Monday, May 4, 2009
Getting a Sexy Lower Back Tattoo
A part of the body that is uniquely feminine the lower back makes for an ideal tattoo spot for women. Muscular and toned, the lower back counts as one of the most sexy and enticing areas on the female body which can be greatly enhanced and made even more sexy and exotic with the addition of a carefully chosen tattoo. It is no wonder that the lower back ranks as one of the most popular tattoo areas on a woman.
Due to the expanse of skin available, the lower back provides a large canvas for the tattoo artist to try more elaborate designs compared to the dainty tattoos normally found on the ankle, wrists or shoulder. Popular designs for women include nature inspired symbols such as the stars, the moon and the sun as well as Zodiac signs. Lower back tattoos can be as big and fancy as the individual wants them to be; from sprawling images of fire, swirling designs, barbed wire to a band's logo that is spread horizontally or vertically across the back.
It is a good idea to maintain a sense of proportion when getting a tattoo on the lower back; the dimensions of the tattoo should be relative to the size of the back. A tiny little butterfly tattoo that looks adorable on paper will seem lost and out of place when inked in vast expanse the lower back. Alternatively, a too-large and excessively ornate tattoo on the lower back usually ends up being distracting and messy rather than looking sexy and alluring. Anyone looking to get a lower back tattoo should consult the tattoo artist on what ideal size will look best on them – it should be remembered that each woman is different and one-size-fits-all tattoo designs will rarely work. A good lower back tattoo should accentuate the back and not overwhelm it.
In the case of a butterfly tattoo on the lower back, the butterfly itself can be enlarged or it can be enhanced with the addition of patterns around it. These patterns can feature barbed wire, creeping vines, swirling lines, flames or anything else that appeals to the woman getting the tattoo.
In addition to size, some thought must be given to the appearance of the lower back tattoo will look when the woman is partially clothed. Two piece bathing suits have a way of ruining the effect of many ill-conceived lower back tattoos. A ladybug tattoo that would otherwise look fine on a woman's back looks like an insect is crawling out of the pants when she is dressed in a two piece bikini at the beach. Fans of insect or animal tattoos on the lower back should always be mindful of how their tattoo will appear in various states of dress and undress.