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Tattoos – they are so fascinating since… ever. You can find cave painting where you can see tattoos on people. Even the Iceman from the area of the Italian-Austrian border who was found in 1991 was tattooed and he is almost 5200 years old. It’s not anymore that only prisoners are tattooed. I don’t know if you remember that they used to tattoo tears under their eyes.
Stars are tattooed. Over and over their body like Angelina Joly or David Beckham.
But also traveler or people who like to be inspired by their tattoos to travel have them. But why? Why do you get your tattoo while you are traveling?
Whan you travel you see so many great things (sometimes more, sometimes less). But in any case your head is full of impressions. Sometimes wonderful things happen to you while you are traveling. You do want to keep that memory or you want to have a reminder of what you experienced. But some just want to have a great inspiration on their bodies – forever.
Ok, now the one or the other may be shocked. Yes – I have a tattoo. It is really, really old. I traveled many years ago (I was student) for one year through the US. Something I will never (ever) forget in my life. It was an awesome and indescribable experience. To be sincere – I never wanted a tattoo. Really. But what can I say. I was in a Hostel with some girls and they persuaded me. So I went to this tiny Tattoo Studio in this beautiful city San Diego. It seemed to be destiny. I walked into this place and I really didn’t have a clue what tattoo I wanted and where. The other girls were much better prepared. They had their own designs. I looked through some of the paintings and I found it. There it was – made for me (seemed to). It is nothing special or maybe nothing extraordinary but it was (and still is) absolutely me. Nothing could explain my state of mind better than this – a heart with flames. Yes my heart was in flames. When you travel you meet people and places that you have to leave. You always be kind of sad. And my heart always felt a little strange, like it would burn or something.
And it still is like that. I’m very emotional and when I do things I always do it with my whole heart. So no – I never regret doing this. It reminds me that great time I had there but it also reminds me that my heart even today is on flame (sometimes). 😉
I asked some girls to show us their tattoos and to tell us their stories…
Daniela Huber from Vienista
Ashima Sharma from “the logical traveler”
Alice Teacake from Teacaketravels
Kristine from ART LAB KMA
Jaimee Nicole from Travel Pray Love
My first travel tattoo is a little heart and an airplane. I designed it myself and my sister actually tattoo’d me with a Stick and Poke Tattoo kit. It turned out really well and ended up being my blog icon/logo.