Anchor Heart Tattoo Idea

Upper part of anchor often resembles a cross, so it has some connection with Christian religion. The anchor became one of the first symbolic signs of the early Christians, it was often depicted on gravestones and in the catacombs. And it symbolized primarily  the hope of Christians for salvation, as anchor is support of ship at sea, and hope is the support of human soul in sea of hardships and suffering. Image of anchor is already present in the letters of the Apostle Paul to the Jews. Later, anchor, as a symbol of safety, became the emblem of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker.