Pig and Rooster Tattoo

Today I got my first dig-it tattoos. They are on my feet and are a pig and rooster. This is the significance of the pig and rooster from wiki.answers.com:

The pig and the rooster are tattooed on either the calves or the top of the feet, to prevent a sailor from drowning,. These animals were originally carried on most ships in wooden crates. When a ship goes down these crates would float and then catch currents and wash ashore with the other debris from the ship, making the pigs and roosters often the only souls to survive a shipwreck.

Here is an interesting story from the 50’s detailing the significance of the pig and rooster: USS Rochester

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