Upper Back Tattoos And Designs

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

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

Men might opt for something intricate and exciting as the upper back itself is the perfect canvas to tell a bold story. Tribal tattoos work well on the upper back as well. Some might choose to start with an upper back tattoo and extend it down the spine. Other upper back tattoos might be parts of a bigger whole head or whole back piece.

Women might also opt for elaborate upper back tattoos, though many choose a more subtle design for an upper back tattoo. Celebrities like Posh Spice (aka Victoria Beckham) have upper back tattoo designs that incorporate a captivating, but feminine element (hers is a Hebrew script from the base of the neck down the spine). Other celebrities with upper back tattoos are Audrina Patridge (a snake encircling a heart-shaped apple), Mena Suvari (a lion with the script “Word, Sound, Power”), and Evan Rachel Wood (script from an Edgar Allen Poe poem).
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    Butterfly Upper Back Tattoos

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    If your back had a ground point, your upper back would surely be the sky which makes it perfect to have butterflies soaring across it as part of an upper back tattoo. 
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    Birds Upper Back Tattoos

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    Treating the upper back as the sky makes it a perfect placement for birds as an upper back tattoo.
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    Tribal Upper Back Tattoos

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    Tribal tattoos look great pretty much anywhere on the body, but for upper back tattoos they work remarkably well if you choose to utilize the symmetry of the shoulders.
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    Quotes Upper Back Tattoos

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    Write as much or as little as you want for the quotes on your upper back tattoo. Whether you want something visible at a quick glance or have the desire to say more, upper back tattoos are great for quotes.
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