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The pig on one foot and the rooster on the other were believed to give a sailor the ability to walk on water if they had to abandon ship. This came from old lore of merchant ships that sank while carrying lives animals. The crates that housed the pigs and the roosters always floated and ended up on land. Thus, by having a pig and rooster tattooed on either foot, sailors too could make it to land if their ship sank.

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Q: What does a rooster and pig tattoo on the feet symbolize?
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A rooster is a fairly old and maritime themed tattoo. A lot of the time back in the day, sailors would get a pig on one foot and a rooster on the other. The reason for this is that pigs and roosters would be kept in wooden crates while on ship and in the event that the vessel went down, the crates would pop back up to the surface. So, the rationale and hope would be that if the ship went down, and you had the pig and the rooster on your feet, you would pop back up to the surface as well.

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