20 amazing travel-inspired tattoos you’ll want

While vacations always end, the memories can last a lifetime — especially with an inked reminder.

Whether you like tiny tattoos, or prefer something big to really show off, tattoos are a fun way to express your passion for travel, or to simply carry a reminder of your favorite destination with you.

We’ve rounded up the best travel inspired tattoos on the internet. From vast city skylines to tiny paper airplanes, these tattoos are guaranteed to spark the wanderlust in anyone.

Keep scrolling to see our favorites.

A compass.

We love how this compass tattoo also has an arrow.
 Courtesy of Jaquara Tatuador

This compass tattoo done at J aguara Tatuado in Brazil definitely sparks wanderlust.

This group all got the coordinates of where they met, tattooed by artist Joel Jalayahay in Hollywood, California.

A colorful world map.

We adore this floral world map tattoo made by artist Luiza Oliveira from Blackbird Atelier tattoo shop in Brazil.

A minimalist world map with a paper airplane.

The paper airplane adds a playful element to this tat.
 Courtesy of Guy Shoval

Tattoo artist Guy Shoval in Tel Aviv, Israel, created this travel-inspired tattoo.

Passport stamps.

Keep track of all the countries you’ve visited with passport stamp tattoos.
Courtesy of Iris Tattoo Studio

Sku from Iris Tattoo Studio in Buenos Aires, Argentina, created this colorful tattoo that will make you want to pack your bags and get away.

A city skyline like of this one of London…

Show off your favorite city.
 Courtesy of Jaguara Tatuador

This London skyline tattoo was made at J aguara Tatuado in Brazil.

New York City…

This intricate New York City skyline by artist Jay Shin is full of detail.

…or this one of Bologna, Italy.

This tattoo of Le due Torri in Bologna, Italy, by Marilo Illustrationreminds us of a postcard.

A local dish.

This scrumptious looking food tattoo was done by artist Clara McMurphy in Madrid, Spain.

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A simple airplane.

This small airplane by artist Albie Bencosme is too cute.

This airplane sleeve tattoo by artist Kerry Brown is perfect if you want something that will really stand out.

An old-timey airplane.

This delicate old-timey airplane by artist Jay Shin makes us want to go exploring.

A globe.

This little globe tattoo was done by artist Aleisha Marie in Perth, Australia.


You’ll want to fly away with this free birds tattoo by Marilo Illustration.

A paper airplane.

This charming paper airline tattoo was made by artist Luiza Oliveirafrom Blackbird Atelier tattoo shop in Brazil.

Something to remind you of home, like a tattoo of your home state.

Instead of something to remind you of travel, maybe a tattoo of something close to home is preferred if you’re constantly on the road. Evan Kim in New York City created this tiny Texas tattoo, for example.

A whimsical swing.

This tattoo by artist Jay Shin in NYC gives us a lot of feels.

Air balloons.

This charming air balloon tattoo was done by artist Joanne Baker in Edinburgh, England, in memory of travels in Turkey.

A favorite landmark or scenery.

If you find a particular kind of scenery inspiring, maybe get it tattooed on your body, like this one by Marilo Illustration.

An inspirational quote.

New York City tattoo artist Evan Kim did this inspirational tattoo.

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