The lauburu is such a Basque symbol that most of the tattoos that I’ve received prominently feature it in some way or another. The two most recent tattoos are no exception.
Megan Etcheberry is a second generation but 100% Basque who lives in Portland, Oregon. Her tattoo features an encircled lauburu on her back. Simple, but, as always, elegant.
Colin Farrell isn’t Basque, but spent time in the Basque Country as part of the pro surfing tour and fell in love with the place. He recently added a lauburu to what I assume was an exisiting tattoo featuring a surf scene. He writes: “I spent some time in Mundaka and Bilbao in 2007 when I was studying abroad and absolutely fell in love with Euskadi. Since then I’ve actually written my senior thesis on the influences of Sabino Policarpo de Arana y Giori and have begun to make plans to move there permanently. I just got the lauburu tattoo about 2 weeks ago at Tattoo Paradise in Washington DC. The artist, Nikki, is part Basque herself!”
Eskerrik asko Megan and Colin!
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My last name is Arana. I live in Salem Or. I am Basque. family from San Fernando De Arana Near Bilbao.
Our coat of arms goes back long before Columbus.