The age-old tradition of tattooing fascinates us again and again and just never goes out of style. In the past, tattoos were seen as something special and a rarity, but today they are one of the most popular and hottest trends. Men as well as women get different tattoo motifs in all possible variations and styles and for some this often becomes a “never ending story”, a contagious passion that is perceived as real art. It is not for nothing that body art is also spoken of and tattooists have long been seen as true artists. So there are always newer ones Tattoo trends and trendy motifs that not only make the hearts of real tattoo fanatics beat faster, but also inspire absolute newbies.

Anchor tattoo motifs are on the rise again

The anchor – just an old school tattoo? Are you kidding me? Are you serious when you say that! Anchor tattoo motifs are definitely experiencing their comeback and many people are very happy to choose them as tattoos again, in all possible variants and on the most diverse parts of the body. This timeless combination of trident and cross, which used to be a symbol of the seafarers’ guild, is nowadays also generally perceived as a symbol of hope and eternal loyalty. In addition, the anchor stands for home and return, which were not only so important for sailors in the past, but have not lost their relevance today.

Anchor tattoo is back in fashion again

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The anchor offers the ship a firm hold not only in the safe harbor, but also on the high seas by digging itself into the seabed. So it should also offer support in a figurative sense in life and give its wearers strength and stability. A more recent meaning of the anchor tattoo is said to be the symbol of everlasting love.

Or it says: Two twin souls have found each other and want to stay together forever and ever. This gives the anchor a pretty romantic aftertaste and is also often used as a partner tattoo.

The anchor – a versatile and flexible tattoo motif

Hardly any other tattoo motif is as versatile and easy to combine as the anchor. It can be stabbed wonderfully in all possible styles and on all parts of the body. Very filigree with fine lines or in dotwork, with soft shading, classic in blackwork or colorful and three-dimensional – an anchor tattoo always looks particularly cool and meaningful. It can also be perfectly combined with other motifs and symbols. The most preferred are hearts, sailing ships, ropes, steering wheels, lighthouses, waves, and stars. Not infrequently, such a tattoo is also provided with a lettering on which a popular wisdom or a valuable name is written. With so many design options, it is very easy to realize an individual anchor tattoo idea that means a lot to you and tells its own story on your skin.

Anchor motifs are very popular with both men and women

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Do you feel like getting a tattoo like this? You can find plenty of inspiration here in our picture gallery. If you haven’t had a tattoo yet or are unsure if and where you want the anchor tattoo, the best thing to do is try a non-permanent tattoo first. You can find numerous variants of such tattoos on the Internet or in specialized stores.

Especially for those of you who feel a deep longing for the sea or have an adventurous spirit, anchors and other maritime motifs are definitely the right tattoo choice. Check out all of the ideas here and when you find some of them suitable for you, show them off to the tattoo artist you trust.

May the wind always be with you and … always anchor where you feel best …

Have fun and good luck!

The area behind the ear is often preferred by many when it comes to tattooing

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Men are more likely to choose the forearm, upper arm, or chest when getting tattooed

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Many women love the combination of anchors and roses

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In addition, filigree line tattoos or those in dot work are very popular with tattooed women

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Small, minimalist anchor tattoos are just perfect for partner tattoos

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