In a year that's so far been dominated by dainty, delicate tattoos, it's unlikely that the latest trend would be the furthest thing from dainty or delicate — but it is. Chalk it up to Lady Gaga's A Star Is Born-inspired rose tattoo or Halle Berry's leafy reveal, but suddenly, everyone is talking about back tattoos.
We're not talking about lower-back tattoos — those have yet to fully re-enter the zeitgeist. For now, we're talking about the kind of tattoos that run down your spine, often featuring intricate detail, and are the antithesis to the minimal tiny-tattoo trend that seems to command the attention of Instagram users everywhere.
That said, spine tattoos aren't for the faint of heart. While pain is always subjective, the spine is a sensitive spot for anyone with a low pain threshold because it's riddled with nerves and bones, which might lead you to split up your appointment into several sessions (depending on the size of the tattoo).