Every 4th of July, we celebrate the freedoms afforded to us as citizens of the United States. Way back in 1776, an astonishing 245 years ago, the Declaration of Independence was adopted by the United States of America and freed the 13 colonies from British rule. Since then, the U.S. has honored this momentous day through parades, fireworks, carnivals and much more.

One of the best ways to celebrate the 4th of July is by paying respect to the men and women of the Armed Forces, who've served in the United States' military and fought to keep this country free. Over the years, millions of men and women have joined branches of the military and many of these veterans (and active service members) happen to be tattooed beauties.

We've found 10 of our favorite tattooed pin-ups who've served in the Armed Forces, take a peek at these beauties and let us know how you'll be celebrating the 4th of July in the comments section on social media.

Elle Audra— Retired U.S. Marine Corporal

Brianna Hull— U.S. Army Veteran

Kinessa Johnson— U.S. Army Veteran

Samantha Sequoia— U.S. Army Veteran

Eli— U.S. Military Veteran

Nara Ford— U.S. Air Force Veteran

Bella Poarch— U.S. Navy Veteran

Alysia Magen— U.S. Air Force Veteran