The Statue of Liberty was built by Gustave Eiffel on October 28th, 1886. It was a gift to the United States from the people of France in honor of America’s Declaration of Independence – hence why the date of the declaration, July 4th, 1776, is inscribed on the tabula ansata in the statue’s left hand.
Despite being trashed in just about every disaster and apocalypse movie known to man, the statue still stands as a universal symbol of freedom and hope – of principles the United States were founded upon. These are the same values echoed in the tattoo gallery below, and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
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