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Richard Hale is a tattoo enthusiast who studies and researches tattoo symbolism, meanings, and history.


There is no better way to show off your Canadian pride then with a Canadian tattoo. For Canadians, there are a variety of elements and symbols that can represent your homeland. One of the most recognized symbols of Canada is the maple leaf. The maple leaf is commonly used to symbolize Canada as it is seen on the national Canadian flag. Maple leaf tattoos are a popular way to represent Canada. Maple leaf tattoos can be designed to portray the Canadian flag or they may be designed in a realistic design.

Although the maple leaf is the most common Canadian symbol used for Canadian tattoos, there are more symbols and elements that may be used to express your Canadian tattoo. Besides the maple leaf and Canadian flag, snowflakes, the moose, and hockey are all symbols of Canada. Hockey related tattoos are also chosen to symbolize Canada. Snowflakes can be used as well.



Canadian tattoos can hold a high level of symbolic value for those who wear such tattoos. The Canadian tattoo holds a value of pride and heritage to their Canadian culture. It is a tattoo that represents their love and honor for their Canadian tattoo. This can be said about any Canadian related tattoo. The maple leaf can hold a variety of different meanings as a tattoo. You can find these meanings below.

  • Life
  • Death
  • Life's Cycle
  • Growth
  • Spirituality


There are several different things that you can do with Canadian tattoo designs. The Canadian maple leaf tattoo can be designed in a variety of different ways. The maple leaf can be portrayed as a cartoon or realistically. The maple leaf tattoo can be designed in Celtic art and tribal art as well. Some may choose to get a Canadian maple leaf tattoo designed with tribal art. There are many ways that the Canadian maple leaf tattoo can be transformed.

Hockey is also a major part of the Canadian culture. Canadian tattoos can be designed off this passion that Canadians have for their national sport. Canadian tattoos may include hockey sticks, hockey pucks, or a hockey team from the NHL. The grizzly and moose are two animals that represent Canada as well. Both may be chosen for a Canadian tattoo design.

Make sure that you take the time to view all the different Canadian tattoo designs in this article. This will give you a general idea of everything that is available, plus you can gain ideas and tips for your own Canadian tattoo.

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There are some very important things that you need to remember before you choose to get your Canadian tattoo or any tattoo. Make sure you take the time to research your tattoo before you choose to get inked. Make sure that you completely understand what your tattoo represents and stands for. You know what the Canadian tattoo represents, but you want to be aware of any tattoo symbols that you add to your Canadian tattoo.

Don't rush to get inked! I can't stress this enough, but you don't want to get inked on an impulse without thinking it over. Men and women that rush to get inked usually have regrets about their tattoo later on down the road. If you are not completely sure or your having second thoughts, wait it out. Make certain that you are completely sure before getting inked!


Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on September 13, 2012:

Love these colorful tattoos.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on September 10, 2012:

These are nice too Ricky. You have such a variety..Beautiful colors...

Deb Hirt from Stillwater, OK on September 10, 2012:

There are a lot of beautiful tattoos that do Canada justice. There is an impressive list of them...don't forget the Queen.

Thomas Silvia from Massachusetts on September 10, 2012:

Cool CANADIAN TATTOOS, awesome ! Well done !

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on September 10, 2012:

thelyricwriter I guess if Canada could have their own bacon they could have their own tattoo right? I got to hand it to them they're so modest even their own national anthem starts off with Oh Canada! as in oh please enough already LOL

Girish puri from NCR , INDIA on September 10, 2012:

Nice to have an addition knowledge of Canadian Tattoos, useful hub.

kjforce from Florida on September 10, 2012:

thelyricwriter...your passion for knowledge in the subject is amazing..awesome writes.. :)

DragonBallSuper on September 09, 2012:

wow that's cool :)

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