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Delicate florals and sweet, wispy tributes: 33 tattoos that showcase Aussie pride.

Among tattoo circles, it would appear that a dainty bunch of Australian native flowers has replaced the Southern Cross. And thank goodness.

Without insulting anyone who has a Southern Cross tattoo, regretfully or otherwise, but the once iconic Australian symbol has fallen out of favour. Not only does it run the risk of looking a bit ‘bogan,’ but it’s also become a symbol for nationalistic racism.

But there are better and less loaded ways to show your Aussie pride. From dainty fine line designs of an echidna or branch of wattle to a permanent ode to your favourite biscuit, here are 33 Australian-inspired tattoos without the cultural baggage.

Australian native flora.

 

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Aussie animals.

 

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Other Australian icons.

 

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More subtle nods to Australia.

 

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Which tattoos are your favourite? Tell us in a comment below.

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