A pirate is known as a person who is a thief. This individual is one who robs ships and takes some of the most expensive possessions on the vessel. The most active time for pirates is thought to be from 1650-1720 when there were thousands. Pirates are known for wearing clothing that may be torn and carrying swords to help in the attack on a ship. A pirate tattoo can be a symbol of making it through the tough times of life for the average individual. This could mean sailing through the ups and downs that life on earth has to bring to any person. Pirate theme tattoos are popular because of the variety of different styles that pirate tattoos offer, and tattoo artists love them because they are so versatile and can be executed in many styles.