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.
Coordinates on the back of the arm. Photo by: Renata Supertramp Celebrating all of the nature. Photo by: Jill Bailey
Map of the world with coordinates. Photo By: Leb Tattoo
A detailed compass with watercolour accents. Photo By: Giovanni Bevilacqua Photo by @loiaconos Photo by @mozhnoprostovika For when you’re feeling some homegrown pride… A colourful tattoo medley on the arm. Photo By: Jason & Madison, creators of RoamingRunways and passionate travelers A simple maple leaf on the ankle. Photo By: Jill Rogers A celebration of Boston, Massachusetts. Photo By: @luckysnoho, Lucky Tattoo’s and Piercing 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… View of Mt. Fuji on the shoulder. Photo By: Christopher Noogin, tattoo artist at Seattle Ink & Oil The Eiffel Tower in black ink. Photo By: Annemette Katarina 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… Wrist tattoos of planes. Photo By: @traveltattoos Matching American state tattoos, separated by two halves of a heart. Photo By: Independent Tattoo Two halves of a heart, filled with the Space Needle and Golden Gate Bridge. Photo By: @travel_tattoos
Veera Bianca If you’re the kind of traveller who likes to keep track of your adventures in a less conventional way…
Airport codes along the forearm. Photo By: @travel_tattoos Passport stamps along the inside of the wrist. Photo By: Hailey Brummer, tattoo artist for The Painted Lady Map of America with specific states filled in with colour. Photo By: Tiago, owner of Lupo Ink 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… Inspirational message on inside of arm. Photo By: @quotetattoos Travel encouragement on inside of arm. Photos By: Casey Wu 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… Reminder about what counts, inside of arm. Photo By: @justquotetattoos