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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Spine Tattoo Design

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Azure Adams
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2 years ago

love this

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#2

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Edy Eko
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2 years ago

I sense serenity here

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#3

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Lady A
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2 years ago

Beautiful!

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#4

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KoIvanov
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2 years ago

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The straight line is the masculine. The loops are the feminine buzzing around it in a bid to distract it.

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#5

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Amy Radie
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2 years ago

Beautiful

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#6

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Azure Adams
Community Member
2 years ago

LOVE THIS ONE!!!

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#7

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KoIvanov
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2 years ago

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How did those two, end up on an asteroid that small.

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#8

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Bella Smith
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2 years ago

With the wave a paintbrush

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Bella Smith
Community Member
2 years ago

The moon cycle beautiful this is the one i WOULD GET

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#10

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Bella Smith
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2 years ago

Simple yet beautiful

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boredfox
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2 years ago

Beautiful art style!

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#12

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Kala Subramaniam
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2 years ago

wow! it looks so elegant and beautiful!

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#13

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Rebecca Dill
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2 years ago

I love this one and it really looks good on her

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#14

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Azure Adams
Community Member
2 years ago

love

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#15

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Julie Lemon
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2 years ago

Oh I love this!

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KoIvanov
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2 years ago

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Never seen an insect with an abdomen that long.

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#17

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Azure Adams
Community Member
2 years ago

love!

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#18

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Kala Subramaniam
Community Member
2 years ago

Peter Pan <3

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Just Curious
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2 years ago

That is a creepy baby...

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#20

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diane a
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2 years ago

love this

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#21

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Lady A
Community Member
2 years ago

Pretty =)

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#22

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Bella Smith
Community Member
2 years ago

Very dramatic

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Nadja Lambacher
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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xolitaire
Community Member
2 years ago

I know I am evil now but as pretty as most of these are, THIS one looks like a flattened insect

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KoIvanov
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2 years ago

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Need quite a few more ferns to make her camouflaged.

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#26

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Mieke Sorée
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow! Took me a second to see what it is, but I love it!

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Denis
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2 years ago

Love this one

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KoIvanov
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2 years ago

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When you've got more books on your back, than what you've read in real life.

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alwaysMispelled
Community Member
2 years ago

I'd love to know what this tattoo says!

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A Little Light Arson
Community Member
2 years ago

Simple, yet beautiful. I love this one!

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