It’s Friday the 13th: time for a tattoo!

Poster by Kathryn Mussallem

That’s right, tattoos and piercings are meant to prevent sailors from drowning. If you’re the superstitious type, fishermen have a wealth of them to explore. On reflection, these do clear up a few questions that came to mind when watching pirate movies:

-Pouring wine on the deck will bring good luck on a long voyage.

-A woman on board makes the seas angry and is an omen of bad luck.

-Dolphins are a good omen. Sharks are a bad omen.

-Cutting your hair or nails at sea is bad luck.

My personal favorite: bananas bring bad luck to fishing and could mean disaster for the trip.

Check out more fun facts(ish) here.

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