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Back Tattoos And Designs

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Photo list of back tattoos on different people, including a variety of ink designs and art. Back tattoo designs are a reflection of the person who wears them. What are the best back tattoo designs? Some back tattoos are elaborate and large, featuring intricate, eye-catching designs that emphasize incredible artwork. Other back tats are smaller and more subtle, with sexy tattoos on the small of the back. What back tattoo designs are the best? If you're considering getting some new ink, back tattoo art could be the way to go. This list includes some great back tattoo designs. Be sure to vote for your favorite tattoos and back tattoo placements, then vote down those that you don't like.

Good back tattoos are appropriate for both men and women. These pictures of back tattoos can also be voted on, so that the most popular back body art makes it up to the top. Back tattoos aren't for everyone, but they look awesome on the right person.

Men might opt for large, dramatic tattoos, as the back is a perfect canvas for them. Tribal tattoos work well in this area, for instance. Some might choose to start a tattoo on the back and extend it across the shoulders and down the arms. Other back tattoos might go up and around the neck or around the front to the rib cage. 

Women might also opt for large, elaborate back tattoos, or they could choose a more 'delicate' looking tattoo design - a butterfly or an angel, for instance. Celebrities like Lena Dunham and Angelina Jolie have back tattoos as well. Jolie's ink is a Bengal tiger done in the Thai tattoo style with a manual needle. Singer Anastacia has a set of wings with a tribal design as an upper back tattoo.

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    Cross Back Tattoos

    Cross Back Tattoos
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    There are many different styles of cross tattoos for the back. Chose from Celtic, Gothic, or something simple and traditional for cross back tattoos.
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    Flower Back Tattoos

    Flower Back Tattoos
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    Flowers are about the sexiest back tattoos you can get. Whether you opt for a delicate flowering plant or a whole vine of flowers that gets you a little closer to a full back tattoo, colorful flowers make great tattoos for women (and men, too, if they're so inclined).
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    Fish Back Tattoos

    Fish Back Tattoos
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    If you want to get really detailed in your fish tattoo design, the back is a great place for elaborate fish tattoos. Something like a koi fish or a rainbow trout requires much detail and color and a back tattoo is a great way to ensure your fish tattoo will be to your liking. 
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    Symbol Back Tattoos

    Whether it's the logo of a fictional company or something straight out of Illuminati lore, the back is a perfect place to get a symbol tattooed. If you're considering multiple symbols, a path up the spine could be ideal while something on the small of the back could turn out just as well.
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