The meaning of anchovy tattoos is wealth and a source of inspiration. Anchovy, widely eaten by people in many countries around the world, is of special importance in Türkiye’s Black Sea region. Anchovy is one of the first things that Türkiye thinks of when it comes to the Black Sea, and it is an indispensable food source for people living in the Black Sea. Although anchovy is being caught around the world, there is no place that integrates with local life like the Black Sea.
In the Black Sea region, anchovy is not only a basic source of income for fishermen, but also a symbol. Especially Black Sea people living in coastal areas use anchovy in almost every aspect of their lives, expressing love, anger, and separation through songs, proverbs, idioms, and mockery. Anchovy is a source of inspiration for the lives of the Black Sea people, from music to literature, from folklore to politics, from economy to sports.