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25 Fierce Front-Neck Tattoos That Will Blow Your Mind

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Getting a tattoo requires a great deal of careful consideration, with one of the most crucial aspects being choosing the right placement. We’d argue that the ultimate commitment (other than a face tattoo!) might be a front-neck tattoo. What’s the tea on front-neck tattoos?

Starting with the obvious, front-neck tattoos are wildly visible, highly discriminated against, and pretty freakin’ neat. Whether you opt for a delicate and dainty tattoo that adds a little spice to the front of the neck or a statement piece that draws everyone’s eyes toward the throat, you’re going to make a mark.

What’s great about tattoos on the throat might be the fact that not everyone’s brave enough to get them. Some tattoo artists refuse to do throat tattoos on people who have sufficient space on their arms, legs, and torso. So, you might even need to fight your way through an array of artists.

Now, front-neck tattoos span a spectrum of styles, sizes, and notable meanings. Whether you’re leaning toward something delicate or daring, ornamental or sentimental, we’ve gathered some of the best front-neck tattoo designs to consider for your next ink session.

1. A tattoo of a butterfly with two skulls

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First things first, we can’t get enough of the detail and craftsmanship of this particular tattoo. A butterfly tattoo combined with a skull typically represents two opposites – a skull represents mortality and death, while a butterfly represents transformation and life. And that’s a great tattoo to get, don’t you think?

2. A filigree skull tattoo


With that out of the way, though, a skull tattoo on the front neck can be a great way to carry the meaning of death, rebellion, and the afterlife. A filigree tattoo might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but when you’re trying to be different from the rest – an ornamental fine-line tattoo might be the one for you.

3. A front-neck tattoo of an owl surrounded by flowers

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We’re aware that we’re bombarding you with a myriad of tattoos surrounding the front neck, too, but that’s the thing with these types of placements – you need to be a proper tattoo addict to be able to withstand the time, effort, and energy that comes with a front-neck tattoo.

An owl tattoo, while we’re on the topic, represents a light that shines through the darkest of times because owls are the epitome of vision and hope.

4. A goat skull tattoo

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All skulls are a great tattoo symbol to experiment with, but animal skulls take the cake – they’re bold and beautiful, and they’re known to carry a lot of meaning, too. A goat skull, for the matter, represents power, strength, the force of life, and the fertility that affects the force of life.

5. A delicate dotwork tattoo

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When you’re a first-timer, you might not want to “go big or go home.” A delicate and dainty dotwork tattoo might be the one for you. Dots are all the rage these days, with tattoo enthusiasts getting tiny tattoos on their fingers, faces, and – you guessed it – necks. Dots can represent different things, too.

6. An ornamental front-neck tattoo

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We’re big fans of ornamental tattoos, especially when they’re done by tattoo artists who know what they’re doing. Ornamental tattoos are meant to be decorative rather than meaningful, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t assign meaning to an ornamental tattoo. Ornamental tattoos are versatile, after all.

7. A raven tattoo

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Birds are a symbol of transformation, freedom, and rebirth, regardless of the type of bird you opt for. Before you get a bird tattoo, though, know that each bird represents something different – a raven, for example, represents shedding the old and embracing new beginnings.

See also: 20 Front Neck Tattoos For Guys That Will Get Noticed

8. A bold bumblebee tattoo

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Bumblebee tattoos range anywhere from simple and sleek to daring and disturbing.

Depending on your personal preferences, you might opt for a cute bumblebee tattoo on the front neck to represent change or a statement bumblebee tattoo surrounded with other symbols to represent something completely diferent.

9. A beautiful bat tattoo

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You’d be surprised at how popular bats are among regular tattoo-getters. You might want to get a front-neck bat tattoo when you’re hunting for something that represents transformation, adaptability, and survival. 

With that out of the way, though, bats are associated with darkness, black magic, and witchcraft, too.

10. A tattoo of a monster bat with tentacles and horns

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When you think of a bat, you think of a nightly creature that crawls around the crevices of caves and dark places, right? A monster bat might be the dark, disturbing front-neck tattoo you’re on the lookout for.

