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.

Xavier7 months ago in Tattoo Ideas

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.

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.

XavierFrom Tattoodo App
Spine tattoo by Pis Saro. #PisSaro #spine #spineline #back #backbone #line #leaf
Spine tattoo by Pis Saro. #PisSaro #spine #spineline #back #backbone #line #leaf
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Spine tattoo by Chaim Machlev. #ChaimMachlev #spine #spineline #back #backbone #line #geometric
Spine tattoo by Chaim Machlev. #ChaimMachlev #spine #spineline #back #backbone #line #geometric

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

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Spine tattoo by Okan Uckun. #OkanUckun #spine #spineline #back #backbone #line #seam #science #atom
Spine tattoo by Okan Uckun. #OkanUckun #spine #spineline #back #backbone #line #seam #science #atom

Trust Okan Uckun for clean lines and calculated designs.

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Spine tattoo by Pis Saro. #PisSaro #spine #spineline #back #backbone #line #dragonfly
Spine tattoo by Pis Saro. #PisSaro #spine #spineline #back #backbone #line #dragonfly
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Spine tattoo by Koray Karagozler. #KorayKaragozler #spine #spineline #back #backbone #line #abstract
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
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 #watercolor #flower
Spine tattoo by Pis Saro. #PisSaro #spine #spineline #back #backbone #line #watercolor #flower
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Spine tattoo by Chaim Machlev. #ChaimMachlev #DotstoLines #spine #spineline #back #backbone #line #geometry
Spine tattoo by Chaim Machlev. #ChaimMachlev #DotstoLines #spine #spineline #back #backbone #line #geometry
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Spine tattoo by Pis Saro. #PisSaro #spine #spineline #back #backbone #line #tulip #flower
Spine tattoo by Pis Saro. #PisSaro #spine #spineline #back #backbone #line #tulip #flower
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Spine tattoo by Pis Saro. #PisSaro #spine #spineline #back #backbone #line
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
Spine tattoo by Pis Saro. #PisSaro #spine #spineline #back #backbone #line

For more tattoos that'll get your spines tingling, there's more here: 18 Awesome Spine Line Tattoos