Ship Tattoo Designs for Men

For a sailor ship is not only a means of transportation but it also has essential meanings. It represents adventure, road, journey, hope, courage, survival and death. In old times Vikings wore ship tattoos in honor for someone who they loved and who passed away as they believed that they’re going to sail in the afterlife too. Ship tattoo designs are mostly worn by men and they symbolize life and journey. Perhaps every tattoo artist and ship tattoo wearer knows about Sailor Jerry who was a sailor and a tattoo artist for many sailors. Now you can find many tattoo designs some of which are collected here.

Viking Ships Tattoos

Men usually choose Viking ships tattoos because of their symbolism and history. Ships played really great role in every Viking’s life and since their whole life was connected with ships they appreciated these subjects very much.

Viking ship cool tattoo design on chest and arm

Viking ship cool tattoo design on chest and arm

Viking ship tattoo design

Viking ship tattoo design

Viking ship tattoo

Viking ship tattoo

Ghost Ship Tattoos

There are also ghost ship tattoos that are generally depicted in larger sizes and are sometimes combined with skull images. Here you can see images of ghost ship tattoos which may appeal to you.ghost ship tattoo design

ghost ship tattoo on arm

ghost ship tattoo on arm

ghost ship tattoo

ghost ship tattoo

Pirate Ship Tattoos

These tattoos are interesting in their nature and sometimes have images of pirates along with ships. You can see anchors combined with these designs. Pirate ship tattoos are mostly in dreary colors and the basic hues are black and brown.

pirate ship tattoo design on arm

pirate ship tattoo design on arm

pirate ship tattoo in large size

pirate ship tattoo in large size

pirate ship tattoo on arm

pirate ship tattoo on arm

Clipper Ship Tattoos

Clipper ships were utilized in in the 19′th century and their designs inspire many men loving ships. You can get a colorful clipper ship tattoo and it will look rather eye-catching.

clipper ship sleeve tattoo

clipper ship sleeve tattoo

clipper ship tattoo on arm

clipper ship tattoo on arm

clipper ship tattoo

clipper ship tattoo

Ship Tattoo Designs

There are different designs for ship tattoos and each chooses the one that is more familiar to him and looks attractive enough. You can get the entire single image of a ship on your body or combine it with waves, birds, anchors, skulls, flowers, storm, wind, clouds and the alike. These tattoos are worn on large body areas like backs, chests, arms or ribs. According to your interests you may add several elements that are connected with ships or seas and make it more original. There are ship tattoos done in 3D style and these tattoos look very flashy especially in larger sizes. Colors for ship tattoos are mainly neutral and calm, but if you want a spiffy and astounding design you can use different bright colors too. Other designs may bring out a whole scene of a sea which can remind us of a pretty painting. Many choose these tattoos because of their artistic and dramatic nature. Some examples of that style are shown below. There are sleeve ship tattoos too that cover your leg or arm entirely. Sleeve tattoos are very fascinating and since they take more space they are eye-catching enough.

3D ship tattoo

3D ship tattoo

3D sleeve ship tattoo

3D sleeve ship tattoo

ship tattoo cool design on back

ship tattoo cool design on back

ship tattoo design on rib

ship tattoo full back

ship tattoo full back

ship tattoo idea 2016

ship tattoo idea 2016

ship tattoo idea

ship tattoo idea

ship tattoo on back 2016

ship tattoo on back 2016

ship tattoo on back

ship tattoo on back

ship tattoo on rib 2016

ship tattoo on rib 2016

ship tattoo on rib

ship tattoo on rib

ship tattoo with a bird

ship tattoo with a bird

sleeve ship tattoo

sleeve ship tattoo

Before you Get a Ship Tattoo

Keep in mind every tattoo has a specific meaning and if you are going to wear this or that tattoo designs you should be well-aware of the symbolization it holds. Another important thing to remember about ship tattoos is that they look impressive in larger sizes, so you are expected to get one in a large body part. And finally, choose hues that best go with your design and make it look interesting enough.

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