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 11 months ago

love this

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Edy Eko 11 months ago

I sense serenity here

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Heidrance 11 months ago

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

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criminalgirl 11 months ago

Sorry my reply was aimed at Kolvanov..

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#5

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Amy Radie 11 months ago

Beautiful

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Edy Eko 11 months ago

I think it would look better if it is lower down

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Bella Smith 11 months ago

Little prince

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Julia Wolfe 11 months ago

This is amazing tattoo work. The brush is outstanding

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NPanda 11 months ago

That's no moon. Its a space station.

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#10

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Bella Smith 11 months ago

Simple yet beautiful

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boredfox 11 months ago

Beautiful art style!

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Breezy 11 months ago

The flower ones are soo beautiful and delicate

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Rebecca Dill 11 months ago

I love this one and it really looks good on her

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Barbara Denis 11 months ago

Honored to be part of this list! Yay!

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#15

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Julie Lemon 11 months ago

Oh I love this!

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criminalgirl 11 months ago

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

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Sheila Robinson 11 months ago

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

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Heidrance 11 months 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 11 months ago

That is a creepy baby...

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Lärry 11 months ago

That makes me itchy... :O

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#21

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Jessica Temple 11 months ago

simple beauty.

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xolitaire 11 months ago

isnt that the bezier screensaver?

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Nadja Lambacher 11 months 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 11 months ago

beautiful watercolors

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Bella Smith 11 months ago

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

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Bella Smith 11 months 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 11 months ago

Lumos!

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Breezy 11 months ago

Too much going on here for my taste.

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alwaysMispelled 11 months ago

I'd love to know what this tattoo says!

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A Little Light Arson 11 months ago

Simple, yet beautiful. I love this one!

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