50+ American Flag Tattoo Designs To Show Your Patriotic Spirit

By Jason Hamilton / January 8, 2019
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For the Americans, vibrant American flag tattoo designs are one of the perfect ways of showing your patriotic spirit. This is a great way of identifying yourself with your home country, or even with the country that you vehemently admire. With their high regard to liberty, equality, and hard work, it comes to no surprise that a lot in the tattoo community and body art industry are inking their selves with the American flag in various ways and that is why we are here: to guide you in choosing the perfect American flag tattoo that you will be most definitely proud of.

In this article, we will be sharing with your our rich and highly patriotic gallery of American flag tattoo designs. We will also be showing you different ways on how you can still showcase that red and white stripes without literally inking the flag on to your skin.

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American Flag Tattoo Designs Out There

Did you know that a lot of designs can spring out of the American flag? Yes, you read it right! Just because you want to be patriotic and you want to feature the star spangled banner does not mean you need to literally ink the flag onto your skin. That would be tasteless, uncharming, and regretful! You may want to get a cover up tattoo in a few days if you did that! Don’t fret much, though, as we are here to help you choose the best design that will not fall flat and be called “tasteless”.

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There are a lot of American flag tattoo designs out there that will definitely catch the eye of everyone. Here are some of the best American flag tattoo designs we think that will suit you:

Three-Dimensional Tattoo

3D tattoo designs literally have an edge because it is not flat, it can be easily seen among the sea of tattoos around you. To add to that, a 3D tattoo is very meticulous to make because the tattoo artist would not only have to ink the main design but its shadow as well, if there’s any.

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Now, this is where the three-dimensional tattoo design comes into play when it comes to American flag tattoo designs. As the name suggests, you can incorporate a lot of 3D tattoo design elements to the flag. You can make the flag as if it’s waving into the wind or peeking through your lashed skin. This tattoo design has a lot of potentials to make it one sick American flag tattoo. All you need is a good amount of imagination bursting with ideas!

Here are some of the best three-dimensional tattoos we saw on the internet that features the American flag:

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 An intricately designed waving american flag tattoo on the sleeve.

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A 3d forearm tattoo of the american flag shaped like a star.

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A tattoo of the american flag as a flag patch on a camouflage.

A forearm tattoo of the american flag.

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A 3d tattoo on the chest of the American flag.

A 3D tattoo on the leg of the american flag seen through a star cut out.

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A highly detailed 3D tattoo of the American flag.

A tattoo of the American flag peeking through the ripped skin on the sleeve.

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A large half sleeve 3d tattoo of the American flag waving.

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A black and blue 3D tattoo of the American flag.

The Flag and Eagle Tattoo

The American flag is highly synonymous to the American way of life as well as the American Eagle. For starters, the eagle is the embodiment of freedom. This is because the eagle is a powerful winged animal that can soar high above the clouds. Additionally, its act of flying is synonymous with freedom. Thus, people often associate it with liberty and freedom. Like we said earlier, The United States of America, as a nation, highly regards freedom as its most important characteristic.

Here are some of the American flag tattoo designs we saw on the internet that features both the flag and an eagle:

A 3D tattoo of an Eagle and the flag peeking through ripped skin on the sleeve.

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A neotraditional tattoo of an American Bald Eagle carrying the flag of the US.

A tattoo of the American bald eagle and the American flag.

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A black ink chest tattoo of a bald eagle carrying the flag of the United States of America.

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A black and white half sleeve tattoo of an eagle with a colored American flag below.

A colorful tattoo of an American Bald Eagle with the American flag.

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A back tattoo of an American Bald Eagle with the American flag as its wing.

A highly detailed, intricately designed, artfully made american flag tattoo on the back in the shape of a flying eagle.

A neotradtional tattoo of the flag of the United States of America with a flying American Bald Eagle.

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A large and highly detailed tattoo of the american flag and the head of a bald eagle.

