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Tattoo Plus
(580) 917-8224
7524 E Highway 82 Oklahoma Rdg
Lawton, OK
 
A Different Drummer Tattoo Studio
(580) 357-7800
2511 Nw Sheridan Rd
Lawton, OK
 
Elegant Expressions Permanent Makeup By Suzy
(580) 704-9224
2928 NW Cache Rd
Lawton, OK

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Vintage Ink
(580) 355-4828
2908 Nw Sheridan Rd
Lawton, OK
 
A Beautiful Investment
(405) 833-8900
8946 S Western Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
 
Medusa'S
(580) 354-9448
1003 Sw E Ave
Lawton, OK
 
Artistic Ink
(580) 353-8287
3132 Nw Cache Rd
Lawton, OK
 
Altered Images Tattoo
(580) 353-7600
5525 Nw Cache Rd
Lawton, OK
 
High Octane Tattoos
(918) 835-1177
4112 E 11Th St
Tulsa, OK
 
Bennett Tattooing && Body Pierc
(918) 227-6499
15 N Park St
Sapulpa, OK
 
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Jolly Roger tattoos

Jolly Roger Tattoo Designs
Jolly Roger tattoo designs Skull and Crossed Bones
Skull 'n Crossbones
- The Jolly Roger or Pirate's Flag of a glaring Skull over Crossed Bones or Cutlasses goes back to the very roots of nautical tattooing and a life at sea. The Jolly Roger is symbolic of the very essence of a life of swashbuckling and maritime adventure on the high seas.

Originally, French pirates flew their 'lie rouge' flag - pretty red - when they intended to take no prisoners. No quarter would be given and it would be a fight, quite literally, to the death. It was meant to instill enough fear in a potential prize that when a ship spotted the pirate's 'Jolie Rouge', the ship's Captain and crew would immediately give up their cargo without a fight.

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Jolly Roger tattoo designs When British American pirates began flying the skull and crossbones in the early 18th century, the Anglicized term, 'Jolly Roger', had stuck. Its message and symbolism were direct and to the point - the flag declared ferocity and toughness meant to induce a quick surrender. Give up or die. Over time there were a number of different designs of the Jolly Roger as pirates and buccaneers created their own variations of the flag in order to set themselves apart.

It is important to remember that originally, many pirates and buccaneers were working at the behest of governments or Royal decrees - when countries were at war or feuding, they often contracted independent Captains as privateers to attack and harry enemy shipping while their own Naval fleets were engaged. The Spanish considered Sir Francis Drake a pirate, and there was a price on his head if captured, but he was authorized by a letter from Queen Elizabeth I of England to act as a privateer - and she expected to get her fair share of the spoils of war! In England, Sir Francis Drake was knighted, considered a hero, elected to Parliament and arguably, one of the richest men in the entire realm because of all the gold and silver he had plundered in the Caribbean and South America. Not a bad career for a man considered by the Spanish to be a pirate. As in most battles, whether sanctioned by the state or not, the skull and crossbones was a symbol, not only of death, but fearlessness in the face of it.

Ultimately, many privateers became pirates and did not distinguish between the countries of origin of the ships they attacked. Acting independently, these pirates indiscriminately attacked and plundered every ship they came across. Such behavior could qu...

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