Literally a metal device that prevents a ship or boat from drifting, the anchor came to represent a sailors last resort in stormy weather, a symbol of well-grounded hope. In early Christianity, hope was an anchor for the soul, as Christ was an anchor in life. The anchor as a synonym for steadfastness, strength, tranquillity, and faithfulness: all these qualities help us to weather the storms of life. This is the fourth volume in a series of publications dealing with major themes in tattoo art. They feature a superb selection of images covering the art and history of Western electric tattooing that are hand-picked from the Schiffmacher Collection. These high quality, collectible publications elaborate on themes that can be admired, will inspire and educate, and be a source of tattoo motifs and designs.