In case you’ve never met Texans, here’s a tip: Texans love Texas. Big time. We love Texas more than tacos. More than brisket and more than – dare I say – football? It’s true. There’s only one thing Texans love more than Texas itself, and that is telling people how much we love Texas. We sing our praises of the Lone Star State in many ways; we write songs about it, we make movies about it, and we even get our love for Texas permanently inked onto our skin. So just in case you had any doubts just how much Texans love Texas, check out this list of Texas themed Tattoos, and if that doesn’t prove it, nothing will.
10. Texas boot tattoo
A Texan’s dream! Boots you never have to take off.
9. The most Austin tattoo
The hi how are you frog (also known as Jeremiah the Innocent) is well known among Texans and especially Austinites for its place of honor on the Drag on UT campus.
8. Texas angler tattoo
This one-of-a-kind tattoo was designed by Houston fisherman Chris Nelson, the ruler in the middle is a good way to measure his catches.
7. Bluebonnet beauty
This beautiful rendering of a bluebonnet is the perfect homage to Texas.
6. King of the Hill tattoo
You’d be surprised how many Texans have permanently inked tributes to this Mike Judge classic cartoon onto their skin, not just Johnny Hardwick.
5. Big Tex tribute tattoo
For those of you who don’t remember that far back, the original Big Tex from the Texas State Fair caught on fire in 2012 and had to be completely rebuilt.
4. Lone Star tattoo
Yup. People actually get Lone Star beer labels tattooed on their skin. I personally prefer Shiner, but as Miranda Lambert says, it takes all kinds of kinds.
3. The yellow rose of Texas
This tattoo incorporates the iconic yellow rose of Texas with the Texas state flower, the bluebonnet. It also hints at the state flag with the red white and blue banner with the stylized lone star representing the “o” in the word “Home”
2. Texas wildflower tattoo
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The bluebonnet takes center stage in this image of what could be the west Texas desert in bloom. Also visible are some Mexican Hats (the orange ones near the bottom left) and a large Texas Thistle on the bottom right.
1. Texas revolution tattoo
If you can get past the backwards, mirror-selfie text, what it says there is “Remember” over an image of the Alamo, and at the bottom, partially obscured, “Come and Take it” over a picture of the Gonzales cannon. Under the image you’ll see the dates 1836-1845 which denote the years Texas was its own independent nation before joining the United States. At the top center you can see the lone star taken from the center of the Texas state symbol, and you can also spot a fleur de lis on the left, representing the five years Texas spent under the flag of France (from 1685 to 1690). On the right you can see what might be the lion from the flag of Spain, representing the nearly 300 years Texas spent as Spanish territory.