Travel tattoos are a type of tattoo design that feature imagery or text related to travel, wanderlust or the desire to explore new places. They can be designed in a variety of styles, such as traditional, tribal, or realistic. They can be inked in any size, from small and discreet to large and bold. They can be done in many colors, but traditionally they are done in black and gray. They can be placed anywhere on the body, but are commonly found on the wrist, ankle, back, and thigh.
Travel tattoos often feature imagery such as airplanes, ships, compasses, maps, or landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, the Statue of Liberty, or the Great Wall of China. They can also include texts such as quotes, destinations, travel dates, or even coordinates. They can be used to commemorate a special trip, to express the desire to travel, or to remind of a certain place or journey.