Friday, May 18, 2012

Lower Back Tattoos

Lower back tattoos are among the most popular kinds of tattoos. Although they are mostly worn by women, some men have started tattooing their lower back as well. Traditionally, the lower back has been a place that most people tend to tattoo designs that do not feature all that much symbolism, but lately that trend has started to change. For awhile the lower back tattoo had a bad wrap, and was considered by many to be much less classy than the other areas that you could tattoo yourself. Some of the more common tattoos people place on their lower back include flowers, different kinds of tribal tattoos, pictorial and other types of colorful tattoos. If you are interested in getting a lower back tattoo design but are unsure about what some of the popular lower back tattoo styles are, you may want to consider the following:
Flower Lower Back Tattoos

Some of the more common types of flowers that people choose to tattoo on their lower back include roses, lotus’ and various other flowers. Roses are often chosen because they are a beautiful flower that allows the individual to have a very colorful tattoo. Lotus’ are very popular among the Japanese, and the use of these flowers in tattoo art has quickly spread around the rest of the world as well. These flowers can represent a number of different things. For instance, the Poppy flower is known to represent sleep. The Poppy flower was popularized after it was used for Opium production in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Tribal Lower Back Tattoos

Tribal tattoos are very popular tattoos for the lower back. This is because they are fairly easy to design, and there are many different tribal lower back tattoo designs that are available. Usually these designs are all black, and they can represent a number of different things. One of the more popular things that is represented by tribal tattoos is the symbol for hope. Tribal tattoos are great for the lower back because they are not too detailed, and do not require too much time to tattoo them other than to fill them in.
Pictorial Lower Back Tattoos

Pictorials are another popular type of lower back tattoo. A pictorial is any picture that shows a scene. While these types of tattoos were not popular for this region of the body when people first started to tattoo themselves here regularly, they have quickly rose is popularity. Keep in mind that pictorials are usually much more intricate than other designs, and are known for being much more painful than most other types of tattoos, as well as taking much longer to tattoo.
It is important that you consider that people will see this tattoo for the rest of your life if your shirt rises above your mid-drift. Many people choose to take a much more conventional approach to the tattoo that they put on their back. Because of this, many people choose to tattoo a design in this area that does not have all that much meaning to them, and instead works as a standalone piece of artwork.