Decision to have a lower back tattoo must be done after a deep thought as most tattoos can be permanently etched to the body, leaving little room for changes. Having the image of someone you love or someone you admire may be a false choice because when you fall out of these false perceptions, it will remain engraved in your body for a long time. The choice of the pattern speaks volume of the type of person you are. There are many patterns made available today that carry a wealth of meaning attached to it. A lotus, for example, represents wealth and fertility. The bloom that sinks at night to re-emerge the next day symbolizes creation. An eagle, on the other hand, depicts the decision to soar high without the fear blocking your movement forward. Animals are considered an emblem of fertility and vitality in the Celtic and Welsh mythology. Having a lion on the lower back connotes the courage and pride of the person.
A lower back tattoo is made oblong in shape to highlight the beautiful curves and the hourglass figure of the person sporting it. It is done on the sides of the spine and can spread to the hips stressing out on the sensuality of the individual. By and large these lower back tattoos are seen in women who try to draw the attention to it by wearing midriff baring costumes.
There are a number of designs to choose from ranging from Celtic patterns to floral, Kanji, heart shape, sun, wing, butterfly and many more. Having decided on the pattern, one must seek the help of a professional who is capable of recreating the image you wish to have and uses sterile equipment. A clean atmosphere and sterile equipment can drive away the danger of developing infections later on. Once done, care must be taken to avoid figure hugging dresses until it gets completely lodged into the body.
Today lower back tattoos are one of the most popular tattoos done on women.