No North American cowboy is complete without his Stetson, whether he’s riding into town on a horse or going the more convenient route by car.
Most of us grew up watching mysterious figures in Spaghetti Westerns leering out from under the brims of their hats, or otherwise tipping them to saucy saloon gals, and while this image may have faded over time, a cowboy hat tattoo is the perfect way to keep the spirit alive.
From Nashville to the ranches of South America, the cowboy hat is a legend amongst generations of men. Country crooner or cattle wrangler, the cowboy hat bequeaths a unique legacy to every individual wearer, and the same can be said of its tattoo counterpart. Are you a man who longs for the wild days of the Old West, when a man could make his fortune on his own terms and turf, and to hell with his would-be oppressors?
Or do you conversely yearn for a bit of that elusive cowboy eloquence in our modern culture, when a man lived by a moral code every bit as strict and noble as that of a medieval knight? Whatever your reason and inspiration, there’s a cowboy hat tattoo with none but your name on it.
We may be a century past the rough-hewn ways of the cowboy, but that doesn’t mean you can’t honor his memory with the very accoutrement associated with his legend.