The seas and the oceans are stuff that people think about, dream about and fantasize about. Most of us would just like to set sail on a magnificent ship, off to many new lands, just like the great explorers of the past. When we are meandering on the seashore and see a ship, our imagination does seem to take off on a fanciful journey.
There is something hypnotic about watching a huge structure like a ship floating on top of water that is often turbulent and wild and coming out of it unharmed. The way a whole group of people live aboard this structure lead a seemingly normal life while surrounded by the sea can be something that makes for a fascinating visual. Add to this pirates and other adventures, then you have a winning tattoo design.
The logo that is shown on top of a pirate ship flag can also be used as tattoo design. You can also have a ship in the bottle to be part of your tattoo motif. The possibilities of designing a tattoo using the ship as a central theme are endless.
Here are some of the top favorites:
Mermaid along side a ship: Combining the sea, the mermaid and a ship can only be a great idea for a tattoo. It has the look, it has elements of fantasy and it has the adventure. It can be made to look really colorful or you can highlight one of the elements to draw the eye there.
Ship with pirate on chest: This tattoo shows the devil-may-care attitude, the bravery and the adventuresome spirit right on the area near the heart. This design can be drawn in great detail to be made to look realistic. Looking at it you can almost smell the brine of the sea.
The ship in a bottle: This shows how a bottle can represent the whole of the sea with a beautiful ship trapped inside. Surely you can see the heavy symbolism in this. The way the bottle is shaped and the ship is drawn can be customized according to your imagination.
A flotilla of ships setting sail from the harbor: A ship leaving the harbor is both a happy and sad event. Happy because the sailors will be doing what they like best and the ship will be reaching its destination. Sad because the people on land will be parted from those on the ship. This can make for a nice tattoo design
A ship in stormy seas: A ship trying to hold its own against the forces of nature is something we all feel like when faced with great difficulties. The look and deeper nuances of such a visual can make for a great tattoo design. One can almost feel the force of the storm as you gaze upon it
A shipwreck tattoo: Though not the most positive of tattoos as it shows the something magnificent fought against forces of nature and was forced to lose, this one is something that makes a definite impact. That is why this tattoo is a subject of many comments and much discussion.
We can conclude that ship tattoos are great design and have both a visual and meaningful appeal. It can mean that a ship is not always faced with good conditions and smooth seas. But it manages to weather the storms and still float along. Not only does it survive but it also reaches its destination. This can lend itself very nicely to tattooing. What is more none of the beauty and dignity even when attacked by pirates or wrecked by a storm. A ship is something that is part of our lives if not in reality then in imagination and fantasy.
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