Reviewed & updated: October 19, 2022 by Jamie Wilson BA
Are you looking for a good globe tattoo? Then you will surely find the best globe tattoos from our list below, so keep reading.
If you love to explore the world, then a globe tattoo can be a great way to signify your love for globetrotting.
A globe tattoo does not only mean travelling the world. It could also be a way to find your place in the world by exploring it.
Globe tattoos have become quite popular in recent years. The globe tattoo meaning is actually related to the people who are heavily interested in travelling. Mainly the people who are content with seeing every corner of the world use these tattoos as a way to express their love for travelling. If you share the same passion, then read on to find your favourite globe tattoo to ink.
Small Globe Tattoo
Many people choose to get small-sized tattoos when they don’t want to cover a lot of their skin with tattoos or when they are getting a tattoo for the first time and sometimes the smaller tattoo designs can just be better, cuter or more beautiful than large tattoos. Small tattoos can hold all the details and meanings of a large tattoo like the back tattoo on the picture above. It’s a tattoo of our Earth with some floral designs used in the globe. The tattoo clearly shows that the wearer has a love for the beauty in small things that our earth has. The flowers, the river, the waterfall, and every little thing the earth offers us is beautiful and the wearer certainly has an appreciation for them.
American Traditional Globe Tattoo
You can go to any tattoo parlor in the country and every tattoo artist there will be familiar with the American traditional tattooing style. The culture of tattooing in America started during the 2nd World War with this style of tattoos. From that time, the style has stayed and is still thriving. Many people go to get full body tattoos filled with just designs in American traditional style. Just like the bold lines and colours of the style, the tattoos also represent the bold nature of the wearer. The picture above is of two tattoos where one is of a boat and another is of a globe. It clearly shows that the wearer is not afraid of the unknown and they love the journey and new adventures.
Innovative Globe Tattoo
Innovative tattoos are fun. Sometimes people rely entirely on tattoo artists with new designs of some element and they come up with the most amazing designs. Sometimes people design it themselves by combining many elements they love and come up with creative, fun and gorgeous-looking tattoos, like the picture above. It’s a tattoo that was made as a tribute to the renowned American pop artist, Keith Haring and his art. He came up with an animated style of imagery of all things. It was a simple enough style, so very quickly it became a visual language for a lot of people. The tattoo in the picture is done in exactly that style. Create your own innovative design of globe tattoo to ink.
Spiritual Globe Tattoo
Globe tattoos are a depiction of the earth that we live in with its continents, oceans along with people and animals that live in them. Spirituality is a part of life on this earth and it is something that connects every living thing with each other. When you get a spiritual globe tattoo it might go on to show that you believe and see the world is one living organism and we are parts of that organism. The picture above includes a picture of meditating buddha with a structural image of the world behind him along with some additional designs of some lines, some geometric patterns, a dragon, and the third eye. The picture shows the wearer’s belief in the Almighty as the world is blessed to have the watchful eye above us.
World Globe Tattoo
When you get a globe tattoo, it’s easier to pinpoint one location which might mean something special to you as it shows only one side of the world at a time. Now, if you want to express your love for this beautiful planet and all countries, oceans and everything in it, then you will have to be creative. You can make a design of the world where you ink a structural design of the globe first and then get the map of the world inked over the globe similar to the picture above. You can choose black and grey ink for your tattoo when you want to highlight the entire world. You can also use colours to pinpoint one place on the map that you wish to travel to or the places you have already travelled.
Globe Latitude Longitude Tattoo
Our entire world is divided by latitude and longitude that help everyone get a proper understanding of a location, even if it’s in the middle of an ocean. They especially help scientists with all their researches around the corners of the world. That’s why you may be someone who appreciates the scientific value of a globe or you may be a scientist whose life’s work revolves around the latitude and longitude of the planet or something related to them. Then you can make a design of the globe with all its countries divided by longitude and latitude. You can also get a tattoo of just the lines on a globe with no map on it similar to the picture above.
Globe Tattoo With Flowers
Flower designs can be used in all tattoo designs. They will enhance the meaning of your tattoo and give them a softer touch as well. If your tattoo includes negative meanings along with positive ones, flower tattoos can negate those negative connotations and people will focus on the positive meanings. Different flower tattoos have different meanings. Such as, daisies represent unity and peace, whereas lotus tattoos may symbolize beauty, spiritual awakening, becoming a better person by rising above all negative emotions. The picture above is of a globe tattoo with red roses surrounding it. Now, different roses have different meanings. Red roses symbolize love and passion, so the tattoo in the picture probably shows the wearer’s love and passion for the world and the hidden adventures it holds.
Globe Tattoo For People With Wanderlust
Most people who ink a globe tattoo, get it to express their love for travelling, the adventures that the world offers. However, globe tattoos represent many more things other than that. Hence, if you want to specifically express your love for adventure and travel, you can use some additional elements in your tattoo that will help you do that. Like, the picture above shows a tattoo of the globe with the map of the world on it. Some floral designs have been used around the globe, but most importantly, there is a small aeroplane design included in the tattoo to express the love the wearer has for travelling. You can make your unique tattoo by adding designs or pictures of some iconic landmarks of the places you have visited or wish to visit as well.
Snow Globe Tattoo
Snow globes or ornamental globes are a popular choice as gifts. Tattoos of these globes also give us a chance to be more creative with the things that could be included in the globe. For example, if you love the winter season, the Christmas time, building snowman, having hot coffee by the fire, then you could get tattoos of a snow globe. If you love halloween or fall or easter, then you could get a specific festive special ornamental globe tattoo. You can use the design of some place that you love, like your home, your favourite movie theater. You can also choose a little design of your own shop where you do the work you love, similar to the picture above.
Compass Globe Tattoo
Compass tattoos go perfectly with maps, globes, and other tattoos of similar designs. That’s why they are rather common designs to see on people. Compass tattoos by themselves symbolize a sense of direction and discovery of the wearer’s destination. When coupled with a globe tattoo, it not only shows the sense, love, and passion the wearer has for discovering new places around the world, it shows that the wearer has found their life’s path in travelling. They boldly express that they want to devote or have devoted their life to travelling around the world. You can incorporate the compass design above the globe tattoo, like the back tattoo on the picture above or tweak the designs of the elements till you find the one you love.
You know the meaning of a globe tattoo and you probably have found the one you want to ink, but if you’re still not content, then we have a few more suggestions –
The eagle, globe and anchor is the official emblem of the United States Marine Corps. You can get an eagle globe and anchor tattoo as a way to honour them.
You can get creative and put round objects in place of the globe to make a unique and personal globe tattoo.
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