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105+ Coordinate Tattoo Ideas to Memorialize Your Favorite Places

by Sherri Owens

From basic coordinates and matching tattoos to floral designs, here are the stunning tattoos that can commemorate your favorite places around the world!

I love doing coordinate tattoos because they always come with such cool stories. These stories can be about places, moments, cool travel adventures, and more. It is a great way to share in the lives of my clients and create a permanent reminder for them as well!

In this post, I am going to introduce you to the most popular and creative coordinate tattoo ideas. I will also discuss the various meanings behind them and how you can create a design that is unique to you!

The Best Coordinate Tattoo Ideas

Here are the best coordinate tattoo designs for you to choose from:

Minimalist Coordinate Tattoos

If you want the main focus of your coordinates tattoo to be the coordinates, then a minimalist coordinates tattoo is the way to go. This means that you just have the location along with the cardinal directions.

Simple Coordinate Forearm Tattoo

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Birth Place Coordinate Leg Tattoo

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Now, you may imagine that a simple coordinate tattoo sounds pretty boring, think again! There are actually a few ways to make sure that your coordinates tattoo looks interesting or unique.

Coordinate Tattoo Below the Knee

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Coordinates with Tiny Moon Tattoo

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One option that you have with your coordinate tattoo design is to use a different kind of font. You can also choose to structure your coordinates tattoo in a particular manner. For instance, some people prefer to have it in a single line while other people like to have one sectioned above the other, like Angelina Jolie has done with her tattoo.

Simple Coordinate Forearm Tattoo

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Tiny Coordinates Tattoo

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Tiny Coordinates Tattoo on the Hand

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One of the perks of a minimalistic coordinate tattoo design is that it can be placed anywhere on your body and can even work as a neck tattoo! In fact, if you have long hair, you can hide your coordinates tattoo whenever you want.

Tiny and Simple Coordinates Forearm Tattoo

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Coordinates Tattoo of a Special Place

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The more common placement spot for a coordinate tattoo is the back of the upper arm, although the upper back is a popular spot too.

Home Coordinates Arm Tattoo

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Matching Coordinate Tattoos

There is typically a moving or interesting story behind coordinates tattoos. This is why some people choose to get matching tattoos. The coordinate tattoo design is an artistic depiction of a bond or experience shared by two or more people. This could be between family members, best friends or close friends.

Matching Coordinates Forearm Tattoo

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Black and Red Matching Coordinates Arm Tattoo

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Mother and Son Tattooed Coordinates of Their City

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Now, when it comes to matching coordinates tattoos, you have a few options. If you like, you can get a simplistic design and have each tattoo a perfect match for the other. This can be a good option if you want to commemorate the same location such as where you met, a home address, or a wedding destination.

Single Needle Curvy Coordinates Tattoo

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Typewriter Letter Format Coordinates Tattoo

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Circle Shaped Coordinate Tattoo

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Your other avenue is to get the coordinates of the other person inked on you. Such a coordinates tattoo works when you want to honor some element of the other's life. So, you can each get the location of where the other person was born or their favorite place.

Bold and Long Coordinates Tattoo

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A really cute idea for matching coordinates tattoos is to get each coordinate tattoo in a semi-circle. Place each of the coordinates tattoo near the edge of your forearm. So, when you place your forearms together, the tattoos line up to form a circle.

This idea can also work as side-by-side ankle coordinate tattoos.

Matching Coordinated Tattoo for Couple

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Coordinates Fine Line Tattoo

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Heart Coordinate Tattoos

As I said many coordinate tattoo designs are based on something meaningful. And, in some cases, these tattoo ideas are meant to represent a relationship or friendship between two or more people.

Circle Shaped Coordinates with Tiny Heart

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So, including a heart in your coordinates tattoo makes sense. It shows that those coordinates carry a great deal of significance to you. At the same time, it is small and simple enough to be subtle, ensuring that this tattoo design will work for anyone.

Coordinates Tattoo for Friends with Tiny Hearts

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At the same time, if you do want to go with a larger or even flashier coordinates tattoo, you should certainly go for it!

Pink Heart Tattoo with Coordinates and Sparks

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Botanical Coordinate Tattoos

If you want to add a touch of nature to your coordinates tattoo, then you should check out these botanical coordinate tattoo designs.

