Friday, July 2, 2010

These Colors Don't Run

Okay, I know I said that I would do Part 2 of the How To Choose A Tattoo Artist/Studio... But in light of the 4th of July holiday, that's going to wait until next time. Today, I'm dedicating this post to Patriotism and Tattoos. Pictured below are examples of some of the patriotic tattoos that Pat has done in the past.

Tattoos with a patriotic theme tend to include the American Flag, Statue of Liberty, the Bald Eagle, popular bridges and buildings in the USA, military tattoos, and common patriotic slogans. The number of people getting these types of tattoos spiked in the months following September 11th, 2001. They also seem more prevalent in times of war, but what better way to portray your patriotism for all to see than with a permanent work of art on your skin.

Below is Steve's work in progress of the Constitution over his bald eagle on his chest. The eagle was done by Pat about 15 years ago, and the new Constitution lettering was done by Bryan. Eventually there will also be an American Flag flying up over his shoulder.

"You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism." ~Erma Bombeck - Take a look at this article about a man who wears the American Flag proudly on his face.

So, however you may choose to, go out this weekend and display your Patriotism!

Happy Independence Day!

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