Mermaid

They represent both the appeal and the danger, with their songs they guided the unwary sailors to crash on the rocks. The real reason of the frequent shipwrecks was however the drunkenness of the sailors.

( Image source: http://www.qnm.it)

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Pin up

The image above represents beautiful, busty and seductive women. They became very popular during the second World War, they were one of the reasons why soldiers fought; in effect ┬ápin up represents what will await them when they’ll back home.

( Image source: http://www.qnm.it)

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Old school is back

For all the old school tattoos’ lovers we are going to spend a few weeks speaking about their meaning. This style of tattoos were really widespread at the sailors and very popular during the postwar period but then were almost disappear. Today is the turn of the dice, symbol of the risk and readiness to put theselves at risk.

( Image source: http://www.flickr.com/Familiarstrangerstattoostudio )

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