A charra tattoo is a type of tattoo that originates from Mexico specifically the region called Jalisco. It is a representation of a group’s identity and can provide a sign of belonging to an area or group. The charra tattoo is associated with the Vaqueros (or “Cowboys”) of Mexico and is said to represent honor and courage. The tattoo is typically a star with a prominent letter ‘V’ centered within the design and words such as courage, justice and freedom are associated with the meaning of the tattoo. It is also symbolic of being independent and loyal to one’s principles and those of one’s country. Generally, the wearer of a charra tattoo has done something heroic to the community or country to which they belong, and this tattoo is a way to honor that individual.