Nature is a great source of inspiration for tattoo artists and mountains represent an important natural motif with many symbolic meanings. The common meaning of a mountain tattoo is the love for nature and travel, but it could also remind of a great journey or a special place.
Still, the symbolism of a mountain can be much more profound. A mountain is the meeting point between the spiritual and material world, between heaven and earth. The symbol of a mountain is similar to a ladder, representing the rise to transcendental; its general symbols being related to elevation.
In religion, mountains represent the dwellings of holy beings or God.
Inked on the skin, a mountain tattoo can also refer to different challenges in life, overcoming obstacles or making progress. Climbing up a mountain or other height often indicates spiritual or mental improvement.
Mountains can also represent a secluded, isolated or hard to reach place. Such a place could symbolize loneliness or difficult to achieve mental, spiritual or emotional states.
On the other hand, mountains are symbols of freedom and adventure, making great tattoo designs for mountain climbing lovers.
Depending on what you want to express through your mountain tattoo, it can be associated with animals, trees, rivers, the Sun or the Moon. Browse below through our selection of stunning mountain tattoos and get inspired!