Thank the 90s for Lower Back Tattoos
Do you ever wonder who or what was behind the sudden popularity of lower back tattoos? It is unknown who the genius was behind realizing the prime real estate that the lower back offers but it is clear that the 90s were the birthing years. The 70s gave the world disco, the 80s produced big hair and the 90s granted lower back tattoos which in return meant shorter tops and lower pants.
Close to 40 percent of females have a tattoo between the ages of 18 and 50. Of this number, over 20 percent display lower back tattoos. Even the most innocent looking, girly girls and white collar business women are all wearing these tattoos, otherwise known as the famous and fun name of tramp stamps.
Why They are Popular
Lower back tattoos are really ideal for anyone of any age for a number of reasons.
• Space – This is a large portion of skin without a lot of curves which makes it a prime area for a detailed piece. There is room for the tattooist to work, allowing them the freedom to really treat the space like a canvas. It is also really easy to center stencils by following the spine.
• Hidden -One of the biggest reason lower back tattoos are so popular is because they are so easily hidden. Regardless of your age or your job, you do not have to worry about being frowned upon because they are hidden in your normal clothes without any extra effort, regardless of the tattoo size.
• Stability – Even with age and many fluctuations in weight, including pregnancy, the lower back does not see much change. Because of this, tattoos placed here can retain their appearance without being stretched out or shrunk.
• Sexy – Even if you have to hide your tattoo at work, you can certainly show it off at night. They are easily displayed when you choose and they demand attention. Even if only the slightest bit of skin is revealed, it makes the viewer wonder what the tattoo is of. See Cute Fairy Tattoos.
Lower back tattoos are not without their disadvantages, the biggest one being the pain level. They are some of the most painful tattoos that you can get because there is generally not a lot o flesh there and it is so close to the bone. The good news is, if you can handle getting your lower back done, you will be able to breeze through another one somewhere else.
Another downfall is that they are really common so when choosing your tattoo, try to be original. Pick something meaningful that best represents you. Also, they are often a bit more expensive than one you would get on your ankle or wrist. Since this is a large piece of skin a lot of people choose a design that is a little larger and more detailed which will cost a bit more money. Of course, the finished product is always well worth any pain or expense.