18 Awesome Spine Line Tattoos

Xavier in Tattoo Ideas

These spine line tattoos are bound to make your eyes wander and trace the fine curves of these people's backs, making you wish for one too.

Courtesy of Cia de Foto
Courtesy of Cia de Foto

Spine line tattoos, in my opinion, are highly underrated. They're not the easiest to accomplish but when done correctly, the outcome is pretty amazing in its own subtle way. By tracing the expanse of your back, spine line tattoos don't have to try too hard to stand out.

By far, most spine line tattoos I've seen tend to be minimalist, limiting its palette to mainly black ink but I believe that this particular body part one has a lot of potential. Especially with the hundreds and thousands of talented tattoo artists from every corner of the world.

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Artist unknown.
Artist unknown.
by Lionel Fahy
by Lionel Fahy

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by Roxx
by Roxx
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Bold spine lines mean commitment. Think about this if you also have plans on getting a massive back piece.

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newtattoo/Instagram
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Beijing-based tattooist, newtattoo created one of the finest spine line tattoos I've ever seen. It's this strip of line painted in with watercolour-esque elements.

by Roxx
by Roxx
by Roxx
by Roxx

The spine line tattoo is also pretty low-maintenance. It won't be much of an issue at work since they'd be pretty much concealed by work clothes.

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Artist unknown.
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newtattoo/Instagram

Here's another spine line tattoo design by newtattoo, a subtle and lovely design of a flower, stemmed with script writing.

by Ben Volt
by Ben Volt

Leave it to Ben Volt for mechanical and bold designs like this!

by Niko Inko
by Niko Inko
by Kostek
by Kostek
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Tattoo Temple Hong Kong
Vienna Electric Tattoo
Vienna Electric Tattoo
Rudolf Tattooer
Rudolf Tattooer

Are spine line tattoos giving you delicious ink chills yet?

Xavier

@Xavier

When she's not writing for Tattoodo, Xavier likes experimenting with art and organizing local music shows. We're kidding, she's probably asleep. Follow her on Instagram @claudia_strife

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