The practice of tattooing dates back ages ago, with people of many different cultures and social status embracing this form of body art for different reasons. Thanks to the advanced techniques available these days the quality of tattoos is flawless, as for the options behind available styles and designs, they are virtually endless.
Despite the surge in popularity currently enjoyed by back and lower back tattoos for women, they have been around for quite a while and have begun to really gain the attention of tattoo enthusiasts since about the 90’s. Back and lower back tattoos first started as unisex designs, although things have shifted a bit with time – back tattoos are nowadays more popular among men (especially tattoos located in the upper region of the back), while lower back tattoos are girls’ top favorites, and with good reason – they look good on them! Honestly now, whichever way you may look at it, the lower back tattoo has a lot more appeal and esthetic value on a girl, as it has the ability to compliment and emphasize the beauty of the female form, drawing attention onto that sexy “hour-glass” shape line of a girl’s body.
Undoubtedly, girls who wear lower back tattoos are getting a lot more attention than before, and they most likely love it! Many hot celebrities out there have also adopted this variety of tattoo designs, including Aaliah, Christina Aguliera, Britney Spears or Jessica Alba. Sarah Michelle Gellar has a tasteful pair of purple dragonfly tattoo designs in the lower back region, while Pamela Anderson takes pride in her bold choice of tribal lower back tattoo. Angelina Jolie and Julia Roberts have also recently decided to embrace the lower back tattoo trend.
While the lower back tattoo is a cool accessory, keep in mind that you can’t expect just any design or style to work for you. There is an abundance of options to choose from, but you should also try to integrate your own personal ideas into the concept and representation for the tattoo, as this will render it unique. The most sought after lower back tattoos are tribals, closely followed by floral motif designs. For inspiration purposes, here are some other popular lower back tattoo ideas: star symbols, butterfly, birds, wings, dolphins, Celtic, Kanji or Arabic letters. Retro-style designs in the likes of skull motifs, revolvers or barbwire can also be easily tweaked to make a lower back tattoo you’ll be envied for!