Sailor tattoos and their meanings


Throughout history, tattoos became one of the more popular traditions among mariners. The purpose of sailor tattoos was also to record important events or experiences such travels, achievements, status, membership, and any other significant event in life. For example Crossed Anchors, Fully rigged Ship, Dragon, Shellback, Golden Shellback, Swallow: Hula Girl, Dolphin etc. It is known sailors were a very superstitious group and believed that certain symbols and talismans would help them in when facing certain events in life. For example, Chicken and Pig, Shark, nautical star, compass etc.

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