40+ Spine Tattoo Ideas for Women

Touch of Delicateness

Tattoos, although are very versatile, are usually associated with men. It’s stereotyping but it is what the common folks would think about. They would be thinking of those rugged and macho designs that we commonly see on rugged and macho men on TV shows with muscles bulging and filled with tattoos from head to toe. Popular culture has given us that image and it has stayed for a while with most of us.

However, these tattoos aren’t just for men. Nowadays, more and more people are opening up to the culture of getting a tattoo. These aren’t just for tradition or to show you are tough, these aren’t just designs made for hard men. These tattoos tell stories and show support for various causes. These tattoos have now become a part of the world of art as it should be long time ago. Now, women could be able to enjoy delicate tattoos that show off their femininity.

There are many designs to choose from; some are more delicate while others can show your inner strength. Some are abstract with hidden stories while some show the message clear as spring water. But the best of these designs are those that you know will speak for you, no matter what gender and age group you belong.

Spine Tattoos for Women

Spine tattoos have become a popular choice for women. Spine is a really fragile part of the human body. It’s right in the middle of our back from the top of the neck down to our buttocks. Once it snaps, it could either kill us or paralyze us. Seeing as how important the spine is as well as how delicate it can be, it’s the perfect spot for tattoos on women. The placement could mean totally relay how strong but fragile you are.

But if you are not someone who likes to give cryptic messages, then the spinal area is still a great place for tattoos. When you want discretion either for work or school, you can totally hide it with your clothes. But you can flaunt it with bareback clothes when it’s casual days or you can show parts of it.

If you have been thinking of getting a cool and unique tattoo, why not go for a spine tattoo? Here are some gorgeous inspirations for ladies out there (who knows, you guys might want one, too)!

Cherry blossoms spine tattoo-4

Cherry blossoms have different meanings but in Japanese culture, it’s a symbol for samurais. These soldiers are chivalrous, brave, courageous and noble and the cherry blossom tattoo on spine has also been affiliated with those meanings.

Tribe spine tattoo-2

This wonderful tribal tattoo may or may not have any meaning but one thing is for sure; it shows the delicateness or a woman’s body and it is just pleasant to look at.


Leaf spine tattoo

Blue dream


Flower spine tattoo

Watercolor tulip tattoo


Flower spine tattoo

Rose spine tattoo-27

This vintage style, hyper realistic rose tattoo is perfect for a spine tattoo. Roses means love and in one way or another, spine can mean life. So it could mean love your life if you want to be dramatic. But it’s elongated and beautiful form is enough to earn its spot.

Spine tattoo-5

As said, the spine is from the top of the neck to the bottom. You can outline your spine with this wonderful work of art. It’s plainly just mixtures of colors but when you really look at it, it could be the universe.


Watercolor spine tattoo

Moon spine tattoo-26

If you are thinking what could be the best tattoo design for your spine, then the moon and its phases is a unique but wonderful tattoo. Moon symbolizes feminine power and subtle strength so it’s the perfect design for you.

Watercolor butterfly spine tattoo-10

Your spine tattoo doesn’t really mean you need a design that will cover up your whole spine. This butterfly tattoo could work as well. Butterflies represent rebirth as well as love and spirituality. No winder movies often depicts souls as butterflies.

Lotus and fonts spine tattoo-24

Lotus is yet another symbol that is rich in meaning. Some of these are renewal and life. In this design however, the lotus is not alone. It’s accompanied by letters from an ancient language and could mean something to you.

Watercolor flower spine tattoo-12

A watercolor inspired flower tattoo works best to show your beauty and fragility as a woman. Plus these are designs that can easily capture the eyes of people passing by.

Mandala spine tattoo-14

The mandala is a symbol that is not only full of meaning but also a great tattoo design. It’s usually colorful and the symmetries and geometric designs will really make you look at it.

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This amazing abstract tattoo will make you feel you have a wing (yep, just one) or perhaps an invention of the ancient Egyptian civilization.

Fonts spine tattoo-7

An infinity sign with numbers plus Japanese characters equals a cryptic looking tattoo. Who knows what you might be hiding in those tattoos?

