History is nothing if not a never ending line of total badasses. The first chapter of American history is the story of one such badass — George Washington, our country’s father, first president, and a Revolutionary War hero. If it weren’t for Washington, the present day United States would still be overrun with gross, icky British people.
Washington’s legacy lives on, perhaps stronger than any other figure in American history. We’re hard pressed to name someone else that died 300 years ago that people are getting tattoos of so frequently.