Neck Tattoos: Designs & Meanings!

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Neck tattoos are extremely popular right now, especially among girls. But don’t let that fool you – tattoos on the neck are not only for girls! The neck is a popular placement for all who love to ink.

What makes neck tattoos so popular? And what are the best styles to get inked on the neck?

Read on to find out!

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Neck Tattoo Meaning

Neck tattoos are one of the most versatile placements for tattoos. Whether you’re a woman or a man, the neck is a great place to get inked because you have so many different styles and designs to choose from!

You can get a minimal or small neck tattoo, such as this simple Game of Thrones-inspired tattoo on the side of the neck:

or something more detailed, such as this neck and back piece:

Neck tattoos can also be bold and loud, like this very cool chest and neck tattoo:

or small enough to hide, such as this minimalist Wally tattoo that hides under your hair!

While placements for a tattoo no longer hold specific meaning, since tattoos are now more a form of self-expression than a social or cultural symbol, tattoo placements do still hold meaning for some people.

Neck tattoos are thought to be an exciting and bold choice for two reasons – they are quite visible unless one gets a very minimal piece or has long hair that can hide it, and they tend to be quite painful to acquire.

The neck, especially the throat, is also often associated with communication.

So for some people, neck tattoos are a symbol of being open to new people and experiences, and might possibly even imply the person likes to take risks!

If you’re someone that wants to share who they are with the world and are not afraid of what people might think about you, the neck is a great place to get a tattoo!

Neck Tattoos: Designs and Meanings

Time to look at some designs! What’s your style?
Are you more of a minimalist or do you like making a bold statement? Are you looking for something delicate to place on the back of your neck, or maybe you prefer something more hardcore?

Or perhaps you’re not sure yet? Check out these fantastic neck tattoos and get inspired!

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Small Neck Tattoos

Small neck tattoos can be placed on any part of the neck, but they work exceptionally well behind the ear or on the side of the neck.

Small tattoos also look great on the back of the neck, especially if you want to add more details to the piece!

Want to know more about animal tattoo meanings? Check out Animal Tattoos and their Meanings!

If it’s dragons you’re after, head on over to Dragon Tattoos and their Meanings for more!

Script Neck Tattoos

Script tattoos look stunning when placed on the neck. While the space to fit in a whole script might be limited, you can choose some powerful words and say a lot with only a few words!

You could also choose to get your name as a script neck tattoo – but be sure to consult your artist so you can pick a font that works beautifully with your name!

Large Neck Tattoos

Large neck tattoos need a larger canvas, so they work well on the lower neck, whether on the back or the front.

These tattoos can be combined with back or chest tattoos to create some really extensive pieces!

Not sure what size tattoo to get? Check out our handy guide at The Jhaiho Tattoo Sizing Guide!

You can also get quite abstract with larger neck tattoos!

And there you have it! A tiny bit of tattoo inspiration to help you decide on what to get tattooed on your neck!

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