Yet another nautical symbol that has become one of the most popular details in Old School Tattoo style and, therefore, one of the most popular tattoo styles in 2017 tattoo trends. Anchor in Old School style is pictured with hearts, compass, pin up girls, roses and ship. symbol just like all the other nautical symbols has become a tattoo idea thanks to sailors. Today it is popular among boys and girls not only because it looks beautiful but also because it has a very important meaning.
Before becoming a popular nautical symbol anchor was present in many ancient cultures. Thus, in ancient Egypt anchor symbolized female and male principles (the bottom of anchor for female principle and the top for male principle). We may say that the anchor is the same Egyptian Symbol Ankh.
In Christianity, the anchor stood for a cross. It is believed that first Christians used anchor as a secret cross. It symbolized hope and salvation. Today, anchor can be an alternative symbol to represent your religious belief, indirectly, of course.
Concluding all the existing meanings of anchor we can say that anchor tattoo stands for determination, the ability to withstand any life challenge and overcome any obstacle, and, at last, it gives strength to the owner.
Most anchor tattoos are colorful according to the style of Old School tattoos. They are often combined with other details like flowers, rope or chain, waves, heart and so on. Bright colored anchor tattoo looks gorgeous on any part of the body but the most popular one is anchor tattoo on forearm. For girls, anchor tattoo looks sexy on thigh. Of course if you want to get it on another part of body, it will still look sexy.