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.
So simple yet so beautiful. (Photo: Georgia Grey)
These cool tones.
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.
This creative tattoo highlight the region of the world where most of our coffee comes from. (Photo: Swan Tattoo)
This world of mandala.
Circular mandala designs appear as if they’re radiating out from certain cities. How cool. (Photo: Lenn Awe)
These matching maps.
Nothing says best friends forever like a couple of matching map tattoos. Oh, and anklet’s to match of course. (Photo: Dreamed)
A beautiful example of blending watercolor ink in Ewa’s trademark style. (Photo: Ewa Sroka)
This wonderful foot tat.
Crossing the Atlantic.
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.
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.
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.
Wish we had a better photo but the majesty of this work is still pretty evident. (Photo: Nathalie Chili Rehn)
This Christopher McCandless quote.
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)