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20 Spine Tattoos That Have Us Doing Backflips

Not sure where to put your next tattoo? Instagrammers are flipping their ink game around and trying out the latest in tat trends: spine tattoos. Check out these 20 looks for inspiration! 

Not Just A Phase

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Just yes to everything about this tattoo from @steakndchicks. From the stunning flower to the intricately cool phases of the moon, we're howling at how much we love it!

Photo: @steakndchicks| Instagram

Leave Me Alone

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At first glance, you might miss it. But the leaves in this tattoo from @shroom_fox_ oh-so-perfectly follow the vertebrae down the spine, and how freaking awesome is that?!

Photo: @shroom_fox_ | Instagram

Watercolor Birthstones

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We all know watercolor tattoos are hot, hot, hot, right now, and this birthstone look from @hooligan_dcr combines two of our current fave tat trends!

Photo: @hooligan_dcr | Instagram

Go With The Floral

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A vine of gorgeous florals down your spine is as delicate as it is badass. @jamie.gomes shows a stunning example in this photo!

Photo: @jamie.gomes| Instagram

Follow Your Arrow

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Don't just stick with straight lines. This tattoo from @vortextattoosbyjamie shows off some serious shading and bolded areas to make it a true work of art!

Photo: @vortextattoosbyjamie | Instagram

Back To Bloom

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Watching the flowers finally bloom in the springtime is one of the most hopeful times of the year, in our opinion. Show off a time lapse of the different phases, like this tat from @tatuaggi_!

Photo: @tatuaggi_ | Instagram

Game Of Thorns

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Spine tattoos don't necessarily have to take up all of your vertebra. This black and white rose on @tazebeth packs a huge punch in a small space.

Photo: @tazebeth | Instagram

Branch Out

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This tree branch look from @studioevolve had to have taken hours, but the result was obviously totally worth it! We can't be(leaf) how gorgeous it turned out!

Photo: @studioevolve | Instagram

Literally

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This "spine tattoo" from @vviisao is taking the trend to an entirely new level. This kind of detail takes a TON of skill!

Photo: @vviisao | Instagram

Dots And Diamonds

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The bolder lines in this spine tattoo from @staninkmen add just enough drama to make it a little more interesting and lot more gorgeous!

Photo: @staninkmen | Instagram

Pizza My Heart

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If it means a lot to you, you should get it tatted, right? This spine tattoo from @rozlyndubztattoos is truly a slice of Heaven!

Photo: @rozlyndubztattoos | Instagram

Tiny Garden

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Why stick with one flower whhen you can get a whole garden? Loving these intricately designed tats from @ananjtattoos; just look at those details!

Photo: @ananjtattoos| Instagram

Back Besties

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Don't take on the trend alone! Grab your bestie and choose a design that you'll both love for years to come. Check out these fun matching tats from @tayy_bayy7!

Photo: @tayy_bayy7 | Instagram

[S]Pine Tree

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Simple and elegant, this pine tree tattoo from @chitwoodink93 looks absolutely gorgeous on the model's spine. We can't think of a better placement!

Photo: @chitwoodink93| Instagram

Planets Aligned

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How cool is this spinal solar system from @jacobhyltontatoos? If you're wanting to do a space-inspired tat, just pe sure to [planet] out! (Ha. Ha. Ha.)

Photo: @jacobhyltontatoos | Instagram

(Sun)Flower Power

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If there's ever a place for a massive sunflower on your body, it's on the spine. This tat from @omen5150ink is equal parts edgy and stunning!

Photo: @omen5150ink | Instagram

Roses Are Rad

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A rose by any other name would smell as sweet...and look as good as this tattoo from @gosia_prominska!

Photo: @gosia_prominska | Instagram

You Can Quote Us

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A spine tattoo is the perfect place for your favorite quote, like this one from @dianadoe1. You'll definitely want to make sure it fits first, though!

Photo: @dianadoe1 | Instagram

[Back] To Your [Roots]

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This simple design from @stoneart1996 takes a more literal meaning to getting back to your roots, but we totally dig it!

Photo: @stoneart1996| Instagram

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