34 Picturesque Upper Back Tattoos For 2013

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Are you looking for tattoo designs for your upper back? The large surface of the upper back lends itself to many colorful designs for men and women. Elaborate tribal motifs, symmetrical designs and winged patterns look great on the upper back of men. Women can get a neat floral tattoo to pattern their back. Angels or butterflies also look sensuous in back tattoo art for women. Tattoo designs starting at the shoulders and ending at the back are also popular.

The upper back can be decorated with designs of different kinds. If you have a favorite saying, you can get it inked in bold lettering on the upper back. The broad area of the upper back is also great for vividly colored designs. Romantic themes with multiple elements look attractive in upper back tattoos. Lovebirds and gorgeous red roses often combine in permanent ink designs. Religious tattoos such as the cross can also be inked on the upper back. The arms of the cross can be inked parallel to the broad shoulders. Angel wings can also be inked, molding to the curvy contours of the back. The upper back can be your canvas for magnificent scenes such as a cityscape. Here are some ideas.

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Sensuous Floral Back Tattoo

Stunning blue flowers and green leaves adorn one side of the back, in this tattoo for women.

Sensuous Floral Back Tattoo

Sensuous Floral Back Tattoo

Winged Heart Back Tattoo

A red heart is flanked by stunning black wings, in this back tattoo.

Winged Heart Back Tattoo

Winged Heart Back Tattoo

Upper Back Floral Tattoo

Dainty pink and brown hues combine in this pretty upper back floral tattoo.

Upper Back Floral Tattoo

Upper Back Floral Tattoo

Brown Nature Back Tattoo

Brown floral patterns and leaves make a neat ring in this symmetrical back tattoo.

Brown Nature Back Tattoo

Brown Nature Back Tattoo

Text Back Tattoo

The powerfully inked upper back tattoo shows the text, ‘Never Give Up’.

Text Back Tattoo

Text Back Tattoo

Three Skulls Tattoo

A sinister looking three-headed skull and roses combine this back tattoo.

Three Skulls Tattoo

Three Skulls Tattoo

Upper Back Checkpost Tattoo

The upper back tattoo displays two checkered flags placed in a criss-cross.

Upper Back Checkpost Tattoo

Upper Back Checkpost Tattoo

Tribal V Back Tattoo

Strongly inked spikes make up this tribal ‘V’ tattoo on the upper back.

Tribal V Back Tattoo

Tribal V Back Tattoo

Tiger Eyes Back Tattoo

The blue eyes of a tiger stare out at the viewer, in this upper back tattoo for women.

Tiger Eyes Back Tattoo

Tiger Eyes Back Tattoo

Firebird Sexy Back Tattoo

A colorful firebird curves along the back of the woman, in this sensuous tattoo.

Firebird Sexy Back Tattoo

Firebird Sexy Back Tattoo

Cross Back Tattoo

The simple Cross inked in flowing lines has the text ‘Blessed’ above the design.

Cross Back Tattoo

Cross Back Tattoo

Wings Twining Back Tattoo

Magnificent wings, sun rays, and intertwining vines combine in this powerful back tattoo.

Wings Twining Back Tattoo

Wings Twining Back Tattoo

Star Back Tattoo

The stunning five pointed star is surrounded by a ribbon saying, ‘What you give is what you get’.

Star Back Tattoo

Star Back Tattoo

Heart With Wings Back Tattoo

Powerfully drawn wings add a horizontal feel to this heart tattoo on the upper back.

Heart With Wings Back Tattoo

Heart With Wings Back Tattoo

Cityscape Back Tattoo

The upper back is inked with the cityscape and the text, ‘There is no place like home’.

Cityscape Back Tattoo

Cityscape Back Tattoo

Flowery Decor Back Tattoo

Graceful curves and flowery patterns combine in this decorative back tattoo.

Flowery Decor Back Tattoo

Flowery Decor Back Tattoo

Tribal Winged Back Tattoo

An intricate tribal design is framed by wings, in this back tattoo design.

Tribal Winged Back Tattoo

Tribal Winged Back Tattoo

Geometrical Back Tattoo

Triangular shapes overlap in concentric circles, in this stunning geometrical tattoo.

Geometrical Back Tattoo

Geometrical Back Tattoo

Goddess Wings Back Tattoo

Traditionally patterned wings form a neat symmetry on the upper back.

Goddess Wings Back Tattoo

Goddess Wings Back Tattoo

Colorful Back Tattoo

Gorgeous flowers, a heart and a cross combine in this monochromatic back tattoo.

Colorful Back Tattoo

Colorful Back Tattoo

Angel Knots Back Tattoo

Intricate knots combine in this sensuous angel tattoo on the back.

Angel Knots Back Tattoo

Angel Knots Back Tattoo

Magic Flowers Back Tattoo

Pale blue blossoms make magic among the Celtic patterns, in this upper back tattoo.

Magic Flowers Back Tattoo

Magic Flowers Back Tattoo

Ropes Cross Back Tattoo

Sturdy ropes twist and turn to make the form of a cross, in this stunning back tattoo.

Ropes Cross Back Tattoo

Ropes Cross Back Tattoo

Shaded Eagle Back Tattoo

A pencil sketch style victorious eagle is inked on the upper back.

Shaded Eagle Back Tattoo

Shaded Eagle Back Tattoo

Glasgow Rangers Back Tattoo

Three cute and colorful animals celebrate with music, in this Glasgow Rangers fan tattoo.

Glasgow Rangers Back Tattoo

Glasgow Rangers Back Tattoo

Tribal Design Back Tattoo

Stunning angular tribal designs combine in this upper back tattoo.

Tribal Design Back Tattoo

Tribal Design Back Tattoo

Three Lilies Back Tattoo

In this three lilies tattoo, the violet lily at the center adds the only splash of color.

Three Lilies Back Tattoo

Three Lilies Back Tattoo

Panoramic Back Tattoo

The softly shaded tattoo design shows an awesome panorama of houses and mountains.

Panoramic Back Tattoo

Panoramic Back Tattoo

Sacred Tattoo

Flowers and circular patterns make up this symmetrical red and black tattoo.

Sacred Tattoo

Sacred Tattoo

Powerful Winged Tattoo

The sharp angles give a powerful look to the wings, in this upper back tattoo.

Powerful Winged Tattoo

Powerful Winged Tattoo

Stormy Religious Tattoo

The realistically inked design depicts Christ on the Cross. Deep hued wings form the backdrop.

Stormy Religious Tattoo

Stormy Religious Tattoo

Big Cats Back Tattoo

Two big cats face off in this stunning Yin Yang patterned tattoo.

Big Cats Back Tattoo

Big Cats Back Tattoo

Love Back Tattoo

Lovebirds, red roses and a diamond combine in this romantic back tattoo.

Love Back Tattoo

Love Back Tattoo

Joker Fan Tattoo

The stunning monochromatic back tattoo shows the Joker played by Heath Ledger.

Joker Fan Tattoo

Joker Fan Tattoo

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