Anchor Tattoo by Lucas Milk

Anchor Tattoos

Anchor tattoos are a classic tattoo design originating back to the traditional tattoo era. Anchor tattoos were made popular by sailors and the like, often paired with saucy mermaid designs and other ocean-themed motifs. Anchor tattoos are still hugely popular in modern society, they make great small tattoos and can be done in a simplistic style. Anchor tattoos do not have to be detailed to look good, in fact some of the best anchor tattoos are black and grey line drawings with minimal detail and no shading necessary.

Anchor tattoos can also be elaborate, done in the style of traditional sailer tattoos and bursting with colour and life.

They have many meanings, to a sailor they are likely to symbolise stability and strength of foundation, both important qualities for surviving a life at sea. Members of the US Navy have been known to get anchor tattoos after crossing the Atlantic Ocean for the first time, a right of passage if you will. Anchor tattoos in modern times have come to symbolise hope and salvation, composure and steadfastness, just as an anchor holds a ship steadfast, an anchor tattoo can remind the wearer to be unwavering and firm when they need to be.

Anchor tattoos are a timeless classic, they  don’t seem to go out of fashion and can be styled to look unique, modern or traditional. Before you decide what style of anchor tattoo is right for you.

 

Anchor Tattoo by Jamie Schene
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Anchor Tattoo by Adrian Gallegos
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Anchor Tattoo by Robson Carvalho
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Rose and Anchor Tattoo by Robson Carvalho
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Anchor Tattoo by Jason Call
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Anchor Tattoo by Chris Yamamoto
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Anchor Tattoo by Felipe Rodrigues
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Anchor Tattoo by Justin Burnout
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Anchor Tattoo by Uncl Paul Knows
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Anchor Tattoo by Koray Karagozler
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Anchor Tattoo by Lucas Milk
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Anchor Tattoo by Charl Steyn
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Anchor Tattoo by Jorge Jamaica
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Rose and Anchor Tattoo by Kendall
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Compass and Anchor Tattoo by Sku Plux
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Back Anchor Tattoo by Alan Jiang
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Anchor Tattoo by Sebastian Echeverria
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Anchor Tattoo by Tattooist Banul
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Compass and Anchor Tattoo by WAZ
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Matching Anchor Tattoos by Rudtattoo Catanduva
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Anchor Tattoo by NADi
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Anchor Tattoo by Seoeon
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Anchor Tattoo by Valera Kot
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Anchor Tattoo by Fido
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Whale and Anchor Tattoo by Goyo
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Anchor Tattoo by Bodiesneedrest
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Anchor Tattoo by Rodrigo Tas
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Anchor Tattoo by Jacke Michaelsen
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Anchor Tattoo by Anthony Alexander
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Anchor Tattoo by María Fernández
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Ship and Anchor Tattoo by María Fernández
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Mermaid and Anchor Tattoo by María Fernández
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Small Anchor Tattoo by Raul Willian
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Anchor Tattoo by Rocio
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Anchor Tattoo by Laf Suicide
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Anchor Tattoo - Laf Suicide
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Anchor Tattoo by Rodolfo Rocco
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Anchor Tattoo by Alessio Favre
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Anchor Tattoo by Konstantin Koveza
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Anchor Tattoo by Amanda Piejak
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Anchor Tattoo by Nefi
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Anchor Tattoo by Guy Waisman
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Anchor Tattoo by Veliz Ozcan
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Anchor Tattoo by Justin Nordine
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Anchor Tattoo by Andrey Smolentcev
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Anchor Tattoo by Max Hanson
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Heart Anchor Tattoo by Mario Okbca
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Anchor Tattoo by Damien Valient
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Matching Infinity Tattoo

Infinity Anchor Tattoos

There are many ways to design an infinity symbol, an infinity anchor tattoo can be a great choice to go with, incorporating the anchor in to the infinity symbol can add a lot of meaning to an already meaningful design.

An infinity anchor tattoo symbolisez eternity, rebirth, being unsinkable, friendship that lasts forever or an everlasting love. the infinity anchor tattoo design is a popular matching tattoo, often done between friends or family. Although an infinity anchor tattoo symbolizes many things, what really counts is what it means to you.

Mostly done in a simple style, an infinity anchor tattoo can be as big and elaborate as you like or small and understated, even hidden if you want.

Infinity Anchor Tattoo at Gimmick Tattoo Studio
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Infinity Anchor Tattoo by Okan Çarga
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Infinity Anchor Tattoo by Boz Tattoo
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Infinity Anchor Tattoo by 213 Street Tattoo
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Infinity Anchor Tattoo by Saul Cruz
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Infinity Anchor Tattoo by Alex
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Infinity Anchor Tattoo by Game Over
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Infinity Anchor Tattoo by Kayla Gardner-Yunt
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Infinity Anchor Tattoo by Toni
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Infinity Anchor Tattoo by Izzy Curran
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Infinity Anchor Tattoo by Lucas Soares
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Infinity Anchor Tattoo by The Ivory God Tattoo
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Infinity Anchor Tattoo by Heather Ruin
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Infinity Anchor Tattoo by Kenny Medford
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Anchor Tattoo by Joelle
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Infinity Anchor Tattoo by Tim Mitchell
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Infinity Anchor Tattoo by Sinner Soul Tattoo
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Infinity Anchor Tattoo by Robert Enders
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Infinity Anchor Tattoo by Robbie Beasley
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Infinity Anchor Tattoo by Caleb Whitehead
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Infinity Anchor Tattoo by Infinity Ink
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Infinity Anchor Tattoo by Chris Davis
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Infinity Anchor Tattoo by Coastline Tattoo
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