Inside: Tramp Stamp Tattoo + Meaning.

What is a Tramp Stamp?

A lower-back tattoo is a tattoo that became popular in the late 1990s and early 2000s and gained a reputation for its erotic appeal. They are sometimes accentuated by low-rise jeans and crop tops.

Tramp Stamp Tattoo Definition

Key Takeaways

  • The lower back is one of the most sensitive parts of the body to get inked.
  • Tramp Stamp is a slang term for a lower back tattoo.

Are All Lower Back Tattoos Tramp Stamps?

It’s unclear where the term “tramp stamp” originated, but these lower-back tattoos became popular in the late ’90s and early 2000s around the same time as low-rise jeans. Fortunately, women are taking back ownership of their sexuality — and also of lower-back tattoos.

Does Getting the Tramp Stamp Tattoo Hurt?

If this is your first tattoo, yes it will hurt, and yes, you picked one of the most sensitive parts of the body to get inked. The skin in the lower back region has little padding between it and your bones and nerves. The skin is thinner, and the pain is more obvious.

Pretty Tattoo Ideas for Your Lower Back

Since we are bringing back the lower back tattoo, here are a few of our favorite designs you might like. One of our favorite designs is anything floral and feminine, but of course, we love a classic cross or pretty aesthetically pleasing design.

What is the Point of a Tramp Stamp?

We use the term tramp stamp to humorously label a lower back tattoo. But this phrase is also a way to drag down the reputation of women who receive it; illustrating even though tattoos have become more socially accepted, they still hold some negative stereotypes. (Fun fact: the British call it a “slag tag”).

More Tramp Stamp/Lower Back Tatto Ideas

1. Butterfly Tattoo

2. Modern Floral Design

3. Simple Flower Lower Back Tattoo

4. Lower Back Quote Tattoo

Lower Back Tattoos