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

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© Cristina Gottardi/Unsplash
Photo of Alice Johnston
Food Editor31 January 2018

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

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

Your favourite vacation activity

A representation of the season

An animal that reminds you of home

An example of a different way to travel

Something that represents where you want to go

A landscape

Your favourite place

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

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

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

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

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