As the saying goes, ‘The picture says it all’. A good tattoo design could speak volumes about your persona. And if you are the highly patriotic type, what better way to show your love for your country than a flag tattoo on your arm or chest?
Why opt for a Flag Tattoo?
Show your ‘No Nonsense’ Patriotism
Flag tattoos are quite popular among people who love their countries and want others to know about it too. A person sporting a flag tattoo would clearly depict his patriotism and would give off a warning to others about bad mouthing his/her country and its people.
Show your Love for the Nation
You don’t need to be a citizen of the county in order to get its flag tattooed on your body. Getting a flag tattoo of a country in spite of not being its citizen would show your love and admiration for the nation and its people. And although it may raise quite a few eyebrows back home, it would surely make you feel welcome in the country you admire.
Show your Appreciation for the Country’s Saviors
Some people tend to get flag tattoos in order to show their admiration and respect for the people who put their lives in the line to save their country and its people. So if you want to honor someone who lost his/her life while fighting for the country, you can get a flag tattoo done along with his/her name to show your respect. A flag tattoo can also showcase your appreciation for people who represented your country and brought pride to your nation.
Show your Support
A flag tattoo doesn’t necessarily have to be a country’s flag. Numerous organizations and groups represent their goals and beliefs in the form of flag logos. You can also ink these designs to support these groups and their causes. For instance, if you are a supporter of gay or lesbian marriages, you can ink their flag logos to show your support.
Different Flat Tattoo Designs you can opt for
The ‘Blowing in the Wind’ Flag Tattoo
One of the most common flag tattoo designs happens to be a tattoo of the flag blowing in the wind. Such a design would give an aesthetic feel to the tattoo and make it look natural.
The Vintage Look
Another common flag tattoo design involves doing the design with faded colors. In most cases, the flag tattoo would look bright and vibrant on one end and slowly fade into a rustic or black and white image at the other end. This would give a classic look to the flag tattoo and make it stand out.
Combining Flags with Other Designs
You can also choose to combine the basic flag tattoo with other designs to give it a more symbolic appearance. For instance, you can combine the flag tattoo design with a dove to indicate peace. Other popular choices include combining the flag tattoo design with the country’s national bird or animal (a tiger with the national flag of India can depict your love for the country’s national animal and also give off a warning about the illegal tiger poaching), or symbols that showcase the country’s rich cultural heritage and traditions (a Celtic symbol along with an European flag tattoo can signify the continent’s cultural background).