Anchor Tattoos are usually worn by sailors. However, during ancient times, the anchor was being used as a hidden symbol of Christianity. Christians used the anchor symbol in order to avoid persecution from the Romans. Generally, the anchor represents hope, salvation, composure, calm and steadfastness.
Nowadays, anchor tattoos represent various meanings. Traditionally, the US Navy will get this tattoo after crossing the Atlantic Ocean. For sailors, it signifies stability and a strong foundation. Anchor tattoos have different meanings to different people. Here, we have gathered some of the best anchor tattoos that you can choose from.
1. Amazing Anchor Tattoo
Seaman usually associates anchor tattoo with strength.
2. Symbolic Anchor Tattoo
Sometimes when we hear the word “anchor”, we can feel peace and harmony.
3. Anchor And Bird On Chest
The meaning of anchor tattoos goes beyond aesthetics. It may consist of spiritual, practical or emotional meanings.
4. Anchor Ankle Tattoo
For Christians, an anchor tattoo can be a symbol of strength and stability. Some missionaries can be seen wearing an anchor tattoo on their wrist, ankle or behind the ear.
5. Anchor Chest Tattoo
Anchor tattoo can look cool and stylish on the chest.
6. Anchor Cross Tattoos
Anchor tattoo can also symbolize long time relationships. You can dedicate your anchor tattoo to your loved one.
7. Anchor Dad Tattoo
An anchor tattoo can be dedicated to the person who played an important role in your life.
8. Anchor Feather Tattoo
Anchor tattoos can be placed in any part of the body. However, some people prefer to have it in their arms.
9. Anchor Of Flowers
Symbolically, an anchor provides us strength whenever we have to go through those rough times.
10. Anchor Pocket Watch Tattoos
Life can be hard sometimes and an anchor tattoo can provide us some ray of sunshine. It reminds us that we have to hold on through good and bad times.
11. Anchor Tattoo Design
Anchor tattoos is a reminder of hope for everyone.
12. Anchor Tattoo For Couples
One of the most chosen tattoos for couples is the anchor tattoo. This signifies that they are bound for each other forever.
13. Anchor Tattoo For Dad
Sometimes an anchor tattoo is dedicated to a loved one who has passed away and created a significant impact in their lives.
14. Anchor Tattoo Meaning And Designs
Anchor tattoos are a symbol of the sea, which is one of the elements of nature.
15. Anchor Tattoo On Finger
Girls usually prefer to have their anchor tattoos on their fingers.
16. Anchor Tattoo On Foot
An anchor tattoo represents strength since it can withstand the mighty sea.
17. Anchor Tattoos For Guys
If you believe that there is hope in stormy weather then this tattoo is just perfect for you.
18. Anchor Side Tattoo
An anchor represents strength, peace and firmness.
19. Anchor Tattoos For Men
An anchor provides us the passion and determination to reach the shore regardless of the obstacles.
20. Anchor Tattoos On Arm
A heart symbolized love and devotion to the most important person in your life.
21. Anchor Tattoos On Foot
For women, an anchor may represent an unchangeable and dominating personality.
22. Anchor Tattoos On Leg
Maybe the past is an anchor holding us back.
23. Anchor Tattoos On Side
For sailors, an anchor tattoo is a symbol for achievement and being invulnerable.
24. Anchor Tattoos On Thigh
By adding images, flowers and other objects you can make your anchor tattoo more unique.
25. Anchor Tattoos On Wrist
This is a beautiful and traditional anchor tattoo placed on the wrist.
26. Small Anchor Tattoos
This is a plain anchor tattoo drawn on the chest.
27. Anchor Tattoos With Quotes
It’s time to let go of the past.
28. Anchor Tattoos With Rope
The anchor and rope design is a cool combination that looks more masculine.
29. Anchor Tattoos With Skull
The anchor combines with a skull looks cool and scary too.
30. Anchor Tattoos With Waves
This anchor tattoo is combined with waves and a heart at the center.
31. Anchor Tattoo With Birds
This is a very colorful anchor and birds tattoo.
32. Anchor Tattoo With Feather
Black and gray tattoos look cool and quite masculine.
