Travel-Tattoos

Some adventures can last a life time. However, most are much more fleeting than that. All too often the realities of life mean that we can't all be going into the wild 52 weeks a year.

As such, some people decide that the best way to add some permanence to their desire to explore is by hearing the buzz, and feeling the sweet sting of the tattoo gun.

Here are the 62 best, worst, and criminally regrettable travel and adventure tattoos ever committed to flesh.

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Are they veins or motorways on his roadmap tat'?

 

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To this day, she still thinks it's a dolphin on her back

 

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PR insisted that Slytherin clean up their image

 

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A subtle tattoo, or this did guy burn himself with a hot toy plane?

 

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This tattoo opens to reveal a hidden drinks cabinet

 

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Tattoos back in 1907 were surprisingly advanced

 

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Three peaks

 

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Quit stopping to get tattoos then

 

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An ideal travel reminder fro when she's drinking tea at Buckingham Palace

 

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Are these isobars predicting a warm front?

 

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... so's this blocky tattoo

 

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Eventually to the laser removal studio

 

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Flipping the bird

 

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If she tilts her arm down, the plane crashes

 

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Clive Fearless was furious when they misspelt his name

 

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This adventurer wears their hear on their sleeve

 

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Those who photoshop a tattoo onto their foot probably should be

 

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Not the most practical place for a map. We keep ours in a box under the stairs

 

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Big fans of hippy band Canned Heat presumably

 

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"Yeah, I'd like a tattoo, but can you make it barely legible please?"

 

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"Can you make it look like my arm is exploding out of my shoulder? You know, kind of like an arm does..."

 

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Deep, bro

 

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Doth protest too much (and not adventure enough, we'd wager)

 

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There's something about Dream Catchers that remind us of lonely old spinsters from Doncaster who smell a bit like piss and margarine

 

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One for the George Michael fas out there...

 

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... get a shaky tattoo

 

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Getting a tattoo that's so big-a-cliché that it can be seen from space is less of an adventure

 

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... directly to the job centre

 

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Let's hope this guy never flies from Asscott or Titensore...

 

...or Cunterbury

 

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On this dudes other arm is a postcard featuring a buxom looking woman with "wish you were her" written on it.

He's single.

 

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In fact, they almost certainly will

 

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Isn't that the logo football hooligans have buttoned onto their jumpers?

 

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Justin Timberlake getting involved

 

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Worryingly, these are actually the launch codes for the Belgium nuclear program

 

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... Sadly, it was a cloudy day, so I wasted my time

 

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This looks like a fully psychedelic trip...

 

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Wasn't this dude in the film Memento?

 

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Tilt this left and it actually spells 'naive'

 

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She's a big M.I.A fan

 

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One for the good people of Wolverhampton here

 

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Ironically, most mornings he uses this very arm to reach for the snooze button

 

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This woman avoided all irony by not having this done on her hand

 

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Yeah, get that bit of tribal covered up

 

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Yeah, I suppose posting yourself places would save in airfare...

 

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Shit the bed! It's hard enough to get a passport stamped these day. How the fuck do you get them to tattoo you?

 

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Rumours that she's got 'Runcorn High Street' tattoos on her arse are unconfirmed

 

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Sailing on a thousand tiny rainbows... Just like Mpora

 

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She uses a complex series of mirrors to navigate with this compass

 

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It's hard to tell if this person loves adventure, or underwhelming Oasis albums

 

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A reminder of the time this guy did a season on a pirate galleon

 

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Thankfully for this adventurer, Minnesota dropped controversial proposals to make the state logo a cock & balls

 

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This isn't the only reason they call this lucky chap Big Ben

 

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Ideal for fans of trees, mountains, and the top of a dog shit

 

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Now she can wave when she waves

 

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Where exactly is the South arrow pointing?

 

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You'll need something more structurally sounds than a paper plane if you want to eat up those miles

 

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Nice and minimal

 

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For some reason, this guy wanted a reminder of every time a flirty waitress broke his heart during a road trip

 

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Yes is it...

 

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*tents*

 

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They say travel broadens the mind. Sadly, it doesn't make make you literate.

 

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"Can I get a compass on my right arm, and a moth that's shit itself on my left?"

 

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