Are you a proud American who wants to show off their patriotic side? Maybe you even want to show off your respects to the military or you just like the look of the American Flag. Whatever the reason is, today we are bringing you nine amazing American Flag Tattoo designs which you need to see! Keep on reading to find out more.
Are American Flag Tattoos Disrespectful?
In the USA there is a thing called the Flag Code which states how the American Flag should be portrayed at all times. In that code, there is nothing stated about the tattoos. So we could say that getting an American Flag tattoo might be in the grey area. Why? Well it says that the flag should never be dirty and it should always be portrayed in the right manner, but tattoos fade over time and depending on the position of the tattoo it might not always portray the flag in the right manner. Therefore, it is not disrespectful to get the tattoo as long as it is done correctly. Many military men get it to show their toward their country.
1. Shoulder American Flag Tattoo
Most American Flag tattoos are done on the shoulder, bicep, forearm or the entire arm in general. The reason why these places are so popular is that they are considered the least disrespectful and the whole flag can be shown in its full glory. An American Flag Tattoo on the shoulder like the one on the photo is the way to go if you do not want to do any other designs such as the eagle tattoo. What makes this tattoo so amazing is the fact that it has red white and blue colors and is not done in all black ink. Colors do fade with time, so keep in mind that you will need to get it retouched.
2. All Black American Flag Tattoo
This all-black American Flag Tattoo is fairly similar to the first one, except it is done in all black which makes it the perfect tattoo for guys. It is done on the shoulder and these types of tattoos are awesome because they can also be turned into a sleeve tattoo. Make sure everyone sees your patriotic side with this American Flag tattoo!
3. We The People American Flag Tattoo
We The People is a phrase that is found in the American Constitution. Doing this text on your tattoo can be a symbol of your patriotism without explicitly showing the flag. Behind the text, you can mimic the American Flag by using one color or even all which are on the flag. This beautiful tattoo can turn into a real piece of art if the artist does it in the right style!
4. Eagle American Flag Tattoo
Eagles are part of the traditional American symbol. Doing a patriotic American flag can easily be turned into an even cooler tattoo by making it an American Flag Eagle tattoo. Be aware that it will take the artist some time to do this tattoo and that it will look best if it is done on the entire arm, bicep or shoulder. This American Flag Tattoo is a great choice for guys who served the military and want to show their love for the country. Not only does it hold a traditional aspect, but it also has a lot of meaning to it.
5. Beautiful Eagle Tattoos on Shoulder
If you want to get the American Flag Tattoo, but also don’t want it to look simple, you can always add more meaning to it by doing additional patriotic symbols. Eagle tattoos are a great way to go, but they do not always have to take up too much space. You can do small eagle tattoos on your bicep. One amazing thing behind tattoo ideas like this one is the black and white contrast which turns this American Flag Tattoo into an amazing patriotic tattoo you are going to love!
6. Eagle Tattoo with American Flag
The American flag does not always have to be the focal point of the tattoo. Eagle tattoos can be a great military tattoo and by adding the American flag, this
7. Chest American Flag Tattoo for Guys
One great thing about American Flag Tattoos is that you can extend them from your arm to your chest making it into one big piece of art. This American flag tattoo covers up a lot of skin on the body, making it both a chest and sleeve tattoos. It will take several hours to get this American flag tattoo done since it is big and it has a lot of color on it. Surely, this is a tattoo for guys who were in the military and for guys who just want to show off their love for their country.
8. Leg American Flag Tattoo
So far, all of the flag tattoos we showed in this article were done on the upper body, making them mostly into arm tattoos. Doing an American flag tattoo on your leg is not as popular as the American flag tattoos on the shoulders, but it is still an option that you can do. This tattoo combines all of the patriotic elements American people love: the flag, the eagle and the “We The People” statement. Flag tattoos like this one have a bit of color to it and white shading, so they look a bit artsier. This is a great tattoo choice for people who do not mind a bit of pain since leg tattoos hurt more than arm tattoos.
9. In God We Trust American Flag Tattoo
The national motto of the USA is In God We Trust. Therefore, making it a popular thing to get tattooed on your body. On the photo, you can see the American flag tattoo done on the forearm and the In God We Trust saying done in the middle of the tattoo. An amazing thing about this tattoo is that it is done in a faded style, therefore it will age better with time. This American Flag Tattoo is also a great symbol of respect to the military.
On That Note
American Flag Tattoos are a great way to pay tribute to the army, soldiers and those who died defending their country. They are also a great choice if you want to show off your patriotic side to the whole world. In case the American flag tattoo is something you are interested in doing, hopefully, you found inspiration for it in today’s article!
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