Perfect Tattoo Ideas for Any Born and Raised New Jerseyan

I saw earlier this week that a woman in New Jersey got a tattoo of the dreaded spotted lanternfly.

His rationale?

“There really was no inspiration for it. On the contrary, it represents the last 2.5 years of chaos. When I get older and my children and grandchildren ask me why, I can say, ‘Well, let me explain the craziness of 2020. ” “

I don’t know why anyone would want a reminder of the last few years permanently, but I love the design of this tattoo! Moreover, if there is an insect to ink on your body, the spotted lanternfly is one of the most beautiful insects.

So I got to thinking… what other Garden State-centric tattoos would be good for a proud New Jerseyan?

We will eliminate the obvious. Of course, NJ’s form would be an easy homage to our state.

Stylized green sketch map of New Jersey illustration vector


What do you think of these?

Your exit number

You know the trope: you find out someone is from Jersey and your instinctive reaction is to ask “which way out?”

Get straight to the point by proudly displaying “Exit 124” on your forearm.

Exit 91 on the Garden State Parkway

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A purple flower

Flowers are a common tattoo idea, so the NJ state flower, the common blue violet, is a no-brainer.

Photo by Tobias Mockenhaupt on Unsplash

picture by Tobias Mockenhaupt on Unsplash


Anyone who’s been to Asbury Park knows Tillie’s iconic smile, he’s basically the coastal town’s unofficial mascot.

Tillie sits atop the Wonder Bar in Asbury Park, NJ

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Alternatively “THEC/SPK”, depending on whether you are a “pork roll” or “Taylor ham” person. Anyone who asks what the “SPK” ​​stands for is obviously a stranger.

It’s “salt, pepper, ketchup”, for the record.

An American Goldfinch

Looking for a more subtle way to portray the Garden State? Look no further than our state bird! Bonus points if he has a slice of pizza in his beak.

Photo by Tyler Moulton on Unsplash

picture by Tyler Moulton on Unsplash

The Jersey Devil

For those looking to represent the darker side of New Jersey, what could be more badass than the Jersey Devil?

Maybe Tony Soprano…

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Got any other NJ themed tattoo ideas? Let us know in the comments!

The above post reflects the thoughts and observations of New Jersey 101.5’s Kylie Moore. All opinions expressed are those of Kylie. You can follow Kylie on instagram.

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