Even if the mere thought of a needle buzzing around your ear makes your head spin, neck tattoos are happening. Now, whether or not you want one is totally up to you, but no matter how you feel about it, I think we can all admire the creative ways in which artists are inking this delicate part of the human body. Bored Panda has compiled a list of some of the best neck tattoos out there that deserve all the attention they can get. From subtle chokers to trippy optical illusions, scroll down to check out these awesome designs and upvote your faves.

#1

Phase Two Of My Dream Tattoo By Silvia! I Am Just So In Love!!

Phase Two Of My Dream Tattoo By Silvia! I Am Just So In Love!!

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Veronique Gagne 3 days ago

Wow!!! That's an amazing tattoo! Love it!

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If you're planning on inking your neck, there are some things you might want to consider. The fact that a new tattoo would ruffle many feathers once you've already been hired is pretty unlikely. "Nobody gets fired for having a tattoo after you've accepted a job," Human Resources consultant Laurie Ruettimann told Business Insider.

#2

Tiny Leaf Twig Tattoo Design

Tiny Leaf Twig Tattoo Design

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ADHORTATOR 3 days ago

This one is pretty

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"In most industries, your boss and colleagues will just shrug their shoulders and adapt to the way you look." But there are two types of tattoos that aren't likely to fly: face and neck tattoos. According to Ruettimann, those tattoos can disqualify you from jobs where you'll be meeting clients in particular.

#3

Loving The Depth On This One

Loving The Depth On This One

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Foxxy 3 days ago

Holy cow that is impressive.

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The hand tattoo is a bit less controversial but it's still questionable. Of course, just like any other ink, how your coworkers perceive it largely depends on how progressive your industry is. "At a law firm, people maybe will notice (a hand tattoo) more than at a tech firm where let's say nine out of 10 people already have tattoos," Vicki Salemi, a career expert at Monster.com, told The Wall Street Journal.

#4

Raven Tattoo

Raven Tattoo

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KittyPiano3 3 days ago

Some people can’t stop raven ‘bout this one (☞゚ヮ゚)☞

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It shouldn't come as a surprise that that younger Americans are more likely than previous generations to be tattooed and accepting of ink. Almost 40% of those aged between 18 and 29 have one. A bit less than a quarter of millennials say tattoos are unprofessional, compared to 63% of those 60 and older.

#5

Neck Tattoo

Neck Tattoo

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Kathy Lord Tate 3 days ago

I like this one.

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#6

Mini Tattoo

Mini Tattoo

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I HAD A GRAT TIM 3 days ago

It so cute!!

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#7

Little Blue Bird Tattoo

Little Blue Bird Tattoo

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Ashley Fernandes 3 days ago

That's beautifully done.

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#8

Flower On The Neck

Flower On The Neck

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Bonnie Blue Bird 3 days ago

Remembrance poppy

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#9

Optical Illusion Neck Tattoo

Optical Illusion Neck Tattoo

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Foxxy 3 days ago (edited)

That’s pretty trippy. EDIT : so I guess some people don’t know the slang meaning for trippy. Coz I have said this comment a few times in the past and it always gets downvoted. Trippy in slang is an adjective meaning cool, freaky, crazy, weird, groovy, amazing, or all of the above.

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#10

Plant Tattoo

Plant Tattoo

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Mazikeen Lebron 2 days ago

lov it❤

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#11

Choker Snake Tattoo

Choker Snake Tattoo

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Natters 3 days ago

Why not buy a physical choker? From now on all your outfits will have to go with it.... just saying....

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#12

Little Bird Neck Tattoo

Little Bird Neck Tattoo

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NanZ 3 days ago

Love it!

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#13

A Jumping Cat Neck Tattoo

A Jumping Cat Neck Tattoo

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A B C 2 days ago

I'm a simple girl, I see a cat, I upvote :)

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#14

Amazing Neck Tattoo

Amazing Neck Tattoo

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birdhouse 3 days ago

I like those sunglasses.

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#15

Swallow Tattoo

Swallow Tattoo

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Karen Marshall 3 days ago

Soooo.....many......... jokes!!!!!!

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#16

Adorable Tattoo Design

Adorable Tattoo Design

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Shelley Peters 3 days ago

Very nice, wrong placement imho

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#17

Floral Neck Tattoo

Floral Neck Tattoo

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Jennifer Gould 3 days ago

pretty!

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#18

First Tattoo At The New Shop!! Loving This Bright Brick Wall For Photos

First Tattoo At The New Shop!! Loving This Bright Brick Wall For Photos

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somnomania 2 days ago

Ooh, I love the little hints of white. My own tattoo that is otherwise black and dark grey has some white highlights and it really helps make parts of it pop.

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#19

Branch Of Olive

Branch Of Olive

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ben jamin 2 days ago

Do we olive farmers have to have one?

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#20

No Tear Tattoo

No Tear Tattoo

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Michelle Line 3 days ago

Is it "tear: as in to rip something" or "tear: as in to cry"?

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#21

Neck Tattoo

Neck Tattoo

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Jo Bertels 3 days ago

Simply beautiful

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#22

Large Spider Web Tattoo

Large Spider Web Tattoo

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ADHORTATOR 3 days ago

Ok, I am out...

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#23

Magpie Neck Tattoo

Magpie Neck Tattoo

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Laura Zappenduster 3 days ago

the magpie is chasing the necklace

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#24

Creation Of Adam Neck Tattoo

Creation Of Adam Neck Tattoo

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Jennifer Gould 3 days ago

creative idea!

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#25

Freehand Full Body Tattoo

Freehand Full Body Tattoo

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Luis Milian 3 days ago

wow, really nice. looks like a cover up tattoo

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#26

Medusa Was Once A Beautiful Mortal Who Was Turned Into A Dreadful Monster By Athena After An Ill-Fated Love Affair With Poseidon

Medusa Was Once A Beautiful Mortal Who Was Turned Into A Dreadful Monster By Athena After An Ill-Fated Love Affair With Poseidon

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Missy Barton 3 days ago

Medusa was raped by Poseidon and Athena turned her into a Gorgon so no man would ever hurt her again.

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#27

A Story Of Love, War And Sacrifice, With Two Endings

A Story Of Love, War And Sacrifice, With Two Endings

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Lisa Florina 3 days ago

Thats uhm ... very dark.

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#28

Doberman Tattoo Design

Doberman Tattoo Design

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Bluebell Rizzi 2 days ago

the ear.. aaaa

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#29

Dot-Work Neck Tattoo

Dot-Work Neck Tattoo

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Natasha Forchione 3 days ago

Looks like panties

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#30

Ornamental Neck Tattoo

Ornamental Neck Tattoo

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Peter Kelly 3 days ago

It makes me think she has some neck support...

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