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Beautiful Tattoos Celebrate Landmarks and Cityscapes from Around the World

Cologne, GermanyPhoto credit: @victorjwebstertattoo

Cologne, Germany
Photo credit: @victorjwebstertattoo

Tattoos are a fantastic and beautiful way to commemorate a special place. This permanent body art makes it impossible to forget a meaningful locale, which is probably why so many people choose to get their favorite cities inked. It’s a gentle reminder of the experiences that were had—that way, a little part of the place is always with you, even when you’re not there.

Buzzfeed compiled a list of stunning tattoos that pay homage to cities from all across the globe. From Paris to Las Vegas, each city has its own distinctive style and architectural personality that is undoubtedly cherished by anyone who would permanently mark their body with its image.

New York City, New YorkPhoto credit: @_.limi._

New York City, New York
Photo credit: @_.limi._

Rio de Janeiro, BrazilPhoto credit: @joaocaldara

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Photo credit: @joaocaldara

Stockholm, SwedenPhoto credit: a href="https://instagram.com/p/Zve8ddTGxl/" target="_blank">@sashaunisex

Stockholm, Sweden
Photo credit: a href=”https://instagram.com/p/Zve8ddTGxl/” target=”_blank”>@sashaunisex

Seattle, Washington, USAPhoto credit: @jnf_anne89

Seattle, Washington, USA
Photo credit: @jnf_anne89

Vancouver, CanadaPhoto credit: @sylvielesylvie_tattoo

Vancouver, Canada
Photo credit: @sylvielesylvie_tattoo

Paris, FrancePhoto credit: @vivastar18

Paris, France
Photo credit: @vivastar18

Brighton's West Pier, UKPhoto credit: @suflanda

Brighton's West Pier, UK
Photo credit: @suflanda

London, UKPhoto credit: @mandalaarttattoo

London, UK
Photo credit: @mandalaarttattoo

Paris, FrancePhoto credit: @suflanda

Paris, France
Photo credit: @suflanda

Cincinnati, USAPhoto credit: @jeremiahgriswoldtattoo

Cincinnati, USA
Photo credit: @jeremiahgriswoldtattoo

Unknown/abstract cityPhoto credit: @peteraurisch

Unknown/abstract city
Photo credit: @peteraurisch

via [Buzzfeed, Design TAXI]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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