Vintage Sailing Ship Temporary Tattoo This temporary tattoo features a large ship with several sails and a flag. It is sailing towards a flower with several petals and leaves. The sun is peaking out to the left of the ship. Wear this tattoo at the shore or lake during water activities such as sailing or fishing. It is temporary, which means it is removable. Ship tattoos became popular sometime after World War 2, with sailors having their tour ships drawn on their skin. It represents their way of life which included the tough times and the harsh realities of the open seas. The flower represents the comforts of home.