The back offers a large area for tattoos, so save your intricate pieces for your back and sides. You’ll have the most space to work with here, which can give your tattoo artist enough freedom in order to provide you with the best design possible. A badass back piece can be a dramatic statement about who you are and what you believe in, so take some time to really think about what you want to say with this kind of tattoo. Since it generally takes several hours to complete a highly-detailed back tattoo, you’ll need to be confident that you’re getting exactly what you want. Look at all of the beautiful back tattoos that the girls in this gallery have had inked. Their designs show off their personalities in a way that smaller tattoos might not be able to.

Back pieces are usually also easy to hide if you’re wearing a full shirt, so you don’t have to be afraid to get one even if you have an extremely professional job. Be careful about edging onto the back of your neck if you have a career that frowns upon tattoos, but the rest of the tattoo should be easy to cover with professional clothing. When you go out for the night or spend a weekend at the beach, you can feel happy knowing that your back tattoo demonstrates a part of who you are.