The Ink-redibles: Our Favourite Travel Tattoos on Instagram

The Ink-redibles: Our Favourite Travel Tattoos on Instagram
Inspire yourself with these Instagram tattoo posts, Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Keep your favourite holiday memories at literal arm's length with quirky design

Nayanika Mukherjee
July 03 , 2019
24 Min Read

Wanderlust’, ‘to travel is to live’, a world map sprawled across one’s spinetravel tattoos, more often than not, tend to be a basket of recycled clichés. While you may have made beautiful memories on holiday, the slide back to reality is steep (and, well, awkward) when you spot someone else with the exact same design. To navigate this aesthetic minefield, a combination of timely research and focused, specialised artists is key. 

To kickstart your inspo sessions, we’ve assembled a refreshing and quirky travel tattoo list, courtesy Instagram. Most of these artists have created a niche for themselves, a distinct (and enviable) design style that’s instantly recognisable. Make sure to bookmark these accounts before your next trip to the studio:

 
 
 
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Я веÑ€нулся в ПеÑ‚еÑ€бург и Ñ€абоÑ‚аÑÂÂÂŽ пока тут, а в конце марта заеду поколоÑ‚ÑÂÂÂŒ в ÐÂÂÂœоскву на пару днейâ›° #backpacktattoo #traveltattoo #naturetattoo

A post shared by Call me RobchickðŸ§Â›‍♂ï¸Â (@tattooer_robchick) on Mar 11, 2019 at 9:00am PDT

 
 
 
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“ Tocar o Universo, construí-lo e fazer parte dele, é viajar e ser a viagem, em um voo sem fim.” âÂÂœˆï¸Â | +infos taltuagens@gmail.com

A post shared by tal. | bicha tatuadora 🏳ï¸Â‍ðŸÂÂŒˆ (@taltuagens) on May 31, 2019 at 11:55am PDT

 
 
 
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Lighting up this mountain scene with UV ink!! Mountain outline and stars. #tattoo #uvink #uvtattoo #pnw #chameleonink #nightsky #inkedup #instadaily #wwu #bellingham #artist #pacifica #cascades #cascadia #brightness #stardust #stars

A post shared by Chris Murphy (@tatmurphy) on May 31, 2015 at 9:21pm PDT

 
 
 
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Sail the seven seas of your mind in a paper boat ðŸÂÂŒŠ Thanks Charlie for coming all the way from Cleveland! ðŸÂÂŒ‘ðŸÂÂŒ‘ðŸÂÂŒ‘ðŸÂÂŒ‘ðŸÂÂŒ‘ðŸÂÂŒ‘ðŸÂÂŒ‘ #tattoo #boat #travel #paperboat #traveltattoo #tattooart #tattoodesign #coveruptattoo #sea #sun #tttism #inked #njink #njtattoo #nyctattoo #montclairtattoo #taot #inkgeeks #tattoosnob

A post shared by Emma Grace (@emmagracetattoo) on May 13, 2019 at 10:51am PDT

 
 
 
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Die Liebe liegt in der Natur ðŸÂÂ’šðŸ–¤ #dominikthewho #singleneedle #tattoo #ladscapetattoo #bracelettattoo @equilattera

A post shared by Dominik theWHO (@dominik_thewho) on May 12, 2019 at 12:22am PDT

 
 
 
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NEW YORK 🖤 Definitiv einer meiner Lieblingsstädte. Welche ist deine und kannst du für einen Städtetrip empfehlen? ☺ï¸Â #newyork #newyorktattoo #traveltattoo #tattoo #dominikthewho #berlintattoo

A post shared by Dominik theWHO (@dominik_thewho) on Mar 27, 2019 at 4:38am PDT

 
 
 
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ðŸ¦Â—ðŸÂÂÂŒ¿ðŸÂÂÂŒ• iniciandoenelHandpoke •ðŸðŸÂÂÂŒ¿ðŸ‚ . Está microcosita me da muuuuuchamucha felicidad!!! ðŸÂÂÂŒ¿ Ya que mi proceso artístico va mutando conforme yo mismx lo voy haciendo. Nunca me gustó la idea de "es para siempre", jajajaja, no puedo con eso. Me gusta pensar que los tatus también pueden transformarse conforme uno lo va haciendo, adquirir nuevas formas y no quedarse estáticos. ¡Que se intervengan, que muteeen! 🤡👻ðŸÂÂÂŒ¿ Me gustan libres, expresivos, gestuales, imperfectos, orgánicos, que se anule el apego por el resultado. ...En finnn, les comparto estos garabatitos que representan Mazunte - Pto. Escondido para mí ðŸÂÂÂŒ´ðŸ¦Â—🐚ðŸ¦Â‡ðŸ‹ðŸðŸ¥ÂðŸ“ðŸÂÂÂŒ½ðŸ¥¥ Y agradezco a quienxs en el camino me han apoyado y ayudado a seguir. Lxs tkm! 🍇ðŸ¥ÂðŸðŸ‹ðŸÂÂŒ🍊🍑🥥ðŸ¥Â‘ Grax x las fotis: @diego.vazquez.vargas. 🍊 . . . #handmade #handpoke #ritualtattoo #handpokedtattoo #tatuajessinmaquina #tinytattoos #sticknpoke #stickandpoke #fruit #travel #dotworktattoo #colortattoo #diytattoo #ignorantstyletattoo #singleneedle 🍊🍋ðŸÂÂŒ🍍

