Nautical Tattoos; Ship Tattoo Designs

ship tattoo on back

Wait what? Ship tattoo? Is it a new trend? Does ship tattoo have any symbolism and meaning? No panic guys! We have proof that ship tattoos are quite popular since Old School Tattooing has become one of the main trends in tattoo fashion. Just like any other Old School tattoo symbol ship tattoo has its symbolism and meaning. Plus, today the symbol is pictured in modern styles that look even more stylish and fashionable.

ship tattoo on arm

Ship or boat tattoo is explained as human’s curiosity to conquer the ocean. With the ship we cross the ocean towards new adventures and danger. Traditionally, nautical tattoos were popular among sailors that decorated body with protective symbols like compass, star, mermaid and ship. For sailors, ship tattoo symbolized their life and the meaning of their life they lived.

Sailing ship is pictured with waves and clouds making a tattoo look more complete. Regardless of the style of ship it symbolizes home, new beginning and new journey, direction, challenges and independence. When pictured with waves ship tattoo will symbolize balance and safety. Old School tattoos are more often pictured with quotes or words. You can also complete your ship tattoo with a quote about life, ocean and future.

Small minimalistic ship tattoo can be inked on wrist or arm, yet men mostly choose huge ship tattoo designs that cover the whole shoulder, back, rib or sleeve.

ship tattoo on wrist

ship tattoo on arm

ship tattoo on rib

ship tattoo on arm

ship tattoo on shoulder

ship tattoo on shoulder

ship tattoo on arm

ship tattoo on sleeve

ship tattoo on arm

ship tattoo on arm

ship tattoo on foot

ship tattoo on foot

ship tattoo on arm

ship tattoo on rib

ship tattoo on sleeve

ship tattoo on arm

ship tattoo on arm

ship tattoo on rib

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ship tattoo on arm

ship tattoo on foot

ship tattoo on back

ship tattoo on hand

ship tattoo on wrist

ship tattoo on arm

ship tattoo on wrist

ship tattoo on foot

ship tattoo on foot

ship tattoo on foot

ship tattoo on arm