Sounds like a nice title to a book don’t cha think. I’m not sure what it is about tattoos, maybe that they are taboo… or were? I see a lot more use of tattoos in the world of fashion. I don’t see it that much in the world of business. Maybe that’s a good think though. You see they can be very distracting, especial to those of us, women and men with an artistic bent.
Much like the use of excessive jewelry, Ink can be used to label and stereotype people. The worse handle that you can get, much like mullet is the hair style is “Tramp stamp”. I wish we’d found a nicer name for this kind of art.
From Wikipedia we see, “The Tramp Stamp is sometimes intended to emphasize sexual attractiveness. Such tattoos have become popular since the late 1990s. They are sometimes derided as suggestive of promiscuity and often referred to as “tramp stamps” and other slang terms. The German term Arschgeweih can be translated as ‘ass antlers’. Such tattoos are primarily seen on women, although a small but increasing number of men have them as well.
While the lower back is not the widest area of the human back, it has abundant space for a large design and horizontal tattoo designs can be worked easily. In contrast to the abdomen, which is otherwise a similar location, the lower back does not stretch significantly during pregnancy or other weight gains, thus providing a more stable site for a design. Lower back tattoos are often left uncovered by individuals wearing crop tops that are designed to expose the midriff and low-rise jeans that are worn low around the hips.”
I see them as everyday erotica, much like lace shirts, short shorts (love that alliteration), and diaphanous shirts. It can be especially nice when color is introduced. Next week we will talk about thongs, the rights and the wrongs. Until then, here are some parting pictures of artistic ink. Remember, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.