Wednesday, June 2, 2010

SPQR: another tattoo

SPQR: Seen in traffic!
This past week while stopped at a traffic light
I noticed this tattoo of SPQR.
I was able to get a picture before the light changed.

Senatus Populusque Romanus
"The Senate and the People of Rome"
It originally referred to the government of the ancient Roman Republic, and used as an official signature, appearing on coins, civic inscriptions, and on the standards of the Roman legions. Today, SPQR is the motto of the city of Rome and appears in the city's coat of arms, the city's civic buildings, manhole covers, billboards and even as tattoos!

1 comment:

Shari said...

Are these fellows proud Romans? Or do they work outside the Colosseum as gladiators?