While it’d be easy to say, “There’s nothing more American than tattoos”, the truth is that there’s nothing more human than tattoos. Tattooing is one of the earliest art forms known to man. In 1991, German hikers discovered the remains of a 5,300 year-old mummified man who had 57 tattoos on his body. That being said, there are few things more representative of American patriotism than a tattoo.
Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Whatever else your tattoo may mean or stand for, it more than likely represents at least one – if not all – of these things. This means that American patriotic tattoos represent the absolute pinnacle of the American Dream to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Patriotic tattoos are among some of the oldest in America’s history. For a long time the art of tattooing was practically exclusive to sailors and military men, who would often choose to get patriotic tattoos as a symbol of what they were fighting for – a practice that is still continued to this day as characterized by a number of the tattoos featured in the gallery below. Before dog tags became a standard form of identification, many parts of the military recommended troops get tattoos as a form of post mortem identification.
To put it simply, tattooing is one of the first and oldest ways American citizens could show their love and support for the country they fought for and adored. Getting a patriotic tattoo is a great way to show your support for your country and the values on which it stands.
Looking to show your devotion to the country in which you reside? There’s no better, or time honored, means to use than getting a patriotic tattoo.
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