Once the travel bug bites, it’s almost impossible to shake it. For the travel-obsessed, there is no end to the list of places to go. If you find yourself planning your next trip the second you get home from your last one, you may have a serious case of wanderlust. The good news is that there are many tattoo design ideas that will perfectly commemorate your love of travel. So rather than passing the time till your next trip by drooling over travel guides, check out these ideas and start planning your perfect tattoo.
Simple and to the point, this tattoo states in no uncertain terms exactly what you want to do. Now, get out there and see the world.
A compass is a great travel tattoo idea. Not only does it embody your sense of adventure, but it gives you a great chance to be creative – you can opt for just black or something really colorful, and you can make it as intricate or as simple as you want.
Whether it’s a simple outline of the continents or something with more detail, a map tattoo is a great reminder of your passion. If you’re willing to commit to something on a large scale, like this back piece, you can even keep track of all the places you’ve been.
If you’re looking for something small, you can’t beat this adorable little airplane tattoo. It can also easily be put somewhere hideable if that’s a concern.
A great alternative to a graphic tattoo is a quote that sums up your need to travel. This one from J. R. R. Tolkien is a very popular choice.
As an alternative to a map, consider getting the whole world. A globe is also a great option if you’re into the American Traditional style of tattooing.
Of all the places you’ve been, do you secretly have a favorite? These landmark tattoos are small but elegant.
Every world traveler loves looking at their past passport stamps and reliving their adventures. Rather than digging out your passport every time, consider turning your favorites into tattoos. Your collection can forever be a work in progress.
Sometimes there’s no better way to sum up your wanderlust than with the word itself. The paper airplane adds a whimsical touch.
If you can’t decide on one design that’s right for you, go for multiple. Your collection of travel tattoos can be as varied as the list of places you’d like to see.