Photo Friday: Glacier Tattoos

Posted by on Mar 31, 2017

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The beauty and grandeur of glaciers inspire some people to get tattoos of these natural wonders on their skin. Despite the vastness of glaciers, their presence on Earth may be less permanent than those tattoos, due to increased melting caused by global warming. The ways in which people choose to immortalize glaciers also vary. Some designs capture the simple beauty, while others focus on memories or experiences on glaciers.

See images of these fascinating tattoos below:

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A delicate inner arm tattoo of glacier-covered peaks (Source: Small Tattoos/Twitter).

 

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A tattoo inspired by Kokanee Glacier in British Columbia (Source: Ojas Cats/Twitter).

 

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A ribcage tattoo inspired by Icelandic glaciers (Source: Little Tattoos/Twitter).

 

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Before and after photos of a sleeve tattoo of a climber ascending a peak (Source: Owlcat Artists/Twitter).

 

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An upper arm tattoo of Mount Rainier (Source: Paolo Mottola Mastroianni/Flickr).

 

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A large side tattoo of a mountain range (Source: Jeff Tarinelli/Flickr).

 

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A tattoo of Tahoma’s Glaciers and the Wonderland Trail (Source: Phillip Martello).

 

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A small wrist tattoo of glaciers (Source: Station de FLAINE/Twitter).

 

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