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Ink Puerto Rican Tattoos –- Express Your Root

Inking a tattoo as been an important part in the Puerto Rico culture. The locals use tattoo to convey a personal message, and they always take pride and respect of their traditions. Here are a few incredible Puerto Rican tattoos to consider.

Flag symbol is one of the most popular designs that represents the root and the true heritage. It is a symbol of pride to the bearers. The flag consists of two white stripes, three red stripes, and a blue triangle with a white star at the middle. Each of these features carries an important meaning. It is also not unusual for people to intertwine their flag symbols with other design elements such as a coqui frog, and a name of the favorite sport team. The flag emblem can also be created in the shape of flower, heart, and star.

Although the Coat of Arms symbol looks like a badge, it is by far the most patriotic design that shows your great fondness for the heritage. Some tattoo enthusiasts may carve their body with a geographical border of the country, highlight their hometown, and attach an important statement that said “I love Puerto Rico.”

The majority of the islanders are Catholics. So, Christian symbols like cross, rosary and sacred heart are the popular religious artworks in these Caribbean islands. Other native religions such as Palo Mayombe and Santeria are also providing good references for remarkable religious artworks.

Another great design is the coqui, referring to a group of common frogs that live in Puerto Rico. There are over 16 species, and therefore Coqui frog tattoo is one of the most amazing design for both the men and women in these islands.

You can check out more images on the internet to help you pick your perfect symbol.  Another good source of information will be from the artists in the studios. Speak to your favorite artist for advice and design recommendation.

Show Your Respect & Loyalty with Patriotic Tattoos

Although inking a patriotic emblem is not too common, there is a certain group of people who love to have it on their skin. A lot of veterans, military, and patriotic service such as firemen and policemen are wearing the symbols to reflect their loyalty, respect and love to the country they’re defending.

There are some popular symbols that are often used as the design elements in patriotic tattoos.

1)    Eagle and the Coats of Arm
Many countries around the world, including USA, Russia, Germany, and Austria, use the eagle emblem for their Coats of Arm. Eagle is a symbol of power, strength and freedom. You can wear an eagle design or even the Great Seals if you’re in the USA.

2)    National Flag
To show your patriotism and honor to your nation, you can blend the national flag with a tattoo of your choice.

P/S: You can find creative flag and eagle symbols from a pro gallery.