Compass Rose Tattoos

Compass rose tattoos have been over for hundreds of years. For most of that time, this design was the domain of sailors who wore their tattoos for a number of reasons. Among the most prominent, seamen believed that a compass rose tat would bring them good luck and ensure that they made it back to shore alive. Considering the rough lives these sailors endured, with unpredictable seas, malnutrition and other hazards, some blessings was needed indeed.