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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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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"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.

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.

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.

#6

Optical Illusion Neck Tattoo

Optical Illusion Neck Tattoo

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Foxxy
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3 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#7

A Jumping Cat Neck Tattoo

A Jumping Cat Neck Tattoo

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A B C
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#8

Raven Tattoo

Raven Tattoo

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KittyPiano3
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#13

Choker Snake Tattoo

Choker Snake Tattoo

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Natters
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#17

Adorable Tattoo Design

Adorable Tattoo Design

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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
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#20

Neck Tattoo

Neck Tattoo

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Lydia Washburn
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#22

No Tear Tattoo

No Tear Tattoo

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Michelle Line
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#23

Freehand Full Body Tattoo

Freehand Full Body Tattoo

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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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#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
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#29

Ornamental Neck Tattoo

Ornamental Neck Tattoo

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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
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Not for me, but I like it!

Jonathan Kline
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If acting erratically, please punch throat to restart.

Jonathan Kline
Community Member
3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So you are telling me that a punch to the through will shut him down?

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#32

Fly High White Belly Bird

Fly High White Belly Bird

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#35

Eye Neck Tattoo Design

Eye Neck Tattoo Design

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#38

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
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#40

Neck Tattoo Design

Neck Tattoo Design

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#42

Evil Side Tattoo

Evil Side Tattoo

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#43

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
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

#44

This One Is Simple But Quite Tricky To Ink

This One Is Simple But Quite Tricky To Ink

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#46

Thank You Jungeun For The Trust

Thank You Jungeun For The Trust

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#47

Coffee Plant Neck Tattoo

Coffee Plant Neck Tattoo

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#48

No Pressure

No Pressure

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Foxxy
Community Member
3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#49

Dark Botanical Tattoo

Dark Botanical Tattoo

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somnomania
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

#51

Stone Lion Neck Tattoo

Stone Lion Neck Tattoo

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Kai
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#53

Amazing Foo Dog Neck Piece

Amazing Foo Dog Neck Piece

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#54

Cherry Blossom Tattoo

Cherry Blossom Tattoo

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#55

Cute Elephant Tattoo

Cute Elephant Tattoo

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#56

Old School Neck Tattoo

Old School Neck Tattoo

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#57

Wanna Do More Eyes

Wanna Do More Eyes

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#59

Gloomy Neck Tattoo

Gloomy Neck Tattoo

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#60

Skull On Neck

Skull On Neck

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