So, we've covered Democrat and Republican tattoos. But what about those on the outer fringe of politics, those who support 3rd party candidates and issues absent from the two party platform? Well, they make sure to get their voices heard however they can, and sporting tattoos that symbolize their causes is one of their primary methods.
1. Marijuana Legalization
Here is a cause that has gained political traction lately, especially on the state level. Though we are yet to have a mainstream presidential candidate who officially supports legalization, Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson has made it a core issue in his campaign for 2012.
Wait, an Anarchist presidential candidate? Sounds absurd, but you could always vote for Vermin Supreme, who's campaigns for president and other political offices are built on the foundation of mocking the political system. If you're looking for an alternative candidate to support, Vermin's 2012 bid is centered around a platform of "zombie apocalypse awareness, time travel research and a free pony for every American" according to Wikipedia. Finally, issues we can all get behind!
Ok, so we haven't had a US Communist Party candidate since Angela Davis in 1980, but the party ideals still ring true for some people out there, and the old hammer and sickle is still being inked onto modern-day followers of the Communist platform today.
What you're looking at is an ancient Sumerian word meaning "freedom," which has been adopted as a symbol by the Libertarian Party. Apparently, this is the first known mention of "freedom" in recorded history.
5. Good Old Ralph
The longstanding champion of 3rd Party politics, Ralph Nader is a hero to some, a quack to others, and unknown still to many, despite several runs at the presidency.