Southern Cross Tattoo

The Southern Cross is the common name for the Crux constellation which is located in the southern hemisphere of Earth. Australians uses the Southern Cross as a cultural symbol in many guises, mostly in the form of flags. More recently, the Southern Cross has become the tats du jour for bogans in Australia.

Though the Crux is visible from more than 50 countries and sits upon the flags of New Zealand, Brazil, Papua New Guinea and Samoa, Australians have claimed the set of five stars as their own. There is now a necessity to prove one's nationalism by staining one’s skin with the Crux. Furthermore, the Southern Cross Tattoo, also know as the Aussie Swazie, is sometimes adorned with phrases such as ‘Fuck off, we’re full,’ and ‘If you don’t love it, leave.’

If you want to be a patriot, you need to get a Southern Cross Tattoo.