- Back Tattoos For Females
- Beautiful Flowers Make for Beautiful Tattoos
- Beautiful Bird Tattoos
- Back Tattoos of Beautiful Butterflies
- Angel Wings on the Back
- Back Tattoos of Globes or Maps
- Mandalas as Back Tattoos
- Other Spiritual Tattoos
- Spine Tattoos That Go Down the Back
- Lower Back Tattoos
- Back Tattoos From the Animal Kingdom
- Beautiful Mermaid Tattoos
- Words of Beautiful Wisdom on Female's Backs
- Music Tattoos
- Beautiful Laced-Up Tattoos
- Beautiful Tree Tattoos
- Miscellaneous Back Tattoos That Are Just As Beautiful
- Be Sexy With Ink
Back Tattoos For Females
Tattoos can be placed anywhere on the body (and in some cases, with inner lip tattoos, in the body). However, back tattoos go into their own category.
There’s something sultry, cute, sexy and beautiful about back tattoos on females. In order for them to be seen, you would need to want them to be seen. Back tattoos are easily covered up, so when they are visible, you know that female intentionally wore something to show it off. Backless tops, cut out dresses, tank tops, and crop tops are worn by inked ladies so the back tattoo can be enjoyed by all.
But what to get? And where on the back? Possibilities are endless, so check out this back tattoo gallery for some ideas and inspiration!
Beautiful Flowers Make for Beautiful Tattoos
Flowers make for great back tattoos as, like females when they grow up, they bud and bloom into pure beauty. Each flower has its own meaning and symbolic connection, but some ladies choose to get flowers tattooed on their bodies because of the beauty.
Cherry blossoms are symbolic and treasured in the Japanese culture. They resemble life and all that comes with it. No wonder this would make for such a great tattoo for a female. Here, the branch of the cherry blossom travels up the spine. For more spine tattoos, keep reading!
You know what I love about this cherry blossom branch? The placement is unexpected and unbalanced on the back, but makes for a beautiful back tattoo.
This cherry blossom tattoo incorporates the watercolor tattoo trend. The shoulder blade is a great spot for a tattoo of flowers, and it even wraps around to the front.
This tattoo is crazy. It’s not even done, and it already looks super cool. Looking for a full back tattoo? This may be an option.
This iris flowers tattoo stretch up from the back, past the neck, and onto the back of the head. Crazy what can be imagined for back tattoos!
This is a classic tattoo of a dandelion that transforms into birds in the wind. Which is also a perfect segue into the next category of back tattoos (possibly almost too perfect?).
These roses, with perfect shading, are dedicated to a cancer survivor. A back tattoo that is both beautiful and for a good cause? Yes please!
Check out the vibrant colors on this one! The variation of flowers makes it feel like you just walked into a botanical garden. I also like the twist of the placement. It’s unexpected and accentuates the small waist of this female.
For ladies that are hardcore and like the image of skulls, this tattoo is for you! This includes the hardcore image of a skull with the cute image of budding roses.
Beautiful Bird Tattoos
Birds symbolize freedom, independence, and separation from the corruption of society, This is a good tattoo for free-spirited females, who would just to be like a bird and fly away.
Hummingbirds are symbols of eternity and the joy of life. The symbol of eternity comes from the ever fluttering of their wings as well as the direction their wings flap, which is in the shape of the infinity sign.
A flock of birds is begging for freedom and independence. Also check out that scenery. This woman appears to have everything the birds have!
There’s something beautiful about the placement of this tattoo. The bird is perched perfectly on her shoulder blade.
Small bird tattoos on the upper back are cute and classic! This tattoo looks perfect with an off-the-shoulder top, as shown in this picture.
This woman got a bird drawing her son did when he was 4 tattooed on her back. This tattoo is personal and meaningful to her, but no one else. This shows us to find tattoos that may not mean much to others, but mean something to us.
Back Tattoos of Beautiful Butterflies
Butterflies are classic female tattoos. They have many different meanings in the symbolic world.
Many believe butterflies are signs from heaven, that they are loved ones that passed that are visiting the mortal world. When a butterfly is seen, it is a comforting feeling for these people.
Others see butterflies as a symbol of a beautiful transformation. After their natural transformation, butterflies emerge from their cocoons as beautiful and graceful creatures.
Another meaning behind the butterfly may be that due to the short lifespan of a butterfly, it sends the message to live life to the fullest and live in the moment, as life is too short.
These scattered butterfly tattoos look perfect on the back, especially with that sexy dress.
While not exactly a butterfly tattoo, this silk moth placed on the upper back is simple and elegant!
This tattoo of half a butterfly and half flowers is beautiful. It showcases two parts of nature and the synchronicity of the two. This cute tattoo is a great addition to the tattoo gallery.
