My wife and I are moving back to Berlin this November, and I totally live and breathe Germany. I majored in German Language/Literature and consider Germany a very big part of my life.
I've never gotten a tattoo before, as I believe it should be something very important to you. I would like to get a tattoo of the German coat of arms, but I fear this may be looked at suspiciously by people both in and out of Germany.
Coat of arms of Germany
I don't want to be seen as a neo-nazi. My wife thinks people will see the symbol as that, but I argue that the Bundeswappen is much different from the Reichsadler used during the Nazi regime. I also know that nationalism and pride of Germany is looked down upon, but things have been changing recently.
What are your thoughts on this? Would a tattoo of the Bundeswappen be distasteful? In any other ideas for an appropriate German tattoo, or is it just not possible?
Thanks for your thoughts and cheers from Seattle,