Coordinates with Tiny Flower Rib Tattoo

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There are a lot of different ways to make this kind of coordinate tattoo work. If you would like to keep things simple, then you can go with a single flower.

Circle Shaped Florals with Coordinates Tattoo

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Keep in mind that each flower has its own meaning. For instance, roses can be symbolic of love and passion while lotus flowers tend to be associated with spirituality.

Partial Watercolor Tree Tattoo with Coordinates

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So, if your coordinates tattoo is in honor of someone, it is a good idea to choose a flower that is representative of their personality. Of course, choosing their favorite flower can be a beautiful gesture too.

Greyscale Flowers with Coordinates Neck Tattoo

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In case the the coordinates in your coordinate tattoo are related to someone's birthplace, you may want to go with their birth flower to make your coordinates tattoo even more special.

Lavender and Wild Flowers with Coordinates Tattoo

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If you would like to add a bit more flair to your coordinate tattoo, then you can go with a floral wreath and have the coordinates inscribed in the center.

Ornamental Florals and Moon With Coordinates

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Philippines Coordinates with Tiny Flowers Underboob Tattoo

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Greyscale Double Flowers with Coordinates Tattoo

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Flower Petal with Coordinates Shoulder Tattoo

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Unalome and Coordinates Forearm Tattoo

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Coordinates Rose Forearm Tattoo

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Sunflower with Coordinates Forearm Tattoo

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Marigold Flowers with Coordinates Chest Tattoo

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Red Tulip with Coordinates Tattoo

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Unalome Lotus with Coordinates Tattoo

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Blue Floral Heart with Coordinates Tattoo

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Lotus with Coordinates Tattoo

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Plant Based Coordinates Botanical Tattoo

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Lilies with Coordinates Tattoo

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Rose and Coordinates Tattoo

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Map Coordinate Tattoos

If you are depicting a special place with your coordinates tattoo, then you may want to go all out. This is especially true if you are getting a tattoo of the home country or town of you or a loved one.

Map Coordinates Forearm Tattoo

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In this case, your coordinates tattoo can include a map. Now, the map in your coordinates tattoo doesn't have to point to the specific place of the coordinates. However, going with an accurate depiction is a great way to take your tattoo to the next level.

Map Coordinates with Wind Rose Tattoo

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Small Line Map with Coordinates Tattoo

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If the map feels a bit too complex, then you can get the outline of your hometown, state, or country.

Map with Coordinates Foot Tattoo

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Another great way to include the map concept in your coordinates tattoo but not take up too much space is to get your tattoo design in the shape of a globe. These tattoo designs can work as ankle coordinate tattoos too.

Compass with Map with Coordinates Tattoo

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Here are the coordinates tattoo ideas that you should check out for inspiration:

Compass with Map and Coordinates Rib Tattoo

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Water Colored Map with Compass and Coordinates

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Compass Map with Coordinates Back Tattoo

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Realistic Map with Coordinates and Compass Tattoo

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Globe with Coordinates and Compass Chest Tattoo

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Simple Line Map with Coordinates Leg Tattoo

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World Map with Coordinates and Roman Numerals Arm Tattoo

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Circle Shaped Map with Coordinates Tattoo

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Compass Coordinate Tattoos

If you are looking for tattoo ideas related to direction, then a compass coordinates tattoo is a good way to go. Compasses can be a symbol of guidance in the path that you should take.

Compass Coordinate Arm Tattoo

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Sketch Style Compass Coordinate Forearm Tattoo

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So, in terms of a compass coordinates tattoo, you may be depicting that you want to move toward the coordinates in your design.

Forest Themed Compass with Coordinates Tattoo

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At the same time, some people believe that the compass signifies independence. So, if you are looking to push past your boundaries and enter new territories or to move forward from the place you call home, then this is also a great coordinates tattoo to get.

Compass and Clock Combination with Coordinates Tattoo

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Coordinates and Compass Arm Tattoo

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Compass with Mountain and Coordinates Tattoo

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Traditional Style Floral Compass with Coordinates and Cuckoo Bird Tattoo

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Compass with Coordinates and Rope Tattoo

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Coordinates of Three Places with Compass Tattoo

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Compass Rose with Coordinates Chest Tattoo

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Bold Ink Compass with Coordinates Tattoo

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Ornamental Compass and Coordinates Tattoo

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Circle Shaped Compass with Coordinates Tattoo

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Compass Anchor and Arrow Coordinate Tattoos

This is a subcategory of the compass coordinates tattoo. Here, there is an arrow along with your coordinates tattoo. The compass can be on one side of the arrow and an anchor on the other side.

