40 Anchor Tattoo Designs & Meaning

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Nautical tattoos are extremely popular today. They are no longer symbols for sailors and soldiers but fascinating tattoo designs for men and women. Nautical symbols like ship, wave, compass, anchor and mermaid have their meaning and when combined they may tell a whole story about your personality. For now, check out top 40 anchor tattoo designs and meaning from tattoo trends 2019.


Besides of being a nautical symbol anchor has different meaning and symbolism referring to religion. In both cases anchor is a good idea as a tattoo.

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ANCHOR TATTOO SYMBOLISM & MEANING

First anchor was associated with Ancient Christian Church. Anchor was used to conceal the cross in the times of paganism. Still the most popular meaning and symbolism is associated with sea.

In 1900’s sailors started tattooing colorful symbols like girl, heart, compass, ship and anchor. Those symbols became trend and soon everyone started copying Sailor Jerry tattoos. Those tattoos have black accentuated lines and bright colors.


In general anchor tattoo means stability in difficult times just like it keep ship stable. Anchor means that no matter what, you know how to withstand tough times and be the winner.

On the other hand, anchor can be interpreted as an inability to leave the past behind and move forward. It may also be a symbol of past. And yet, it may also mean hope. An anchor tattoo means that it is lifted up and you are now moving forward.


ANCHOR TATTOO DESIGNS

Modern anchor tattoo designs have nothing to do with vintage anchors from Sailor Jerry tattoo style. New anchor tattoos are inked in linework style with geometric detail and bright spots in watercolor. They are true pieces of art and can be worn on visible parts like arm, wrist, back and foot.

Anchor is a perfect style to get on finger. It will look subtle and at the same time will always remind you of the purpose you get that tattoo.

More Photos of Anchor Tattoos

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anchor tattoo on arm

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anchor tattoo on wrist


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anchor tattoo on rib

anchor tattoo on foot

anchor tattoo on arm


anchor tattoo on arm

anchor tattoo on arm

anchor tattoo on arm

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anchor tattoo on foot

anchor tattoo on finger

anchor tattoo on foot

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anchor tattoo on finger

anchor tattoo on wrist

anchor tattoo on foot

anchor tattoo on foot

anchor tattoo on foot

anchor tattoo on wrist

anchor tattoo on wrist

anchor tattoo on arm

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