Over the course of time, the anchor’s deep meaning hasn’t changed much. From sailors and seamen to the common man today who’s never set foot on a boat. The anchor has always been a sign of strength and stability.
While out on the majestic ocean’s blue seas anchors were perhaps the most secure object in a sailor’s life. They were protection against the rough seas and dreadful storms. No matter how the harsh the weather turned, the anchor would be fighting to keep them grounded.
The same principle applies today, even outside of the seas. You might have seen some men with this design and a name nearby it. Often, it’s a parent’s name or some other individual in their life who has literally kept them grounded. Usually, mothers and fathers come to mind, grandparents too!
Yet, regardless if you’re a sailor or man on land, one thing is certain: The anchor represents something or someone that keeps you steady along your travels through life.
I put together this collection to show you how the design can be modified while still making the same impression. You’ll find old school tradition designs to more modern and abstract ideas in this collection of 50 anchor tattoos for men.
Innovative Anchor Tattoo Ideas
Color Anchor Tattoo Designs
Bold Black Ink Anchor Ideas
Black and Gray
Geometric Anchor Tattoo Designs
Animal Themed Anchor Tattoos
Anchors and Compasses
Technical Anchor Tattoo Designs
American Traditional Style Anchor Tattoos