Anchor tattoos are a popular type of body art and have been around for centuries. The basic design usually features an anchor shape with a rope looped around it. They are often associated with the ocean, ships, and sailing, but can mean a variety of things depending on the individual and the context. Historically, anchors have symbolized stability, hope, and security- but can also mean love, respect, and commitment. They can also be seen as symbols of courage, energy, and determination or a reminder of an important event or person. Regardless of its personal meaning, an anchor tattoo is a strong, meaningful statement and a reminder of one’s personal journey.