On the side I design tattoos. This one was inspired by a Captain America quote.
"Doesn't matter what the press says. Doesn't matter what the politicians or the mobs say. Doesn't matter if the whole country decides that something wrong is something right.
This nation was founded on one principle above all else: The requirement that we stand up for what we believe, no matter the odds or the consequences. When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth, and tell the whole world -- "No, YOU move."
The tattoo's style was inspired by Sailor Jerry's style which was popular in the US around WWII--the time Captain America was created. The nautical star on the shield is a symbol of guidance, leading one home. The roses are orange symbolizing love born of friendship as well as enthusiasm and intensity.