing stars as well as stripes. Another idea would be an American flag draped around a cross in honor of the religious freedoms of this country or possibly as a memorial to a fallen service member, the cross bearing a name and possibly a date. Waving American flags behind objects are popular as well. Sometimes they are behind bald eagles, or perhaps behind beautiful and sexy women. The possibilities for incorporating an American flag into your patriotic tattoo designs are endless.
Other ideas for patriotic tattoos are popular landmarks from across the country. Landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, or memorials to the twin towers. For some other unique ideas consider adding icons such as the liberty bell, democratic or republican symbols, or military branch symbols.
Add onto your tattoo idea to make it even more personal. You can put any word, phrase, or slogan you choose on a banner or ribbon which can be placed above or below your tattoo. You could also consider putting a date such as the date the declaration of independence was signed or the day the twin towers fell. You may decide to put just the day, just the year, or both, it’s your tattoo and the story it tells is entirely up to you.