8 tattoo ideas for backpackers

Travelling is one of life’s great joys and privileges, and for those who have spent time backpacking to far off places, it’s nice to get a memento of those adventures.

Here are some tattoo ideas for backpackers to consider if they want to take a special reminder home.

Maps of the world

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This is a great idea if you want to spend years travelling the world, instead of simply a gap year. Fill in the countries you make it to, and have it as a reminder that there’s still plenty to see and do!

Leaving on a jet plane

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A minimalist tattoo of your adventures can be summed up in one simple image; an aeroplane.

A compass

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A long-held symbol of travel, a compass is a great way to remember who you are at heart, and always find your way home.

Stamps in your passport

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Collecting passport stamps is a great way to show which counties you’ve been to, but also a fantastic permanent reminder of your international adventures!

Famous landmarks

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Instantly recognisable, world-famous landmarks look great visually, and if done like above, can really be a classy reminder of your backpacking days.

Wanderlust

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Wanderlust is a borrowing from German, and means a strong desire or longing to travel. If many people, once they get a taste of backpacking, it’s hard to stop, so this little word perfectly sums it up.

The globe

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What image is better to sum up a world traveller than the world? Globe tattoos can come in lots of different variations, from this gorgeous watercolour tattoo through to solid black silhouettes.

Australia backpackers

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Of course, we couldn’t leave Australia off the map! We get thousands of backpackers every year, with many of them wanting to take a piece of our beautiful country home with them. If you would like a stunning tattoo of Australia, please come and see us here at Chapel.