Once a favorite of those individuals who were in the marines and navy, anchor tattoos have since made it to the mainstream. The anchor tattoo has been a fixture of American tattooing for nearly two centuries. It can even be seen in popular culture. Take the pop icon Popeye the sailor, he has an anchor tattoo on his arm. This tattoo is often seen incorporated with other designs such as chains, hearts or ropes like you can see in the picture. Other popular elements that can be included are fish, mermaids and ships. But, you don’t have to have a nautical military career or be a fisherman to enjoy this age old symbol that originated in Ancient Greece. And not only does this symbol have a long and honored tradition but it’s also symbolic of steadfastness and strength. So, whether you choose to have it inked on your skin in full vibrant color choose to have it done in black and white, this is a tattoo that is sure to fit in with any personal collection of body art. And it should be noted that not only does this tattoo look good on your bicep or forearm, but it would also make a very impressive chest or back piece.
There could be many reasons to get an anchor tattoo like this one. A person could be in the navy or maybe they want to signify that they are an anchored person, or maybe they like boating a lot and their anchor tattoo refers to that. Or maybe, just maybe, the person just liked this particular anchor when they saw it.
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