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Mandala symbols aren’t just circles, these can also be formed in flowers but the meaning remains the same: unity, eternity and completeness.

Tribe spine tattoo-37

This tribal design doesn’t really have a specific message or symbolism. But it can depend on you and it’s simply a unique and beautiful design for a unique and beautiful person.

Rose spine tattoo-28

Another rose spin tattoo but this one is much subtler and smaller.

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This gentle airbrush style tattoo shows a quote as the stem of a small but budding tree. It can relay to you growing to words that you have really believed in.

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This simple and yet very soothing watercolor tattoo is a good design for anyone who wants a subtle tattoo.

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Mandala tattoos are widely popular for back especially spine tattoos. It feels like there are alignment of stars and destiny is just waiting to unfold itself.

Flower spine tattoo-6

This beautiful flower tattoo is perfect for spine tattoo. The flowers themselves are placed in the upper back part so you can flaunt it easily with some type of clothes. The stems could then outline your spine.

Spine tattoo-23

These diamonds may seem simple; but this design is hard to make since it’s done by creating little dots that could fill up the diamonds and lighten or darken the area.

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Sometimes, tattoo designs don’t need a definite shape or picture. This beautiful watercolor smoke style of different colors just proves that.

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These beautiful swirls tattooed on your spinal area feels like there is a beautiful magic flowing out of you. It’s really simple but majestic. Perfect for any women out there.

Watercolor spine tattoo-9

Another watercolor inspired spine tattoo. This one looks rather like a flower. The best thing about watercolor inspired tattoos are the splash of bright and pastel colors. It’s actually a hard style so find a good tattoo artist.

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This smaller tribal design may not really mean something but it’s a beautiful tattoo with an enthralling design.

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These swirls and patterns would make your think of those Indian patterns you commonly see in their palaces. If there’s any design that can make you feel elegant all the time, this is it.

Watercolor spine tattoo-17

It could be the color or the shapes, but the design itself would make you really think. Its mystical and you wouldn’t want to take your eyes off of it.

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A pink lotus generally means purity and devotion. These two things are also often associated with women.

Flowers spine tattoo-31

Have a garden of beautiful flowers on your back. Each flower could have a different meaning and all these could also represent who you are as a person.

Lotus and fonts spine tattoo-18

Combining designs with quotes along your spine is also a great idea. You can choose a quote or your motto in life; basically something that makes you stand strong and tall.

Fonts and lotus spine tattoo-22

Combine a lotus tattoo with Chinese characters. These characters could relay your message but you should try to consult an expert so you don’t do anything wrong with your characters.

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Words alone could become great tattoos.

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Go with softer and feminine colors to complement your design. This is another lotus flower spine tattoo and besides the color of the flower, pink shadows give more life to the design.

lotus spine tattoo-1

An abstract style lotus tattoo for a more unique design. A lotus flower has different meanings depending on its color but in general, it is associated with spiritual purity and enlightenment.

Mandala spine tattoo-13

This stunning Mandala design has everything you want in a tattoo; a great message, magnificent details and a great overall visual appeal.

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A delicate and soft tattoo to remind you to inhale and exhale. Life is beautiful especially in its calm moments.

Phoenix spine tattoo-35

Phoenix are mythical creatures that die in their own flames, but are reborn in their ashes. Not only are they beautiful creatures but they are also symbols for being reborn.

Lotus spine tattoo-8

This great Lotus alternative design is more for people who want bold and alive tattoos.

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  1. you have a photo of a women at the top of this artical, with a bra on, with a rose. i do NOT believe that is a tattoo, it is a real rose, staged photo. Can you tell me where this photo came from?

  2. We at Ace Tattooz, the best tattoo studio in Mumbai, believe that Tattoos are like a Permanent Jewel on the Body. The Only thing that will stay with you Forever is your tattoo & will Accompany you to the Grave. Your tattoos Reflect & Unfold your Story in an Artistic Way.

  3. I live with a scar that leads from below my hairline down half way down then at the bottom of the spine I have another long scar. I ave a scar around the neck and it is hard to feel ugly and never want to removed but not possible.

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