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Upper Back Tattoos And Designs

Updated June 14, 2019 2.3k votes 274 voters 12.1k views13 items

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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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    Flower Upper Back Tattoos

    Flower Upper Back Tattoos
    Photo: flickr / CC0
    Go big with a bouquet or small with a single flower and you're going to end up with a stunning upper back tat. 
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    Animal Upper Back Tattoos

    Animal Upper Back Tattoos
    Photo: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY
    Go as big or as small with your animal tattoo choices as you want with an upper back tattoo. With myriad animals to choose from, you could end up with a really great peek at nature with your upper back tat.
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    Dragon Upper Back Tattoos

    Dragons are the best. Getting a dragon as your upper back tattoo pretty much says "I'm awesome", so the only thing you really have to think about is how big you want to go. 
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    Wings Upper Back Tattoos

    Wings Upper Back Tattoos
    Photo: Metaweb / CC-BY
    Wings are a perfect choice for an upper back tattoo as they naturally span that part of the body. From a tiny pair of wings to something that floats across the shoulders, wings tattoos look great as upper back tats.
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