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American Flag Tattoos, Designs, And Meanings-American Themed Tattoos And Meanings

Updated on September 18, 2013
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Richard Hale is a tattoo enthusiast who studies and researches tattoo symbolism, meanings, and history.


American Flag Tattoos And Designs

American themed tattoos are a popular tattoo choice for many men and women. No other tattoo symbol can represent America like the American flag tattoo. If you are looking for a tattoo design to symbolize your love for America, these tattoo designs are for you. All though the American flag is basic in design, it can be incorporated into a variety of different unique tattoo designs. The American theme, such as the flag, can be applied to a variety of different tattoo designs. Nothing represents the United States like the American flag.

As I mentioned earlier, the American flag is basic in design. The American flag is made in three colors, which are red, white, and blue. The American flag has 50 stars to represent the 50 states in America. There are also 13 stripes on the flag that represent the 13 original colonies of America. American themed tattoos can incorporate similar patterns and they can be designed within any symbol, giving you thousands of different options.

Since red, white, and blue are the colors of the American flag, American flag tattoos use the same color scheme. The three colors form a beautiful color pattern that can be altered into many different variations. When it comes to American flag tattoo designs, many things can be included in such designs. One of the most popular symbols included in American flag tattoo designs is the bald eagle. The American flag is closely associated to the bald eagle because they both represent America. From money to federal buildings, the bald eagle can be found all over America. As a tattoo, the bald eagle represents freedom, independence, strength, and bravery. Those who choose to get a bald eagle tattoo with the American flag may want to represent these meanings. The American flag alone can represent the same exact meanings.

Those that are from America may choose to get an American flag tattoo or an American themed tattoo to represent their love for their country. The American flag tattoo is a great way to show the way you feel about your country. The American flag tattoo represents everything it means to be from the United States of America. The American flag tattoo is also popular among those serving in the United States military, army, and navy. There are a variety of different reasons that people choose to get the American flag tattoo. With all the different meanings, styles, and variations, it is no wonder that this tattoo design is so popular.

American flag tattoos are done in many different ways and variations. As you can see in each picture on the right, the American flag is incorporated into a variety of different designs. One popular choice is the waving American flag tattoo. When done correctly, it appears that the flag is in motion and it makes for a great tattoo design. You can also see a few different designs that salute the United States military. If you have ever served time, the American flag tattoo is a great way to recognize that. Many people were affected by the terrible events of September 11th, 2001. The American flag tattoo is a great way to remember the loved ones we lost on this day and all the loved ones that we lost in the past as well. You may see designs with a cross and the American flag to symbolize this. These are just a few of the many different American flag tattoo designs that are available. The American flag can be used for may different purposes that reach people on a personal level.

Beautiful Old Glory Flag


American Flag Tattoo Meanings

The American flag tattoo can symbolize a variety of different things and it can be associated to the bald eagle and other tattoo symbols that represent America. Depending on the design, American flag tattoos can take on other meanings when added to other tattoo symbols. Below, you can find these meanings.

  • Independence
  • Bravery
  • Courage
  • Freedom
  • Strength
  • Power
  • Perseverance
  • Unity
  • Remembrance
  • Love For America
  • Pride
  • Hope
  • Inspiration
  • Living Your Dream

Overall, the American flag tattoo represents everything that is American. The United States of America is the "land of the free". In America, you can be anything that you want to be and you can live all of your dreams. The United States symbolizes freedom and independence. The American flag tattoo can honor all of those who fought and died for every American's freedom.

Many people choose the American flag tattoo to show their love and respect for their country. The American flag can be associated to many things in America, such as Harley Davidson. The American flag tattoo gives you plenty of options as a tattoo design. You may want to create your own design or incorporate some ideas that you have gained from other tattoo designs. Point taken, it gives you the chance to have your own unique tattoo design that is sure to catch the eyes of others.

Some American flag tattoo designs include American phrases like you see in the pictures on the right. "In God We Trust" and "Proud To Be An American" are often chosen in American flag tattoo designs. There are many different phrases and quotes that can be used when it comes to the American flag. This may be something you want to consider in your design. Remember, you can add the American theme to any symbol that you want, such as an anchor, clover, eagle, flower, music note, rose, or yin yang. This gives the tattoo artist and the wearer plenty to consider, so use your imagination!

It is very important to remember to do your own research when choosing a tattoo symbol or design. This gives you a better idea of everything that is out there. You may run across something that you hadn't considered yet. Take your time and don't rush into getting inked. You don't want to get a tattoo that you later regret. Make sure you understand what the tattoo represents and means first. If you feel that the American flag tattoo is not for you, be sure to follow the links below to view more tattoo symbols, designs, ideas, and meanings. Thanks for your visit.



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    • thelyricwriter profile imageAUTHOR

      Richard Ricky Hale 

      8 years ago from West Virginia




      B Malin



      Thank you all for your comments and for visiting. I really am grateful for you all. Many thinks friends and see you shortly.

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      Alastar Packer 

      8 years ago from North Carolina

      You do see quite a lot with the military and to a lesser extent law enforcement with the flag tats. Sometimes with the dogtags like what's on here. Great selection lyric, gotta come back and check some out I've missed. Okay, here's the request: How about one on Demon Tats. Those ought to be some wicked good inks. Up and buttons lyric.

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      8 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      The Philippine/American flags tattoo made me look twice. That looked neat. It is nice to know what the tattoos stand for, reading the meanings in this hub. Voted up.

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      b. Malin 

      8 years ago

      How Beautiful and Very Patriotic Lyric...Wave the Flags, and fly the Eagles, Stars and Strips forever! Thanks for sharing, always a Treat to come to your Hub Page.

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      Aurelio Locsin 

      8 years ago from Orange County, CA

      Obviously a common motif here in the U.S., and always so colorful. I was fascinated by the Philippine/American tattoo since I am Filipino. I'm guessing the wearer was a Filipino-American, because it's not generally cool in the Philippines to identify so closely with a former "oppressor." Voting this Up and Beautiful.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      8 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      Long may she wave. Makes me want to sing a flag waving song.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      8 years ago from Southern Illinois

      The American flag tattoos are colorful and beautiful. I especially like the Eagle..Thank's for sharing..


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