Patriotic New York Tattoos

Patriotic New Yorkers show allegiance to their city, their sports teams, their landmarks and historic events by inking images of these into their skin.


The “I love New York” logo was created in the 1970s by Milton Glaser to promote tourism in New York City. The emblem has found its way onto t-shirts, hats, hoodies, stickers and even into tattoo designs. The “I heart New York” tattoo below is a design based on Milton Glaser’s logo.

New York Yankees and Brooklyn Mets

Many New Yorkers are avid baseball fans. There is a huge amount of competition between New York Yankees fans and Brooklyn Mets fans. Some of these fans have decided to show their support for their teams by having their team logos tattooed onto their skin. 

September 11 Tattoos

On September 11, 2001, New York City was the victim of a terrorist attack. Two planes were flown into the famous Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, killing thousands of people. This event shocked America and the world. Nine Eleven has been remembered in many ways, with memorial services to commemorate those who died, artworks, books and documentaries. There are a number of people who have chosen to have tattoo designs so that they will never forget the attack. Most of these designs incorporate the North and South Towers of the World Trade Center, to memorialize the destruction of these buildings in the aftermath of the attack. The New York skyline transformed when these buildings fell, changing the lives of New Yorkers.

Many of these 9/11 tattoos are worn by family members of those who passed away on September Eleventh, to commemorate their loved ones.

Statue of Liberty Tattoos

The Statue of Liberty, finished in 1886, stands on Liberty Island in New York Harbor. The sculpture is of Libertas, the Roman Goddess of Freedom. She holds a flaming torch and a book of law, and at her feet are broken chains. The Statue of Liberty is the most famous New York landmark, and is a symbol of the American dream. The statue was a gift from France to America, to unite the French and American citizens. The Statue of Liberty tattoos shown below use the statue as a symbol of freedom and independence.

Empire State Building Tattoos

The Empire State Building is another famous New York landmark, named after New York’s nickname, The Empire State. Between 1931 and 1972, the Empire State Building was the world’s tallest building. It became New York’s second tallest building when the North Tower of The World Trade Center was completed in 1972. Following the bombing of the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers in 2001, the Empire State Building once again became New York’s tallest building. With it’s recognizable architecture, it’s no wonder that many people have chosen to create Empire State Building tattoo designs.

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