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 Thigh Photo: kevinking.nyc
#2 Mountains and Trees on Inner Forearm Photo: Eva Krbdk
#3 Mountain Scenery on Back Photo: mgptattoos
#4 Mountain Range Tattoo on Tricep
#5 Dotwork Mountains on Forearm Photo: malwina8
#6 Mountain Outline on Inner Bicep Photo: malwina8
#7 Linework Mountain Tattoo on Ribcage
#8 Sketchy Half Sleeve Photo: ineepine
#9 Delicate Design on Collar Bone Photo: ahmet_cambaz
#10 Mountain Peaks and Stars
#11 Fine Line Mountains on Forearm Photo: mr.k_tattoo
#12 Watercolor Mountain Tattoo on Ribcage Photo: joicewang.nyc
#13 Mountain Tattoo on Inner Bicep
#14 Tiny Dotwork Mountain on Ankle Photo: ilwolhongdam
#15 Minimalist Mountain Tattoo on Shoulder Photo: lindsayapriltattoo
#16 Mountains and Constellations Inside a Circle
#17 Mountain Tattoo and Triangle on Ribcage Photo: stellatxttoo
#18 Dotwork Mountain Scenery on Tricep Photo: tomtomtatts
#19 Mountain Range and Crescent Moon
#20 Single Line Mountain Tattoo on Tricep Photo: moganji
#21 Geometric Mountain Tattoo Photo: bicemsinik
#22 Tiny Mountain on Arm
#23 Sketch Style Mountain Tattoo Photo: frankcarrilho
#24 Minimalist Mountain Range and Arrow on Upper Back Photo: mariafernandeztattoo
#25 Black Ink Mountain on Ribcage
#26 Dotwork and Linework Mountain on Chest Photo: axelejsmont
#27 Beautiful Montain Range and Bird Photo: Pablo Sánchez
#28 Small Mountain on Wrist
Photo: Anna Maria Reh
#29 Mountains and Stars in a Triangle Photo: annarehtattoo
#30 Matching Mountains on Sisters Photo: Shaena
#31 Dotwork and Geometric Mountains on Shoulder Blade
Photo: Ian Reynold
#32 Mountains and Night Sky in Triangle Photo: Leah Borkenhagen
#33 Dotwork Mountain Tattoo on Forearm Photo: Amanda Carmel
#34 Watercolor Mountain Tattoo on Ribcage
#35 Tiny Delicate Mountains and Crescent Moon Photo: tattooist_dal
#36 Blue Mountains Tattoo on Shoulder Photo: evgenymel
#37 Matching Mountain Peaks and Stars
Photo: Peta-Jane Heffernan
#38 Black and Grey Mountain Range on Inner Bicep Photo: Mirmanda
#39 Dotwork Geometric Mountains Photo: Skyler Espinoza
#40 Mountains, Trees and Crescent Moon
Photo: Mari Dagli Tattoo
#41 Splendid Side Piece Photo: Mirmanda
#42 Mountain Peaks and Antlers on Upper Back Photo: adriennehaberl
#43 Circular Mountain Tattoo on Forearm
Photo: Mike Stout
#44 Blackwork Mountain and Wave Photo: Rogério Brito
#45 Heartbeat Mountain on Chest Photo: mericris
#46 Black Ink Mountain Range on Back Shoulder
Photo: Rae Love.