Coverup tattoos are always amazing to see the transformation that the tattoo undergoes. This cute butterfly flying over tulips will make you feel like you are just walking through the park.
Angel Wings on the Back
Females get angel wing tattoos on their back for different reasons. Angel wings are can be used as a memorial for a passed loved one, indicating a belief in heaven and the afterlife. They can also be tattooed on the back in a life-size scale, personifying the female as an angel herself.
A hybrid of a fairy and an angel with symbolism of the moon and stars offers a beautiful memorial in the form of a back tattoo.
These angel wings stretched across her back are simple in an elegant way. The wings are personifying the woman as an angel herself.
Wow! Quite the opposite as the previous full back angel wings, these have complex shadows, making the feathers lifelike. This also accompanies a quote down the spine: “He gave me roots, she gave me wings”, lyrics from a Miranda Lambert hit.
These angel wings are placed in memoriam for a loved one (a father). The embellished text on the tattoo makes this back piece angelic.
With script lettering accompanying it, this angel wing tattoo is a beautiful memorial for a loved one on the back.
This is a great back tattoo for females. The angel wings are paired with black pearls. I also like that the feathers of the angel wings are very detailed. That must have taken quite a while to finish!
Back Tattoos of Globes or Maps
Globes and maps are symbols of travel. Ladies that have a love for travel are typically cultured and adventurous. Tattoos of globes and maps depict these qualities of females. Check out these tattoos on the backs of females that have a love for travel.
Looking for a full back tattoo? Although I can’t imagine how long this one would have taken on the table, it definitely does not disappoint! Using vintage-style cartography, this tattoo is timeless and symbolic!
This one is incredible. The imagery of a globe as a hot air balloon (symbolizing travel) mixed with the art of the watercolors is mind-blowing.
This map tattoo includes small mandalas inside it, combining the idea of travel and culture. Imagine the cultures you’d experience by traveling around the world.
This may not be the map you were expecting. This is a map of the galaxy that travels down the spine. I love the symmetrical pattern the smaller outer planets create on the back.
A mountain landscape with creative arrow imagery is a perfect way to say “I love to explore the outdoors”. The photograph of the woman on a mountain also says it all!
These scenery bubbles spark imagination and adventure! They are also very detailed and complex so each scene looks life-like. It’s a gallery in and of itself.
This globe tattoo is unique, simple, and cute. A paper airplane, a symbol of big dreams, whizzes around the globe, indicating ladies with this back tattoo
Mandalas as Back Tattoos
In Buddhist and Hindu cultures, the mandala is a sign of balance of the universe. They are symmetrical and radical patterns. Some are colored in, yet some are not. Getting them tattooed shows a female's spiritual side, one that strives for peace in the world. These ladies certainly know the power of the mandala!
This mandala tattoo is as pretty and unique as a snowflake.
If you look closely, the lines of this mandala are not perfect, which makes it relatable. There is still balance and there is still a consistent pattern, but it looks like it was hand-drawn, not made with a computer.
Twice the mandalas, twice the meaning! But if you think that’s impressive, check out the next back tattoo.
This full back piece takes mandala to a whole new level. This is the nirvana of mandalas.
So unique! This mandala tattoo is actually cut in half. Only filling up half the back, this mandala includes a great mix of colors and clean lines.
Other Spiritual Tattoos
This small and cute tattoo showcases Christian symbolism. It depicts the Mother Mary holding baby Jesus with a rosary surrounding the scene. Many people get the face of Jesus tattooed on their bodies. However, this tattoo has a unique simplistic nature to it that makes it beautiful.
Angelina Jolie’s beautiful back tattoos have a deep meaning for each one. They include Gothic lettering of a song title, a Buddhist prayer that she dedicated to her son Maddox, a Buddhist design of a temple, Buddhist mantras, and the grid of the elements (water, air, earth, fire) and four continents. A lot of Buddhist beliefs and culture in those tattoos, and a lot more unique than a mandala!
Greek twins symbolizing duality along with a lightning bolt (Zeus?) are emblazoned on this woman’s back.
Lyrics to the Florence and the Machine song, “You’ve Got the Love” make up this tattoo. The song is a female acknowledging other’s love for her is getting her through all the chaos in life. This back tattoo forms the lyrics into the shape of a cross, a spiritual symbol, indicating this female’s beliefs and values.
A yin and yang symbol resembles balance in life. This tattoo of a yin and yang on this female’s back also includes elements of a mandala. A lot of spiritual symbolism in just one tattoo!
What better back tattoo for a female than the Egyptian queen, Nefertiti. Surrounding the queen is Egyptian symbols, such as the Eye of Horus, the symbol of royalty.
Spine Tattoos That Go Down the Back
Spine tattoos have become a huge trend in the tattoo industry. There are variations of these tattoos, but they all have lines that line the spine which mixes art and anatomy.
