21 Tattoos That Celebrate Our Love of Travel

Getting inked may not be for everyone but we’re hard-pressed to think of a better way to commemorate the adventures that shape us than with a tattoo. Whether you’re thinking of getting a tattoo to honour a trip that changed your life or just because you feel like it, this list will have you looking up your nearest tattoo parlour asap.

 

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Coordinates on the back of the arm.

Photo by: Renata Supertramp

Celebrating all of the nature.

Photo by: Jill Bailey

 

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Map of the world with coordinates.

Photo By: Leb Tattoo

 

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A detailed compass with watercolour accents.

Photo By: Giovanni Bevilacqua

Photo by @loiaconos

Photo by @mozhnoprostovika

For when you’re feeling some homegrown pride…

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A colourful tattoo medley on the arm.

Photo By: Jason & Madison, creators of RoamingRunways and passionate travelers 

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A simple maple leaf on the ankle.

Photo By: Jill Rogers

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A celebration of Boston, Massachusetts.

Photo By: @luckysnoho, Lucky Tattoo’s and Piercing 

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The London skyline on inside of the arm.

Photo By: @travel_tattoos

Stars and stripes

Photo by Georgia Grey

Or when something magical happened at a famous landmark…

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View of Mt. Fuji on the shoulder.

Photo By: Christopher Noogin, tattoo artist at Seattle Ink & Oil

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The Eiffel Tower in black ink.

Photo By: Annemette Katarina

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The Statue of Liberty in watercolour.

Photo By: Kevin Jan, tattoo artist at Black Fish Tattoo

To celebrate your squad, friend group, battalion or special someone…

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Wrist tattoos of planes.

Photo By: @traveltattoos

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Matching American state tattoos, separated by two halves of a heart.

Photo By: Independent Tattoo

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Two halves of a heart, filled with the Space Needle and Golden Gate Bridge.

Photo By: @travel_tattoos

Photo by Veera Bianca

If you’re the kind of traveller who likes to keep track of your adventures in a less conventional way…

 

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Airport codes along the forearm.

Photo By: @travel_tattoos

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Passport stamps along the inside of the wrist.

Photo By: Hailey Brummer, tattoo artist for The Painted Lady

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Map of America with specific states filled in with colour.

Photo By: Tiago, owner of Lupo Ink

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Mountain skyline at night, upper shoulder.

Photo By: Shirmy

 

A traditional Thai Sak Yant tattoo

Photo by Chanel Talbot

Or when you need a written reminder to…

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Inspirational message on inside of arm.

Photo By: @quotetattoos

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Travel encouragement on inside of arm.

Photos By: Casey Wu

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Personal reminder to be present, on wrist.

Photo By: @justquotetattoos

And finally, when you need to be reminded that no matter how far you travel…

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Reminder about what counts, inside of arm.

Photo By: @justquotetattoos