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!

#1 Minimalist Mountain Tattoo on Left ThighMountain Tattoo by kevinking.nyc Photo: kevinking.nyc

#2 Mountains and Trees on Inner ForearmMountains and Trees Tattoo by Eva Krbdk Photo: Eva Krbdk

#3 Mountain Scenery on BackMountain Tattoo on Back by mgptattoos Photo: mgptattoos

#4 Mountain Range Tattoo on TricepMountain Range Tattoo by mgptattoos

 Photo: mgptattoos

#5 Dotwork Mountains on ForearmDotwork Mountain Tattoo by malwina8 Photo: malwina8

#6 Mountain Outline on Inner BicepMountain Outline Tattoo by malwina8 Photo: malwina8

#7 Linework Mountain Tattoo on RibcageLinework Mountain Tattoo by susboom_tattoo

Photo: susboom_tattoo

#8 Sketchy Half SleeveMountain Tattoo by ineepine Photo: ineepine

#9 Delicate Design on Collar Bone Delicate Mountain Tattoo by ahmet_cambaz Photo: ahmet_cambaz

#10 Mountain Peaks and Stars Mountain Tattoo by mentat_gamze

 Photo: mentat_gamze

#11 Fine Line Mountains on ForearmFine Line Mountain Tattoo by mr.k_tattoo Photo: mr.k_tattoo

#12 Watercolor Mountain Tattoo on RibcageWatercolor Mountain Tattoo by joicewang.nyc Photo: joicewang.nyc

#13 Mountain Tattoo on Inner BicepMountain Tattoo by tattooist_ty

 Photo: tattooist_ty

#14 Tiny Dotwork Mountain on AnkleTiny Dotwork Mountain Tattoo by ilwolhongdam Photo: ilwolhongdam

#15 Minimalist Mountain Tattoo on ShoulderMinimalist Mountain Tattoo by lindsayapriltattoo Photo: lindsayapriltattoo

#16 Mountains and Constellations Inside a CircleMountains and Constellations Tattoo by mark_ostein

 Photo: mark_ostein

#17 Mountain Tattoo and Triangle on RibcageMountain Tattoo on Ribcage by stellatxttoo Photo: stellatxttoo

#18 Dotwork Mountain Scenery on TricepDotwork Mountain Scenery Tattoo by tomtomtatts Photo: tomtomtatts

#19 Mountain Range and Crescent MoonMountain Range Tattoo by tomtomtatts 

Photo: tomtomtatts

#20 Single Line Mountain Tattoo on TricepSingle Line Mountain Tattoo by moganji Photo: moganji

#21 Geometric Mountain TattooGeometric Mountain Tattoo by bicemsinik Photo: bicemsinik

#22 Tiny Mountain on ArmTiny Mountain Tattoo on Arm by evantattoo

 Photo: evantattoo

#23 Sketch Style Mountain TattooSketch Style Mountain Tattoo by frankcarrilho Photo: frankcarrilho

#24 Minimalist Mountain Range and Arrow on Upper BackMountain Range and Arrow Tattoo by mariafernandeztattoo Photo: mariafernandeztattoo

#25 Black Ink Mountain on RibcageBlack Ink Mountain Tattoo by ikaatattoo 

Photo: ikaatattoo

#26 Dotwork and Linework Mountain on ChestDotwork and Linework Mountain Tattoo by axelejsmont Photo: axelejsmont

#27 Beautiful Montain Range and BirdBeautiful Montain Range Tattoo by Pablo Sánchez Photo: Pablo Sánchez

#28 Small Mountain on WristSmall Mountain Tattoo on Wrist by Anna Maria Reh

Photo: Anna Maria Reh

#29 Mountains and Stars in a Triangle Mountain Tattoo by annarehtattoo Photo: annarehtattoo

#30 Matching Mountains on SistersMatching Mountain Tattoos by Shaena Photo: Shaena

#31 Dotwork and Geometric Mountains on Shoulder BladeDotwork and Geometric Mountain Tattoo by Ian Reynold

Photo: Ian Reynold

#32 Mountains and Night Sky in TriangleMountain Tattoo by Leah Borkenhagen Photo: Leah Borkenhagen

#33 Dotwork Mountain Tattoo on ForearmDotwork Mountain Tattoo by Amanda Carmel Photo: Amanda Carmel

#34 Watercolor Mountain Tattoo on RibcageWatercolor Mountain Tattoo by Allison

Photo: Allison

#35 Tiny Delicate Mountains and Crescent MoonMountains and Crescent Moon Tattoo by tattooist_dal Photo: tattooist_dal

#36 Blue Mountains Tattoo on ShoulderMountain Tattoo by evgenymel Photo: evgenymel

#37 Matching Mountain Peaks and StarsMatching Mountain Tattoos by Peta-Jane Heffernan

Photo: Peta-Jane Heffernan

#38 Black and Grey Mountain Range on Inner BicepMountain Range Tattoo by Mirmanda Photo: Mirmanda

#39 Dotwork Geometric MountainsDotwork Geometric Mountain Tattoo by Skyler Espinoza Photo: Skyler Espinoza

#40 Mountains, Trees and Crescent MoonMountain Tattoo by Mari Dagli Tattoo

Photo: Mari Dagli Tattoo

#41 Splendid Side PieceMountain Tattoo by Mirmanda Photo: Mirmanda

#42 Mountain Peaks and Antlers on Upper BackMountain Tattoo and Antlers by adriennehaberl Photo: adriennehaberl

#43 Circular Mountain Tattoo on ForearmCircular Mountain Tattoo by Mike Stout

Photo: Mike Stout

#44 Blackwork Mountain and Wave Mountain and Wave Tattoo by Rogério Brito Photo: Rogério Brito

#45 Heartbeat Mountain on ChestHeartbeat Mountain Tattoo by mericris Photo: mericris

#46 Black Ink Mountain Range on Back ShoulderMountain Range Tattoo by Rae Love.

Photo: Rae Love.