11. A front-neck tattoo of bat wings

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While we’re on the topic of bats, we can’t forget about bat wings. When you’re unsure of the style of the front-neck tattoo to opt for, you might want to go with a pair of whimsical bat wings to represent your power and freedom. Wings can be an ode to your hopes and dreams, too.

12. A front-neck mandala tattoo

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Mandala tattoos are almost always on-trend, which might be something you’re concerned with when getting a highly visible front-neck tattoo. Worry not, with a mandala tattoo, you’re guaranteed to attract attention and turn heads.

13. A fierce floral front-neck tattoo

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We can say the same thing about a fierce floral front-neck tattoo! Flowers are almost always a great route, especially when you’re willing to experiment with different flowers.

Whether you opt for your birth flower, a bouquet of flowers with meanings that pertain to you, or random flowers, we’re sure you’re going to get out of the tattoo parlor with a smile on your face.

14. A front-neck tattoo of a butterfly surrounded by flowers

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A butterfly and a flower! Absolutely! Butterfly tattoos represent freedom, transformation, and change. Flower tattoos represent love, life, and beauty. With these two together, you’re guaranteed to end up with a tattoo that’s big, bold, and beautiful.

15. A sigil tattoo on the front neck and chin

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Sigil tattoos are similar to ornamental tattoos, except they’re believed to come with magical powers. Whether or not that’s something you’re willing to believe in, we’re more than happy to recommend getting a sigil tattoo when you’re unsure of the style you’d like to go for.

16. Another sigil tattoo on the front neck

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Sigil tattoos are strikingly beautiful and bold, and they’re a great way to express your creative side with a little help from the right tattoo artist. Sigil tattoos are symbols for various natural phenomena, such as the planets, elements, and so on, and they’re known to bring good fortune and ward off evil.

17. A front-neck butterfly tattoo

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We’re obsessed with all the tattoos on this lovely lady, but the front-neck butterfly tattoos speak to us in ways other tattoos don’t. A butterfly tattoo, as you already know, acts as a symbol of transformation, new beginnings, and new chapters, and that’s a great tattoo to add to your collection.

18. A lotus flower ornamental tattoo

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An ornamental tattoo might not be packed with meaning, but you’re allowed to add a couple of symbols that represent something that matters to you. A lotus flower, for example, can carry the meaning of rising above temptation and becoming a better person.

19. A dark and daring ornamental tattoo

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A flower tattoo might be a great way of representing beauty, purity, and spirituality, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t go dark and daring with the flower at the front of your neck. Whether you opt for an ornamental tattoo, a fine-line tattoo, or a simple flower tattoo, you choose the style that works for you.

20. A flower and snake front-neck tattoo

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Add a snake to your front-neck flower tattoo to amplify or completely change the meaning of the tattoo. A simple rose tattoo, for example, represents romance, beauty, and affection. Adding a snake to the mixture can put a spin on the meaning and represent the sacrifice you make to be beautiful.

21. A tiger front-neck tattoo

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We’d go as far as to argue that tiger tattoos are much more popular among men than they are among women. Whatever your gender might be, though, a tiger tattoo represents strength, courage, and protection, and can be a great way to show the rest of the world what you’re made of.

22. A moth front-neck tattoo

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Moths and butterflies might be similar, but they’re not the same. Moths are creatures of the night and that’s what makes them an edgier option for tattoo-getters who aren’t afraid of experimenting with diferent styles and symbols. Moths represent hopes dreams, and the light at the end of the tunnel.

23. A tiny front-neck tattoo of a bird

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We didn’t forget about tiny tattoos! We mentioned beforehand that front-neck tattoos are some of the most coveted tattoo placements because they’re highly visible and controversial – but they’re also super painful. A tiny front-neck tattoo might be the right choice for a first-timer, for example.

24. A small and simple front-neck tattoo of a flower

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Whether you opt for a tiny bird tattoo, a flower tattoo, or a simple symbol that represents a quality or characteristic you carry, you’re guaranteed to get some sort of satisfaction from the fact that everyone gets to see your tattoo. Go on!

25. A front-neck word tattoo

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We’re ending the article with a “pretty poison” tattoo. Word tattoos are ever-so-popular because they’re the perfect way to say something you always wanted to say – permanently. With a tattoo of a word that means something to you, you’re sending a message that you’re comfortable with your opinion.