Everyone’s ink has a story behind it; tattoos are a great way to tell your story through body art. Personally, I’m a big fan of map tattoos. I think they are great because they can have so many different meanings.

They can be a memory of the many places you’ve traveled, or a promise to never forget where it all started. A map tattoo can even represent your journey through life; your past, present, and future. Map tattoos are beautiful and elegant—just like the people who wear them! Here are 16 beautiful map tattoos that will have you craving a new tattoo.