Celebrate the 4th of July by Showing Your Love for Your Country

 - Jul 3, 2009   Updated: May 27 2011
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Tattoos are a great way to express yourself and pay tribute to the things you love the most. The gallery above shows you 10 ways you can show off your love for the US and celebrate the 4th of July.

From stars and stripes to Lady Liberty, each of the tattoos above has a unique twist with a traditional and symbolic message.

Implications - Tattoos are more than just ink on skin; they're symbols of self expression. Brands and designers have already taken advantage of tattoo imagery by embedding the theme in products and campaigns. The lesson here for businesses is to give everything a chance, because even the strangest countercultures can be profitable to a mass audience if it can be transformed into a marketable mainstream product.