Although this classic stereotype comes mostly from cartoons, we have looked like kids, it’s almost as funny as the cartoons themselves. Not only have tattoos evolved since the day of pirates and wooden ships, but if you show them to someone from the modern tattoo era, they might reject that garbage.
In Western cultures, the first tattoos have indeed been popularized by the careers of sailors, sea merchants, and swashbucklers. Chalk up a lot of free time and even more alcohol. But, for obvious reasons, nautical tattoos have been in vogue in the years, developing in a rather spectacular displays of inkmanship. Below we have put together a list of 50 nautical-themed tattoo ship that any hacker of envy. Let’s take a look.
This cup of tea
Full of soda strawberries maybe?
This lower leg piece
A hint of red, a touch of blue.
This fantastic black
This delicious working thigh
Another brilliant nautical-themed thigh piece featuring a ship at sea inside a large wooden bar.
This scarlet background
Different shades of red, these mysterious watercolor clouds.
This little diagram
This tattoo ship looks like it was done with a pencil. Unreal.
This adorable shin tattoo
Directly from the pages of a children’s book, this charming circular shin piece is pure magic.
This nasty inner arm design
Another epic blackwork design with Jacob’s Ladder.
This beautiful moon
This almost iconic scene has been recreated many times, it is virtually impossible to find the artist who can apply for credit for his creation. Trust us, we tried. But you know what they say, imitation is the greatest form of flattery. However, this particular design is our favorite.
This dynamic American ship
As far as color ship tattoos go, it does not go much better than that. A starry night, occupies the background during an exaggeration of the full moon illuminates the sky from nude
This boat in a bottle
Thank you Felipe for taking the whole “Boat in a bottle,” thing to the next level.
This realistic rope frame tattoo ship
You are wondering what the final words on this banner read.
This hat-shaped vessel
While we’re not sure who this piece is modeled after, if anyone, she was definitely inspired by the movie Pirates of the Caribbean.
This sketch of work tattoo ship
This work style sketch of the air, as if it were filled with colored pencils. Beautiful color combination.
This little ghost tattoo boat
The Dr. Woo detail miniature-baskets work of art will not cease to amaze you. There is a theory running around that Dr. Woo employs a tiny elf magic tattoo to perform these incredibly complex works.
This nautical half-run
Here we have an amazing nautical map competing with a number of different compasses. A large Spanish galleon with innumerable guns can be seen at anchor.
These striped sails
This beautiful neo traditional work features fascinating gradient colors on the sailing ship and the gunwale.
This ship has a figurehead of a man in a gown on the bow. Bow figures have often been carved into the bow of the ship for good luck. The first examples of one of the leading figures consisted mainly of animals. It was not until the middle of the 18th century that men, women, prominent politicians began to appear as a figurehead.
These beautiful waves
This spectacular sunset
Here we have an absolutely beautiful sunset that immediately puts the viewer in a state of relaxation. Notice the reflection of the sun in the sails.
This neo traditional back room
A wonderful feminine neo traditional back room featuring a ship inside a snow globe.
This impressive piece on the side of the
Our favorite blackwork design on the list. Everything from the waves of clouds is performed with the utmost precision and skill.
This circular tattoo ship
This beautiful forearm piece consists of playful waves and a decor of background features.
This burnt sunset
This amazing work arm
Here we have a freshly signed blackwork tattoo ship covering most of the upper arm subjects.
This gently pulled tattoo ship
This cute tattoo calf
Here we have a small ship at sea, decorated with a row of beautiful thoughts in Sasha-style mark.
Great, this viking tattoo boat
Here we have what appears to be a Viking longship equipped with several sails. Although the longship has a large veil, adding a little more makes this piece all the more interesting.
This artistic creation
A summary of ship style sketch in black ink also doubles as an anchor. Notice the two bottom teeth and the eye at the top of the mast.
This anchored frame
A tattoo ship creation located at the top of the thigh, featuring a nautical-themed anchor rope and frame. A burnt orange glow fills the sky before seamlessly turning black.
This magnificent ghost ship
Still wearing this red glow, what has just been inked tat has a skull with its mouth shut wide open, the wind blowing into the sails of the ship.
This blackwork tattoo ship
The bold highlights the artist choose to use lend to this work a sense of surrealism and intrigue.
This very detailed leg piece
The shading game too strong !!! These sails have an incredible feeling of raw for them thanks to some out-of-this-world South Korean shading of the artist
This chest piece connection
An amazing design landscape that spreads from tax exemption to the shoulder.
These shreds of sails
Can you tell the color of the composition? Wowzers.
This purple creatures of the sea
Now that we have confirmed giant squids are real, all we need to find is a giant octopus like this one. A beautiful semi submerged angle indicates what is below water, as well as above.
This front of the ship
This spectacular full return of the room features the bow of a ship that looks as if it emerges from the mist.
This triceps tat complex
This schematic of a ship lets the observer inspect all the little details of a galleon period.
This terrific thigh tat
Old wooden boats have become a popular design because of the complexity of their rig, which, when done right, makes an impressive display of detail.
This nautical half-run
Soft, immaculate-shading makes this piece very easy on the eyes. When was the last time you saw shading like this?
This subtle infusion of color
These vaporous sails
HMS Discovery and Vancouver Island. The HMS Discovery was a Royal Navy vessel that took part in George Vancouver’s exploration of the west coast of North America. In the years following the expedition, she served as a ship bomb and hospital ship before being decommissioned in 1834.
This watercolor ship
What are the three most popular nautical tattoo designs? You are watching. Anchor, star compass, and ship all gathered here to kick the ass of the design.
This beautiful blackwork design
The era of tall ships is sometimes called the golden age of the sailing navy-which peaked in the 1800s. Today, the examples of these beautiful boats are mostly reproductions with the exception some lucky ones who managed to stay afloat. Two of the best-known surviving examples of large wooden ships are the
This traditional tattoo pirate ship neo
The Jolly Roger flys high above this voyage of a ship. The Jolly Roger is a generic term given to flags of different models of flow by pirate ships during the 18th century.
This decorative foot piece
Or scrolls of frames the lower part of this humble tattoo ship while the rest is enclosed in a string of pearls. A red fusion with orange sunset serves as a backdrop to a triple-pole.
This detailed forearm work
A multi-pared Spanish galleon shown perfectly placed on this lucky lady’s forearm.
This beautiful nautical breast room
The focal point of this piece is obviously the lighthouse, but the rest of the piece illustrates the different moods of the ocean. On one side we have a ship in a rough sea, and on the other a beautiful sunny day with birds flying freely.