Lower Back Tattoos, Designs, Pictures, and Ideas

tattoo designsIn the latter part of the 1990′s, lower back tattoos became all the rage, and for good reason. The location is one of the most sexy and feminine parts of the female body, and gives you the choice of keeping it secret in a conservative style of dress or letting it show with a casual style, such as a crop shirt and hip-hugger jeans. The popular V shape that most tattoos on the lower back display gives balance to the art and further flatters the already curvy shape of a woman’s body. The showing of the lower back is often thought of as a way for a woman to exhibit her confidence and sex appeal. Adding lower back tattoos further accentuates the effect, making the lower back an excellent place to display the art that expresses both the secret and sensual qualities of a woman’s personality. In some religions, the lower back is believed to be the residence of the Kundalini, or coiled energy, and in others, the Shakti, which is the female aspect of the universe. Both of these beliefs are just more reasons that the lower back is a wonderful place to showcase a special tattoo.

lower back tattoosWhen it comes to lower back tattoos, or any tattoo for that matter it is wise to consider whether you would like there to be meaning behind the art, or if you are just looking for something to express your personal style. If meaning is important to you, here are some suggestions to help make the process of choosing a design a little simpler:

The flowering lotus is one of the most popular designs for lower back tattoos. With its, buds, flowers, and pods, the design has come to symbolize the past, present, and future. Incorporating the lotus with a sanskrit or tribal design, the symbolism of the flower is showcased by your personal style while creating a balanced, symmetrical tattoo.

The Kundalini, which was mentioned earlier, is referred to in yoga as our inner snake-like energy. For such reason, the snake makes an excellent choice for lower back tattoos. Another way to express your energy within may be a design incorporating the Minoin snake goddess. When centered, then paired with furling vines, the design makes a statement of both strength and femininity.

If you are looking for a design that is merely an unframed image, a presentation of an eagle spreading its wings is one example that would suit such a request. The extended wingspan would keep the desirable V shape that is so popular for lower back tattoos, and the eagle is known as the symbol of courage and desire to explore the unknown, making this image a solid choice for the independent and daring woman.

Another thing to consider when planning lower back tattoos is the size. Take into account the type of image you have chosen, and how bold of a statement you wish to make. Designs with lots of color will be much bolder than those of a grey scale, so you may want to choose a slightly smaller size to avoid the possibility of the tattoo appearing overbearing. Yet be cautious of choosing a design that is too small, as this may broaden the appearance of your back. It is your personal decision on what is right for you when choosing between the many options for lower back tattoos.

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  1. Tina Said,

    I would like to get a tattoo of an angal wings for my dad that past away but would like to have some type of tat added to the wings for my five yr old girl do u have any ideas I like the tattoo with the wings with the heart in the middleof the wing that is between the sholders blades but im not sure what could be added to something like that one

  2. David Said,

    Hey Tina, be sure to check out our section on wing tattoos at http://tattoos-and-art.com/wing-tattoos/

    Perhaps this can spike some ideas for you. What about adding your daughters birth date in between the wings or perhaps incorporate her astrological sign? If this interests you be sure to check out
    http://tattoos-and-art.com/astrology-tattoos/ as well. All of the signs are listed at the bottom. Let me know how it goes!

  3. Cole Said,

    I am looking for a tattoo design of a belly dancer for between my shoulder blades, ender the nape of the neck. I have been unsuccessful in finding this design….any ideas?

  4. erin Said,

    i think you should do more rearing horse tattoos but there good

  5. Ang Said,

    I like your web page. its clean professional and squared away.
    I like the actualy pictures u use instead of paper art work.
    The advice and knowledge about each tattoo group is awsome.

  6. kathy Said,

    I really like this website.It is one that you can actually go into and see all the tattoos.I think I have found a couple on here for everyone.


  7. Admin - David Said,

    Thanks for the kind words Ang & Kathie. It’s really appreciated. =0)


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  9. Ashley Said,

    i was lookin to see if my tattoo would be one of the ones on here but i didnt find it… i guess it is jus a random tattoo… its on my lower back….its a ribbon wit 2 butterflies on the ends of the ribbon and in the ribbon it says Abby.. thats my baby cousin that died. and it says In Loving Memory on the top… i found it off a website but i know it wasnt this one… if you have a tattoo that is somewhat like mine please post it cuz i would like to see wat the differences are…. FYI: for ne one that wants to get a tattoo on there lower back it hurts pretty bad… hopefully you can take the pain cuz you wouldnt want them to start and then you back out of it cuz of the pain… this is a tattoo that i will always want.. it has alot of meaning… i think if ne one is goin to get a tattoo it should have a good meaning cuz why would you want a tattoo that doesnt mean ne thing in 10 years…. and i was also lookin for a tattoo for my dad that passed away.. im lookin for a cross wit a rose wrapped around it wit a ribbon goin through the cross and rose so i can put his name in it and then put In Loving Memory on the top and then the date that he was born and the date he died across the bottom.. if you have ne ideas post them please… thank you….

  10. Roxy Said,

    Hi there I came across this website and i liked what i saw. I’m in the process of getting a tattoo. I pretty much know what i want but it’s a cluster of different things that mean alot to me. Is there anyway some can help me design my 1st tattoo so i can get what i want?

  11. B Said,

    these tattoos are really nice, was wonderting if anypone has a picture of lady gaga’s rose tattoo, the one on her lower back.

  12. Janie Said,

    i want to tattoo inner area of my fantasy world.
    which design i should go for ….i need to see how it looked
    my pussy area is hairy so which tattoo design i choose?

  13. Aisha Said,

    i want a tatto so bad on my lower back but people say getting tattos where you have alot of fat hurts and my lower back is like my chichos… so does it really hurt?

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