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 tattoo artists are inking this delicate part of the human body. Bored Panda has compiled a list of some of the best neck tattoo designs out there that deserve all the attention they can get. From subtle chokers to trippy optical illusions, scroll down to check out these awesome tattoo gallery 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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Christopher McCone
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1 year ago

Oh my gawd that's amazing!!! 😲

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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 unique tattoo after you've accepted a job," Human Resources consultant Laurie Ruettimann told Business Insider.

#2

Loving The Depth On This One

Loving The Depth On This One

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ADHORTATOR
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1 year ago

Extremely well done

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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 tattoo ideas 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

Tiny Leaf Twig Tattoo Design

Tiny Leaf Twig Tattoo Design

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ADHORTATOR
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1 year ago

This one is pretty

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A 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 some creative 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
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1 year 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

Optical Illusion Neck Tattoo

Optical Illusion Neck Tattoo

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Foxxy
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1 year 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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#6

Raven Tattoo

Raven Tattoo

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KittyPiano3
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1 year ago

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

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#7

Little Blue Bird Tattoo

Little Blue Bird Tattoo

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Magpie
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1 year ago

Blue wren I *think*.

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#8

A Jumping Cat Neck Tattoo

A Jumping Cat Neck Tattoo

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miaow
Community Member
1 year ago

awesome!!

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#9

Neck Tattoo

Neck Tattoo

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Twenty øne doggos
Community Member
1 year ago

I like that, a different take on the Bansky's painting.

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#10

Little Bird Neck Tattoo

Little Bird Neck Tattoo

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Joannie Goulet
Community Member
1 year ago

This is very pretty.

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#11

Mini Tattoo

Mini Tattoo

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I HAD A GRAT TIM
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1 year ago

It so cute!!

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#12

Plant Tattoo

Plant Tattoo

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Mazikeen Lebron
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1 year ago

lov it❤

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#13

Choker Snake Tattoo

Choker Snake Tattoo

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Kai
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1 year ago

I love this one!!!

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#14

Flower On The Neck

Flower On The Neck

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Bonnie Blue Bird
Community Member
1 year ago

Remembrance poppy

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#15

Swallow Tattoo

Swallow Tattoo

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Doober
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1 year ago

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#16

Floral Neck Tattoo

Floral Neck Tattoo

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Gabriel Sbárbaro
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1 year ago

Why is she wearing kitchen paper towels?

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#17

Adorable Tattoo Design

Adorable Tattoo Design

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Shelley Peters
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1 year 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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Andrea Delden
Community Member
1 year ago

Lovely 😊

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#19

Branch Of Olive

Branch Of Olive

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ben jamin
Community Member
1 year ago

Do we olive farmers have to have one?

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#20

Neck Tattoo

Neck Tattoo

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Jo Bertels
Community Member
1 year ago

Simply beautiful

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#21

No Tear Tattoo

No Tear Tattoo

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miaow
Community Member
1 year ago

for a sec I thought it said Tea, but tear will do I guess.

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#22

Large Spider Web Tattoo

Large Spider Web Tattoo

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
1 year ago

Ok, I am out...

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#23

Creation Of Adam Neck Tattoo

Creation Of Adam Neck Tattoo

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QueenOlive
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh wow this is beautiful

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#24

Freehand Full Body Tattoo

Freehand Full Body Tattoo

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Luis Milian
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year ago

Thats uhm ... very dark.

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#26

Magpie Neck Tattoo

Magpie Neck Tattoo

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Laura Zappenduster
Community Member
1 year 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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Eleanor Orser
Community Member
1 year ago

Nooooo

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#28

Doberman Tattoo Design

Doberman Tattoo Design

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Laura Zappenduster
Community Member
1 year ago

i love the style of that one

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#29

Ornamental Neck Tattoo

Ornamental Neck Tattoo

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Peter Kelly
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1 year 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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miaow
Community Member
1 year ago

o_O

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