The realistic anchor tattoo is the ultimate respectful bow to the classic nautical tattoos of our fathers and grandfathers before us.
When you are considering a classic tattoo, the realistic anchor is one of the most elegant, time-honored and symbolically meaningful options you can choose.
Almost everyone knows some delightful older gentleman with a faded homemade anchor tattoo, scratched on by him and his buddies way back when in the service. The anchor meant back then what it still means today: stability and strength for the ship in the midst of the unforgiving, ever rocking ocean waves of life.
Worlds away from from yesterday’s homemade anchor tattoos, today’s professional tattoo artists can create stunningly beautiful artistic and realistic interpretations of the classic anchor design. An anchor can symbolically commemorate a specific formative event or special location in your life that has anchored you. A anchor can also take on a more philosophical or spiritual symbolic meaning, usually Hope or Faith, referring to the anchor as the unseen but trusted force that keeps us anchored in an unpredictable world.
A realistic anchor tattoo is a gentleman’s choice and an appreciative salute to the simple power and grace of universal symbols as magnificent expressions of a person’s core values through beautiful body art. Traditional anchor tattoos persist because they have reached a level of classic, timeless perfection.