15 Tattoos For Those Who Love To Travel
There are many ways to capture your traveling memories. Most people bring their camera’s to snap pictures the places they have visited. Some people buy a bunch of souvenirs to remind them of all the places they’ve been to. Other frequent travelers get a tattoo to permanently remind themselves and to show others that they love to travel. There are plenty of tattoos that are travel inspired and have different meanings. These are some of the best tattoos for people who love to travel.
World Map For those who are more experienced travelers and have covered more ground than most, a tattoo of the world map may work for you. You can get creative with this one. You can get the map tattooed on your palms, and you will literally have the whole world in your hands. Another make a world map tattoo unique is to place a dot on the places you have been.
Compass A compass is a really cool tattoo to have. I have a compass tattoo myself. You can get a simple cross with north, south, east and west, or it can be very elaborate. The compass tattoo was popular among sailors and it was believed that getting a compass tattoo would protect you from rough waters and ensure a safe return home.
Route 66 Route 66 is an old American highway. It is one of the original roads that many people used to get to different states. Route 66 stretches from Chicago, Illinois to Santa Monica, California. It is not used as much now, but it is a historic piece of the country and the subject of many songs, mostly about traveling. A route 66 tattoo is nostalgic.
Sailboat Many people like to head to a tropical island or a city on the coastline of a country and sail. For the nautical travelers, a sail boat tattoo would be ideal. The kind of boat you use to enjoy the waters will determine what your boat tattoo looks like. It could be a small dingy on the wrist or a yacht on your back.
Airplane Flying is the most common means of transportation for those who like to travel. If you have racked up more than the usual amount of frequent flyer miles, than an air plane tattoo might be for you. I’ve seen some detailed plane tattoos and some simple outline tattoos. This tattoo will fit perfect on almost any part of your body.
Nautical Coordinates Here is a tattoo concept that not too many people get, but the people who do have coordinates tattooed on them usually have a story to tell about it. You can find the geographical coordinates of your home, favorite vacation spot, or any where that is significant to you. It’s as easy as getting the exact coordinates from Google and taking it to a tattoo artist.
Your Favorite Cities Skyline Whether home or abroad, a cities skyline is as unique as a fingerprint. The buildings and landmarks are what make up the cities appearance. A fun and interesting travel inspired tattoo would be of a particular cities skyline. Some people get just a silhouette of a sky line while other get more detail depictions. Some of the most famous sky lines people get are LA, New York, Dubai, and Shanghai just to name a few.
A Travel Quote Traveling is a chance for people to learn something about themselves and others. Documenting your travels in a journal and sharing it with others can give insight on foreign lands. It could also provide yourself and others with inspiration to get out and explore. If you don’t have a travel journal, a tattoo of a quote will suffice. A small quote like, “Not all those who wander are lost” or “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”
Landmarks Many places are recognized by their landmarks. Everyone knows the Eiffel Tower is in Paris, the Statue of Liberty is in New York and the Christ the Redeemer statue is in Brazil. Getting a tattoo of a particular landmark lets people know where you have been or where you are possibly from. Many people get landmarks like the golden state bridge, the St. Louis arch, and the great pyramids tattooed on them.
Wanderlust If you have friends who are constantly traveling then one of them may have a tattoo that says “Wanderlust.” Wanderlust is a term to describe the intense desire to travel and explore. It’s a term that many travelers like to consider their motto for life. A “Wonderlust” tattoo can be created in a many variation and put any where on the body.
Shape of Home State/Country A common tattoo among travelers is to get the shape of their home state or country, or the shape of their favorite state or country tattooed on them. It is a simple tattoo that can be big or small. It could just be the outline or it could colored. Where ever you put it it will make a statement.
Train Tattoo The train is not as popular as it once was for a source of transportation. When railroads were first built in the states they were the fastest and most convenient way to travel across the country. In other countries trains are still a popular way to get around. Trains run through mountain passages, hills and other natural landscapes that provide a pleasant visual for travelers. If you ever experience such a train ride that a train tattoo could be for you.
Passport Stamps Passport Stamps are a unique tattoo idea for travelers. Not everyone can get this tattoo. It requires you have a passport and to actually use it. Each time you travel over seas you can copy the stamp and take it to your tattoo artist to put it on your skin. The more stamps you acquire the bigger and better your tattoo looks. Each stamp has its own story so it makes a great conversation piece.
“The World is Yours” The phrase “the world is yours” is a great tattoo for anyone, but especially for those who aren’t afraid to get out there and take it. The movie Scarface popularized the phrase as the main character Tony Montana rose to fame. To travelers, the phrase takes on almost a literal meaning. This tattoo is for die hard vagabonds.
Suit Case A suit case tattoo can be simple or an elaborate one, but it is a very a popular travel tattoo. Many people who find themselves traveling a lot, live out of their suitcase. Their suitcase is their best friend and to celebrate that vital piece of equipment, many travelers get one tattooed on them.