A quote down the spine is a unique and beautiful way to showcase your back tattoo.
This woman used her spine as the artistic line for a star design tattoo. This looks perfect for the summertime, paired with an open-backed bathing suit.
Paw print tattoos up the spine is the cutest tattoo I’ve seen today! They are small and discreet, but with a cut out dress or low-back shirt, these will be the focal point!
The spine is also used as the line of a stem in flower design tattoos. The stem lines up on the back and then it flowers into a beautiful work of art.
Coordinates are a unique way to showcase an important location. This is also a conversation starter, as the location the coordinates point to and the reason it is important is left up in the air.
Talk about unique! This rose tattoo that travels down the spine depicts the stages of a flower. Starting as a bud on the upper back, the flower slowly blooms into the beautiful rose on the lower back.
Lower Back Tattoos
Gone is the "tramp stamp", and in its place are tattoos located on the small of the back with meaning and purpose.
These flowers are emerging from the lower back, as if to say there is something beautiful coming out of something ugly (the ever-womanizing idea of “tramp stamp”).
This sketched art of moon phases is on the lower back, and is anything but a tramp stamp. Moon phases and astrology are spiritual and important in many cultures.
This lower back tattoo scripts the word “damned” across the body. It is sexy and a perfect addition to this gallery.
Back Tattoos From the Animal Kingdom
This lion is king of all the light touches. This back tattoo is a piece of beautiful art, something for an art gallery.
The majestic elephant back tattoo is ornate and traditional, perfect for cultured females!
Like the elephant, this monkey is ornamentally decorated. So far the animals on these back tattoos have been very symbolic in many different cultures. Coincidence? Nah. Us ladies are just deep and cultured!
Whoever did this beautiful owl back tattoo deserves a spot in a museum. This is a work of art and the colors are so vibrant and perfectly chosen!
A wolf howling on the upper back says that you are part of a pack and you protect the ones you love. This tattoo also has a unique sketched design.
Half this wolf tattoo is realism and half is in a geometric style. There are also other variations of this two-faced wolf that includes a flowery side rather than a geometric side. How cool either way!
For those who work on a farm or have a bit of farm girl in you, this is the tattoo for you!
This honeycomb design tattoo was dedicated to this individual’s teacher. How beautiful! Also perfect placement for the bee over an older tattoo, the sunflower.
Beautiful Mermaid Tattoos
This watercolor back tattoo is a beautiful interpretation of a mermaid. Colors are perfect and it depicts the mermaid a child dreams up.
A mermaid is depicted differently in this back tattoo. The tail extends into a beautiful flow that is unique for females.
The amazing thing about mythical creatures, like a mermaid, is that there is no one image of them. Since they are not real, imaginations run wild with them. On the back of this mermaid is a fin that is definitely not something on Ariel.
This mermaid even has ombre hair that flows down past the waist. This mermaid is sexy and is a beautiful piece of art.
Words of Beautiful Wisdom on Female's Backs
“Stay Beautiful” is beautifully written on the upper back with a small accent of a bird. This tattoo is in the best placement and simple.
“Serenity” is a word that resonates with many females. It is means calmness, tranquility, and equanimity of the mind. In very stressful times of our lives, this back tattoo may help us remember to remain calm.
“Whatever you are, be a good one.” A free-spirited and empowering quote is written in a unique font in the middle of the back. This is a good reminder to do whatever you want to do, but make sure you do it well.
“Your wings were ready but my heart still is not.” This is a memorial quote, stating a loved one passed and became an angel when they were ready, but the survivor was not, and still is not, ready for the loved one to be an angel, as that means they are gone. Also, notice the infinity sign made with the “r” in “heart”. Symbolism at its best!
“See you on down the trail”. This tattoo includes a symbol that I described earlier as a sign of a passed loved one, the butterfly. This butterfly is paired with the quote and a dandelion blowing off in the wind for a beautiful memorial.
For music lovers and music players, this tattoo gallery may help you find inspiration. I don’t know much about music, but I do know those are beautiful tattoos!
If I could read music, I’m sure these scattered music notes would look like a symphony of beauty. Nonetheless, this is still a pretty sweet tattoo!
For music lovers of all walks of life, this is the tattoo for you! The watercolor design makes this quote and treble clef (see, I know a little something) pop!
Fairies are said to make beautiful music. This song of the fairy is pleasing the butterfly, a symbol of nature.
I’ll admit, I had to look this one up. Why did I include this one in the gallery then? There was beauty in the placement (again, fighting those stereotypes of “tramp stamps”) and in the line work. The lower f in music means loud. When this is on a sheet of music, the music is meant to be loud. This says a lot about the female with the tattoo!
Another treble clef tattoo! This one is decorated with small embellishments that give it even a more artistic look then it already has!
