Post # 1
Do you have a lower back tattoo?
Would you ever get one?
Sorry, I dislike the term “Tramp Stamp”, hubby and I are talking about adding some art to my lower back. I like the idea and he’ll pay for it! I have no other tattoos, just piercings.
Post # 3
@wbrn: I have ten tattoos but none on my lower back. And when you only have one on your lower back, I think it’s stigmatized more as a tramp stamp than if you had other work elsewhere as well. If it was my first and potentially only one, I would put it somewhere else, but that’s up to you. I also think it depends on if the art you choose is particularly “tramp stampy.” Stay away from flowers or vines or anything tribal and find a good artist.
Post # 4
I don’t get why they’re ‘tramp stamps’. It’s like how everyone tells me having a shoulder tattoo makes me a chav. Wtf?
Seriously, get whatever tatt you want, wherever you want. Go for it! Just keep in mind that the base of the spine is supposedly a painful place to have it done, since it’s right on the bone. Maybe have your first one somewhere with more flesh and the lower back one after, depending on how you are with pain?
Post # 5
A friend has stars on her lower back. Her ex would always ask to see her “stars” whan they were wrapping up adult time.
Basically we’re looking to add some art to where he likes to finish
I guess maybe it is a tramp stamp!
Post # 6
My lower back piece was my first tattoo when I was 16 and ten years later I still love it. In a swimsuit/naked, I feel incredibly sexy. I couldn’t give a shit less what people think. You’re never going to impress everyone, so do what makes you happy.
Post # 7
I would stay away from that area, sorry personally I hate the “tramp stamp” area for tats. I have 2. One on my upper back between my shoulder blades and inside of my left ankle.
Post # 8
Hmm, I can’t vote, as I’ve never thought of getting one, but I do understand why women get them – I assume it’s probably either because they like the way they look, or because they have a certain meaningful design that they want to get that would fit there best. I have nothing against them at all, I just don’t want to get any tattoos myself.
Post # 9
Not my cup of tea. But I do understand why women get the there.
Post # 10
I really don’t understand why there’s the “tramp stamp” connotation to begin with.
Post # 11
People also hate when women wear sweat/yoga pants out (which I do regularly), and women who curse (which I also do regularly). If it’s you, do it.
Post # 12
I have one, and I love it. One of the reasons I continue to love it is because it’s rarely seen. I got it when I was 18 or so. I didn’t consider it a tramp stamp at the time, but I will jokingly call it that now. It doesn’t bother me. Lower back is a nice, out of the way place for a tattoo, and I wanted something that I could hide. Obvously in low-rise jeans and a shorter top, it’s not hidden, but very easy to cover up if needed.
Post # 13
@jwdesiree: Amen to all of the above!
Post # 14
The first tattoo I ever got was my lower back one and I love it. I’m planning to elaborate on the original deisgn at some point soon. I got it there because my parents really disapprove of tattoos and it was easiest place to get one and be able to hide it.
Post # 15
I would never get any tattoo, but when I think of back tattoos I automatically think “tramp stamp”. Sorry and I mean no offense to anyone, but that’s the first thing that pops into my mind since whoever came up with that phrase started it.
Post # 16
I got my lower back tattoo about 10 years ago, before the term “tramp stamp” all of a sudden blew up and everyone and their dog suddenly hated them! I still love mine 🙂 but it’s not the style that people usually scoff at… It’s an artsy-stylized lotus flower and Om symbol. If you’re getting a butterfly or some flowers with tribal coming out either side… Then probably no. But if it’s something unique and meaningful to you then go for it!