A post shared by ðŸÂÂŒˆ Handpoke 〰ï¸Â machine 🛸 (@vaa.ink) on May 13, 2019 at 8:43am PDT

 
 
 
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Little travel man done today! Original artwork by @luca.barrel Done with @hardliferotaries @hustlebutterdeluxe @fusion_ink @electrumstencilproducts @electrumsupply #inkedmag #inked #traveltattoo #tattooartist #hardliferotaries #fusionink #hustlebutterdeluxe #inkedandspellboundtattoo

A post shared by 𝑨ðÂÂ’ðÂÂ’†ðÂÂ’™ðÂÂ’‚ðÂÂ’ðÂÂÂ’ÂÂÂ…ðÂÂ’“ðÂÂ’ŠðÂÂ’‚ 𝑩ðÂÂ’‚ðÂÂ’“ðÂÂ’“ðÂÂ’†ðÂÂ’•ðÂÂ’• ðŸÂÂΪðŸÂÂÂ’ÂÂÂœ (@inkedandspellbound) on Apr 11, 2019 at 12:10pm PDT

 
 
 
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“meu coração é o meu lar, e isso de mim, ninguém vai me tirar, comigo ele irá caminhar, para ele meu caminho vai levar” ♥ï¸Â | +infos taltuagens@gmail.com

A post shared by tal. | bicha tatuadora 🏳ï¸Â‍ðŸÂÂŒˆ (@taltuagens) on Jun 5, 2019 at 11:57am PDT

 
 
 
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I’ll be this week in Bristol! Taking bookings now, DM or email me at LMTtattoo@gmail.com for any bookings or enquires 📮📮📮. . . . . . . . . . #radtattoos #uktta #blackclaw #eternalink #tattoosnob #blvckdiary #tttism #ldnttt #stabmegod #worldfamousink #thetattoocircle #meotraditionaleurope #neotradstyle #traditionalclub #tradworkers #neotraditionaltattoo #traditionalartist #radtrad #neotradeu #traditionaltattoos #hotairballoontattoo #compasstattoo #traveltattoo #travelgram #bristol #bristoltattoo

A post shared by Maria Amat (@lamat_tattoo) on May 8, 2019 at 3:05am PDT

 
 
 
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L A T I N O A M E R I C A !!! ðŸÂÂÂŒÂÂÂŽ #tattootravel#latinoamerica#tattooamericalatina#alientattoo#psytattoo#psyfamily#psyart#finelinetattoo#feitocomamor#mulherestatuadoras#mulherestatuadorasrj#desenhospersonalizadosrj#desenhosexclusivos#tattoolapa#tattooriodejaneiro#tattoorio#tattoobrasil#americalatina#

A post shared by Sofia Florez 👽 PSYTATT00 (@sofia.psytattoo) on Feb 13, 2019 at 6:57am PST

 
 
 
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Did this El Capitan â›° landscape piece on my boy @einnreed to match his other arm we did a while back. ðŸÂÂÂŒ³ As always, thanks for the trust and great conversations brotha! ðŸ™ÂÂÂŒ

A post shared by Chris Naderer (@chrisnaderertattoo) on Mar 6, 2019 at 8:19pm PST

 
 
 
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Separamos alguns modelos de tattoo Wanderlust para os amantes de viagens ter como inspiração para eternizar esse amor. 😍âÂÂœˆï¸Â . Qual você faria??? . Já tem uma tattoo de viagem? Nos mande no direct para postarmos nos próximos modelos! 😉 . #viajantelivre #brasilclique #essemundoénosso #wanderlust #sobrelugares #destinosimperdiveis #euvounajanela #loucosporviagem #vocenomundo #brasilemfotos #summertime #viajaréviver #viajareumvicio #sobrelugares #serdomar #achadosdasemana #brazil_nature #tattoo #tattootravel #wanderlusttattoo

A post shared by Viajante Livre (@viajantelivre) on Apr 29, 2019 at 6:39pm PDT

 
 
 
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Landscape for Alfee. Thanks for travelling, safe journey back to HK! #mikeboydtattoos #thecirclelondon #landscape #tattoo #london

A post shared by Mike Boyd (@mikeboydtattoos) on May 14, 2019 at 11:56am PDT

 
 
 
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“era um lugar de paz, nele ela era universo e o universo era ela. Talvez ela fosse mar que quebranta a rocha, talvez ela fosse céu e farol, mas primeiro que tudo, ela é mulher, é isso por se só, já a tornava infinita” (Farol do Cabo Polônio - Uruguai 🇺🇾)âÂÂÂœ¨ðŸÂÂŒŠ | +infos taltuagens @gmail.com

A post shared by tal. | bicha tatuadora 🏳ï¸Â‍ðŸÂÂŒˆ (@taltuagens) on May 4, 2019 at 3:17pm PDT

If you’d like to view a larger collection of art and design trends from across the world, we recommend illustrationweb.com, Behance and Typography Daily. 

 

 


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