40 World Map Tattoos That Will Ignite Your Inner Travel Bug

Finally: The world is yours.

World Map Tattoo Designs

If you’re going to a get a tattoo you might as well get something useful right? Well, that’s probably not what these people had in mind when they sat down for their sessions but depending on the level of detail, one’s geographical prowess might just experience a small bump. But all jokes aside, maps are always fun to look at while daydreaming about your next exotic vacay. So take a few minutes, browse this wonderful list of world map tattoos and before you know it, you might just find yourself on the way to the nearest airport.



This watercolor work.

Watercolor Map Tattoo by Georgia Grey

So simple yet so beautiful. (Photo: Georgia Grey)

These cool tones.

World Map Tattoo by Pawel Dasior

These cool 80’s colors remind me of a particular jacket I use to have. I hope I’m not the only one. (Photo: Pawel Dasior)

The coffee belt.

Coffee Belt World Map Tattoo by Swan Tattoo

This creative tattoo highlight the region of the world where most of our coffee comes from. (Photo: Swan Tattoo)

This world of mandala.

Mandala World Map Tattoo by Lenn Awe

Circular mandala designs appear as if they’re radiating out from certain cities. How cool. (Photo: Lenn Awe)



These matching maps.

Matching World Map Tattoos

Nothing says best friends forever like a couple of matching map tattoos. Oh, and anklet’s to match of course. (Photo: Dreamed)

Ever upward.

Colorful World Map Tattoo by Ewa Sroka

A beautiful example of blending watercolor ink in Ewa’s trademark style. (Photo: Ewa Sroka)

This wonderful foot tat.

World Map Tattoo on Foot by Balazs Bercsenyi

(Photo: Balazs Bercsenyi)



Crossing the Atlantic.

World Map Tattoo by Raice Wong

This awesome travel tattoo includes a compass and an airliner making the long flight across the Atlantic ocean. (Photo: Raice Wong)

This fantastic foot piece.

Map Tattoo on Foot by Chae Hwa

From this view the map appears upside down, but invert the image and everything becomes a little clearer. (Photo: Chae Hwa)

This colorless wrist tat.

World Map Wrist Tattoo by Jon Boy

I can only think of a few wrist tattoos that are cooler than this. Jon boy is a master of the minimalist tattoo with the majority of his work being even smaller than this.  (Photo: Jon Boy)

This watercolor world map.

Watercolor World Map Tattoo by Nathalie Chili Rehn

Wish we had a better photo but the majesty of this work is still pretty evident. (Photo: Nathalie Chili Rehn)

This Christopher McCandless quote.

World Map Quote Tattoo by Saydy

For those of you unfamiliar with Christopher McCandles, he was a college graduate who decided to unplug from society and live off the land in an old bus in the Alaskan wilderness. Unfortunately for him it didn’t end well. His story was made into a bestselling book which was later adapted into a movie starring Emile Hirsch titled Into The Wild.  (Photo: Saydy)