[Best Of] Beautiful Travel Tattoos

So yesterday I finally had the balls to do something I have been thinking about for years: I got a tattoo. Turns out that my fear was not necessary (even though it did hurt) and 12 hours later I am still completely in love with it. I’ll definitely post a picture soon, but for now, check out these beautiful travel related tattoos found on Instagram.

Skylines

New York, Paris, London… Where to start?

https://instagram.com/p/0grobMBy5U/

Airplanes

Flying is boring and annoying, but airplanes are still the easiest way to travel to all those beautiful places on your bucket list.

Bikes

A much nicer way to get from A to B: The good old bicycle!

https://instagram.com/p/2mSh-FO6A2/

Hot Air Balloons

For those who prefer a very vintage way of travelling.

Coordinates

…of your favourite place(s) on earth of course.

Compass

North, East, South, West – Where to go next?

https://instagram.com/p/z4qvAVNrhK/

World Map

Yes, every basic white girl on Instagram seems to have this tattoo these days. Chiara Ferragni also has it. But whatever, I still think it’s a nice one. Bonus: You can colour the countries you have been to.

Globe

A bit more original than the layout of the world map.

Exotic Animals

I love elephants, flamingos, peacocks, sea turtles etc. and think they make for beautiful tattoos.

Sights and Landmarks

Because we’ll always have Paris…

D-Day

You finally made a big dream come true? Why not getting a very special souvenir?

Airport Codes

While I do not have great memories of all the airports I have been to (read more about my Airport Adventures – One Old Gypsy here), this tattoo is such a cool and easy way to instantly bring back awesome travel memories.

#airport code of your fave cities #tattoo idea #ink #travel #traveltheme #traveltattoo

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Travel Quotes

Some might say they’re cheesy, but in my opinion all those travel quotes are still a good source of inspiration and motivation.

https://instagram.com/p/2_RkENrrPw/

Nature

Mountains, Sea, Forests: Nature is so beautiful and provides plenty of inspiration for awesome tats.

Or: All of the above aka The Ultimate Travel Tattoo

While something like this would look completely over the top on me, I still love this tattoo so much. It kind of feels like the inked version of a Wes Anderson movie, doesn’t it?

https://instagram.com/p/1wyLSwlvFU