An anchor tattoo can be a fun addition to any collection of body art. Not only is it beautiful but it’s a design that’s steeped in history. The anchor tattoo has been the preferred choice among sailors, merchants and marines for centuries. And when done in color can be a pretty impressive design choice. Take the anchor tattoo in the picture. It’s a well shaded piece that’s combined with another nautical design element, the nautical star. The nautical star is representative of the north star, which was used by sailors for thousands of years to plot their course on the open seas. Other elements can be added to this tattoo such as sparrows or swallows, mermaids and even 1940′s style pinup girls. The choice of modification is endless. So, even if your not into the nautical professions or have even been on the ocean, the anchor tattoo can still be a powerful choice. It shows that your strong, steadfast and able to weather even the strongest gale force winds, whether they come from the sea or your personal life. It’s also a design that you can proudly wear on your forearm, bicep or even your chest. The choice is yours.
It makes you think about ships, water and bars every time I see an anchor tattoo. This one is very nice with a lot of good colors that work off each other. The two pointed ends look almost like some kind of fish or eel tails from the way they bend. Some people say that having an anchor tattoo symbolizes you are stuck in one place, but it really means stick with me I am not going anywhere. Other words you can count on me no matter what. I know a lot of guys that do a lot of surfing go for an anchor tattoo when they finally decide on their first tattoo. Not sure why that really matters to them, but for some funny reason it does.
I have seen beer drinking buddies go for an anchor tattoo they can put down on their legs right above the ankle. Ouch, it always feels a little uneasy when those tattoos are close to the tight skinned areas. I guess you could always have your girls name put in the marquee area of the anchor tattoo showing she is anchored right to you like a ball and chain. Second thought that might not be a good idea if you know what I mean.
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