The color of the checks determines the symbolism of a checkered-flag tattoo. A flag with black and white checks is usually associated with car racing because it is used to signal the finish of a race. The Croatian flag’s coat of arms is frequently referenced by red and white checks.
Many car racing supporters display black and white checkered flags to show their support for the sport. The foundation design might be as simple as two checkered flags crossed. Alternatively, racing images such as vehicles, flag girls, and fire are frequently used. With the addition of a skull, crossbones, or the letters “RIP” on a necklace, they can be customized to represent a racing fatality. After the death of famed racecar driver Dale Earnhardt, many fans got tattoos to remember him. Flames and the number 3, which was his racecar number, are featured in some.
A shield with red and white checks appears on the Croatian flag. Croatia is represented by this shield. The red and white checks alone are symbolic of Croatia in many Croatian designs. As a result, a red and white checkered flag tattoo might symbolise Croatian pride.
In tattoos, the black and white checkered flag is frequently mixed with the Confederate flag. The Confederate flag is often associated with rebellion.