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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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

Amazing Neck Tattoo

Amazing Neck Tattoo

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birdhouse 4 months ago

I like those sunglasses.

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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 4 months ago

I like this one.

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#6

Raven Tattoo

Raven Tattoo

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KittyPiano3 4 months ago

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

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#7

Optical Illusion Neck Tattoo

Optical Illusion Neck Tattoo

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Foxxy 4 months 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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#8

Little Blue Bird Tattoo

Little Blue Bird Tattoo

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Ashley Fernandes 4 months ago

That's beautifully done.

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#9

A Jumping Cat Neck Tattoo

A Jumping Cat Neck Tattoo

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A B C 4 months ago

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

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#10

Mini Tattoo

Mini Tattoo

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I HAD A GRAT TIM 4 months ago

It so cute!!

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#11

Little Bird Neck Tattoo

Little Bird Neck Tattoo

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NanZ 4 months ago

Love it!

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#12

Flower On The Neck

Flower On The Neck

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Bonnie Blue Bird 4 months ago

Remembrance poppy

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#13

Plant Tattoo

Plant Tattoo

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Mazikeen Lebron 4 months ago

lov it❤

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#14

Choker Snake Tattoo

Choker Snake Tattoo

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Natters 4 months 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 4 months ago

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

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#16

Floral Neck Tattoo

Floral Neck Tattoo

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Jennifer Gould 4 months ago

pretty!

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#17

Adorable Tattoo Design

Adorable Tattoo Design

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Shelley Peters 4 months ago

Very nice, wrong placement imho

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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 4 months 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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Eric Spence 4 months ago

Appropriate for dining at Olive Garden - LOL.

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#20

Neck Tattoo

Neck Tattoo

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Lydia Washburn 4 months ago

Something about this.... just pops out. I'm trying to figure out what tho...

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#21

No Tear Tattoo

No Tear Tattoo

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Michelle Line 4 months ago

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

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#22

Large Spider Web Tattoo

Large Spider Web Tattoo

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ADHORTATOR 4 months 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 4 months ago

creative idea!

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#24

Freehand Full Body Tattoo

Freehand Full Body Tattoo

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Luis Milian 4 months ago

wow, really nice. looks like a cover up tattoo

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#25

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 4 months ago

Thats uhm ... very dark.

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#26

Magpie Neck Tattoo

Magpie Neck Tattoo

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Laura Zappenduster 4 months ago

the magpie is chasing the necklace

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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 4 months 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 4 months ago

the ear.. aaaa

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#29

Ornamental Neck Tattoo

Ornamental Neck Tattoo

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Peter Kelly 4 months 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 4 months ago

Looks like panties

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