Specifically for a cycling related tattoo. :D
I remember seeing the Italian and/or French colors (red/white/green and red/white/blue) some time ago represented as essentially three wide brush strokes side by side, with the ends ragged. I think it may have been related to the World Cup or Euro 2000 or some such event, but I have not found them yet.
In any event, pointers on the Web, or examples here, would be greatly appreciated.