It’s ironic, but frequently, in an effort to be unique and different, people tend to adopt the same aesthetics. So, as tattoos become more widely acceptable in and out of the workplace, it only makes sense that like-minded individuals would end up getting a variation of the same ink. Hollywood’s go-to? The Sailor Jerry anchor.
According to Sailor Jerry’s website, the anchor symbolizes stability and security, which is why true sailors used to write “Mom” or the name of their sweetheart across the anchor. Almost every badass celebrity has it—from Miley Cyrus to Kate Moss—and has put their own spin on the classic body-art staple. Click through the gallery to see their interpretations.