Rooster and Pig Tattoo Symbol

Rooster and Pig Tattoo Clip Art

Rooster and Pig Tattoo Clip Art

According to seaman tradition, a pig tattooed on the left foot and/or a rooster on the right would keep a sailor from drowning. Since neither of these animals can swim, they would would want to get the seaman back to shore as quickly as possible.


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Rooster and Pig Tattoo Symbol — 3 Comments

  1. Hi… Is it in the feet or knees?
    I always heard : “a pig on the knee, never drown at sea,cock on the right, never loose a fight…”
    Thank you, keep up the good work!

    • I’ve heard that too, but I think I read in one of Ed Hardy’s Tattootime magazines that it was the feet. I like the rhyme though!

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