It’s become increasingly clear that the tattoo industry is becoming obsessed with nature tattoos. There has always been a demand for nature tats – whether it’s a favorite animal or a blooming rose – but there has been a recent development in this niche. Artists have begun designing illustrative, landscape tattoos that attempt to capture an entire scene of nature, instead of just a single subject.
Landscape tattoos incorporate vast skies, rolling hills, rigid mountain ranges, calm lakes, and much more. This ink tends to radiate a sense of harmony and peace while connecting the wearer to the natural world.
This landscape tattoo features everything you could want within a beach tattoo – waves, speckled sky, a distant mountain range, and a boat sailing towards adventure.
This simple mountain scene incorporates a lakefront scene, trees, and a reclining figure who is peacefully observing the view.
This colorful tattoo was meant to depict a childhood memory. The use of bright green rolling hills, cloudy skies, and shadowed figures help give off the feeling of childish nostalgia.
Some tattoo artists push their creativity to the limit and incorporate two subjects within the same tattoo. The ink below acts as an example and features the silhouette of a stag and a rugged mountain range.
This genre of tattooing is surprisingly versatile and lends itself well to different styles. An example can be seen below in the American Traditional tattoo that features a setting sun over an ocean.
Landscape tattoos also give more creativity to the artist, who has the opportunity to play with the foreground and background imagery within the scene.
Add some surrealistic elements to create a creepy world that’s all your own.
If you’re looking for something more stylish, opt for an armband that doubles as a window into another world.
The imagery within this genre also fits surprisingly well with abstract tattoo styles.
This genre attempts to capture both the mystery and magic that people associate with the outdoors.