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21 Spectacular Street Tattoos To Celebrate Your Origin

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Whether you’re thinking of paying homage to your hometown or toying with the thought of celebrating the street you grew up on by getting a street tattoo, we’ve got your back. Street tattoos can be challenging, but they’re a great way to remember where you came from and where you’re going.

What’s the meaning behind street tattoos, you wonder? We’d argue that street signs and street names typically represent your devotion to your friends and family, your journey to success, and your respect for the place you grew up in. With that out of the way, though, you can always assign your own meaning to your street tattoo.

We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite picks hoping they’re exactly what you’re looking for!

1. A black and gray street tattoo

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Starting with a “simple” black and gray street tattoo, we love the elegance and effortlessness of dark ink against light skin. Whether you opt for a sleeve tattoo or a smaller, more subtle street sign, you can’t go wrong with black ink.

2. A street tattoo on the side of the stomach

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When picking the perfect placement for your street tattoo, make sure you work with the rest of your tattoos and opt for a body part that offers you and your tattoo artist plenty of space to work with. A side-of-the-stomach tattoo might be a great option to consider.

3. A Hawaii street tattoo on the leg

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We’re obsessed with Hawaii and we couldn’t pass on the opportunity to rave about this tattoo! From the color of the ink to the placement of the tattoo, we can’t get enough of how great this work of art looks!

4. A street tattoo on the forearm

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What about a forearm tattoo? Whether you plan on going all out or inking a smaller piece somewhere on your arm, a forearm tattoo might be right for you. With a forearm tattoo, you don’t need to worry about your hometown stretching, sagging, or looking weird from certain angles.

5. A street tattoo on the back of the arm


We might as well say the same thing about a back-of-the-arm tattoo! Whether you’re inking a lot of elements or keeping the entire piece small and simple, you need to opt for a placement that’s going to look and feel great at all times. A back-of-the-arm tattoo will do that for you!

6. A Seattle street tattoo on the upper arm

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Any Seattle residents here? A Seattle-themed street tattoo complete with tall buildings, mountains, and clouds can make a grown man cry! When you’re adamant about commemorating your hometown or a town that holds a special place in your heart, you might as well do it right!

7. A colored street tattoo on the upper arm

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Black and gray tattoos are all the rage these days, but that doesn’t mean that colored tattoos are out of style. Whether you opt for a colored piece or add a bit of color to certain elements of your tattoo, you can make your tattoo pop and attract attention.

8. A Georgia street tattoo on the forearm

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What about a Georgia street tattoo? When working on a specific town, city, or state, you can get creative and add all the elements that make you think back to that place. Buildings, parks, and street signs are some of the most common elements people opt for, but you can get even more creative than that.

9. Area 51 street tattoo on the arm

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Anyone obsessed with aliens and Area 51 conspiracy theories? We suggest you get a street tattoo that represents a little more than the place you grew up in or the town you went to college in. Alien tattoos are always a lot of fun, and you might be intrigued to get a street tattoo inspired by the little green monsters, too.

10. A Canadian street tattoo on the forearm

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Coming from Canada? Get a Canadian street tattoo complete with photos of your memories, a portrait of someone special, and other elements that make you look back at your life in Canada.

11. A small and simple street tattoo

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While street tattoos tend to take up a lot of space, there’s no reason why you wouldn’t be able to get the same effect with a smaller, simpler tattoo. We love the little street sign and the clouds that look like a view from the window you’d see when traveling back to your favorite place.

12. A street tattoo with skulls


Skulls and street signs? Absolutely! When working on the final design of your street tattoo, make sure you get creative and come up with a way to commemorate all the things you want to remember for the rest of your life.

13. A Sin City street tattoo on the leg

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A Sin City tattoo to remember all the good times you had there? Absolutely! Whatever your reason for getting this street tattoo might be, make sure you include all the things that make you feel like you want to go back there ASAP.

14. A Los Angeles street tattoo

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We’ve got quite a few Los Angeles street tattoos coming your way! This one consists of street signs, tall buildings, palm trees, and a barbed wire fence. This scene captures the essence of LA and that’s what we love about it!

15. A San Diego street tattoo

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A street tattoo doesn’t need to be heavy on buildings and street signs. With a beautiful seascape complete with a palm tree and a stunning sunset, you can still pay homage to your favorite street, town, or city. Add all the elements you need to get the point across and you’re good to go!

16. A Route 66 street tattoo

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Route 66 is one of the most famous roads in America and that’s why it deserves a spot on the list, too! It’s a great tattoo motif because it allows you to express your creativity and add all the elements you need to create a street tattoo that represents your origin or the place you want to pay homage to.

17. A Wrigley Field street tattoo

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Wrigley Field is a baseball stadium, for those of you who aren’t big baseball fans. A stadium can make for a great street tattoo, too, especially if it reminds you of a time in your life when you were truly happy or a person who is super special to you.

18. A street tattoo on the back

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Street tattoos can be quite big and bold, and that’s why they require quite a lot of real estate to look good. A street tattoo on the back might be your way of celebrating your ancestry, your family, and the place you grew up in.

19. A Los Angeles street tattoo on the forearm

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What about this Los Angeles street tattoo? It consists of a street sign, a car driving down the street, tall buildings, and palm trees, as well as subtle letters making up the name of the city. It’s pretty freakin’ neat, isn’t it?

20. A Los Angeles street tattoo on the upper arm

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If you’re a fan of darker tattoos, you might be interested in this Los Angeles street tattoo. It consists of a street sign, tall buildings, and lettering, too, but the spaces between the elements are filled in with black ink making them pop a little more.

21. A street tattoo on the leg

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We’re ending the article with a straightforward street tattoo on the leg. Complete with clouds, utility poles, and a street sign, this tattoo is a great example of something small and subtle making a big statement.