Mainly men choose this type of tattoo. But with a good design it will also be suitable for a woman. So maybe a pirate tattoo is good for you. If you are brave, adventurous, love the sea, discover the soul of the seadog within you!
Nowadays, pirate is more associated with the illegal copying and sale of music, movies, etc. But the original meaning of the word pirate is a person who sails in a ship and attacks other ships in order to steal from them.
The earliest documented instances of piracy were in the 14th century BC, when the Sea Peoples, a group of ocean raiders, attacked the ships of the Aegean and Mediterranean civilizations.
Today, pirates armed with automatic weapons, use small motorboats to attack and board modern cargo vessels and transport ships. Now pirates are especially prowling in the waters between the Red Sea and Indian Ocean. And also off the Somali coast, and also in the Strait of Malacca and Singapore.
Throughout history, Piracy has been a popular subject of literature, television and film. Like Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Treasure Island.” Disney has played quite a hand in the popularization of pirates. They created the Pirates of the Caribbean amusement ride at Disneyland in 1967. The ride became the basis of the celebrated film franchise “Pirates of the Caribbean,” which has spawned five feature films.
The myth and legend of pirates is still a huge fascination and many people like to identify with them. So the best way to do this is by drawing one of their many tattoos.
In pirate tattoos the design options are endless. For example the skull is one of the most common pirate totem designs. You can ink a pirates black flag with the skull head and two bones below it.
Some tattoo will portray characters from famous books and movies such as the Pirates of the Caribbean. Your design can also include things like ships, anchors, and sea creatures. However, make sure that you get it from a talented artist so that he can capture all the details and create amazing work of art.