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.
Beijing-based tattoo artist newtattoo is no stranger to classy and unique spine line tattoos.
Here's one artist who needs no introduction when it comes to his tattoos and the body flows: Chaim Machlev.
Trust Okan Uckun for clean lines and calculated designs.
For more tattoos that'll get your spines tingling, there's more here: 18 Awesome Spine Line Tattoos