Patriotic tattoos nowadays is not so rare thing to see as it may seem at first glance. It is surprising, but many people value their heritage and are proud of their country. More often patriotic tattoo designs can be seen in American culture. There we can see different patriotic tattoo designs that may represent all the variants of American flag, often the eagle with the flag as a background, the Statue of Liberty and many others.
In Russia, for example, patriotic tattoos can be seen in the shape of mascots of the Tsar Empire or some communistic symbols. In other countries usually such patriotic tattoo designs as flags are used.
As a variant, patriotic tattoo can be the depiction of some historical event, architectural masterpiece or the portrait of some political leader.
The places for patriotic tattoo application can also vary as the designs, but usually if the person is proud of anything, it is depicted on the chest or on the shoulder. Of course there cannot be any gender differences and wills, but of course more often patriotic tattoos can be seen on males.
So patriotic tattoos are designed to represent the pride of the person of his own country. The symbols that can be used in patriotic tattoo designs are very different – there actually can be used a vast variety of them with different combinations. Symbols, that are most often used in patriotic tattoo designs can include maps of flags, or even the mascots and emblems of some specific places, such as city or state. Mostly patriotic tattoos are wide spread in the United States of America, but other people on the globe, residing in different countries, sometimes like to reveal the pride of their own country by using patriotic tattoo designs.
Flags are the most popular symbols in patriotic tattoo designs. Usually they represent the basic depiction of the flag that resembles the piece of cloth residing right on the skin. It can be flat and also the image of the flag can be waving. The size of such flag can be various – small or large. Also different combinations of items can be seen or even the flag itself is transformed to non-usual shape, such as rainbow, flower or heart. The scenes with the use of flags are also wide-spread. For example the flag can be depicted in different war or battle scenes, it can be on the shoulders of the pin up girl or some children can hold it in their arms.
Also in different patriotic tattoo designs flags can be represented by the appearance of maps and different styles of map-like designs. In such designs country is represented in its geographical shape but some regions can be highlighted, probably the region where the wearer was born. Such element can include flag as well, at least its color. Also there can be a stark in such designs or stylish silhouette or outline resembling the exact city, country or state. The ideas of patriotic tattoos can be various and very interesting. The most interesting of them seems to be the creation of the map of three dimensions, representing the country, with the use of small buildings, plant life and people.
Most patriotic tattoo designs contain some symbols that are known and can be recognized by everybody and also is highly connected with the home country of applicant. For the United States of America the best symbols turn out to be the eagle, the scroll with a script of certain style, the statue of liberty. If the applicant resides in Italy, he may choose Italian map or flag as patriotic tattoo design. If we speak about India – it can be the part of sheet music of their national anthem.