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If you love your country and happen to love tattoos, there’s no better way to express your patriotism than with an American flag tattoo. These patriotic flag tattoos come in every size, shape, color and style imaginable, and you can even incorporate Old Glory into almost any other design. Among the most popular tattoo ideas is a bald eagle with a waving flag.

From an eagle and flag tattoo to the US flag with military members, guns, a cross, angels, dog tags, skulls, or quotes, there are many cool American tattoos for men to get 2019. Similarly, guys can pick artwork that is small and simple, tribal, or 3D with a ripped skin look. Ultimately, American flag tattoo designs are truly some of the most versatile and popular.

While making the decision to get a patriotic tattoo may have been simple, deciding what kind of flag tattoo design and where to put it can be tricky. To help, we’ve compiled a gallery of the top American flag tattoo ideas for your sleeve, shoulder, arm, chest, forearm, bicep and leg.

Here are the best American flag tattoos for men to inspire you!

American Flag Tattoo

Cool American Flag Tattoo Ideas

The core meaning of a United States flag tattoo is easy to understand. It represents patriotism, or love and loyalty for your country. Interestingly, guys usually choose tattoo placement based on the ability to hide their body art. But the opposite tends to ring true for the flag.

American Flag Tattoo Ideas

Men often pick highly visible areas to ensure their patriotism is always on display. An eagle and flag tattoo or just an awesome traditional American flag with a cross might be the perfect concept to fulfill this desire.

Eagle Flag Tattoo

Although patriotism is at the core of all American flag tattoo designs, there are a few other reasons why guys get a patriotic tattoo.

American Flag Patriotic Tattoos

Men who have served in the military have shown their love for the US by putting their lives on the line to protect its freedom, and for this reason, both active and veteran military members proudly sport the flag.

Patriotic American Flag Tattoos For Military

In the case of military memorial tattoos, a waving American flag with dog tags or a tattered flag with a soldier and gun can symbolize more than just patriotism; it’s also about honoring fallen soldiers and friends. Respect for their sacrifice is something all Americans should partake in.

American Flag Military Tattoos

Nevertheless, the American flag can be a great way to get meaningful ink. And there are many creative ways you can make it unique and special. Although it is considered respectful to ensure that the flag is colored in its traditional red, white and blue, some guys prefer a dark black, grey and white color-scheme.

Black Grey White American Flag Tattoo

American flag tattoos look good in a variety of different styles and locations. For instance, an American flag sleeve tattoo is common.

American Flag Sleeve Tattoo

You can go for a half sleeve on your forearm or shoulder, depending on how big or small you want your flag.

American Flag Shoulder Tattoo

If you want a small American flag tattoo, consider your bicep or wrist. Anywhere on the arm will allow for great detail and enhance the work while still very visible.

American Flag Forearm Tattoo

Alternatively, if you want a big tattoo piece, a full-spread American flag on your back or chest may be perfect. Having the flag tattooed over your heart can be especially powerful symbolism.

American Flag Chest Tattoo

Best Patriotic American Flag Tattoo Designs

It’s amazing how a talented tattoo artist can bring the stars and stripes of the American flag to life. Whether you want a ripped, torn and tattered American flag or the Statue of Liberty with a faded flag in the background, you’ll love these patriotic tattoos.

Check out the best American flag tattoos!

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Cross with Flag Tattoo

Eagle American Flag Tattoo

Black and Grey American Flag Tattoo

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Torn American Flag Tattoo on Bicep

Unique American Flag Leg Calf Tattoo

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Eagle American Flag Chest Shoulder Arm Tattoo

Simple American Flag Tattoo

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Fallen Soldiers Cross American Flag Military Tattoo Designs

Eagle Flag Shoulder Tattoo

Black and White American Flag Tattoo

3D Ripped Skin American Flag Tattoo

Small American Flag Tattoo Designs

Black and White Bald Eagle American Flag Tattoo on Forearm

Ripped American Flag Chest Tattoo

Blessed American Flag Bicep Tattoo

Amazing Half Sleeve Flag Tattoo

Black and White American Flag Tattoo with Blue Accent

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Tattered American Flag Tattoo

Realistic American Flag Tattoo

Scripture with American Flag Tattoo on Shoulder

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Eagle Wrapped in US Flag Tattoo

Bold Bald Eagle American Flag Shoulder Tattoo

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Men's American Flag Bicep Tattoo Designs

Ripped Skin American Flag Tattoo Designs on Arm

Tattered American Flag Tattoo with Dog Tags

Black Flag Shoulder Tattoo

Cool American Flag Bicep Tattoo Designs

Cool Chest Arm American Flag Tattoo Designs For Men

Made in America Tattoo

Colorful American Bald Eagle Flag Leg Tattoo Ideas

US Flag Sleeve Tattoo For Men

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Small Waving American Flag Tattoo Designs

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Awesome American Tattoo Designs For Men

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American Flag Military Arm Tattoo

Patriotic American Flag Tattoo For Military Members

Patriotic Flag Tattoo Ideas

3D American Flag Arm Sleeve Tattoos

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