When a person is lost in the darkness the one thing they need is a light guiding them to safety. For thousands of years lighthouses have been serving this duty for sailors. Considering the nautical roots of tattooing it’s not surprising that a lot of people have gotten lighthouse tattoos. The tattoos can be found in styles other than American Traditional in part because of the symbolism a lighthouse holds, we enjoy all of the different style lighthouse tattoos in this gallery.
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The seagulls surrounding this lighthouse (inked by Dmitriy Samohin) give it a bit of a spooky feel.