Mountain tattoos can signify overcoming big life obstacles. On the other hand, they could also have more straight-forward meanings such as for those who are nature enthusiasts, the people who crave fresh air, sunshine, and the grass between their toes. For the people who want to wander where the reception is weak to none. Mountains have been tattooed in many different types of styles and we’ve got no shortage of our own various designs! Check out our top 10 mountain tattoos, that’ll make you feel more connected to nature’s finest.
For the minimalistic lovers, this design is the perfect size to place just about anywhere! This tattoo is named after Cerros La Tiza, a mountain in beautiful Peru.
There’s so much wilderness and beauty in this world, so go on out there and explore! John Muir, who this tattoo is named after, was an early advocate for the preservation of wilderness in the United States.
The Ryukyu Islands are a chain of Japanese islands that stretch southwest from Kyushu to Taiwan.
Another minimalistic design, that shows the simplest geometric form of a mountain. Las Cumbres is a corregimiento in Panama.
Raise your hand if you’ve ever been to New Zealand! If your hand went up, then there’s no doubt while you were there you heard the name Mount Cook uttered once or twice. This notable mountain is known as Mount Aoraki, also as Mount Cook, is the highest mountain in New Zealand. Though it’s harder than most to climb, hikers are rewarded by exceptional views.
Mountains are the beginning and the end of all natural scenery. - John Ruskin
Altitude refers to the distance above sea level. As altitude increases, air pressure is low making it more difficult for humans to breathe. This is why those who want to make the trip up Earth’s most high-altitude points, such as Mount Everest, it is necessary that they train appropriately.
Did you know that in Japanese culture the cherry blossom represents the fragility and beauty of life? They are a reminder that life can be overwhelmingly beautiful, but that it is also tragically short.
For some of the best natural night light, hike up the mountain of your choice, find a safe spot to camp and just enjoy the beauty of the twinkling stars and glowing moon (disclaimer: go when the skies are forecasted to be clear). It’s truly an experience no one will forget.
This design is named after Mount Ararat, a dormant volcano rich with history. Known as “the place of decent” it is considered to be a sacred mountain by Armenians and is an icon for Armenian irredentism.
Phew, we’ve reached the end of this climb but for the more adventurous you don’t have to stop here! We’ve got plenty more mountain tattoos, and if you are looking for something more specific, check out our custom platform!