Tattooing has long been practiced in many cultures around the world, but has only become acceptable in American mainstream society since the 1990s. In the past, acceptable body art was limited to small-gauge earlobe piercings and heavy makeup. However, tattoos are now quite commonplace in even the most conservative circles and careers. Those who wish to decorate their skin with permanent art would do well to consider all of the potential repercussions, and young women in particular should be aware of these five body areas that are usually a terrible placement for ink. If you’re considering a tattoo, here are the placements to avoid.
1. The Lower Back, Also Referred to as a ‘Tramp Stamp’
A woman’s lower back is often seen as an erotic, intimate area. With the proliferation of low-rise jeans and short-waisted shirts, it is also an area a woman may intentionally or unintentionally display. Tattoos placed in this area were first popularized by celebrities Pamela Anderson and Britney Spears and became extremely popular with young women. Unfortunately, the ink placement soon became notorious as a ‘tramp stamp’ and fell out of favor quite quickly in most locales. If you’re considering a lower back tattoo, you may want to think of an alternative such as placing the image to one side, over your kidney. Some young ladies decide to simply move the image upwards where it will fit neatly between the shoulderblades. Of course, if you are going to have a full back piece tattooed, extending the art all the way to the top of the buttocks is acceptable and is not considered a ‘tramp stamp.’