An oilfield, in the literal sense, a chosen region of a number of oil wells that draw out crude oil from under the ground. Workers toil onsite for months or even years to build a field, which is a pretty complicated process since oil fields are typically isolated from civilization, so it involves logistical engineering and coordination.
Many who’ve worked or have relatives who’ve worked in an oilfield usually get tattoos relating to their time in the job.
It’s often that the tattoo portrays the oil field they were occupied in labeled with a certain number indicating their specific work post.
Oil field workers have a vigorous sense of pride in their honorable field, and they get tattoos symbolizing the difficult perils, backbreaking labor, and whole efforts made during their employment in order to support themselves and their family. They represent the roughneck way of life like a sailor represents the rugged and unmerciful seas.
The most common tattoos relevant to the oilfield are oil rigs and oil workers operating a particular piece of equipment like the throwing chain or doing tasks like tripping pipe. Oilfield men readily enter the job putting their fears aside ready to give their all.