These two childhood pals got this outline of their home state, along with a quote from Bukowski.
Via Josh Lafayette
The Northern Lights make an appearance in this gorgeous tat.
Via Tattoo Donkey
This isn't the state tree, but this sure is gorgeous colorwork.
Via Tattoos By Katie
The outline of the state isn't too thrilling, so this person went for a flag stego. Props.
Via Iron Bette Tattoo
Home is where the anatomically correct heart is.
This is actually a quote from a song by a CANADIAN band, but it's just so gorgeous.
Not everything from Florida is totally bonkers.
The state bird is the brown thrasher, and the state flower the Cherokee rose.
Each island on its own branch.
This is the Chicago Transit Authority map laid over a map of the state - not to scale, of course! Can you imagine how long it would take to ride the El to Wisconsin?
Via Caitlin McKay
Lyrics from a Chase Coy song adorn this state tat.
Via Cool Tattoos
This is from a very cool project called The Lexington Tattoo Project - a bunch of Lexingtonians got phrases from a poem tattooed on their bodies, the tattoos were photographed, and a short film of the poem was put together. Awesome!
Via MHP Books
The outline of Maryland is a challenging one, so this flag crab makes a great alternative.
Via Dave Wah
Very cool use of negative space on this one!
Via Club 93.7
The state flower is the magnolia - here's a very cool traditional tattoo take on them.
This is really more of a Kansas City tattoo than Missouri, but it sure is cool.
Via 10 Most
This cool ink combines the state's outline and an awesome grizzly.
Via Check Out My Ink
This quirky illustration style shows off Nebraska's beautiful plains.
This amazing piece by Justin Brooks incorporates both Nevada AND California.
Via Tattoo Spin
29. New Hampshire
The state's motto is so hardcore.
31. New Mexico
This very simple design combines the state outline and its flag.
32. New York
Not everyone in New York lives in New York City.
Via JS Zolliker
33. North Carolina
I've never been to Raleigh, but I'm sure it's very nice.
Via Next Beyond
Tattoos were banned in Oklahoma until 2006.
This gorgeous design combines several Oregon landmarks.
Via Grass City
Sweet lettering on this Philly-lovin' tattoo.
40. South Carolina
Another design that incorporates the state flag along with the outline.
Via Tattoos by EMS
41. South Dakota
One of the state's most famous landmarks, Mount Rushmore, makes a majestic tattoo.
Via Check Out My Ink
This state outline is formed in part by irises.
The yellow rose of Texas - in black and white.
I'm calling it. This one is my favorite.
48. West Virginia
West Virginia, mountain mama.
This bucking horse is actually a registered trademark of the state of Wyoming! It also appears on their
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