The Hungarian Shield

Flag and emblem tattoos are hardly a new concept.  To show off your national pride by getting the symbol of your country marked on your body can be seen in almost every country around the world.  Of course sometimes the tattoos aren’t created as a display of pride, as evidenced by the countless maple leaf tattoos done during the summer in Wasaga Beach, ON.

Getting back to the concept of national pride, I think it is safe to assume that this tattoo by Gabor Zagyvai was done out of a sense of pride in the owner’s country.

Kossuth Shield

Now I could be mistaken, but I believe that this leg belongs to the same person from this post back in August.

When it comes to the minimalistic style of artists such as Gabor, there always seems to be a division between those who love the style and those who hate it.  Now regardless if you’re a fan of the style or not, we can agree that the owner of the tattoo is pretty patriotic, and appreciates the minimalistic style.  The full size image can be found in the political tattoo gallery, and you can check out more work by Gabor in his scarification gallery.

3 thoughts on “The Hungarian Shield

  1. At Wasaga beach there’s a strip with a bunch of tattoo shops and there are a lot of tourists coming all through the summer, most of them Canadian (as its in Canada) and getting Canadian leaf tattoos.. a lot of partying goes on! Its awesome.

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