Everyone has different ways on marking an amazing time or experience in their lives, I do scrapbooks, take photos, make artwork, but nothing quite keeps that experience with me than a tattoo.
I have quite a few tattoos and not all of them are travel related, but all are about something close to my heart. I have more than ever recently wanted to get travel related tattoos. I have many in the planning and have a Tokyo one sketched out ready to go for later on in the year. After being an apprentice for a year before starting my MA tattoos are something I feel very much connected to and passionate about, I feel the body is a blank canvas ready for life to make an impression upon it.
“Tattoos & Memories”
My most recent tattoo, done my Martin Blair of 13 Familia tattoo in Preston, is one I have wanted in some form or another since the first time I visited NYC. It is somewhere I instantly fell in love with and wanted something to represent the fact I will always carry that with me. Getting my first large tattoo on my arm is a big step I guess, but I wear my heart on my sleeve (literally!) and I feel this is representing who I really am and the culture I feel connected to.
May 2015 update!
Further update…You get the pattern here! We both had matching tattoos done after the most amazing trip of our lives over to Switzerland!
I also hope that whilst travelling long term we can get some tattoos in the countries which are featured in them or in some form of traditional fashion such as hand poked in Thailand. I am sure as we fall in love with more and more countries I will want an impression of them on me somewhere! Will Hatton of the Broke Backpacker has a pretty amazing story about getting a traditional tattoo in The Philippines by the traditional Whang Od that is something we would also love to do!
I kind of also want some Disney tattoo, maybe Toy Story… I could go on and on, I would be dangerous if I actually had money!
Read about my other tattoos here:
Check out this collab post we also did about travel tattoos:
Do you have any tattoos of memorable trips or that represent your wanderlust?
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