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 drawings 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 list of ideas for full back tattoos. The tats featured here transcend the usual discussion about tattoos and enter the realm of 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 tats, have a gander at Bored Panda’s posts about the best palm tattoos, clever matching tattoos, and epic leg tattoos.

#1

One More Session For Touch-Ups And Highlights

One More Session For Touch-Ups And Highlights

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Iggy 1 week ago

Putting the 'artist' into 'tattoo artist'. That is an amazing amount of skill.

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#2

Back Piece

Back Piece

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Iggy 1 week ago

That is beautiful.

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#3

Incredible Back Tattoo

Incredible Back Tattoo

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Foxxy 1 week ago

This is beautiful

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A person’s back is a canvas unto itself: there’s plenty of space for large, detailed drawings there and it’s probably every tattoo lover's fantasy to end up having a personalized illustration on their backs.

#4

Freehand Back Piece

Freehand Back Piece

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varwenea 1 week ago

Wow, free hand. That's rather impressive!

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#5

Amazing Piece Of Art

Amazing Piece Of Art

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Mimi 1 week ago

Now that artist knows his shading techniques. Amazing.

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#6

Floral Composition, Done In 2 Sessions

Floral Composition, Done In 2 Sessions

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varwenea 1 week ago

I enjoy these ones without the black outline. They look like such a painting.

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Of course, such large tats 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.

#7

Amazing 3D Back Tattoo

Amazing 3D Back Tattoo

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Gemma Saleh 1 week ago

Best one so far. Incredible illusion. Beautiful!

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#8

Nautical Back Tattoo

Nautical Back Tattoo

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Pokemon sa 1 week ago

The Kraken - Mr Gibbs Voice

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#9

Total Of 14/15 Hours Of Work

Total Of 14/15 Hours Of Work

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boredpanDaman 1 week ago

the sad part somehow is that this guy is the only one in the world that cannot see it directly

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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!

#10

Beautiful Full Back Tattoo

Beautiful Full Back Tattoo

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Brenda Swann 3 days ago

Absolutely amazing

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#11

After 3 Years Of Pain, Patience, Expenses, Travels, Hard Work Finally We Did It! Thanks To My Client For All These Years

After 3 Years Of Pain, Patience, Expenses, Travels, Hard Work Finally We Did It! Thanks To My Client For All These Years

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Lizard Queen 1 week ago

Regardless of one's stance on tattoos, this is art. This is a masterpiece, an amazing example of what accomplished tattoo artists can do.

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#12

Amazing Back Ink

Amazing Back Ink

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Sarah Brinsfield 1 week ago

I like how clean this is, not too dark in comparison to some other heavy hands. Great job!

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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.

#13

Stunning Dot Work

Stunning Dot Work

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The Dutches 6 days ago

This is beautiful.

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#14

I Had Such An Honor To Make This Piece

I Had Such An Honor To Make This Piece

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Dolicious 1 week ago

Nice combo of styles!

#15

Cat-Fish Back Piece

Cat-Fish Back Piece

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Sharon Vaughn 5 days ago

That's a catfish. More exotic than the ones around here.

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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.

#16

Chinese Tattoo Design

Chinese Tattoo Design

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Meeow 1 week ago

The details is remarkable

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#17

Really Impressive Work

Really Impressive Work

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Terd Fergison 1 week ago

Amazing skill!

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#18

Cute Dots

Cute Dots

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My O My 1 week ago

Goes alomg beautifully with her siluette

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#19

Impressive Detailed Full Back Tattoo

Impressive Detailed Full Back Tattoo

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Andres Tejeda 1 week ago

Love the silence of the lambs theme.

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#20

Book Illustrations Coming Live In This Back Piece

Book Illustrations Coming Live In This Back Piece

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Doober 1 week ago

Love the playfulness of this one

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#21

Deer And Magnolia Flowers. Done In Two Sessions

Deer And Magnolia Flowers. Done In Two Sessions

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Aunt Messy 1 week ago

That's two LONG sessions.

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#22

Full Back Line Art Tattoo

Full Back Line Art Tattoo

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Sol Connor 1 week ago

The presision is incredible!

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#23

Back Ink Masterpiece

Back Ink Masterpiece

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Andrea Delden 5 days ago

Great art-deco design!

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#24

Grim Full Back Piece

Grim Full Back Piece

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Von 1 week ago

Wow that black is incredibly saturated. Incredible

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#25

Beautiful Back Tattoo

Beautiful Back Tattoo

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Mimi 1 week ago

I like how this really looks like an ink drawing. Respect.

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#26

Amazing Back Piece

Amazing Back Piece

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Booshan Belut 6 days ago

its hindu goddess Kali

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#27

Detailed Back Piece

Detailed Back Piece

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Emma Hunter 1 week ago

Hp Lovecraft.

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#28

Elegant Line Art On Back

Elegant Line Art On Back

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Lucy Bell 6 days ago

One of my favourites. Beautiful design, beautifully executed linework.

#29

Impressive Rose Tattoo

Impressive Rose Tattoo

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Sol Connor 1 week ago

Feels upside down

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#30

Gorilla Baby

Gorilla Baby

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Brenda Swann 3 days ago

I want to know the story behind this

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