23 Great Compass Tattoo Ideas For Men

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A compass is an instrument that has accompanied the history of mankind. These little dials have helped sailors and soldiers find their ways for thousands of years. This maritime symbol was popular among early sailors and it was believed that getting a compass tattoo would protect you on rough waters and ensure that you would return home safely. Even to this day, people can use the same compass tattoo meanings that others used centuries ago.

Choosing a tattoo that shows off your love for exploring the world, like a colorful compass, is a great way to express your personality in a visual way. A compass tattoo can also mean guidance through difficult times, since a magnetic compass works even during a storm at sea or an emergency on land. It can mean finding your way, which is helpful if you’re still searching for a goal or purpose. Taking guidance from the past or personal heritage, especially since many compass tattoos for men are chosen in honor of a family member.

Realistic Compass Tattoos

Create a fantastic 3D compass tattoo with a piece of map, rope, anchor, roses, feather, birds or any other symbols, here everything depends on the sense you want to put into this tattoo.

a map sleeve tattoo with roses, a wolf and a compass

a map sleeve tattoo with roses, a wolf and a compass

a part of a tattoo sleeve with rope and compasses

a part of a tattoo sleeve with rope and compasses

a realistic compass with a map piece

a realistic compass with a map piece

artistically rich 3D compass, rope and world map tattoo

artistically rich 3D compass, rope and world map tattoo

upper shoulder world map tattoo with a compass

upper shoulder world map tattoo with a compass

half sleeve man tattoo with a rose compass

half sleeve man tattoo with a rose compass

compass and hourglass full sleeve tattoo for man

compass and hourglass full sleeve tattoo for man

rope, anchor, map and a compass 3D tattoo on an arm

rope, anchor, map and a compass 3D tattoo on an arm

compass and feather forearm tattoo with a bird

compass and feather forearm tattoo with a bird

map and 3D compass tattoo on an arm with black ink

map and 3D compass tattoo on an arm with black ink

Other Ideas

Small stylized compass tattoos, black ink or colorful, can be placed on wrists, arms, shoulders, body, back or wherever you want.

a colorful compass and anchor tattoo on an arm

a colorful compass and anchor tattoo on an arm

arrow compass tattoo on an arm

arrow compass tattoo on an arm

black and red compass tattoo

black and red compass tattoo

black ink compass arrow tattoo

black ink compass arrow tattoo

black ink windrose compass tattoo

black ink windrose compass tattoo

colorful compass tattoo with roses on an arm

colorful compass tattoo with roses on an arm

watercolor compass tattoo on a shoulder

watercolor compass tattoo on a shoulder

stylized black ink compass tattoo on a back

stylized black ink compass tattoo on a back

compass man tattoo on the body with black ink

compass man tattoo on the body with black ink

forest with a compass tattoo idea design

forest with a compass tattoo idea design

half shoulder and half breast map tattoo with a compass

half shoulder and half breast map tattoo with a compass

nautical globe compass tattoo on an arm

nautical globe compass tattoo on an arm

small compass 24 tattoo on a wrist

small compass 24 tattoo on a wrist

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