Reviewed & updated: December 20, 2022 by Jamie Wilson BA
Planning to ink a patriotic tattoo? We got your back with these incredible black American flag tattoo inspirations that are uniquely stunning.
With the colours red, white and blue, the American flag has been a nation’s pride since 1977.
While looking through a few American flag tattoo images, you must have come across some in black. Well, be it curiosity about these flags, or for some inspiration, you are exactly where you are supposed to be.
If you are into tattoos and want to show off your pride for your nation, a flag tattoo will never disappoint you. The American Flag consists of thirteen horizontal red and white stripes with a blue rectangle in the canton filled with white tiny stars. American flag tattoos are extremely versatile and can be inked in different variations. But what is a black American flag? Although, there is no particular definition associated with a black American flag, a black flag, in general, is a declaration, to the enemy, of not giving up in a war. Now can you find a tattoo design more patriotic than a black flag tattoo? We bet not. You must be wondering if it would be disrespectful to ink an American flag tattoo, the answer would be, not really. American flag tattoos are often inked as a symbol of pride. However, there are a few things that you might need to keep in mind while doing so, like obviously by not incorporating a flag with fire. That completely alters the entire meaning of an American flag tattoo and we are sure you are not looking for that. With that being said, let’s hop on a ride into our catalogue that will inspire you with the best American flag tattoos.
Fire Fighter Tribute American Flag Tattoo
Firefighters are real heroes who are brave and self-sacrificing people. These tattoos can be inked by anyone; if you are not a firefighter but want to ink one in order to honor a firefighter who has made an impact or you are a retired firefighter. If you are someone who is looking for a way to honour these real modern-day heroes, this tattoo is a great idea. If you are a retired firefighter and want to commemorate your service during your time, you. can also incorporate a firefighter badge to your tattoo like the one below.
American Flag Eagle Tattoo Black And White
In America, the bald eagle is a symbol of strength and freedom. This national bird and its fierce beauty has bedazzled many for years and what better way to make your American flag tattoo stand out with a deep meaning and symbolize patriotism other than with a bald eagle American flag tattoo? If you have been looking for an American flag tattoo and was not sure of how to make it stand out, this tattoo is here to help you out.
American Flag We The People Tattoo
The Preamble to the American Constitution starts with the phrase ‘We the People’ and this will always hold appeal to all Americans. The phrase means that all the power that was derived to create the Constitution has been drawn from the people of America collectively. If you are an American, you would know how much this phrase means to the nation and inking it on along with your American flag will symbolize patriotism. This tattoo has been placed in an entire arm and it has to be one of the most patriotic tattoos you will ever come across.
Marine Corps American Flag Tattoo
This tattoo features the American flag along with the Marine Corps emblem. The Eagle, of course, is the national symbol of the USA and in its beak it carries a streamer marked with the Corps’ motto: Semper Fidelis. The Globe symbolises the worldwide commitment of the Marine Corps and their responsibilities. The Marines are deployed anywhere in the world and it is their duty to serve their nation with great dedication and lastly, the fouled anchor symbolises the aquatic life of a Marine. If you have served the Marine Corps in your life, or maybe the Marine Corps means something really personal to you, this tattoo with the American flag is here to inspire you.
St. Michael American Flag Tattoo
The patron saint of marines, paratroopers, police officers and military personnel. This tattoo features a spread out American flag with an image of St. Michael, the leader of the heavenly army who will always defend us in a battle with the rulers of darkness, on it. Bring in blessings with an angel tattoo like this and add the American flag at the backdrop. This tattoo also has the Latin phrase ‘Beati Pacifici’ that translates into ‘blessed are the peacemakers’ making this tattoo even better.
Black And White American Flag Tattoo
If you are looking for a simple and small one, and without any embellishments, and yet want to honour your country and ink on your pride, a black and white small American flag tattoo like this should be your go-to. Using the contrast of black and white in an American flag like this, makes the designs easily distinguishable and look super cool at the same time.
Black And Gray American Flag Tattoo
Although black and white is a great thing to ink, you can also always alter it for a black and gray style to give your American flag tattoo an intense effect. Add an eagle to your tattoo like the one here, and make a bold statement of your love for your country. You can always incorporate different styles and give it your personal creative touch and your tattoo will always stand out.
Black And White American Flag Forearm Tattoo
American flag tattoos always represent one’s love for America. A forearm tattoo is one of those body art placements that are always out in the open and a patriotic American flag tattoo is a perfect way to bring out the patriot in you. If you have been wondering about the body parts to ink an American flag tattoo and don’t mind a little bit of show-off, your search has finally come to an end.
Black And White American Flag Shoulder Tattoo
A shoulder tattoo usually represents strength and power. As we already know of how the shoulders in the uniform of a defense personnel have embellishments declaring their rank, a shoulder could also make a great display placement for anything you are proud of. And hence, another perfect placement for an American patriotic tattoo. Add in details like the eagle-like the one in this tattoo with a quote of your choice and make it unique and bold.
Black And White American Flag Back Tattoo
Tattoos in hidden areas like the back, are very personal since they are not just a subject to be showing off. This tattoo features a military hat, a rifle and a shoe as a tribute and respect for the fallen ones. If you too have lost a lost loved one in a battle, this tattoo is perfect for you. Also, let’s please take a moment to appreciate the stunning work by the artist in this image.
You must be wondering now, how much do these flag tattoos for men even cost? Well, to answer, it will cost you an average of around $120. We know, these specific tattoo designs could be a little pricey, but trust us, it will be worth it. You can always talk it out with your artist and incorporate any other designs of your choice like the Statue of Liberty or a cross and celebrate the 4th of July every single day.
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What does a black American flag tattoo mean?
A black American flag tattoo typically represents patriotism and pride in the United States. It is a symbol of strength, courage, and freedom that has become popular among many who embrace them. The color black is often used to represent the difficult struggles which have built the country into what it is today. It can also be a sign of respect for those that have served and given their lives for the nation. This type of tattoo is often seen as a reminder to stay strong, be proud of your country, and never forget those that have sacrificed so much for it.
Who usually gets a black American flag tattoo?
A black American flag tattoo is popular among many demographics, including veterans, active duty military personnel, patriotic citizens, and others who have a deep appreciation for the United States. It is also commonly seen as a symbol of remembrance for fallen service members and those that have made the ultimate sacrifice. Additionally, people may get this type of tattoo to express their patriotism and pride in their country. For some, it serves as a reminder to stay true to their beliefs and remain strong in the face of adversity. Whatever the reason, black American flag tattoos have become increasingly popular in recent years.
What are some common designs for a black American flag tattoo?
Black American flag tattoos can come in a variety of designs, including traditional waving flags, full size flags, and miniature versions. Some people even choose to get the tattoo as part of a larger piece of artwork. Common symbols accompanying the flag often include eagles, stars, or other patriotic imagery. Additionally, many people opt for text or quotes to accompany their tattoos, such as “God Bless America” or “United We Stand.” However, the exact design of a black American flag tattoo is ultimately up to the individual getting it.
How can I personalize my black American flag tattoo?
Personalizing your black American flag tattoo is a great way to make sure it reflects what you want it to represent. Some people opt for adding their name or the names of loved ones, while others choose meaningful quotes or even images like eagles or stars. Others may also choose to add specific elements that are relevant to their lives, such as symbols of their military branch, a job they have completed, or even a place that holds special meaning to them. Whatever personal touches you choose to add, it will help make your tattoo unique and meaningful to you.