Spine tattoo by Pis Saro. PisSaro spine spineline back backbone line leaf

The Backbone of Elegance: 14 Spine Tattoos

Fine tattooists Pis Saro, Chaim Machlev, and more shows us how it's done with their elegant tastes as seen in these spine tattoos.

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With all the ways to dress down and up tattoos, all these choices and all these designs, a long line of styles to choose from- there's no longer a standard of what's supposed to work or not.

An ostentatious, large-scale piece can exude classiness just as much as a subtle, minimalist one. But if I had a say, spine line tattoos are the ultimate go-to for scene-stealing elegance. It's pretty easy to cover up but once it's out in the open, it's hard not to miss it, let alone ignore it. There are only so many ways to screw up a tattoo but let's focus on some of the ways to absolutely kill it and leave no casualties. These skilled tattooists shows us just how it's done.

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A lesser-known Szymon Gdowicz plays it up with semi-abstract, negatives of colors, and brushstrokes. 

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Spine tattoo by newtattoo on Instagram. spine spineline back backbone line newtattoo flower brushtroke
Spine tattoo by newtattoo on Instagram. #spine #spineline #back #backbone #line #newtattoo #flower #brushtroke
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Spine tattoo by newtattoo on Instagram. spine spineline back backbone line seam abstract
Spine tattoo by newtattoo on Instagram. #spine #spineline #back #backbone #line #seam #abstract

Beijing-based tattoo artist newtattoo is no stranger to classy and unique spine line tattoos.

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Here's one artist who needs no introduction when it comes to his tattoos and the body flows: Chaim Machlev.

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Trust Okan Uckun for clean lines and calculated designs.

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Spine tattoo by Koray Karagozler. KorayKaragozler spine spineline back backbone line abstract
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Spine tattoo by Pis Saro. PisSaro spine spineline back backbone line
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Spine tattoo by Pis Saro. PisSaro spine spineline back backbone line
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For more tattoos that'll get your spines tingling, there's more here: 18 Awesome Spine Line Tattoos

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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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