Ideas for a Tattoo on the Back of the Neck

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Ideas for a Tattoo on the Back of the Neck
A tattoo sleeve. (tattooed sexy woman image by MAXFX from

The back of the neck is a popular place for a tattoo. Someone can see it when you wear a T-shirt, but can't when you wear a shirt with a collar or longer hair for work or school. Tattoos on the back of the neck occupy little space, so the designs are less detail-orientated and geared more toward the outline of an object.

Heart with Wings

A heart with wings is a tattoo that fits well with the amount of skin on the back of the neck. This design symbolises a loved one watching over you, or behind you, in times of trouble. Freedom of love is another meaning. Ask the tattoo artist to draw a heart that is sewn, with stitching apparent, to show that your heart has been broken in the past, and that the wings are carrying the heart to better days.

Ideas for a Tattoo on the Back of the Neck
A heart with wings would work well on the back of the neck. (Flying Hearts over Rainbow image by Dan Collier from


Kanji is the written form of the Japanese language. One character of Kanji represents a word or phrase in English. The characters are small and fit nicely on the back of the neck. You have the option of the Kanji design in solid black or Kanji in the colour of your choice. A popular Kanji in the tattoo community is the character for the word "strength." Tattooing a word or phrase on the back of your neck in a different language brings a mysterious look to the tattoo, and the meaning of the tattoo is not obvious to anyone except you and those you tell.

Ideas for a Tattoo on the Back of the Neck
A black Kanji. (kanji japonais image by erwan leray from

Four-Leaf Clover

The four-leaf clover is a universally accepted symbol of good luck.Eve carried a four-leaf clover from the Garden of Eden, according to Four Leaf If you're superstitous, you can put a four-leaf clover tattoo on the back of the neck as a way of bringing luck. Add a horseshoe, the number "7: or a banner underneath the leaves that states "good luck" to make your clover stand out.

Ideas for a Tattoo on the Back of the Neck
A four-leaf clover design. (clover image by Boguslaw Mazur from

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