Most of the tattoo designs you see today are one of a kind, but these unique tattoo ideas take the cake. Not only are they beautifully executed, but the placing makes them even more special. Yes, we're talking about spine tattoos.

Although pain threshold varies from person to person, the spine, housing our nervous system and being covered only by a thin layer of skin, deems to be one of the most painful places to get a tattoo done. On the other hand - spine is literally our backbone, and by adorning it, you might feel empowered to stand tall through life's hardships. The spinal tattoos that we've rounded up in a list below definitely were worth enduring the pain.

From subtle floral details to abstract strokes, these tattoo ideas might make you want to get inked even though you weren't planning to or were afraid of the possible pain. Now, there are mostly women's spine tattoos in this list, but there is also a fair share of back tattoos for guys, too.

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Azure Adams 1 year ago

love this

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Edy Eko 1 year ago

I sense serenity here

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Heidrance 1 year ago

congrats on not making the obvious Uranus pun with your tattoo....

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criminalgirl 1 year ago

Sorry my reply was aimed at Kolvanov..

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Amy Radie 1 year ago

Beautiful

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Edy Eko 1 year ago

I think it would look better if it is lower down

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Bella Smith 1 year ago

Little prince

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Julia Wolfe 1 year ago

This is amazing tattoo work. The brush is outstanding

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NPanda 1 year ago

That's no moon. Its a space station.

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Bella Smith 1 year ago

Simple yet beautiful

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boredfox 1 year ago

Beautiful art style!

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Breezy 1 year ago

The flower ones are soo beautiful and delicate

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Rebecca Dill 1 year ago

I love this one and it really looks good on her

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Barbara Denis 1 year ago

Honored to be part of this list! Yay!

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Julie Lemon 1 year ago

Oh I love this!

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criminalgirl 1 year ago

Kolvanov, you really are an utter knob aren't you?

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Sheila Robinson 1 year ago

A beautiful tattoo, but for me, a back with freckles like that needs no further embellishment.

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Heidrance 1 year ago

i *used* to like peter pan. then i stage managed a production of it with a bunch of hooligan children...

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Just Curious 1 year ago

That is a creepy baby...

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Lärry 1 year ago

That makes me itchy... :O

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Jessica Temple 1 year ago

simple beauty.

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xolitaire 1 year ago

isnt that the bezier screensaver?

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Nadja Lambacher 1 year ago

I think there are orperation scars where the tattoed spine has missing parts. That is pretty clever and touching.

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Simona Tincheva 1 year ago

beautiful watercolors

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Bella Smith 1 year ago

I am not the biggest fan of tattoos but these are beautiful

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Bella Smith 1 year ago

I thought it was smoke for a second then I say the bottom face then I saw the top one beautiful

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Randy Inbred 1 year ago

Lumos!

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Breezy 1 year ago

Too much going on here for my taste.

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alwaysMispelled 1 year ago

I'd love to know what this tattoo says!

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A Little Light Arson 1 year ago

Simple, yet beautiful. I love this one!

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