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These Tempting Anchor Tattoos for Girls Define Uniqueness

Anchor Tattoos for Girls
Anchor tattoos never go out of style. Although originally seen as tattoos for guys, nowadays anchor tattoos have reached new heights of popularity among girls. Presenting some of the most popular anchor tattoo designs and symbolism.
Bhakti Satalkar
Last Updated: Mar 12, 2018
Tattoo on Female Abdomen
The anchor tattoo design is a very popular maritime symbol. This design is centuries old and is considered as one of the oldest tattoo designs sported by sailors. Anchor tattoos have become a very popular tattoo design with girls as these can be customized with a variety of colors and combined with other designs like flowers, dolphins, stars, and ship wheels.
Popular Designs
Anchor symbol
Romantic old-school tattoo - Stormy Lover
Vintage sea anchor with shell, coral, isolated watercolor object
Vector Black and White Tattoo Anchor Illustration
Octopus with an anchor
Anchor with ribbon
Originally, merchants, sailors, navy servicemen, and other maritime workers started the trend of anchor tattoos. Hence, this tattoo design has been closely associated with maritime activities. An anchor is a tool that connects and holds a water-faring vehicle to the seabed. Therefore, the meaning behind the anchor tattoo design is stability.
Anchor tattoos also have a Christian symbolism attached to them, as the top bar of an anchor looks like a cross. Anchors are considered significant even in mythology as they are believed to be an artistic tribute to various sea gods and goddesses like - Neptune (the Roman sea god; storm maker and earth shaker); Amphitrite (the Greek sea goddess and nymph who protects sailors and gives birth to dolphins); Poseidon (the Greek sea god, rebel with a pitchfork and the protector of all inhabitants of the sea); Triton (the Greek sea god who is half-man and half-fish); Rán (the old Norse sea goddess who is considered as an omen of bad weather and/or tumultuous seas); Varuna (the Hindu god of the oceans who has the power to make noble humans immortals and also those who lost their lives at sea, their souls were assigned into his care).

An anchor tattoo is a very personal tattoo design. The symbolism can vary from person to person, based on how the anchor is perceived by them. Some people perceive these tattoo designs as a symbol of steady and strong relationships and bonding with family, friends, and spouses. Anchor tattoos also mean protection, honor, duty, and devotion, as it associates men and women to the military.
Anchor symbol
This beautiful tattoo design can be placed on almost every part of the body, but the most popular placement options for these designs are the foot, calf, inside of the ankle, fingers, wrist, arms, back, behind the ears, and shoulders. Depending on the location of the tattoo, you can customize your design by adding colors, intricate patterns of flowers, vines, stars, hearts, and skulls.
A lot of anchor tattoo designs are combined with designs of mermaids, sea waves, dolphins, octopuses, sharks, and starfish. The size of this design can vary depending on where you want the tattoo and what colors and additional designs you choose to combine it with.

The popularity of this design is such that even celebrities like Amy Winehouse had an anchor tattoo on her abdomen with the words 'Hello Sailor' around the tattoo; Miley Cyrus and Kate Moss, both have a small anchor tattoo on their right wrist; Kelly Osborne sports this design on her left forearm; and Lady Gaga's anchor tattoo is on her rib cage.