Beautiful Laced-Up Tattoos
Some ladies will get their back pierced so ribbon can be laced down and look like the back of a corset. Inked ladies prefer to just get a tattoo looking as if that is what happened!
This lace-up is done with rope and birds controlling it at the top. This is perfect for ladies who like the sexy corset look!
Are you sure there are not rings attached to this woman with ribbon laced up? Are you sure this is just a tattoo? It’s hard to believe! Nevertheless, this tattoo looks sexy on ladies.
This laced-up tattoo looks as if the koi fish inside the woman is trying to fall out and this lace is the only thing holding everything together and the fish inside. This wicked tattoo would be great for daring ladies!
Rather than just a ribbon being laced up the back, this tattoo is of a full-back corset. Sexy and great detail in this tattoo!
My stomach ties into a knot when I look at this tattoo, but that’s the reaction this tattoo means to elicit! It looks almost as if the laced ribbon is actually going through the skin and pulling it.
Beautiful Tree Tattoos
Trees symbolize life and balance. It may also refer to a tree of knowledge, indicating learning is a value. Trees also look pretty cool as tattoos!
At first glance, this tattoo shows a dead tree with a watercolor background. However, if you look closely, you’ll see the colors and the swirls of other things (leaves) show the four seasons in a clever way!
What a unique way to shape the branches and roots to be a circle!
The willow tree may seem to symbolize something negative, like grief, as the branches are drooping. However, the focus of the willow tree remains in the trunk—a strong base for this unique structure.
This one was captioned “Wild Child”. The tree is small and simple, but begs the question of why it is important, which generates interest and intrigue.
This tree is in the shape of a bird. Or is the bird made up of a tree? Either way, it is a great idea for nature-lovers!
A tree whose leaves turn into birds and fly away might symbolize freedom of life.
This tree scene brought to us by Kwadron Tattoo Gallery is spine-chilling. It depicts conflicting ideas: innocence and immorality, nature and industrialization, air and land.
Miscellaneous Back Tattoos That Are Just As Beautiful
Dream catchers are a native cultural symbol. They are used for protection against bad spirits, and they are mostly associated with protecting children. Who wouldn’t want to protect the future of our world?
A small and simple tattoo such as a coat hanger on the back of the neck can actually opens the door of symbolism possibilities. Is she saying that she’s nothing but an object, hung up on a hanger by its neck? Is she a fashionista, with a passion for clothes?
Neurotransmitter anyone? Serotonin makes an appearance on the list of best back tattoos for females because its genius. Serotonin, in the body, serves to regulate your mood and lift your spirits. Serotonin, on the body in the form of a back tattoo, aims to remind people even with low serotonin that there is some serotonin in them to harness.
There is no deeper love than ladies and their dogs. Dogs are our kids and deserve cute tattoos dedicated to them! These paw prints on the back are paired with the quote “when I needed hand, I found your paw”. Awww!
This wild back piece takes the word “art” to a whole new level. Imagine sitting for the duration of that tattoo. Let’s hope it was done in parts!
This back tattoo depicts a bunch of herbs, labeling them with a name and a use. This would be great for a reminder when planting your herb garden!
Elegantly done, this back tattoo looks almost like actual jewelry strung around the woman’s back. It has a Victorian and classic flair to it that I love.
An elegant and delicate piece of lace with gems and flowers embedded wraps around to the top. This back tattoo is a timeless work of art. The lace and gems look straight from the Victorian Age.
This zodiac back tattoo is more than meets the eye. This tattoo was meant for a dedication to family. To many females, family is everything. A unique way to show this would be to get your family’s zodiac signs tattooed on your back.
Ladies can fight dragons too! This crazy dragon travels up the back. This would look sexy with a little black dress.
An infinity symbol resembles love’s eternity (love, after all, is one of the very few things in life that are eternal). This back tattoo of the infinity symbol has extra swirls and a flower-like design.
Lacey bows are sexy and cute, especially when tattooed on your upper back. This bow is a perfect tattoo for short hair!
There’s so much to this back tattoo. Let’s break it down! We have a unicorn, which is a sign of youth and innocence. The unicorn is inside a crescent moon, which is a spiritual symbol throughout different religions (in Christianity and Greek religions it symbolizes virginity). The moon also doubles as a dream catcher, the unicorn the center of it. Dream catchers are used as protection for children in Native American traditions. Pastel colors, which are used in this tattoo, also symbolize youth and innocence. This is the perfect tattoo to end my tattoo idea gallery!
Be Sexy With Ink
Females are strong, spiritual, and deep individuals. This is undeniable and this is part of the reason we are so sexy and beautiful humans. Typically, the back tattoos that ladies choose are representative of this. Throughout every female tattoo gallery, a theme of spiritual and symbolic tattoos is prevalent.