I'm sure when Norman Keith Collins AKA Sailor Jerry first designed this tattoo he couldn't imagine that it will be the most famous design.
Especially among celebrities! The meaning behind the famous Sailor Jerry anchor is stability and security. Back in the days they got the anchor for that reason and my guess is now a days it is the same - but what used to be a sailor tattoo is now used by hot ladies celebs!
Amy Winehouse got hers with the "hello Sailor" written, because her ex-husband Blake used to call her mermaid
Supermodel Kate Moss got a very tiny and delicate Sailor Jerry Anchor on her right wrist.
Not a stranger to more colourful tattoos, the rock heiress Kelly Osbourne has a nice coloured Sailor Jerry Anchor with a rope involving it on her left forearm.
The singer Kesha got a tiny one also and a cool story to it: “The first tattoo is an anchor I got when I snuck into Cuba when I was 18. I got that because we were hanging out with this guy, and he was like, ‘If you give me five dollars, I’ll give you a tattoo.’ So I’m like, ‘All right, fine.’ He gave me an anchor tattoo because I’m a diver.”
Lady Gaga got one in her ribcage, the meaning for it is rumoured to be for her now-fiancé Taylor Kinney, it was done in Amsterdam by Henk Schiffmacher
The pop singer Miley Cyrus got hers in the wrist, she wanted something that referred her to a safe port, it was done by Fabio Satori in Brazil
Zoë Kravitz is the daughter of rockstar Lenny Kravitz, so she got the rock attitude in the blood, between her cool ink she's got a slick think linked anchor on her left bicep.