American Presidents, and the People Who Get Tattoos of Them | Monday Insta Illustrator

Who would get a tattoo of Ulysses S. Grant? Ask these people.

by Beckett Mufson
15 February 2016, 2:45pm

A photo posted by ONUR KOLAY (@onurkolayy) on

While voting statistics seem to indicate that apathy reigns in modern American politics, the same cannot be said of American politics in the past, at least where the faces of famous presidents are concerned. For a special President's Day edition of Monday Insta Illustrator, we present the people who have chosen to make their bodies the canvases for the lofty ideals and legendary personalities of our nation's leaders.

These people have chosen to align their very physical beings with the historical emblems of liberalism, conservatism, wars, treaties, and all the other foibles that come with positions of power. Enjoy the artistry of pure and unadulterated belief in the system and all that it stands for: it's beautiful, in a way.


A photo posted by Danielle White (@danietatts) on


A photo posted by Wayne Parker (@g_wayneparker) on


A photo posted by Ken Sprague (@kenspraguetattoos) on


A photo posted by Jeremy Scott (@jeremyscott_tattoo) on


A photo posted by June Jung (@tattoojune) on

There are also those that commit to presidential hopefuls, at least half of whom will be carrying the visage of a future Barry Goldwater on their skin for the rest of their lives.


A photo posted by Gus Duarte (@tattooistgus) on

...And then, there's this guy.


My #mancrush @cutsandstabs #donaldtrumptattoo

A photo posted by Stephanie Hanshaw

See more on Instagram.


Use "Crowd-Sourced Surveillance" To Track The President

A New Exhibition Explores the Politics of Social Justice Art

This Sculpture Simulates Politics with Angry, Indecipherable Beeping

Hillary Clinton
Bernie Sanders
Donald Trump
Abraham Lincoln
Bill Clinton
George Washington