Thursday, December 12, 2019

140 Best Anchor Tattoos to Stay Grounded

The anchor tattoos have been around for decades. It was trend among sailors and those who have lived most of their lives at the sea. But if you dig up its history, the anchor symbol was deeply associated with Christianity. It was their hidden symbol of the cross which also means hope and salvation. They used the anchor symbol to signify that they were Christians while escaping persecution of the Romans.

Later on, the anchor tattoos started to have different meanings. In the US Navy, they get this traditionally when they have crossed the Atlantic ocean, and among sailors, it meant strong foundation and stability. These days however, it stayed popular and those who have them tattooed on their body have their own meanings.

So here are 140 Best Anchor Tattoos ideas for your skin:

1. Back piece anchor tattoo

140 Best Anchor Tattoos to Stay Grounded

Originally posted by shutupandgivemehead

As you can see, this is a woman with an anchor tattoo at her back. There are more photos of women here with anchor tattoos than men. Probably women love to have their photos taken more than men.

2. Symbol of safety

140 Best Anchor Tattoos to Stay Grounded

Originally posted by shutupandgivemehead

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3. Twin anchor tattoos

140 Best Anchor Tattoos to Stay Grounded

Originally posted by bodymark

I think it looks cool in black and much more beautiful if colored.

4. Feminine anchor tattoo

140 Best Anchor Tattoos to Stay Grounded

Originally posted by tattooedbodyart

I love the effect of the roses here, so feminine.

5. 3D effect

140 Best Anchor Tattoos to Stay Grounded

Originally posted by themarkedgirl

I love the 3D effect of the water drops and the femininity of its design.

6. Anchor tattoos for couples

140 Best Anchor Tattoos to Stay Grounded

Originally posted by tellmewecanfly

It probably means they are anchored to each other.

7. Colored anchor tattoo with heart

140 Best Anchor Tattoos to Stay Grounded

Originally posted by Holly Galotti

8. Anchor and birds tattoos

140 Best Anchor Tattoos to Stay Grounded

Originally posted by Natalie Vazquez

9. Small anchor tattoo

140 Best Anchor Tattoos to Stay Grounded

Originally posted by Beth

I love the placement of the anchor there. Something I would consider having soon!

10. Anchor and feather tattoos

140 Best Anchor Tattoos to Stay Grounded

Originally posted by Teagardins in Hollywood

I also have an article about feather tattoos which commonly means freedom. This is quite ironic since feather tattoos mean freedom and anchor tattoos mean being grounded or stability.

11. Anchor tattoo

140 Best Anchor Tattoos to Stay Grounded

Originally posted by rurdapilleta

I love the heart detail.

12. Colored anchor and roses

140 Best Anchor Tattoos to Stay Grounded

Originally posted by zepsternerd

The rose and anchor tattoos together symbolizes love, loyalty, honor and most of all ultimate sacrifice.

13. Anchor wrist tattoo

140 Best Anchor Tattoos to Stay Grounded

Originally posted by Eden Weiner

I prefer anchor tattoos to be small like this one.

14. Flowered anchor tattoos and others

140 Best Anchor Tattoos to Stay Grounded

Originally posted by Savanna Marie

I love the details of the tattoo and the perfect color of the flowers.

15. Anchor tattoo on rib

140 Best Anchor Tattoos to Stay Grounded

Originally posted by aussie-rusher

16. Colored anchor and rope tattoo

140 Best Anchor Tattoos to Stay Grounded

Originally posted by 1nkfliction

The rope and anchor tattoo is quite popular among sailors.

17. Rope, anchor and bird tattoos

140 Best Anchor Tattoos to Stay Grounded

Originally posted by Ashley Bickford

Don’t know what this means, but it look nice.

18. Anchor and tree

140 Best Anchor Tattoos to Stay Grounded

Originally posted by Cecilia Hoggatt

I don’t know what this means, but probably the owner of this tattoo couldn’t decide if he wanted a tree or an anchor so he got both at once! But that’s just me.

19. An anchor of flowers

140 Best Anchor Tattoos to Stay Grounded

Originally posted by Ashlie Bauer

20. Anchor with ship’s wheel and latitudes

140 Best Anchor Tattoos to Stay Grounded

Originally posted by Christy C

“I refuse to sink” cliche is commonly associated with anchor tattoos

21. Fouled anchor tattoo

140 Best Anchor Tattoos to Stay Grounded

Originally posted by Straun Fotheringham

Most navies have the fouled anchor tattoo.

22. Anchor and birds

140 Best Anchor Tattoos to Stay Grounded

Originally posted by helplesstv

love the idea of an anchor and birds combined together in a tattoo

23. Anchor, heart and ship’s wheel

140 Best Anchor Tattoos to Stay Grounded

Originally posted by barrettsmom

24. “Let it go”

140 Best Anchor Tattoos to Stay Grounded

Originally posted by rurdapilleta

25. Anchor tattoos with rope and chains on the other

140 Best Anchor Tattoos to Stay Grounded

Originally posted by connervelocity

Popular design among the US navy.

26. Anchor tattoos with initials

140 Best Anchor Tattoos to Stay Grounded

Originally posted by punktimes

27. Anchor with skull tattoos

140 Best Anchor Tattoos to Stay Grounded

Originally posted by trilldaughter

Could be a friendship bond among them.

28. Simple small anchor tattoo

140 Best Anchor Tattoos to Stay Grounded

Originally posted by hopefortmw

29.“Maybe the past is an anchor holding us back”

140 Best Anchor Tattoos to Stay Grounded

Originally posted by juustinnn

Anchor tattoo with a nice quote.

30. Anchor and birds

140 Best Anchor Tattoos to Stay Grounded

Originally posted by brenda1994

I love the effects of the birds.

31. Anchor ankle tattoo

140 Best Anchor Tattoos to Stay Grounded

Originally posted by jaymeetstheworld

32. Simple anchor tattoo

140 Best Anchor Tattoos to Stay Grounded

Originally posted by answer-love

33. Anchor tattoo on calf

140 Best Anchor Tattoos to Stay Grounded

Originally posted by dixiestarr76

34. Anchor chest tattoo

140 Best Anchor Tattoos to Stay Grounded

Originally posted by owl-vortex

A good placement of an anchor tattoo

35. Couple anchor tattoo

140 Best Anchor Tattoos to Stay Grounded

Originally posted by dragonprincess76

36. Cool anchor tattoo

140 Best Anchor Tattoos to Stay Grounded

Originally posted by in-love-with-bed

37. Nice anchor tattoo

140 Best Anchor Tattoos to Stay Grounded

Originally posted by belieberalina

I love the pastel color of the flowers and the rustic effect of the anchor.

38. Anchor tattoo and purple flowers

140 Best Anchor Tattoos to Stay Grounded

Originally posted by shameylove

39. Wrist anchor tattooin black and gray

140 Best Anchor Tattoos to Stay Grounded

Originally posted by Megan Hermansky

40. Black and Gray anchor tattoo

140 Best Anchor Tattoos to Stay Grounded

Originally posted by Jessica Sanders

We all know that the heart symbol are always associated with love, and it makes the anchor tattoo more symbolic despite the simplicity of its design.

We hope our anchor tattoo history lessons helped you in some way. The anchor tattoo associated with other symbols have different meanings, sometimes it all depends upon the person getting it. You may combine the anchor tattoo with flowers, a heart or even birds. Back then, it was mostly men who get anchor tattoos, but these days, women get them too, and they make it look more fashionable than ever!

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