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Dropping Knowledge: The Vietnam War

Dropping Knowledge: The Vietnam War
Tattoo Ideas2 min Read

Remembering a dark chapter of American history — the honor, the glory, the loss — with tattoos

A wise man once asked, “What is best in life?” And a wiser man still answered, “To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of their women.” Truly, a solid philosophy for war, and the farthest thing from what America accomplished during the Vietnam War.

A soldier from the Vietnam War by A.W. Storm Anderson(via IG -- a_w_storm_anderson) #awstormanderson #vietnamwar #blood
Vietnam War legs piece by Ericksen Linn (via IG -- clumsysurgeon) #ericksenlinn #vietnamwar #skull
Two Vietnamese soldiers light a smoke by Neil Bennett (via IG -- firstelectrictattoo) #neilbennett #vietnamwar #wraparound
Vietnam War sleeve by Anton Dainecko (via IG -- antonwhm08_tattoo) #antondainecko #vietnamwar #soldier
Work in progress of a fallen solider by Thanh Cao (via IG -- greystork.thanhcao) #thanhcao #vietnamwar #unfinished
Vietnam era medical helicopter by Jeremy Boddy (via IG -- jeremyboddy) #jeremyboddy #vietnamwar #helicopter
Work in progress of a Vietnam bodysuit (via IG -- tu_den88) #realism #vietnamwar #unfinished
Army helicopter circa The Vietnam War by Brian McCrone (via IG -- brian_mccrone_tattoos) #brianmccrone #vietnamwar #helicopter

These pieces serve as a reminder of loss and valor. To others, Vietnam War tattoos serve as a reminder of the lessons of history — lessons that likely won’t be learned anytime soon.

Servo Jefferson
Written byServo Jefferson

servo is a writer based in the tri-state area, though he is unsure what the third state actually is. when not writing about tattoos, servo runs a small record label, goes on countless tours and adventures, and enjoys putting together Japanese model kits of robots. the texture of Styrofoam makes him want to vomit.