One of the reasons why people consider getting inked has to do with tributes and memoirs. There's a beautiful meaning to those images, symbols and verses, and it's to honor a person or event in someone's life. It's this very reason that travel tattoos are becoming popular as travel buffs and find lasting ways to permanently etch the memory of their adventures.

Travel tattoos, while not exactly a new thing, have been determined as one of the growing trends for 2016, according to the Huffington Post. Having one is fancier (and cooler) than buying souvenirs like magnets, according to Sortra. On Instagram, thousands have taken to posting their travel tattoos, which highlight their completed adventures or travel goals.

Take a look at some of these impressive travel tattoos, which could inspire your own plans too:

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A photo posted by @traveltattoos on Jul 7, 2015 at 2:07pm PDT

Amsterdam, you'll always have a piece of my heart

A photo posted by Elisa Pigatto (@e_piggy) on Sep 18, 2015 at 3:08am PDT

// submitted by @majorink_jees // curated by @t_x_f

A photo posted by TATTOO LOOKBOOK (@tattoolookbook) on Dec 17, 2015 at 2:40pm PST

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