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Let's Get Patriotic with American Flag Tattoos

Let's Get Patriotic with American Flag Tattoos
Tattoo Ideas2 min Read

These awesome American flag tattoos let you raise the flag all year round!

This old lady we call America is about to turn 241 years young this July 4th, so we thought it would be fit to celebrate by breaking out the most patriotic tattoos we could find. We're talking eagles, the Statue of Liberty, John Deere, Nascar and the great film Independence Day. But there is one thing that is above all of these things, literally — the flag. 

A gorgeous black and grey take on the flag by Megan Hoogland. (Via IG - meganhoogland)
This stirring sleeve is by Andrew Buscaglia. (Via IG - 6thskinslave)

This was a spectacularly stupid idea. If you are looking to become independent from a nation, and are about to fight a lengthy war against that nation, don't put that nation's frickin' flag in the corner of your own! It's hard to believe that the brilliant minds that came up with the Constitution and our whole governmental system didn't see the bald faced idiocy of this. 

Eagle and flag by Erek Lanier. (Via IG - erek_lanier)
A patriotic eagle by Myke Chambers. (Via IG - mykechambers)

Since then there have been a lot of subtle changes to the flag — adding stars — but it's pretty much the same iconic flag that we've come to adore. When it comes to tattoos of the American flag artists take all sorts of liberties, which is rad, since liberties are what the flag stands for after all. 

A patriotic tribute sleeve by London Reese. (Via IG - londonreese)
A flag draped liberty bell by Tyler Olson. (Via IG - tylerolsontattoos)
There is so much going on here, we just had to include it. By Lee Francisco. (Via IG - leefranciscotattoo)
It doesn't get any more American than this tattoo by Fabio Bontinelle, (Via IG - fabiobontinelle)

It doesn't matter what version of the flag you are getting tattooed, they all look great on skin. It's the spirit behind them that is most important, after all. If you are looking to get your very own American flag tattoo, make sure to check out each artists' Instagram page. Happy 4th of July!

Charlie Connell
Written byCharlie Connell

Likes: writing, baseball, dumplings, American Traditional tattoos, punk rock. Dislikes: kale, things that look like kale and words that rhyme with kale. Managing Editor @tattoodo