Tattoos are a divisive subject, with many supporters and just as many opponents. However, whether you love or loathe tattoos, or you’re on the fence about this subject, there’s one thing that nobody can deny: some tattoo designs are fantastic masterpieces that turn the human body into living, walking, breathing artwork.
For all of you art and tattoo lovers out there, Bored Panda has compiled this magnificent tattoo gallery of ideas for full back tattoos. The tats featured here transcend the usual discussion about tattoos and enter the realm of body art. Let us know which ones caught your eye and why, upvote your favorite ones, and keep on scrolling. When you’re done being awed by awesome back tattoos, have a gander at Bored Panda’s posts about the best palm tattoo ideas, clever matching tattoos, and epic leg tattoos.
One More Session For Touch-Ups And Highlights
Incredible Back Tattoo
A person’s back is a canvas unto itself: there’s plenty of space for large, detailed body art there and it’s probably every tattoo lover's fantasy to end up having a personalized illustration on their backs.
Freehand Back Piece
Floral Composition, Done In 2 Sessions
Of course, such large back tattoo ideas require hours upon hours of dedicated hard work. And they cost a pretty penny too. So it’s important you talk to a tattoo artist you trust and respect before embarking on such a huge project that will stay with you for the rest of your life.
Amazing 3D Back Tattoo
Total Of 14/15 Hours Of Work
Nautical Back Tattoo
Tattoozza has some advice on how best to care for your freshly-minted full back tattoo. We all know that you just can’t wait to show it off to the world when you ‘accidentally’ lift up your shirt in public, but there’s a certain protocol that needs to be followed for the sake of your health. First of all, your tattoo artist should bind your back with bandages and gauze; you can remove them after a few hours, but no scratching, and be sure to wash your hands!
Beautiful Full Back Tattoo
I Had Such An Honor To Make This Piece
Stunning Dot Work
Next, you must keep the tattoo clean. So make sure your hands are clean each time you touch it, and avoid swimming and hot tubs if you can — nobody wants you to get an infection. Also, do your best to wear loose clothing that won’t rub against your back and won’t irritate your skin.
After 3 Years Of Pain, Patience, Expenses, Travels, Hard Work Finally We Did It! Thanks To My Client For All These Years
Amazing Back Ink
Chinese Tattoo Design
After a few days of using antibacterial creams on your back, you can then start applying moisturizing lotions. And voila! You’re all set to impress everybody you know. What do you think of tattoos? Does anybody you know have a back tattoo? Drop us a comment below, and share your thoughts with everybody.
Cat-Fish Back Piece
Really Impressive Work
Book Illustrations Coming Live In This Back Piece
Full Back Line Art Tattoo
Back Ink Masterpiece
Deer And Magnolia Flowers. Done In Two Sessions
Grim Full Back Piece
Beautiful Back Tattoo
Amazing Back Piece
Elegant Line Art On Back
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