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

Tiny Leaf Twig Tattoo Design

Tiny Leaf Twig Tattoo Design

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ADHORTATOR 6 days ago

This one is pretty

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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

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 6 days ago

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

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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 6 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 6 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 6 days ago

I like this one.

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#6

Mini Tattoo

Mini Tattoo

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I HAD A GRAT TIM 6 days ago

It so cute!!

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#7

Amazing Neck Tattoo

Amazing Neck Tattoo

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birdhouse 6 days ago

I like those sunglasses.

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#8

Little Blue Bird Tattoo

Little Blue Bird Tattoo

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Ashley Fernandes 6 days ago

That's beautifully done.

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#9

Optical Illusion Neck Tattoo

Optical Illusion Neck Tattoo

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Foxxy 6 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

Flower On The Neck

Flower On The Neck

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Bonnie Blue Bird 6 days ago

Remembrance poppy

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#11

A Jumping Cat Neck Tattoo

A Jumping Cat Neck Tattoo

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A B C 5 days ago

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

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#12

Little Bird Neck Tattoo

Little Bird Neck Tattoo

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NanZ 6 days ago

Love it!

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#13

Plant Tattoo

Plant Tattoo

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Mazikeen Lebron 5 days ago

lov it❤

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#14

Choker Snake Tattoo

Choker Snake Tattoo

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Natters 6 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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#15

Swallow Tattoo

Swallow Tattoo

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Karen Marshall 5 days ago

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

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#16

Floral Neck Tattoo

Floral Neck Tattoo

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Jennifer Gould 6 days ago

pretty!

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#17

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 5 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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#18

Adorable Tattoo Design

Adorable Tattoo Design

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Shelley Peters 6 days ago

Very nice, wrong placement imho

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#19

Branch Of Olive

Branch Of Olive

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Doris S. Anderson 4 days ago

Peaceful ~ where's the dove?

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#20

No Tear Tattoo

No Tear Tattoo

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Michelle Line 6 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 6 days ago

Simply beautiful

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#22

Large Spider Web Tattoo

Large Spider Web Tattoo

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ADHORTATOR 6 days ago

Ok, I am out...

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#23

Creation Of Adam Neck Tattoo

Creation Of Adam Neck Tattoo

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Jennifer Gould 6 days ago

creative idea!

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#24

Freehand Full Body Tattoo

Freehand Full Body Tattoo

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Luis Milian 6 days ago

wow, really nice. looks like a cover up tattoo

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#25

Magpie Neck Tattoo

Magpie Neck Tattoo

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Laura Zappenduster 6 days ago

the magpie is chasing the necklace

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#26

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 6 days ago

Thats uhm ... very dark.

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#27

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 6 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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#28

Doberman Tattoo Design

Doberman Tattoo Design

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Bluebell Rizzi 5 days ago

the ear.. aaaa

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#29

Ornamental Neck Tattoo

Ornamental Neck Tattoo

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Peter Kelly 6 days ago

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

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#30

Dot-Work Neck Tattoo

Dot-Work Neck Tattoo

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Natasha Forchione 6 days ago

Looks like panties

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#31

The Result Of A Collaborated Work Of Two Cool Tattoo Artists

The Result Of A Collaborated Work Of Two Cool Tattoo Artists

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birdhouse 6 days ago

Not for me, but I like it!

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#32

Fly High White Belly Bird

Fly High White Belly Bird

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Magpie 6 days ago

Is that a type of Swallow bird ?

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#33

Neck Tattoo

Neck Tattoo

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miaow 6 days ago

aw :(

#34

Eye Neck Tattoo Design

Eye Neck Tattoo Design

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#35

Polynesian Neck

Polynesian Neck

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birdhouse 6 days ago

Very aggressive.

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#36

A Little Sore And Swollen But Over The Moon With These Hares, New Additions To The Collection

A Little Sore And Swollen But Over The Moon With These Hares, New Additions To The Collection

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Dogloverz17 6 days ago

I think it should be smaller, but it is so cute!

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#37

Dream Catcher Neck Tattoo

Dream Catcher Neck Tattoo

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Dogloverz17 6 days ago

Pretty.

#38

Neck Tattoo Design

Neck Tattoo Design

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#39

Skull Tattoo

Skull Tattoo

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somnomania 5 days ago

Love this one!

#40

Bat Neck Tattoo

Bat Neck Tattoo

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Kimberly Young 6 days ago

That's weirdly adorable.

