13 Travel Tattoos to Get If You Don't Want to Be a Cliché

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It’s a beautiful idea, getting a tattoo while you’re travelling the world. You’ll always remember the experience and the art you put on your body will be even more meaningful than it would be otherwise. It’s easy to fall into tattoo cliché, though – think beyond world maps and wanderlust script tattoos. We’ve assembled some ideas that feel fresh and different.

Native nature

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bec_NvAjA2M/?taken-by=tattooist_banul

A map of the stars, so you can always find your way home

https://www.instagram.com/p/BYYd7XQF48b/?tagged=astrologytattoo

https://www.instagram.com/p/Beglu1NHqhc/?tagged=biketattoo

A representation of the season

https://www.instagram.com/p/BdwiHh-D1QY/?tagged=snowtattoo

An animal that reminds you of home

https://www.instagram.com/p/BehRqc2g571/?tagged=cattattoo

An example of a different way to travel

https://www.instagram.com/p/BN7fzujD3IV/?taken-by=tkbk_

Something that represents where you want to go

https://www.instagram.com/p/BbwTy6JleOH/?taken-by=masa_tattooer

A landscape

https://www.instagram.com/p/BbXn1ulAZjY/?taken-by=rgb_tattoo

Your favourite place

https://www.instagram.com/p/BeAo3R2lUEG/?taken-by=saegeemtattoo

The moon, because wherever you are in the world, it’s always there

https://www.instagram.com/p/BVfTRGph8OR/?taken-by=littletattoolove

A symbol that reminds you of your favourite country (in this case, Japan)

https://www.instagram.com/p/BcnQMrwHCBL/?taken-by=xmartinmartinx

A design in an unusual place, just like you can sometimes feel like when you’re away from home

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bd-IGI5BxUO/?taken-by=tattooist_flower

A symbol of the different colours you’ve seen in the world

https://www.instagram.com/p/BeiBfDCH4ao/?tagged=elephanttattoo

landscape with balloons floating in the air

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