After learning the historic origins of naval tattoos in "Marked by the Sea: Tattoos in the U.S. Navy," discover the stories behind the ink of nine veterans and active duty sailors. In their own words, sailors describe the meaning and symbolism of their tattoos.
"This tattoo keeps me grounded. It reminds me of the obligation I have taken on to this country. It reminds me to be steady and ready, it lets me know that we can do this."
- HM2 Tracy Blackmond-Mills