Anchor tattoo designs have always been very popular, especially among sailors. If a person was seen sporting this type of tattoo design, he was immediately branded as an experienced sailor. Aside from being one of the most common, they are, in fact, one of the oldest designs of tattoos.
With all the hype on all things retro, it is no surprise that they are brought back into fashion in more colorful and vibrant designs that would look cool and chic in any part of the body. The revival of this type of tattoo sprang up from the west coast, hence the nickname "west coast" tattoo style.
So what is the story behind anchor design? Why they were so famous then and why are they still famous now? The story goes all the way back to the time of the early Christian, back when claiming to be one was punishable by the Greek. To avoid persecution, the symbol of the cross was discretely replaced by the anchor. The anchor served as a secret symbol for the cross, and people chose to wear them as a subtle expression of Christianity.
It was still much later that the anchor grew popular among seafarers. Anchors are closely associated with sailors since they use them in their line of work. One very famous and admired sailor sporting this tattoo is none other than the cartoon character Popeye the Sailorman. However, it's not only sailors who are getting anchor tattoos these days. It can hold a much deeper meaning. It stands for stability and endurance. A man, not necessarily a sailor, can choose to get one to show the woman in his life that she is the one thing that's constant and stable in it. Influential former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill is said to be sporting this kind of tattoo too.
It is not just men who are getting anchor tattoo designs. The design is becoming popular with girls as well. Some women are seen with attractive eagle-globed anchor tattoos below their collarbones, while some are also getting them on their arms, biceps, chest, or just about anywhere in their body. A small tattoo looks especially nice on a woman's wrist.
So the reason why a lot of people choose to get this kind of tattoo is because they hold a lot of meaning, even in a religious and romantic sense. If you are looking to get one, there are different designs are available for you to choose from.
So what are you waiting? Sailor tattoo is one of the most popular designs. There are many great tattoo artist ideas you can get as long as you know what is your need before seeking for it. You can browse our app, go over tattoo design, or even better, ask for your tattoo artist's help in searching for the design that would best suit your personality!
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