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Military-Themed Tattoo Designs

If there’s one group of people that really deserve our honor, it’s the US army. These guys, and recently women, fight for the country and defend our values. This is the reason why military-themed tattoo designs heavily feature the American flag. The tattoo design honors the values that the military upholds, as well as their patriotic spirits of being selfless to defend the homeland and the freedom of the people.

Here are some of the best sought after military-themed tattoo designs that heavily features the American flag:

A tattered black tattoo of an American flag patch.

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A highly artistic and beautifully made sleeve tattoo of the American flag on top of a tattooed design of the US Military green camouflage.

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A black and white tattoo of an american flag patch.

A tattoo of the American flag as a flag patch with the US Air Force insignia.

A detailed American flag tattoo on the upper sleeve with the US Army logo and dog tags.

A neotraditional tattoo of the American flag with a dog tag and banner in front.

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A leg tattoo of a tattered colored American flag wrapped around the silhouette of a soldier.

Another sleeve tattoo of a tattered colored American flag wrapped around the silhouette of a soldier raising his or her rifle.

A neck tattoo of an american flag honoring the fallen soldiers.

A military-themed tattoo of the american flag as a dog tag.

American Flag Tattoo Designs On Men

Since for the majority of the time, the United States military only accepts men to serve. It is highly logical to say that almost everyone, if not all, who are American flag tattoo wearers are male and are serving the military as a soldier. That is the norm that everyone is very much accustomed to. Which is why a good chunk of American flag tattoo design is geared towards a more masculine clientele.

Here are some of the American flag tattoo designs for men that we think are just plainly awesome:

A shoulder tattoo of the American flag with a cemetery as the foreground.

A large black and white sleeve tatttoo of the American flag.

An American flag tattoo on the chest with a compass on the foreground.

A tattered black and white American flag tattoo on the sleeve portion of the body.

A black and white tattoo of the American flag and a skull on the leg.

A colorful and highly detailed intricate tattoo of the American flag with two rifles crossed inked on the upper sleeve portion of the body.

A black and white shoulder tattoo of the American flag with the head of a stag.

A colorful and epic feels tattoo of an American Bald Eagle with the American flag on the background.

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A colored and intricately detailed tattoo of the American flag with a toro in the middle.

An upper sleeve tattoo of the American flag in full color.

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American Flag Tattoo Designs On Women

It is safe to say that women who want to have the American flag tattoo inked onto their skin are a tiny minority. Women are just only recently allowed to serve the military and the star spangled banner has been gaining traction recently. This is because since more and more women are entering service. As a result, a lot more American flag tattoo design are spring up from all corners of the US are now more geared to a female audience.

Here are some of the best American flag tattoo designs on women that we saw on the internet:

A tattoo of the American flag as a bow tie ribbon on the leg.

A glossy and shiny artsy American flag tattoo on the forearm.

A tattoo of the American flag on the buttocks shaped as a lip mark.

A woman rocking a full forearm tattoo of the American flag.

An upper back tattoo of the American flag in black and white.

A lower back tattoo of wings and the American flag shaped as a heart.

A sleeve tattoo of a solemn scene with the American flag in full color.

A wonderfully crafted American flag tattoo on the ankle shaped a s a butterfly.

An American flag tattoo on the sleeve as a flag patch usually seen with military personnel.

A small but artfully made American Flag Tattoo on the hand shaped as a star.

An American flag tattoo is definitely one of the best tattoo designs out there that you can use to show your American heritage. Additionally, it is a good way to symbolize your patriotism. There are many other ways to design your American flag tattoo; you just need to think out of the box to get that unique print inked on your body.


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Jason Hamilton

Jason has been an avid fan of tattoos for over 13 years now. He is currently 35 years old, and he got his first tattoo at the age of 22. Since then, he has added over 20 tattoos to his collection. He is also into writing, which is why he decided to celebrate both of his passion and hobby through tats ‘n’ rings. Jason dreams of having his very own tattoo parlor soon. Jason would be very happy to answer any questions about tattoos that you may have! Leave a comment below and he’ll answer it for you right away!

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