Some of you might know a well-inked seafarer or two or you might be one yourself. Do you know the meaning behind some classic seaman tattoos? Here’s the meaning behind a few of the classics:
An anchor usually meant that a seaman had sailed across the Atlantic Ocean
Inking a dragon meant that the seaman has sailed to China before
A swallow tattoo signifies that the seaman has logged 5000 miles at sea. Swallows also symbolizes good luck in finding land and returning to your homeland.
- A Fully-Rigged Ship
This tattoo design meant that the seaman has made the passage around Cape Horn where the waters are rough and stormy.
- Nautical Star
The nautical star is a symbol meaning the seafarer will always be able to find his way home.
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