From traditional tattoos by the region’s Bedouin tribes to more contemporary inks we see in every country across the globe, tattoos have always been beautiful personal expressions that many wear on their skin with pride. Tattooing is an artform that has spanned centuries, and the English word for it is a loanword from the Samoan word tatau, meaning "to strike."
Gone are the days when one would get a tattoo and people would stare at it in awe. Everywhere you look today someone’s got a tattoo. Inking oneself has become pretty common, as tattoos are intimate pieces of art that can be versatile and very expressive, ranging from the purely decorative, to the symbolic, to the pictorial, they can be simple, complex, monotone or colorful!
Every generation has made a style of tattoo design popular and this year has seen a rising interest in tattoos located on the length of the spine. More and more people are opting to ink their spines and even though the designs vary in shape, size, and form, the best designs perfectly accentuate the elegant curves of our backs. In fact, it is said that the spine is considered an area of only medium pain for a tattoo, unlike the inner arm, wrists, or feet, sites often described as the most agonizing, which probably explains why more and more people are choosing to decorate their back.
If you’re looking for inspiration, check out some of the most beautiful tattoos collected by AboutHer. From subtle floral details to abstract strokes, these designs might make you want to get inked even though you weren't planning to.