Rudder is one of the most popular ocean symbols. Over the years, rudder tattoos have been very popular among sailors and fishermen. Now tattooers from all walks of life can tattoo rudder patterns. They can be just simple decorations or symbolic signs to inspire us to face difficult life. Among many tattooers, the rudder pattern is often chosen by men, perhaps because of their unyielding nature, or because of their heavy responsibility on their shoulders, so they use the rudder to express their strong inner world.
On a ship, the helmsman provides direction but not power. The rudder can represent people trying to find their own direction in the rough sea. It reminds tattooers that they must choose the right direction through danger, so as to continue to move forward until they reach the destination we originally selected.
The design of rudder pattern can contain various elements and symbols. As a symbol of the ocean, the rudder may be combined with anchors, sails, stars, waves, compasses or lighthouses. Some animals, such as sharks, petrels, or other seabirds, will also be integrated in the design. With so many different combinations, you should be able to find the right combination for your tattoo.