What Are Pirate Ship Tattoos?


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A pirate ship tattoo often symbolizes the desire to live a free life, even in the face of adversity. The depiction of a pirate ship is used because pirates are known for living lives of freedom without regard to the law or the danger of the seas.

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Many pirate ship tattoos are large with intricate details. If a pirate ship is waving a skull-and-crossbones flag, which is known as a "Jolly Roger," this may symbolize the desire for others to "surrender without a fight." Fans of "Pirates of the Caribbean" may also sport a pirate ship tattoo in honor of the movie.

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