Saturday, December 4, 2010

American Eagle Tattoo

As all tattoos carry along with it a story, many people love to show their pride in their country by carrying on them a patriotic tattoo. The most common thing that you could consider is having your countries flag, or perhaps an outline of your home state or province tattooed - any design of this nature will make an excellent patriotic tattoo. Many people that get this kind of tattoo may even add some wording to the tattoo, like having your hometown displayed with your home state / province. You could even have the state or provinces' name or symbol tattooed along with the actual design as well.
In the USA, some of the most common designs include an eagle clutching the countries flag in its claws. The letters "U.S.A" or even the words "United Stated of America" will make a nice addition to any patriotic tattoo.
If you want a truly unique design, you may opt to have the patriotic design incorporated into symbols representing something more personal to you. A good example of this would be someone that is interested in world peace may get a peace emblem tattooed coloured in as the American flag.  Or you may have a cross tattooed that has the country flag draped around it - this could be to represent your religious views or maybe even a memorial to fallen heroes in forgotten battles.
Another popular patriotic tattoo idea is waving your countries flag behind the main object. This works especially well behind a sexy young girl or even an eagle. The possibilities are endless. You must remember, the main idea is to incorporate the countries flag into the design.
A lot of people may prefer having a well known land mark or icon of certain areas of the country. For example, if you were born and bread in NY, then the Statue of Liberty or Liberty bell may make a nice addition to your tattoo. Other ideas to consider may be memorials along with a date the event took place, the twin towers makes a good one.
So where do you find the perfect patriotic tattoo? You could always pop into your local tattoo studio, and pick one of the many ready-made designs. This approach has two problems: One, the design that you choose is by no means unique. And two, you always feel kind of rushed making a decision while in the parlor. So the solution? Get access to a specialised patriotic tattoo gallery. There you will have access to thousands of award-winning patriotic tattoo ideas that your can browse at your own pace. Once that perfect design has been found, print it onto some tattoo paper, and drop by your local tattoo parlor.

Tattoos in America

Let's keep in mind that not all societies adopt tattoos as means of personal and communal expressions. In many cultures -especially illiterate societies-tattoos carry the visual symbols, icons, and signals of collective consciousness and memories they wish to preserve.
In the USA, given their popularity today, we can see that tattoos are a continuation of the earlier generations' symbols of rebellion, of being different, of presenting a contrarian attitude, of the nonconformist. In place of long hair we now have long nails, body piercing, and tattoos. Yet no one can discern a cause for that rebellion other than the deep desire to be individualistic.
Is it a fad? Given that the fad is lasting longer than a decade, we can say perhaps it is more than a fad; may be a much longer wave. Young people imitate stars, celebrities, and other famous achievers. In soccer we see a veteran player like David Beckham sport very visible tattoos on his neck; following Beckham's example, the young striker Natasha Kai isn't shy about displaying her countless tattoos. In boxing, tattoos are almost mandatory -perhaps as weapons of intimidation-since most boxers wear them. The fiercer the tattoo the fiercer the appearance of the boxer: just take a close look at Mike Tyson's face.

Significance of Arm Tattoos

Arm tattoos always have carried a wealth of meaning with them over the years. For example, a tattoo in the forearm of a woman in Borneo indicated her skill that was capable of uplifting her demand in marriage.
Tattoos encircling the wrist and the fingers had spiritual significance attached to it with the people believing it to be capable of driving away illness. It was seen as a sign of criminality in the East. The triads of Hong Kong pictured a black dragon on the left bicep and a white tiger on the right.
In many countries, the arm tattoos still carry a negative image. It is said that the majority of prisoners in the USA have at least one tattoo design on them. But today with the tattoo artists mixing the designs of the East with the West, they are seen as fashionable.