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Polish Tattoo (considered the eagle)

seeker1834 1 | -
24 Feb 2010  #1
Sorry if this isn't the right area for this thread. Also, I know there are many like it as well =P But anyways, I was thinking about getting a Polish tattoo. I'm third generation, and have really just begun learning about the Polish side of my family. As I learn more, I do feel very proud of my family and heritage.

I considered the eagle, however it looks a bit too complicated. The other tattoos I have are very simplistic, so I'd like it to go along with this. I was thinking of the Polska Walczy tattoo. Would this be a good tattoo? Is it offensive at all? Also, what does the anchor represent?

Thanks for any information =)
1jola 14 | 1,879
24 Feb 2010  #2
It is definitely not offensive. The anchor? Letter W as in Walcząca - Fighting.

The eagle doesn't have to be complicated:
But it should have a crown:
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
28 Mar 2010  #4
The similarity to an anchor resulted from the creative development of the abbreviation PW (Polska Walcząca = fighting Poland), so the anchor motif is actually a stylised letter 'W'.
convex 20 | 3,978
28 Mar 2010  #5
Just take your passport and have them do the eagle. It's striking and respectful.
NO 14 4 | 44
28 Mar 2010  #6
I was also thinking of getting a tatoo of the Polish Eagle, it means something to me as my wife is Polish & its a 2nd home for me, havnt got it done yet though ;)
Partyzant AK - | 15
28 Mar 2010  #7
It's good to know that you want to have a Polish tatoo.
Greetings from Poland.

(sorry for my english) ;)

by the way;)
Very nice t-shirts :)
Mr Grunwald 19 | 1,542
28 Mar 2010  #8
You should really consider this (where to put it and what type of Eagle it should be)
There have been different versions of the white eagle through history, also there has been made more "aggressive" versions too
Partyzant AK - | 15
28 Mar 2010  #9
There is only one Polish Eagle.
Ask germans
Bratwurst Boy 5 | 9,714
28 Mar 2010  #10
Why ask Germans? You don't know your own eaglet??? :):):)
TIT 5 | 211
28 Mar 2010  #11
the problem for tatooers
the eagle should be white
ive never seen a tatoo with white ink
jonni 16 | 2,485
28 Mar 2010  #12
They'd probably have to do it in grey or just in outline, which might look ok.
4 Apr 2010  #13
I've got two "Polish" tattoos, the Armia Krajowa-anchor and a Pinup-girl in uniform, done in old school/traditional style with a banner that reads "Do Broni! W Szeregach A.K!" (To arms! In the trails/rows of A.K!")
1jola 14 | 1,879
4 Apr 2010  #14
In the ranks of AK.
4 Apr 2010  #15
sorry, couldn't find the proper word for it, but yes, "ranks"!
dwwd 1 | 13
5 Apr 2010  #16
there is a guy in a body building forum i read that has a great eagle tatoo.

his profile has more then 100 pics of him (from anorexic to body builder)
luksus81 - | 2
5 Apr 2010  #17
Eagle is all right, but a bit too common as for me. I've never seen "PW" tattoo on any ones, and that's why I am considering getting one myself. It sends a strong patriotic msg plus carries a huge historical meaning. PW, hołd i chwała poległym!. It's sure way too go, but remember, don't do it just for sake's of doing it, it means a lot to some of us.
skeeeeezo - | 2
16 May 2010  #18
white ink is used all the time in tattoos
skysoulmate 14 | 1,297
17 May 2010  #19
Sorry if this isn't the right area for this thread. Also, I know there are many like it as well =P But anyways, I was thinking about getting a Polish tattoo.

I'm glad you're learning about the Polish history before you get it. It's so frustrating when people get tattoos and they have no clue what they mean.

Several years ago I met this young punk who had a 101st Airborne tattoo on his shoulder.

Sort of like this:

So I asked when he served and he looked at me like, huh? So I pointed at his tattoo and he replied - oh I got it in Cancun because I liked the design, pretty cool, huh?


So learn, respect, cherish and share.

Oh, and don't do this!


convex 20 | 3,978
17 May 2010  #20
Probably got it because this one just isn't as cool.

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