Not sure where to put your next tattoo? Instagrammers are flipping their ink game around and trying out the latest in tat trends: spine tattoos. Check out these 20 looks for inspiration!
Not Just A Phase
Just yes to everything about this tattoo from @steakndchicks. From the stunning flower to the intricately cool phases of the moon, we’re howling at how much we love it!
Leave Me Alone
Go With The Floral
A vine of gorgeous florals down your spine is as delicate as it is badass. @ ivan_martinez_tattoo831 shows a stunning example in this photo!
Follow Your Arrow
Don’t just stick with straight lines. This tattoo from @vortextattoosbyjamie shows off some serious shading and bolded areas to make it a true work of art!
Back To Bloom
Watching the flowers finally bloom in the springtime is one of the most hopeful times of the year, in our opinion. Show off a time lapse of the different phases, like this tat from @tatuaggi_!
Game Of Thorns
Spine tattoos don’t necessarily have to take up all of your vertebra. This black and white rose on @tazebeth packs a huge punch in a small space.
This tree branch look from @anais_chabane had to have taken hours, but the result was obviously totally worth it! We can’t be(leaf) how gorgeous it turned out!
This “spine tattoo” from @zana.ink is taking the trend to an entirely new level. This kind of detail takes a TON of skill!
Dots And Diamonds
The bolder lines in this spine tattoo from @staninkmen add just enough drama to make it a little more interesting and lot more gorgeous!
Pizza My Heart
If it means a lot to you, you should get it tatted, right? This spine tattoo from @rozlyndubztattoos is truly a slice of Heaven!
Why stick with one flower when you can get a whole garden? Loving these intricately designed tattoos from @ananjtattoos; just look at those details!
Don’t take on the trend alone! Grab your bestie and choose a design that you’ll both love for years to come. Check out these fun matching tattoos from @monochrom.ink!
How cool is this spinal solar system from @inked_by_tahlia? If you’re wanting to do a space-inspired tat, just pe sure to [planet] out! (Ha. Ha. Ha.)
Roses Are Rad
A rose by any other name would smell as sweet…and look as good as this tattoo from @tzer.tattoos!
You Can Quote Us
[Back] To Your [Roots]
Spine tattoos allow for incredible creativity and personalization. Whether you want a delicate floral design, an inspiring quote, or an astronomical work of art, there are endless options to make a statement on your back. As this article shows, spine tattoos are a huge trend right now, letting people show off their unique style. With the spine being a large canvas, you can go big and bold or small and simple. Just make sure to pick a design that is meaningful to you, so your new ink will be something you’ll love forever. Spine tattoos are the perfect way to put your own personal stamp on a hot new tattoo trend.
This story first appeared on More by Hannah Marsh.
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