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    Posted on Aug 12, 2013

    25 Extremely British Tattoos

    No bulldogs, please.

    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.

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    Virginia Woolf, The Waves

    3. Surrealist literature.

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    Douglas Adams, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

    4. Classical literature.

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    Thomas Hardy, Tess of D'Urbervilles.

    5. Fantasy literature.

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

    6. Or modern speculative fiction.

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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.

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    Morrissey.

    9. From the obvious.

    10. To the less likely.

    11. You could choose to honour innovators.

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    Alan Turing.

    12. Orators.

    13. Instigators.

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    Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

    14. Or characters.

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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.

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    Wallace and Gromit.

    23. No matter how uncommon your favourite show is.

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    Taggart

    24. Find your passion, and celebrate it.

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

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