Vintage Pirate Ship Temporary Tattoo This tattoo features a pirate ship on the open seas. It has large sails, with one featuring a skull and sword image. The ship represents travel and the open water, while the skull traditionally represents death and mortality. Swords represent honor, defense, and solidarity. The traveling ship is an apt tattoo to wear while attempting challenging things in life. This includes bungee jumping, race car driving, or rock climbing. The hardship of the journey is another interpretation of this tattoo. It is perfect for weekly meetings or other things that are challenging like taking on new responsibilities at work or learning a new skill.