In the bustling modern world of the tattoo artist today, the emphasis is on placement as much as design for many tattoo enthusiasts and with virtually no body part left uncovered there is a great deal of choice for any body art fan. Several decades ago, there was a distinct pattern in the placements chosen for male versus female tattoos and as a result several locations in particular became more commonly associated with women. Perhaps the best example of this would be lower back tattoos and the derogatory label that cane with the rise in demand for body art of this kind. I am of course referring to the notorious, tramp stamp! This was a popular design requested predominantly by young women for placement on the bottom of the back either dead centre or extending from the central point across the whole of the lower back ending just above the hips on each side. These were more often than not depicted in dark monochrome ink colour in an abstract design similar to the patterns used in many tattoos featuring tribal artwork. However, rightly or wrongly these came to be associated with a certain kind of female, a bad girl with loose morals and a taste for promiscuity. Fortunately these days are long gone and there are now an abundance of designs and images in a variety of shapes, sizes and colours that are light years away from the negative connotations previously associated with these tattoos.
There are now many advantages in lower back tattoos and while these are still worn more exclusively be female tattoo enthusiasts, any stigma is mostly a thing of the past. One of the main benefits of body art here is that it provides an adequately sized canvas of skin that is also fairly flat which helps in both the creation and healing process. The skin wont stretch to the same extent so there is less chance of distortion plus it will also heal better than other body parts. You can also choose your clothing so that it does not rub against your tat, opting for tops that end above it or bottoms that start below it. This also means it is in an ideal place to display with sexy cropped tops if you desire but it is also equally easy to conceal if necessary. Unlike the stomach or hips, your back is less likely to show the signs of any sudden weight fluctuation and your tattoo will still look good even if you gain or less a few pounds a common cause of distortion for tattoos in other areas.
If lower back tattoos appeal to you, the best ones for this particular body placement tend to be oblong in shape as they are designed specifically for the female body. A design of this style follows the natural slope on each side of the woman’s spine, accentuating her body shape and enhancing the area for maximum effect that is both sexy and sensual. Nowadays, these tend to incorporate more feminine images like butterflies, dragonflies and floral patterns however angels, fairies, stars and written words or phrases are also popular in a variety of colours and styles.