It sits in the realm of traditional Sailor Jerry tattoos that remain almost unchanged from when their usage became more common within tattooing.
Traditionally anchor tattoos were seen to represent stability, security, hope and trust. It is also common for an anchor tattoo to be accompanied by a banner and phrases such as 'hold fast' and 'I refuse to sink'.
When you think of a real old school tattoo the anchor is never far from thought, its bold lines and strong image make the anchor tattoo a real tattoo. The type of tattoo you think of when you think of the beginnings of western tattooing and the hardened sailors that brought them back from their travels. Quite simply the anchor tattoo is just a real old school tattoo that remains a favourite among tattoo enthusiasts.
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