Traditional anchor and rose tattoo on forearm
This colorful rose and anchor tattoo is inked on the inside of the forearm, extending from the elbow nearly down to the wrist. The anchor features more masculine colors, like black and brown, while the red and green rose introduces a more feminine image and colors to the tattoo design. The forearm tattoo is inked in such a way that it looks like the anchor is piercing the rose, but not in a dark or negative way. While a modern anchor tattoo meaning is a reminder to stay strong, one of the most common meanings of an anchor tattoo with roses is that the wearer’s partner is the one who keeps them strong and stable. The beauty of anchor tattoos though, is that they can mean almost anything you want them to.