Travel Bloggers Share Their Travel Tattoos

“I was a little worried about how my tattoos will look when I’m old and wrinkly, but honestly I’m happy I got them. They’re always going to be with me; reminding me of all the amazing experiences I have had and places I have seen.”

 

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“I did competition sailing and I traveled around the world competing in different championships. I went to the Caribbean a dozen times and I guess traveling for sailing not only made me fall in love with sailing even more, but it also made me fall in love traveling itself.”  – Eva

 

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“Before I left Canada I got another one; an anchor, wave, tree, mountain and an arrow. I had healed from my heartbreak and I wanted to celebrate getting back to myself again and surviving my first relationship on the road. It reminds me to be strong. Sometimes travelling can be hard and lonely, but you will survive, and amazing experiences are bound to follow. It reminds me why I travel and symbolizes what I love about traveling and to continually search for that.” – Lauren, www.lastfiascorun.com

 

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The ISLAND: “I like to think that everyone is an island in a very big ocean. Some people are closer to your then others, but no one is exactly the same.”                                                  The Heart & Trees: “I fell in love, with Wanaka, New Zealand (and a Kiwi guy) so I knew I needed something to remind me of that year I got to spend in heaven. The tattoo is a heart with pine trees inside.” – Eva

 

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In 2011 I met a Belgian guy who changed my life, and not just because I fell in love with him. We traveled back and forth for a few years between Canada and Belgium, and that was when I got my first real taste of traveling. Having a close connection with someone who lived in another country made me realize just how badly I wanted/needed to see the world. Following my heart, I eventually packed by bags (and my cat), hopped on a plane and moved to Belgium. I fell in love with traveling because I fell in love with my boyfriend. Travel and love just seem to go hand in hand for me, now. The tattoo has also become the logo for this blog. – Jaimee Nicole (me), www.travelpraylove.com

 

"I got this rockin tat in Pai, Thailand. It represents the start and continuation of my adventures (4.5 years and counting). It's reminiscent of a popular tree in SE Asia (where I first started) and it means more than I can even explain."
“I got this rockin tat in Pai, Thailand. It represents the start and continuation of my adventures (4.5 years and counting). It’s reminiscent of a popular tree in SE Asia (where I first started) and it means more than I can even explain.” -Nina, www.whereintheworldisnina.com

 

"I recently quit my safe and secure job in IT which I have been at for 8 years. More than quitting my job, it is the act of breaking out of the pre-designed lifestyle bubble and going out there to chase my own dreams."
“I recently quit my safe and secure job in IT which I have been at for 8 years.
More than quitting my job, it is the act of breaking out of the pre-designed lifestyle bubble and going out there to chase my own dreams.” – Tamshuk, www.tamzexplores.com

 

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“My first one was on Venice Beach, California. I had wanted another tattoo and I wanted something that would represent my leaving home and navigating the world on my own. However I actually got it on a whim, as a friend I was with had decided to get something; so I thought why not and I got a compass?!” – Lauren, www.lastfiascorun.com

 

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“I moved to Canada and after a bad break up I decided to get a tattoo of two triangles to represent the mountains that I had spent my time living in. The timing wasn’t great, but I had an amazing time in Whistler and I wanted to remember that forever.” – Lauren, www.lastfiascorun.com

 

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” My final travel tattoo to date, I got in Melbourne, Australia – a girl with a ship. This is for my time in Australia, which isn’t quite up yet. As with my other tattoos it has a similar meaning, to always try and explore. It is part of my story and it will be my page on Australia.” – Lauren, www.lastfiascorun.com

 

 

"It's a Sak Yant Tattoo that I received from a monk in Chiang Mai. It has a very deep spiritual meaning for me. I believe in love, kindness and fairness and wanted Sak Yant protection to bring out these qualities in me and others around me. After a sincere discussion with him, this design is what the monk chose for me and I absolutely love it."
“It’s a Sak Yant Tattoo that I received from a monk in Chiang Mai. It has a very deep spiritual meaning for me. I believe in love, kindness and fairness and wanted Sak Yant protection to bring out these qualities in me and others around me. After a sincere discussion with him, this design is what the monk chose for me and I absolutely love it.” – Alice, www.teacaketravels.com

 

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My pirate ship – The Wanderlust – Amanda, www.travelust.co

 

"I’m a snowboard teacher and spend my winters in the Alps living and working between the amazing mountains covered in white. These snow crystals on my calf are to remind me the rest of the year that no matter where I am in the world or what I’m doing, at some point the mountains are calling because winter is coming, and I have to go." - Sarah, www.mygipsysoul.com
“I’m a snowboard teacher and spend my winters in the Alps living and working between the amazing mountains covered in white. These snow crystals on my calf are to remind me the rest of the year that no matter where I am in the world or what I’m doing, at some point the mountains are calling because winter is coming, and I have to go.” – Sarah, www.mygipsysoul.com

 

 

 

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“I got this redone after I quit my job and I started a road trip to every state along the coast. It symbolizes adaptability (the octopus and the ocean) because I think that is the key to life, especially if you are a traveler. The ocean represents consistent change and flow.” – Cody, www.codygrimes.com

 

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“My first tattoo is a world with wings. It represents the first big trip I took. I did the typical backpack around Western Europe during my junior year with my best friend whirlwind. My second travel tattoo celebrates my time sailing and studying while on Semester at Sea. I placed waves below the world to remind me of the countless days at sea, simply moving forward. But more than that, it reminds me of a time when my eyes were opened and I set a goal, I am still now striving toward, to visit every country in the world.” – Kari, Words and Other Such Things

 

 

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“I wanted it to be really unique and personal and not the typical “wanderlust” tattoos so I decided I should be the one to design it! Obviously the compass is a universal symbol of traveling, but I also added the quatrefoil shape on the interior as homage to my sorority and college days, which were the best of my life.  Since that very first solo trip to Canada, I’ve traveled solo rather extensively. Now my tattoo is even my blog’s logo, so definitely no regrets here!” – Lauren, www.postgradandpostcards.com

 

 

“My tattoo is an ode to the old days. A “hurrah!” to the traveling I’ve done, and an encouraging reminder how much I’ve grown as a person since I first got it.”

 

Do you have any travel related tattoos? Share them below! 

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