Sink or swim with this traditional anchor tattoo painting. I prefer not to sink so I choose to swim. If the thought of getting an old school tattoo on your arm is too painful then consider hanging this painting of an anchor tattoo on your wall. That’s right. Now you can enjoy the artistry of tattoos without suffering the pain. If you already have a tattoo and appreciate the artistry of traditional designs, then get this painting for your home. The symbol of an anchor tattoo actually started with the Christian faith and then the faith of sailors.
Traditional Anchor Tattoo Painting
Christians adopted the anchor as a symbol of hope in future existence because the anchor was regarded in ancient times as a symbol of safety. It kept us from drifting from the proper path. Much like an anchor is used on a ship. The anchor is dropped into the water and set to keep the boat from drifting away. So it’s no surprise that the anchor quickly became a popular tattoo among Navy servicemen. At sea, the anchor is the most secure object in a sailor’s life. This makes it the perfect representation of stability. That’s why you will often see an anchor tattoo emblazoned with the word “mom” or a girlfriend’s name as these are the people who keep them grounded. When you’re out at sea for weeks or months on end, it’s no surprise that some would prefer to be on dry land. The next best thing was an anchor tattoo on the arm. It served as a daily reminder to stay grounded. That the war would end soon. I think we could all use a little grounding now and then.