50 Cool Anchor Tattoo Designs and Meanings

An anchor tattoo usually means stability, peace, strength, determination and passion.People frequently use other symbols or letters with anchor together, such as roses, infinity, swallows, compasses, ropes and wheels. Anchors have become popular within general tattoo culture over the years, but the symbolism is still the same.

Here are 50 cool anchor tattoo designs with different meanings that can inspire you if you are going to have your own anchor tattoo.

Because a anchor means strong, determination and passion, while infinity means never ending and always pushing through. So anchor infinity tattoo means “always stay strong” or “never sink”. With a love symbol or letters added, it may also meas “love never ending”.

Love Life and Anchor Infinity on Hip

1 anchor infinity on hip

Anchor Infinity Tattoo on Neck

2 anchor infinity tattoo on neck

Anchor Infinity Tattoo on Foot

3 anchor infinity tattoo on foot

Anchor Infinity and Love

4 anchor infinity love

Anchor Infinity and Cursive Font Text

5 anchor infinity cursive font text

Love Anchors the Soul Infinity Tattoo

6 love anchors the soul infinity tattoo

Colored Anchor Infinity on Shoulder

7 colored anchor infinity on shoulder

The eagle, globe and anchor symbol is the symbol of the United States Marine Corp. The eagle is meant as a symbol of a proud nation. The globe represents the area in which the Marines serve. The anchor is symbolic of the relationship between the Marines and the U.S. Navy, and also represents steadfast faithfulness.

USMC Eagle Globe and Anchor on Back

8 usmc eagle globe and anchor back

Eagle Globe and Anchor

9 eagle globe and anchor

USMC Eagle Globe and Anchor on Shoulder

10 usmc eagle globe and anchor shoulder

Eagle Globe and Anchor on Neck

11 eagle globe and anchor on neck

Pixel Style Eagle Globe and Anchor

12 pixel style eagle globe and anchor

A ship anchor and wheel tattoo symbolises a constant change of direction in life and hope for stability. It suggests that the person with the tattoo is in control but is still searching for where they would like to drop anchor and settle down.

Anchor and Wheel on Thigh

13 anchor and wheel on thigh

Colored Anchor and Wheel on Thigh

14 colored anchor and wheel on thigh

Anchor and Wheel

15 anchor and wheel tattoo

Anchor and Wheel on Foot

16 anchor and wheel on foot

Anchor and Wheel Tattoo on Feet

17 anchor and wheel tattoo on feet

Anchor and Compass on Feet

18 anchor and compass on feet

Traditional anchor tattoos, also known as Old School anchor tattoos, are usually big, bold designs with heavy blue/black outlines, filled with solid colors and military symbols, war designs, or designs of birds, pinup girls, ships, hearts and so on. Besides the common meanings of anchor symbol, these tattoos are also related to Navy, sailors, or people who work on ships.

Old school Anchor Tattoo

19 old school anchor tattoo

Old school Anchor and Compass

20 old school anchor and compass

Old School Sailor Woman and Anchor

21 old school sailor woman and anchor

Traditional Style Eagle vs Shark

22 traditional style eagle vs shark

Anchor and Swallow Bird on Rib

23 anchor and swallow bird rib

Rose symbolizes femininity, and a rose and anchor tattoo means that on for a man or girl, their partner is what keeps them stable and strong.

Rose and Anchor Tattoo on Thigh

24 rose and anchor tattoo thigh

Rose and Anchor

25 rose and anchor tattoo

Colored Anchor on Thigh

26 colored anchor on thigh

Colored Rose and Anchor

27 colored rose and anchor

Anchor tattoos can mean whatever you want it to mean. Use your creative imagination, and it all depends on your opinion.

Rose and Anchor on Wrist

28 rose and anchor on wrist

Birds and Anchor for Girl

29 birds and anchor for girl

Anchor and Chain on Wrist

30 anchor and chain on wrist

Anchor and Bow on Wrist

31 anchor and bow on wrist

I Refuse to Sink Anchor Tattoo on Foot

32 sink anchor tattoo on foot

Hope Anchors The Soul

33 hope anchors the soul

Negative Space Anchor

34 negative space anchor

Girly Anchor Shape Tattoo on Ankle

35 girly anchor shape tattoo ankle

Anchor Shaped Flower Tattoo

36 anchor shaped flower tattoo

Forearm Anchor for Men

37 forearm anchor for men

Anchor on Neck

38 anchor on neck tattoo

Anchor on Wrist

39 anchor on wrist tattoo

Colored Anchor Tattoo on Back

40 colored anchor tattoo back

Small Black Anchor on Thumb

41 small black anchor on thumb

Colored Anchor behind Ear

42 colored anchor behind ear

3D Anchor Tattoo

43 3d anchor tattoo tattoo

Heart Cross and Anchor on Foot

44 heart cross and anchor foot

Black Anchor on Arm

45 black anchor on arm

Anchor and Compass on Collar Bone

46 anchor and compass collar bone

Anchor on Thigh

47 anchor on thigh tattoo

Anchor Shaped Lettering

48 anchor shaped lettering

Anchor and Wing on Wrist

49 anchor and wing on wrist

Anchor on Foot

50 anchor on foot tattoo

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