10 Best Geography Tattoo Ideas That Will Blow Your Mind!

by Mark
Geography Tattoos

Want your thirst for this vast world and its endless, mysterious territories etched on your body? Then you might want to get a unique geography tattoo.

Geography Tattoo
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Geographic equipment can be transformed into unique tattoo designs, especially because they mostly have a geometric structure, which appeals to one’s aesthetic taste.

The most illustrative concepts are sometimes fished out of places you might not have thought of. Geographic equipment, for example, may serve as an excellent source of inspiration.

No matter if people want to express their love for earth or just want to adorn their body with an embellishment, geographic tattoos are trendy. Geographical tattoos are not restricted to only world maps, the compass and the wind rose are also pretty artistic when drawn on the body. Check out the links below for some nifty geographic tattoo ideas.

Fineline World Map Travel Tattoo

Fineline World Map Travel Tattoo
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You can’t not think about travelling the world when studying Geography or things related to it. Unleash your inner wanderlust and frame your wandering spirit in this minimalistic black linework tattoo that features the outline of the world map and an incomplete circle led by an airplane. It’s an excellent design for anyone who likes to travel. The unfinished circular trail of the plane is telling you that there is no end to travelling. One can travel their whole life and yet miss out on a few places on earth because that’s how vast our world is.

Realistic And Coloured Hidden Map And Compass Rose Tattoo

Realistic And Coloured Hidden Map And Compass Rose Tattoo
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Human bodies are no less than a map. This innovative tattoo demonstrates a torn human skin beneath which the colourful world map is peeping out. And there is a wind rose symbol drawn on the skin. It’s a distinctive demonstration of irrespective of skin colour, every human has one thing in common – they all belong to this world. Even though man has set boundaries by separating territories from one another and humans are divided into nations, humanity still belongs to this world. The needlework is minutely done to perfection to give this tattoo a super realistic look – the tattoo artist has certainly done a commendable job!

Earth As A Spinning Ball With Stars Tattoo

Earth As A Spinning Ball With Stars Tattoo
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Earth’s spinning around its axis is sometimes demonstrated by a ball spinning on a finger. Capturing this idea in a tattoo wouldn’t be a bad choice. Especially if you follow the dotwork method for drawing the image of the earth and the black-line technique to draw the hand. Maybe even add some slightly less vibrant stars outlines around it. And voilà! You have this beautiful earth tattoo.

Leafy Windrose Tattoo

Leafy Windrose Tattoo
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World map tattoos are not the only geographic tattoo design that is there. You can mingle a geometric shape with a geographic essence into one single wind rose tattoo. Instead of the original configuration of the wind rose, add a leafy pattern in it. This wind rose tattoo done with precision is an amazing fit for a back tattoo. Women who flaunt backless tops with elegance can get this design tattooed.

Linework World Map Tattoo

Linework World Map Tattoo
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Inking world map tattoos can be a bit hard – getting the right curve in the right place without distorting the actual figure – requires some excellent tattooing skills. The linework technique looks neat, and if done meticulously, evokes utmost aesthetic sensation. Add a dashed circle along with dashed coordinates in the background to enhance the simplified design of the map outline.

Mixed Geographical Symbols Geometric Tattoo

Mixed Geographical Symbols Geometric Tattoo
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Of course, your geographic tattoo can have more than one element drawn in it. And they don’t have to be unsynced. This beautifully organized tattoo is geometrically assembled. The black and grey shading technique also fits well. It uniquely features a clock, half of which is a compass, planet earth, and two roses.

Linework Topography Tattoo

Linework Topography Tattoo
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Topography is quite an unconventional element for a tattoo. And you have to have it in the linework method. Although they are mostly done with black ink, you can add colours as well.

Geography Inspired Vintage Tattoo Sleeve

Geography Inspired Vintage Tattoo Sleeve
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Add a few archaic overtones to your body with this antique-style tattoo that comes in a blended array of warm vintage colours to adorn your body with geographical symbols – the sun, an antique magnifying glass, a quill, an antique clock, a globe, and a mathematical compass. It is ideal for people who are fascinated by the bygone eras and their culture, lifestyle, and art forms.

Black-Line World Map Outline Tattoo

Black-Line World Map Outline Tattoo
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Minimalistic line tattoos are in trend, and they’re probably going to be timeless. Their unfussy look is an impressive pick for almost every tattoo enthusiast. Feel a little closer to planet earth with this fineline world map tattoo. It doesn’t matter where your roots are or what language you speak; when you get a world map tattoo, you declare your identity as a resident of this earth and not separate countries. It brings a sense of belonging to a unified community instead of segregated groups.

Black And Grey Traditional Globe Tattoo

Black And Grey Traditional Globe Tattoo
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A classic globe will never disappoint you. For those who want to explore the distant lands of this world, or cross thousands of miles to get to their dream place, or find a new home – the globe is an ideal choice for a tattoo. Get started on your new journey, cover more areas around the earth, get to learn about new places, people, and culture – it’s a w0nderland out there once you cross the threshold of your known territory.

Irrespective of the country you live in, these tattoos are a great way to feel one with the world, to feel connected with other people despite the boundaries between countries and many other differences. There is a wide range of objects, designs, and patterns you can incorporate in your geographic tattoos, such as the globe, clock, compass, the wind rose, the topography of a site, islands, world map, or the map of specific sites that you’ve visited, or maybe want to visit. Here are some more geographic tattoo ideas you can take a look at:

  • World map mandala tattoo
  • 3D clock tattoo
  • Melting clock tattoo
  • Planet orbit tattoo
  • Coordinates tattoo

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