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25 Extremely British Tattoos

No bulldogs, please.

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1. So, you're thinking of getting a British tattoo.

2. There are many ways to celebrate Britain's rich cultural heritage. Be it through modernist literature.

Virginia Woolf, The Waves
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Virginia Woolf, The Waves

3. Surrealist literature.

Douglas Adams, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
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Douglas Adams, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

4. Classical literature.

Thomas Hardy, Tess of D'Urbervilles.
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Thomas Hardy, Tess of D'Urbervilles.

5. Fantasy literature.

A map of the Shire, from The Lord of the Rings.
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A map of the Shire, from The Lord of the Rings.

6. Or modern speculative fiction.

A Terry Pratchett Discworld-inspired tattoo.
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A Terry Pratchett Discworld-inspired tattoo.

7. If not literature, then how about music?

8. There are plenty of iconic British acts to choose from.

Morrissey.
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Morrissey.

9. From the obvious.

10. To the less likely.

Rod Stewart.

11. You could choose to honour innovators.

Alan Turing.
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Alan Turing.

12. Orators.

Winston Churchill.

13. Instigators.

Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
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Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

14. Or characters.

Boris Johnson.
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Boris Johnson.

15. There are cultural touchpoints too, from warm beverages.

16. To spicy snacks.

17. Whether it's a ship from Portsmouth...

18. Or a London skyline.

19. A sportsperson.

20. Or a commemorative moment.

21. Follow your fandom.

22. And you can be sure to meet like-minded people.

Wallace and Gromit.
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Wallace and Gromit.

23. No matter how uncommon your favourite show is.

Taggart
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Taggart

24. Find your passion, and celebrate it.

25. And your tattoo will always remind you of home.