There is little else on this earth as powerful as the ocean. Anyone who grows up near it can attest to its raw power, and anyone who’s never seen it won’t really live until they do. The power and inspiration of the ocean is the perfect thing to immortalize in tattoo form.
But it doesn’t have to be a huge piece.
Although there are beautiful, large tattoos out there with wonderful detail and artwork, small ocean tattoos can have the same impact. Some are as simple as a single wave or two. They could also be a symbol famous for representing the sea such as anchors or a small nautilus.
There are ocean tattoos that rely on ancient symbols and culture for their design. These are particularly insightful. It might even be the outline of a sea creature famous for its own mysterious power and secret ocean dealings.
They can be easily visible, or hidden only to reveal a surprise and intrigue at the most opportune time. A tattoo inspired by the ocean will let others know that you are a man who understands power and mystery.
Whatever it is, honoring mother earth by showcasing one of her most spectacular creations won’t be a regretted decision. The gallery below will give you grand ideas and inspiration so you can design your own meaningful ocean tattoo.