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If you find yourself looking for a unique place to get your next tattoo, a neck tattoo might be an option worth considering. These tattoos are very noticeable, no matter what you choose to wear, but if that isn’t a concern, they can make for an impressive canvas for your next tat.

Everyone is equally fit for a neck tattoo. Though the popularity of designs may differ, there are enough designs to go around and options to suit any style or preference.

Not sure if a neck tattoo is right for you? Have more questions? If you’re in the Toronto, Markham, Mississauga, Kitsilano Vancouver area drop by one of the Chronic Ink Tattoo shops today or give us a call to set up an appointment. We’d be happy to answer any questions you have.

Foo Dog Neck Tattoo

Neck Tattoo Placement

Of course, it’ll be on your neck, but placement will be largely dependent on both personal preference and the size and shape of your chosen artwork. Your tattoo artist will be able to help guide you as to which options will enhance the appearance of the final product.

Some options include:

  • The front of the neck
  • The back of the neck
  • Under the chin
  • The side of the neck
  • Right under the hairline

Are Neck Tattoos Painful?

For a few reasons, neck tattoos are more sensitive than other types of tattoos.

  • The skin is thinner.
  • The skin is elastic and close to the bones.
  • Many nerves are present in the neck area.
  • Small tattoos may be best for those who are sensitive.

The skin of the neck, like other areas of the body, may begin to sag with age, so keep this in mind when deciding if you want to get a neck tattoo.

Dove Tattoo on Neck

Common Neck Tattoo Design Options

Tribal Tattoo

While this is one of the most popular tattoos for men, it is often displayed by the ladies, as well. Tribal tattoos can carry many meanings, such as:

  • Status or rank
  • Courage, bravery, or faith
  • Tribal identity

These beautiful tattoos are bold and strong, yet detailed and intricate.

Flower Tattoos

Tattoos of flowers are one type that is popular among women. Rose tattoos, for instance, can convey beauty with a hint of toughness, portrayed by thorns. A red rose can exist as a simple tattoo, or you can have many flowers that migrate to another part of the body.

Animal Tattoos

There are many ways to display animals on your neck. You may want a small and simple bird tattoo at your nape, or a large tattoo of a tiger creeping towards your ear. Animal tattoos can be in bright colours or in plain black and grey.

Scarab Beetle Tattoo on Neck

Jewellery Tattoos

There are many ways that you can use a tattoo to imitate jewelry.

A few ideas are:

  • An elegant and ornate necklace
  • A simple choker
  • Prismed gems
  • Tribal designs that wrap all the way around

Jewelry tattoos can be for anyone, whether a fancy look or something more urban.

Tattoos Related to Faith

If you like making bold statements about your faith, the neck is one of the best places to display a faith-related tattoo. Inspirational quotes, religious symbols, and angels are among popular items to display your personal beliefs.

Neck Tattoo Aftercare

Once you decide on your neck tattoo design, and the tattoo artist has done their work, it is important to follow your artist’s personal aftercare instructions.

Basic aftercare, includes:

  • Keep the bandage on for up to four hours.
  • Wash with lukewarm water, and let it dry naturally.
  • Moisturize the tattoo daily.
  • Go see the doctor if you experience irritation or infection.

Here are a few things NOT to do after getting a tattoo:

  • Do not go to the gym while your tattoo is healing.
  • Do not remove the bandage until your tattoo artist has approved taking it off.
  • Do not soak your tattoo.
  • Do not scratch your tattoo.
  • Do not expose the tattoo to sunlight.
  • Do not wear tight clothes.

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After Inked

After Inked Tattoo Moisturizer delivers effective skin moisturization and helps to preserve the colours of your tattoos. There’s no petroleum so it won’t stick to or stain your clothes. This moisturizing skin lotion, enriched with Grape Seed Oil, can also be used on any permanent makeup procedure on lips, brows, eye liner, and areola, as well as an after-laser tattoo removal moisturizing lotion. After Inked is Dermatologist tested, non-allergenic and non-irritating.

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PurSan

PurSan Aftercare is a specially formulated Vegan skin cleanser used to clean and moisturize as part of an aftercare regimen for fresh tattoos and piercings. It revitalizes, refreshes and purifies skin without drying it out. Gentle yet effective, PurSan contains no parabens, fragrances, colourants or alcohol. Chloroxylenol (PCMX) is a proven antimicrobial ingredient shown to be effective against bacteria and viruses without burning or irritating the skin. Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose (Hypromellose) is an ultra-high grade lubricant ideal for sensitive skin.

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Get the Right Tattoo for You

As more people decide that it doesn’t matter if someone has a tattoo or not, neck tattoos are increasing in popularity. When you are ready to put a tattoo on your neck, be sure to examine many different tattoo designs.

Once you have decided what tattoo you want, make sure to select an experienced tattoo artist, as neck tattoos are highly visible. Our team of talented and experienced tattoo artists at Chronic Ink Tattoo would love to help. We have extensive experience in all things tattoo, including neck tattoos. If you’re in the Toronto, Markham, Mississauga, Kitsilano Vancouver area drop by or give us a call today.

Most of all, be sure to pick something with a special meaning to you. Neck tattoos are a great way to express your unique personality.

Ready to get your new Neck Tattoo?

Our talented tattoo artists at Chronic Ink Tattoo would love to work with you. Wether you are looking for a fine line tattoos or small realism tattoos, we’ve got artists that are comfortable and confident tattoo in any style.

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Tattoo Locations

Downtown Toronto

378 Yonge Street,
2nd Floor,
Toronto, Ontario
M5B 1S6
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Midtown Toronto

252 Eglinton Ave East,
2nd Floor,
Toronto, Ontario
M4P 1K2
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Markham

7381 Kennedy Road,
Unit #105,
Markham, Ontario
L3R 5B5
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Mississauga

100 City Centre Dr.,
Unit #2-311,
Mississauga, Ontario
L5N 2C9
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