The cross, the anchor, and the heart represent the three theological virtues of faith, hope and charity respectivily. It is based on the cross and anchor symbol used by the early Christians in the catacombs, the added heart representing humanity.
Anchor tattoos may seem like a masculine tattoo design, but there are plenty of ways to make an anchor tattoo feminine too. This old school anchor tattoo, for instance, features a traditional anchor image with a feminine twist. The anchor itself is inked