When you hear the word “tattoo,” the first image that usually comes to mind is an old salty sea dog with an eye patch, parrot on one shoulder, and an anchor tattoo somewhere on his exposed flesh.
Anchors, ship’s helms, ships themselves and various other maritime themed designs have always been popular tattoo choices. There’s something romantic about the sea and all things related that’s just too cool to pass up.
From neo traditional tattoos to dotwork designs, anchor tattoos have come a long ways in a relatively short period of time. Here are a few of the best anchor tattoos from across the web. Enjoy!
This neo traditional anchor tattoo.
This amazing dotwork design.
This geometric anchor tattoo.
This nautical thigh piece.
This sketch style anchor.
These splashes of color.
This backlit compass.
This beautiful back piece.
This upper forearm work.