Gina Florio
Updated Jul 22, 2016 @ 5:41 pm
spine tattoo 1
Credit: Pis Saro /

Anyone who loves tattoos knows that they could easily spend hours browsing the internet for pictures of future tattoo inspiration. After all, there is so much to look at – from full sleeves to thigh pieces to ribcage art. The possibilities are endless!

Yet, there is one particular part of the body that seems to serve as the most elegant canvas for tattoo art, and that’s your spine. If your curiosity is piqued, look no further for backbone art inspo:

1. Chinese characters, which mean: family, dog, tiger, dragon.

2. An ode to love, which says, “Love bears all things, believes all things”:

3. Some badass sacred geometry:

4. A permanent henna design:

5. A bittersweet quote about love: “We loved with a love that was more than love.”

6. This lotus flower-like design:

7. An unassuming, yet intricate compass:


9. Pure nature:

10. A strong, but delicate arrow:

11. Some unique geometrics:

12. These special keyholes:

13. A trail of dandelion seeds:

14. Flowers playing peekaboo:

15. A watercolor version of the solar system:

16. These colorful, soaring birds:

17. A small rose that tells a big story:

Anyone want to come to the tattoo parlor with us? We’re feeling inspired!