Anyone looking for a tattoo idea that is a bit outside of the box should consider getting a coordinates tattoo. These are the type of tattoos that are simple yet look amazing on the skin. Plus, there are hundreds of different ways that you can get them designed. On this page we are going to go over some of the most common reasons why people get coordinates tattoos and some of the creative ways that you can get them inked on your skin.
A coordinates tattoo can say a lot about a person, but they are also some of the most personal tattoos around because often outsiders have no idea what those coordinates represent. That mysteriousness might be why these tattoos have grown so much in popularity. On top of that, these are great tattoos to get if you want a cool-looking tattoo that has a meaning that you don’t want outsiders to know about until you want to share the meanings with them.
The most common reason why someone might choose to get a coordinates tattoo is to remember a special place that they visited. Most people will put the exact location of that place by simply including all of the coordinates’ numbers in their design. Sometimes the numbers will be written exactly as you’d see them on a map, while other times people will find a creative way to display them in their designs.
Coordinates tattoos are often also love tattoos because they can represent where someone met or fell in love with their significant other. This is one of those “outside the box” tattoos that people love to get these days because they don’t want to get a design that hundreds of other people have. You can be pretty sure that no one else is going to have the coordinates that you have in your love tattoo.
Some people will get their coordinates tattoos to represent a special place that they went with their families when they were younger. For example, if you and your family had a beach house that you went to when you were younger and you created a lot of great memories there, that place could make for an excellent coordinates tattoo. If you think about it, this is a great tattoo idea for anyone trying to find some extra images to include in their family tattoos, but it also works quite well on its own.
You can also get a coordinates tattoo simply to point to your favorite place in the world. It could be your favorite spot to take your family or a spot that you often go to with your friends. The main thing is that you point to the coordinates of a place that will always be important to you.
Another cool reason to get a coordinates tattoo is show a spot where you want to end up later on in life. This is what’s considered a “goal” tattoo and is great for anyone who wants to make sure that they never lose focus on where they want to end up. You could even take this idea a step further and include multiple coordinates in the tattoo so you can remind yourself of all of your “bucket list” goals in life.
All of those meanings are great, but in reality you don’t need the coordinates to be able to express those meanings. The reason why most people choose coordinates tattoos rather than just getting images is because these are smaller tats that can be placed anywhere. You can manipulate the numbers any way that you want and add as much or as little to the design as you want to. Some people will want a very creative coordinates tattoo that perhaps gives even more insight into who they are, while other people will prefer to keep it as simple as possible to not lose focus on the meaning the tattoo expresses.
Even though most people do stick with just the numbers in their designs, some folks will include an image or two to make the meaning of their coordinates tattoos a bit clearer or to add in additional meanings. What’s important to keep in mind is that the more you add to a tattoo, the higher the risk of people not being able to clearly see what your tattoo represents. This is why it is important that you work with an artist who will be able to make a design that draws the eye towards the focal point of the tattoo regardless of what’s in the design.
The one part of the coordinates tattoo design that can trip people up is the font they use for their numbers. The fact is that there are a lot of amazing looking fonts out there, so it can be tough to choose just one. This is an easy decision if you want to make your numbers look like legit coordinates, but many people want to give their tattoos a unique look. A good idea is to look through a bunch of font families, find one that you like, and then use one of those fonts. Take your time during this process to ensure that you’ll always like the look of your coordinates tattoo design.
Placement of coordinates tattoos isn’t as tricky as it is with other designs because you really can get them placed anywhere you want them. If it is a very personal tattoo, you can easily hide it away on your back, your leg or any other spot that isn’t regularly visible. If you want others to see it and wonder what your coordinates tattoo means, then you can just as easily put it on your hand or your forearm.
We hope you can now see why the coordinates tattoo is such a great tattoo idea for so many people. If there is a very special place out there that will always bring a smile to your face, you might just be the perfect candidate for one of these cool tattoos.