One of the most popular images used for Canadian tattoos has to be that of the maple leaf, the national symbol of Canada. The red maple leaf is the focal point of the country’s national flag, which is also widely requested as body art for this kind of tattoo. This is a red flag with a white square in its centre with a stylized 11-pointed red maple leaf embossed on it. Canadian Tattoos This was adopted by the Canadian people in 1965 which marked the first time a national flag was officially adopted in Canada to replace the Union Flag. The red maple leaf itself was the country’s unofficial national symbol since the early 18th century.

The maple tree itself is very much synonymous with all things Canadian not least because of the popularity of the leaf image itself. In fact, the sap of the tree is used to produce the world renowned maple syrup which is popular with pancake lovers all around the globe however it is also used for medicinal purposes  and as abase to make dye. The maple tree has always been a big part of the culture of Canada, playing a huge role in their maple syrup industry and their logging and wood industries. It was therefore somewhat inevitable that the maple leaf naturally because an important symbol of the country. As body art, the maple tree is rich in symbolism so as well as being an ideal image to represent Canadian tattoos it also symbolizes reserve and relaxation.

Canadian Tattoos Hockey is a favourite pastime for many Canadians  – both watching the sport and participating in it – so unsurprisingly this is another popular theme often utilized for Canadian tattoos. The national hockey league logo has a maple leaf incorporated into the background of the design which is in white, red and black so this is a favourite tattoo for many ice hockey fans who want to express their love of the sport and for their nation. The Canadian moose is another image that is popular with tattoo enthusiasts who want to pay homage to their country and this particular animal symbolizes one who is headstrong and unstoppable but also signifies longevity, value and integrity. This could be depicted as just a head, with its pale antlers standing out prominently amid the brown of its coat and could be illustrated in a realistic form or as a cartoon character. For a more alternative version of this particular design you may even consider having it inked in the style of tribal artwork to make it more unique and individual to you.

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