25 Magnificent Galleon Tattoos

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A traditional vessel of war the galleon was a large multi-decked ship used throughout Europe between the 16th and 18th centuries. The Spanish and Portuguese empires were built on the backs of galleons, they ruled the seas, conquered nations and discovered new lands. At the height of maritime life the galleon was king! No ship came near the sheer power held by a fully crewed galleon!!

In tattooing the galleon is a tribute to the nautical nature of western tattooing's birth, though galleon and ship tattoos are also symbols of life and adventure, they can be anything from a symbol of ones journey in life to a kickass way of showing you love big ships!! Galleon tattoos look awesome with meaning or not, and if you're looking for a new tattoo to impress others then a galleon is sure way to go!!

Amazing tattoo by Remis Tattoo
Amazing tattoo by Remis Tattoo
Black and grey piece by Colin Jones
Black and grey piece by Colin Jones
Back tattoo by La Dolores Tattoo
Back tattoo by La Dolores Tattoo
Awesome traditional tattoo by Paul Anthony Dobleman
Awesome traditional tattoo by Paul Anthony Dobleman
Bold work by Sile Sanda
Bold work by Sile Sanda
Compass Galleon Tattoo by Burnout Ink
Compass Galleon Tattoo by Burnout Ink

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