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#41

Evil Side Tattoo

Evil Side Tattoo

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#42

This Is Just A Line, Doesn't Have Any Meaning. Relax

This Is Just A Line, Doesn't Have Any Meaning. Relax

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Dogloverz17 6 days ago

Lol, the title. It's simple. I like it.

#43

Sun Tattoo

Sun Tattoo

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ADHORTATOR 6 days ago

very simple though beautiful

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#44

No Pressure

No Pressure

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Foxxy 6 days ago

Very simple but because it is just a circle you definitely need to make it perfect otherwise it will stand out like dogs balls. This has been done fantastically.

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#45

This One Is Simple But Quite Tricky To Ink

This One Is Simple But Quite Tricky To Ink

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#46

Neck Tattoo

Neck Tattoo

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Lisa Florina 6 days ago

Line fleppers?

#47

Thank You Jungeun For The Trust

Thank You Jungeun For The Trust

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Dogloverz17 6 days ago

Simple, but beautiful.

#48

Stone Lion Neck Tattoo

Stone Lion Neck Tattoo

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Kai 6 days ago

I'm 100% sure that if he travels to japan, he will be treaten as a yakuza.

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#49

Coffee Plant Neck Tattoo

Coffee Plant Neck Tattoo

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#50

Rat Neck Tattoo

Rat Neck Tattoo

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Natasha Forchione 6 days ago

that is a HUGE tail!

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#51

Cute Elephant Tattoo

Cute Elephant Tattoo

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#52

Wanderlust

Wanderlust

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ADHORTATOR 6 days ago

cute

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#53

Wanna Do More Eyes

Wanna Do More Eyes

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#55

Skull On Neck

Skull On Neck

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#56

Cherry Blossom Tattoo

Cherry Blossom Tattoo

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#57

Old School Neck Tattoo

Old School Neck Tattoo

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#58

Blackberries And Blossoms In A Neck Tattoo

Blackberries And Blossoms In A Neck Tattoo

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Dogloverz17 6 days ago

I actually kind of like this one, it is not for me, though.

#59

Amazing Foo Dog Neck Piece

Amazing Foo Dog Neck Piece

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#60

Full Throat Tattoo Design

Full Throat Tattoo Design

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Katherine Boag 6 days ago

I really like the shading on this one

#62

Gloomy Neck Tattoo

Gloomy Neck Tattoo

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#63

Wolf Tattoo

Wolf Tattoo

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Magpie 6 days ago

Great work. I just don't like it on the neck.

#64

Clean Flower Neck Tattoo

Clean Flower Neck Tattoo

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Magpie 6 days ago

I *think* that is a passion flower . ?

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#65

Music Inspired Tattoo

Music Inspired Tattoo

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Joannie Goulet 6 days ago

Looks too messy for my taste

#66

Deer Tattoo On The Neck

Deer Tattoo On The Neck

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Dogloverz17 6 days ago

I like it, just not on the neck, maybe the arm?

#67

Peony Neck Tattoo

Peony Neck Tattoo

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Dogloverz17 6 days ago

Pretty!!

#68

Dragonfly Neck Tattoo

Dragonfly Neck Tattoo

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Dogloverz17 6 days ago

I think it should be smaller, and on the side of the neck.

#69

Tattoo Girl Of Week

Tattoo Girl Of Week

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#70

Neck Tattoo

Neck Tattoo

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#71

Dark Botanical Tattoo

Dark Botanical Tattoo

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somnomania 5 days ago

I can't believe this one doesn't have more votes, it's beautiful.

#72

Cross Tattoo

Cross Tattoo

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Dogloverz17 6 days ago

I like it, its not to overwhelming, and it has great meaning.

#73

Superb Black Hole

Superb Black Hole

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birdhouse 6 days ago

Good lord no.

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#74

Radiant Rays Of Sunshine

Radiant Rays Of Sunshine

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Dogloverz17 6 days ago

That's cute!!!

#75

Jellyfish Neck Piece

Jellyfish Neck Piece

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#76

Neck Tattoo By Two Tattoo Artists

Neck Tattoo By Two Tattoo Artists

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Foxxy 6 days ago

This ones pretty except the line going down her chin. I don’t understand random line tattoos.

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#77

OG Batman Tattoo

OG Batman Tattoo

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ness 6 days ago

the bats body looks like a potato lol

#78

Neck Tattoo

Neck Tattoo

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Chris_the_Creative 6 days ago

This one should be way higher on the list, much cooler than the line tattoos.

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#79

How We Decided To Kill Time In Santiago

How We Decided To Kill Time In Santiago

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