If you're not from the United States, you may not know that the Fourth of July is a pretty big deal to us. July 4th is Independence Day, which commemorates the Declaration of Independence coming into effect in 1776. The constitution declared that the original 13 colonies would be free from British rule and were united, free and independent.
Thomas Jefferson was the principle author of the Declaration of Independence, going on to serve as President of the United States from 1801 to 1809. Other authors of the Declaration of Independence include Benjamin Franklin and John Adams, who made 86 changes to the original document.
For the past 244 years, the Fourth of July has been celebrated throughout the country and within the past few decades, Americans have observed this holiday by attending parades, festivals and fireworks shows. This year, however, things will be different as the pandemic has required the closure of public gatherings. But, we can still honor the 4th of July by celebrating our nation's colors—red, white and blue. We've brought together 50 of our favorite Inked Girls in one place, wearing red, white or blue. Take a peek at these patriotic cuties in the gallery below, then let us know your thoughts on this story in the comments section on social media.