Long skinny black anchor tattoo on forearm
Because anchor tattoos are such popular tattoo designs for men and girls, many people add unique touches to their anchor tats to make them stand out from all the rest. This person’s forearm anchor tattoo, for example, is long and very thin, instead of short and wider like most other anchor tattoos, which makes it more eye-catching. In most cases though, a different design doesn’t change the meaning of an anchor tattoo. The classic nautical images started out as a Christian symbol way back in the day, and then became a popular tattoo design for sailors in the 1900s as a symbol of their safe return home from being at sea. This anchor tattoo meaning translates to modern day as well, and many people get anchor tattoos to represent a “safe port,” meaning the love they have for their family or a loved one.