Let your ink flow with your body and it'll all look better.
We've already done our best to explain basic tattoo placement tips, but we didn't touch on any specific body parts or guidelines other than general suggestions you should follow to avoid putting your new ink in a bad spot (or just making it look bad in general). Realistically, those all apply to every time you get a tattoo, but sometimes you're going to need a little more poignant advice when it comes to sleeving your arms or picking the exact design you want on your back.
Don't worry, we'll take care of that now. Whether you're looking to get half of your body done or just a little hour-long banger, here's some useful advice from those of us who didn't have body part-by-body part guides when getting started on our tattoo collections.
Plan Your Back
You might think half of a back piece sounds cool. It might even look good in your head. But in practicality, it won't look nearly as good or work out as well as a full back piece. If you don't want to do a single big piece, there's no shame in doing a series of smaller tattoos as long as you plan it well. Don't throw the first small tattoo right in the middle where every other one will have to work around it, think about the future as you start. One way to do it is to start in a corner and work outward from there, or at least leave some decent spaces for future pieces.
The back is your biggest readily available canvas, so don't mess it up. It can be a beautiful piece of artwork unlike anything else on your body. Let your favorite artist handle the bulk of your back, and let them do what they think is best. As long as your taste in tattooer isn't terrible, you'll leave with something worth being very excited about.