Flags are often a symbol made of cloth for various ethnic groups. Flags represent how communities or groups think and feel about certain things and are common for small groups to have. The ethnic flag is a more modern type that came about in the 19th century. Many of the earliest ethnic flags were created to increase the association with a specific state. It’s common for flag tattoos to symbolize the area in which you live if it’s a state flag. This shows that you’re proud of where you came from and want to let others know it. However, many ethnic groups love to show individual support by getting an ethnic flag tattoo, and these have various meanings.