Lower Back Tattoos – 3 Advantages
Arguably one of the most popular tattoos of recent times, the lower back tattoo has exploded in appeal since the 1990’s. This type of body art is typically request by women, but more and more men are opting to get one. While this tattoo on the lower back is often derided because it is perceived to be a “tramp stamp” or that it indicates promiscuity, there are advantages to this type of tattoo. Here is a list of three advantages to getting a lower back tattoo and why it can stand the test of time better compared to other tattoo locations.
1. Abundant Space
The lower back is a large, blank, flat piece of canvass that a tattoo artist can work with. Unlike other parts of the body, such as the ankle, wrist, forearm and bicep, the lower back is more suited for tattoos. It has musculature that often minimizes the pain compared to other locations. The real advantage is that the lower back is such a large area, anything can go. Large horizontal tribal or barbed wire tattoos are just as viable as a much smaller and personalized emblem or logo. You’re not restricted with space limitations in the way other locations hamper choice.
The lower back can often be covered up with no one the wiser that you have a big sprawling tattoo across your backside. This is especially good for people who work in professional locations where tattoos are either frowned upon or grounds for termination. Compare a lower back tattoo to one on your wrist or forearm. Depending on how big those tattoos are, you’d have a harder time hiding them since they are located on exposed sections of skin. Unless you plan on wearing long sleeves the rest of your life, it is only a matter of time before your tattoos are exposed to family members and co-workers. However, a tattoo on the lower back allows you to conceal the fact that you have ink. Unless you’re wearing very low pants, lower back tattoos are safely hidden from prying eyes.
What many people don’t know about lower back tattoos is that they have a longer shelf life than most other tattoos. The reason behind this is that the lower back is pretty durable during weigh gain or pregnancy. Unlike the stomach, hips or arms, the lower back doesn’t expand and contract during periods of weight gain of pregnancy. This means that a lower back tattoo won’t be subject to the expansion of the skin which ruins most tattoos. This is a piece of body art that will stick around for a good deal of time because it’s located in a safe spot.
Hopefully this guide has shed some light on why lower back tattoos are a good investment for those looking to spruce up their appearance. Remember to consult a tattoo artist for any questions before getting your lower back tattoo.
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