Honolulu, Hawaii — It’s hard to miss the Hawaiian flag on the inside of this tattoo artist’s forearm.
But he’s not the only tattoo artist in Hawaii who is trying to take a stand against the Hawaiian government.
The Hawaiian flag is a symbol of the U.S. and Hawaiian descent, and some tattoo artists have embraced the symbolism of the flag in their designs, including artist Paul Lee, who recently tattooed his arm with a Hawaiian flag.
He said he was inspired to do the tattoo by the deaths of two women in Hawaii this year.
One of them, an American citizen, was found dead after being stabbed to death while walking home from a night out.
Lee, a Vietnam veteran who has tattooed on his arm the words “I love my country,” said he believes it’s important to express one’s feelings about this tragedy.
Lee said the flag tattoo is symbolic of the state’s support for U.N. peacekeepers in the event of a war.
In the case of the two women who were found dead, they were murdered in the same month as the U,S.
military launched a military exercise on the island.
Lee said he wanted to be a symbol for that.
“I’ve been in the military since I was a kid,” Lee said.
“I’ve never been afraid to say what I feel.”
Lee said he decided to start the tattoo as a symbol to express his feelings for his country, but he plans to keep doing it.
“It’s really important to me, and I want to continue to do it,” Lee explained.
“The flag tattoos are a reflection of the spirit and the way we view the world,” Lee added.
“It’s important that we recognize the value of the United Nations.”
In Hawaii, the island’s flag is revered by many in the local culture.
Many tattoo artists here have the Hawaiian emblem tattooed onto their arms.