The American frontier has long held adventurous spirits and poetic souls in thrall. And few things evoke the beauty and simple pleasures of outdoor life than the quintessential log cabin.
A nostalgic symbol of making one’s home in even the wildest of terrain, the log cabin dates back as far as the Vikings, with American icons such as Abraham Lincoln arguably bringing it to the popular forefront in which it stands today.
Log cabin tattoos are a non-traditional way to honor the very traditional foundation that all men set when making a home for themselves in the greater world. They evoke the nostalgic legacy many of our ancestors built, as well as the majestic landscape and humble way of life that is our heritage.
There are numerous interpretations of the log cabin, often set against a forested backdrop or nestled within the mountains, and color schemes may be as bold or as modest as the wearer prefers.
Whether you are a lover of the great outdoors or devoted to the family hearth and all it represents, a log cabin tattoo is a timeless way to wear your own legacy on your sleeve.