Lower Back Tattoos & Celebrities – Which Ones Have One?
The lower back is a popular place for tattoos. On women they are considered very sexy, and can be flirtatious, but still modest. For celebrities, lower back tattoos are just as popular as they are with everyone else, and lots of celebrities have ink their, especially women.
The Advantages of Lower Back Tattoos
There are a few advantages to getting lower back tattoos. It is a good area for tattoos, regardless of the size you want. For example, you could easily get a large tattoo that spans most of your back, or a small tattoo off to one side. Once you have the tattoo, it can be covered up if needed. Tattoos in places like your ankle or arm may be more difficult to hide. Finally, the size and shape of your lower back doesn't change much, so as you age, you don't have to worry much about the tattoo becoming distorted or unrecognizable.
Angelina Jolie is known for her many tattoos. She has them on her back, abdomen, and arms. Jolie also has a large, lower back tattoo, which was her most recent ink addition. The design is of a Bengal tiger. The tattoo took about two hours, and was done in Bangkok in 2004. It was done in the traditional Thai style by using a manual needle. Tattoo artist Sompong Kanhphai, who did the tattoo, also blessed it by chanting a hymn. She had it done to celebrate her Cambodian citizenship.
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Another celebrity with several tattoos is Sarah Michelle Gellar, most known for her role on television as Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Gellar has two lower back tattoos. The first is a symbol meaning integrity, and the other is of two dragonflies, presumably representing her relationship with Freddie Prinze, Jr., who shares her love of dragons and dragonflies.
The fairy tattoo located on Britney Spears' lower back is probably her most famous tattoo. This tattoo could have a variety of meanings for Spears. Generally, fairies represent child like behavior, so Spears could have the tattoo in an attempt to hold on to her childhood. It is also said that falling in love with fairies is dangerous, even deadly, so her tattoo could represent her dark side, as well.
The Lower Back Tattoo
Many of your favorite celebrities are getting in on lower back tattoos. Between the versatility offered by the location and the ability to show off or cover up the tattoo as needed, it is a great place for your first (or next) tattoo.