Monday, May 16, 2011


There must be millions of beret-wearers with tattoos, but how many tattoos would there be of the beret (no, I don't have one, honestly). 
Of course, there is the usual (and unusual) crowd fascinated by (the image) of Ché Guevara and no surprise to find a few tattoos there.
And then of course, there are the (ex-) Green Berets, the Legionnaires, the Para-Commandos... all unable to let go of their identity as "tough guy".

The picture below? I guess a lover, Willis' boyfriend... Your guess is as good as mine. 
And although not carrying the image of the beret on him, I couldn't resist this one:
"This coffin awaits the traitor". Welcome to Vietnam.
More interesting material on the Ugliest Tattoo web site.

1 comment:

  1. I stumbled upon my tattoo on your page. Thanks for the "appreciation." Since you note an interest in military berets, you might also like to know a tiny bit more about them...and those that wore them - and have tattoos of them.

    An elite commando beret, especially those of the Special Forces (Green), SAS, French Foreign Legion, Rangers, etc.) is EARNED; not bought nor given. Those berets are worn as much in the heart and mind as it ever is upon the head. It's NOT a chapo.

    Getting a tattoo representing one's time with the beret is not to hang onto a "tough guy" image. WE already "knew" we were tough. The beret showed we were among the most the entire world of tough guys who took care of the weak and helpless.

    Most elite units don't wear berets when they were doing their jobs "in the field." The tattoos usually represent a time, job, memories and comrades that framed our lives forever, for both good and bad. Most military elite beret tattoos are done in honor, respect and remembrance of our time and extreme sacrifices with a band of brothers of which we will never see the like again.

    Liber de Oppresso - To Liberate the Oppressed