Because there is so much of it, the spine area provides a lot of tattoo “real estate” that can be irresistible when it comes to tattoos for women. A spine tattoo can also be sexy and alluring since it follows the natural curves of the back.
Due to its length and shape, the spine calls for some decoration. Whether this be fancy lettering, a small flower chain or another type of vertical design, a spine tattoo can really make a statement.
Depending on how much you want to accentuate your backbone, you can choose to do part of it or to decorate the entire length of it from your neck to your tailbone. This full-length type of spine tattoo is not for the faint of heart or for shrinking violets since it makes a big impact.
Another plus of a spine tattoo is that it can be an extravagant statement while remaining mostly private. Unless you are in a swimsuit or with an intimate partner, a spine tattoo remains under wraps beneath clothing, so you can have something special that only you know about.
Due to this secrecy, you can really get wild with design elements that you may be too shy to display somewhere more visible.
Spine tattoos are often delicate, vertical designs that mimic the spinal cord, and can be foreign lettering, abstract spirals or tribal elements.
If you want a more edgy look, you can also get an actual skeletal spinal column tattooed along your real one! That can be a unique and rock and roll look.
A spine tattoo suits smaller, up and down designs. You can even scroll out an entire quotation along the length of your back. Get inspired by these ideas, the sky and spine is the limit!