Latino Tattoos

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Tattoos are a great way to show off your heritage and culture - for example, Latino tattoos. These tattoos can demonstrate your feelings and love for your origins.


The word Latino is derived from a Spanish word - latinoamericano and it is used to refer to Spanish and Portuguese speaking residents of Latin America. This includes residents of North America (from Mexico and Puerto Rico) as well as those from the Latin American and South American countries. Canadians who speak a "Latin" based language (French) are not usually included in the term Latino.

Latino means a lot of different things to different cultures and individuals. Some people feel that the term is synonymous with Hispanic, although that is not exactly correct. Hispanic is a term that was brought into use by the United States Census Bureau in the year 1970, and it was supposed to refer to only residents/persons that had Spanish heritage by birth location, Spanish ancestry, or those who spoke Spanish in their households. Hispanic is not a term that is meant to cover residents of Latin American countries at this time, rather those who have moved to this country and have those Spanish roots.

The culture of Latinos is a proud and vibrant one, with many different symbols and images being prevalent in Latino households, ranging from religious to very secular. Most Latinos in the US are very proud of their roots, and they can choose to show that pride with Latino tattoos.

Latino Imagery

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  • Tattoo Johnnys has a large selection of art available, to get ideas before you head to the parlor.
  • Vanishing Tattoos also has some flash for sale, in Aztec and Latino styles.

While you may not wish to purchase flash for your piece, these sites can give you some great ideas on what you might like to have done.

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Latino Tattoos