What is a tramp stamp – 20 best lower back tattoos

What is a tramp stamp? A tramps stamp is a derogatory phrase for a tattoo on the bottom, or lower back, the phrase is usually referred to for women, but also men in a more ironic fashion.

The return of the tramp stamp – women share why they’re reclaiming the lower back tattoo

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Along with low rise jeans and skinny brows, another slated trend from the noughties is back.

The tramp stamp is making a triumphant return to mainstream fashion, after a lengthy hiatus.

For more than a decade, lower back tattoos have been widely regarded as a dated faux pas, with a number of celebrities such as Jessica Alba and Nicole Richie admitting they regret getting theirs inked.

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And while Generation X and millennials might have a tough time shaking off its formerly ‘trashy’ connotations, the tramp stamp revival is particularly popular with Gen Z.

Erin, 24, hopes to get one soon and loves how it’s come back around – along with other trends from the noughties.

She tells Metro.co.uk: ‘I definitely think the massive resurgence of 90s/00s fashion trends play a part in people getting them again, because we saw them on all the icons and celebrities that we were exposed to when we were younger – so it makes sense these things come full circle.’

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Not only that, but Erin says she hopes we can reclaim the tramp stamp for the better – as our attitudes towards sexuality and women have come on since the noughties.

She adds: ‘There was so much stigma around them and people would assume women who had them were slags – so it’s like reclaiming that.

‘I think they’re so sexy and they’ve always been a sex symbol – even with negative connotations – because it’s a place not everyone gets to see.’

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Xochill, 21, recently got one for herself and, much like Erin, finds them an incredibly sexy symbol.

She says: ‘I’m very much into the Y2K style and have been wanting a tramp stamp for a little over a year now. I have many tattoos and can say it was the most painful one I have ever received.

‘I didn’t go all out with mine. It’s based on my name, a flower Xochill, centered in the middle with stems coming out on the sides – very simple but chic to me.

‘In my opinion it is a very sexy tattoo, especially with the way I dress. It shows out and hopefully those who admire the sexiness of it will have the courage to get one as well.

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‘Even with all the pain it brought in the moment to get it, I do not regret it.’

What is a tramp stamp – 20 best lower back tattoos

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What is a tramp stamp? A tramps stamp is a derogatory phrase for a tattoo on the bottom, or lower back, the phrase is usually referred to for women, but also men in a more ironic fashion.

We will delve into the origins of this somewhat archaic term in a bit, but essentially for men, or women your tramp stamp is on your lower back, bottom of the spine and just above your ass. A women’s full spine tattoo does not fit into the “tramp stamp” category.

What is a tramp stamp? Where does the term tramp stamp come from?

OK, so according to “Urban Dictionary” the meaning is as follows;

“A tattoo above a woman’s ass crack.

Her pants were so low cut, you could see her tramp stamp.”

When did the term come into use? I personally got a tramp stamp in 2006 and no one called it a tramp stamp at the time, maybe because i’m a man, but also because it had not yet become a fashionable thing.

Essentially the meaning of tramp stamp implies a promiscuous girl, for apparently they like getting tattoos above their ass crack. When applied to a male it is holds more irony I guess, but regardless my tramp stamp, which is actually an anchor gets regularly pointed out.

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What is the popularity of a tramp stamp?

Not everyone wants their tattoo on show at all times, so having one on the lower back means you can hide it when you are at the office, but show it off when you are at the beach.

For women it also sexy, it essentially draws attention to your ass, be it big, or small attention will be drawn by the tramp stamp. For men I guess it days the same, although you should be careful what you get – which I will get into later.

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What is a tramp stamp – popular designs

What is a tramp stamp? If you’ve followed so far you will realize we do not really care for the term, or at least we have repatriated it! Yay us! As with any piece of ink the tramp stamp can be whatever fits you and the meaning you want. Barcodes with peoples date of birth on the lower back are particularly popular for example.

I’ve seen a straight guy with an anchor tattoo as a tramp stamp. Not perfect as it more looks like an arrow pointing to his ass…….

20 Best Lower Back Tattoo Designs/Best Tramp Stamp Ideas

We’ve put together our top 20 ideas for lower back/above ass/tramp stamp tattoos, but of course feel free to do your own thing. Own that tramp stamp baby!