Anchor tattoos have always been very famous, especially among sailors. If a person is seen sporting this kind of tattoo design, he was immediately branded as an experienced sailor. Besides the fact, they are one of the oldest tattoos.
With all the hype on all things retro, it’s no surprise that they are back with more colorful and vivid designs that will look cool and elegant in any part of the body. The revival of this kind of tattoo sprang up from the west coast, that’s why its nickname is “West Coast” of tattoo style.
History goes all the way back to early Christian times, back when claiming to be one is punished by the Greek. To avoid prosecution, the cross symbol has been secretly replaced by an anchor. Anchor served as a secret symbol of the cross, and people decided to wear them as a subtle expression of Christianity.
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