33. Anchor Tattoo With Purple Flowers
Anchor tattoos have significant meanings to the wearer.
34. Anchor Tattoo With Quotes
Don’t let yourself sink.
35. Anchor Tattoo With Roses
The anchor and roses tattoo combination signifies honor, love, and sacrifice.
36. Beautiful Anchor Tattoos
An anchor tattoo design with flowers looks best on women.
37. Black Anchor Tattoo Design
Symbolically, an anchor signifies the determination to withstand any circumstance of life.
38. Black And Gray Anchor Tattoo
Anchor tattoo designs combined with heart shows the person’s passion and dedication towards his/her loved one.
39. Unique Anchor Tattoo Designs
Anchor tattoo designs provide strength to the personality of the wearer.
40. Colorful Anchor Tattoo
Anchor tattoo designs with roses are very exquisite and are more suitable on women.
41. Cross Anchor Tattoos
Anchor tattoo designs with a rope can be seen on sailors and other people who are associated with the ocean.
42. Female Anchor Tattoos
The roses on the anchor provide a feminine touch to the tattoo.
43. Navy Anchor Tattoo
Some people combine their tattoo with words that are chosen by them.
44. Old School Anchor Tattoo Design
The placement of the tattoo will depend on its size and design.
45. Rosary Anchor Tattoos
This tattoo signifies that we have to stand up against all the adversities in life.
46. Skull Anchor Tattoo
This is a scary anchor tattoo.
47. Skull And Anchor Tattoo
You can combine other objects to your anchor tattoo design to make it more meaningful.
The Meaning of an Anchor
The symbol of the anchor shows that a person is in sync with themselves and holds on to the values they believe in like security, stability and being grounded. Whereas in a relationship it means being there for each other, functioning as each other’s anchor through complicated times.
Before getting a real anchor tattoo, we like to work with temporary tattoos first so you can figure out and try the exact position you want your anchor to be, and test multiple different designs. We can guarantee, this will avoid a lot of regrets and its a fun part of your new tattoo adventure! Below are favorite and most professional temporary anchor tattoos.
Anchor Tattoos FAQ
Anchor tattoos are a popular and beautiful way to enhance your appearance. If you are considering getting an anchor tattoo, you probably have a few questions. We have compiled here some of our readers’ top anchor tattoo questions to help you along the way.
What is the best way to pick the type of anchor tattoo I want?
There are many ways you can choose the artwork you would like on your body. A simple search online will yield tons of results. You can also request that your tattoo artist draw something custom up for you. This will sometimes add an extra fee, so make sure you check out the shop’s policy first.
Are anchor tattoos painful?
All tattoos are associated with a certain degree of pain. This depends on a number of factors such as tattoo placement, whether you get to color in your tattoos and how heavy your artist’s hands are. Getting a small tattoo first is a fantastic way to find out just how painful it will be for you.
What does an anchor tattoo mean?
Many people get anchor tattoos for the symbolism. An anchor tattoo can mean steadfastness, steadiness, and being sure of yourself. This can also be a symbol for a Navy veteran crossing the Atlantic for the first time.
Anchor Tattoos Final Thoughts
We hope that you enjoy this collection of anchor tattoos. When anchor tattoos are combined with other symbols, it creates new meanings. Most often, it will greatly depend on the person wearing it. Sometimes anchor tattoos can be huge or small and are combined with heart, rope, roses, birds and even quotes. During the previous years, anchor tattoos are desired by men. But now, most women love them too and it makes them more stylish and fashionable. Anchor tattoos are also perfect for couples.
All in all, an anchor tattoo is a symbol of hope, stability and being strong. I wish that you can have hope and stay strong no matter what trials may come in your way. Happy tattooing! What anchor tattoo would you like to have? Share it on our facebook page or in the comments.
Hey readers! I’m Jeffrey and your tattoo artist of the day;) I have been drawing and painting my whole life, and after graduating high school I decided it was time for a bigger challenge and I started drawing on people. I’m so fortunate I got to express my creativity through my body art and even more so to share my passion with my now wife Emilie. She started working with me in my tattoo shop as a piercer and I started writing about and photographing, my creations on this blog. I love to hear from you and hope you enjoy our work together!