If you are Italian or if someone important to you is, an Italian pride tattoo might be the perfect choice. If you know that your association with the country of Italy is one that will last your entire life, a tattoo design symbolising your Italian pride is a way to let everyone around you know it.
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The Italian flag has three vertical stripes: a green, right stripe; a white, middle stripe; and a red, left stripe. A simple rectangular flag tattoo may be perfect for someone who wants something simple, while a more realistic, waving flag can be suitable for a more elaborate tattoo.
Italy is a distinctively shaped country and the long, boot-like shape can be well placed along the upper arm, the lower arm or along the side of a leg. When getting a tattoo of a map of Italy, look for a tattooist who will be capable of handling the jagged coastlines. You may choose to have the large cities starred or you may choose to colour the map in with the stripes of the Italian flag.
The national emblem of Italy consists of a white star bordered in red in front of a faint grey gear shape. The image is bordered to the left and the right with laurel leaves and underneath is a banner reading "Republlica Italiana." This simple yet striking image can very easily be placed between the shoulder blades, over the heart or on the bicep.
The national animal of Italy is the Italian wolf, which was first described in literature in 1921 and recognised as a distinct subspecies in 1999. The Italian wolf was dwindling in numbers, but conservation efforts have encourage population growth. The Italian wolf is typically grey or brown in colour, but black Italian wolves have also been seen.
If you are interested in an elaborate tattoo, consider depicting some of Italy's famous architecture. The Roman Colosseum and the Parthenon are two highly recognisable pieces of Italian architecture. You may also choose to get a tattoo of the Rialto Bridge or Doge's Palace in Venice.
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