Compass Anchor with Arrow Forearm Tattoo

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There are a lot of different meanings that can be associated with such coordinate tattoos. And, to a certain degree, the meaning can depend on how the compass and anchor are placed.

Anchor Compass with Coordinates and Arrow Arm Tattoo

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For instance, if the compass is at the head of the arrow and the anchor is at the back, it can mean that you are ready to leave the place that you call home and go on an adventure. Or, it could mean that your home is your anchor and that you rely on it while you go out seeking new places and people.

Sketchy Watercolor Anchor and Compass Rose Tattoo

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Black Ink Compass Anchor with Coordinates Tattoo

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Compass, Anchor and Arrow with Coordinates Forearm Tattoo

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Arrow Coordinate Tattoos

If you only want the arrow in your coordinate tattoo, then there are coordinate tattoos for you to choose from.

Delicate Arrow and Coordinate Tattoo

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In case you are looking to keep your coordinate tattoo ideas as simple as possible, then you can go with a minimalistic design. However, there are plenty of coordinate tattoos that add some style and flair and you can follow their lead too!

Arrow with Coordinates Tattoo

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Straight Arrow with Coordinates Tattoo

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Coordinates and Arrow Forearm Tattoo

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Arrow and Coordinates with Flag Tattoo

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Tiny Arrow and Coordinates Rib Tattoo

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Sun Coordinate Tattoos

A sun coordinates tattoo is a simple tattoo design but can have a lot of meaning. As you are aware, the sun is typically associated with brightness, life, energy, and positivity.

Lined Sun with Coordinates Tattoo

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Combining this symbol with your coordinates tattoo is a good way to indicate that that particular place is a source of joy and light for you!

Simple Sun with Coordinates Tattoo

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Black Ink Sun with Coordinates Tattoo

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Sun Burst and the Coordinates Tattoo

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Landscape Coordinate Tattoos

The landscape coordinates tattoo is also a really great tattoo if you are all about aesthetics. Here, the background of these coordinate tattoos consists of mountains, lakes, waves, islands, or any other background that you like.

Mountains with Coordinates Back Arm Tattoo

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Fine Line Mountain with Coordinates Tattoo

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Waves with Coordinates Leg Tattoo

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If you would like to add a bit more meaning to your tattoo, then you can add a landscape that is a perfect option to these coordinates.

Matching Mountains with Coordinates Tattoo

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Sunset, Ocean and Space Themed Coordinates Tattoo

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Bass Lake Coordinates Tattoo

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Combination Tattoo of Mountains, Compass and Florals Coordinates Tattoo

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Summer Time Themed Coordinates Tattoo

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Organ Mountains Piece with Coordinates Tattoo

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Dotted Style Mountain with Coordinates Tattoo

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Coordinates and Palm Tree Tattoo

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Majestic Sunset with Coordinates Tattoo

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Combination Tattoo of Sun, Waves and Coordinates

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Mountains and Flagstaff, AZ Coordinates Tattoo

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Matching Dot Work Mountain with Coordinates Wrist Tattoo

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Fine Line Mountains with Coordinates Tattoo

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Blue Waves with Coordinates Tattoo

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Plane Coordinate Tattoos

This is a great coordinates tattoo to consider if you love to travel. The plane is indicative of moving from one place to another.

Flight Route Coordinates with Bold Ink Plane Tattoo

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However, the coordinates in this kind of coordinates tattoo can either be your favorite place or the place that you call home. This all depends on the intention behind these tattoo designs.

Tiny Plane with Coordinates Tattoo

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For such coordinate tattoos, you can choose a real plane, a paper plane, or both!

Tiny Globe and Plane with Coordinates Tattoo

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Paper Plane and Dotted Plane with Coordinates Tattoo

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New Jersey Coordinates with Globe and Plane Tattoo

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Compass with Plane and Coordinates Back Tattoo

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Coordinates with Paper Plane and Dotted Plane Tattoo

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Plane and Coordinates Leg Tattoo

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Here are the coordinate tattoos that you should check out! There is so much variety and creativity here and you are sure to find what you are looking for!

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