Butt Tattoos: What to Know

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If you're looking for a tattoo placement that is a little more risque, or easy to cover up, you might want to consider a butt tattoo. Yes, a butt tattoo. But is it sexy? Will it hurt? What design suggestions look best on a butt tattoo?

Rest assured you're in good company with a butt tattoo. In fact, some may say butt tattoos are a trend amongst the most stylish people in the world. Many people remember photos of Cher donning her sexy fishnets onstage with nothing more than a high cut bodysuit, revealing flower butt tattoos on each cheek. How could Cher possibly be wrong?

Naturally, however, you have many things to consider before getting inked in this location. Don't make a fool of yourself, follow these butt tattoo tips.

Sure, butt tattoos can be funny. Many people place quirky or pun-like designs on hot spots in order to make a permanent joke. For example, some men place an elephant trunk on their goods, or a Pinocchio nose for the compulsive "liar." On the butt, there are plenty of silly things that come to mind. A pair of lips and the phrase "Kiss my..." and "Can't touch this" are both popular standards. Usually people are patronizing in asking people to think about their tattoos before they get them, but if you choose to make a silly or jarring statement, do make sure you'll be happy bending over in your bikini years from now. This tattoo placement lends itself to jokes, but there would be nothing worse than having a tattoo that you regret more when you're naked than when you're clothed.

Squats are your best friend, whether you're opting for a butt tattoo or just want to keep your booty firm and tight. You can do squats anywhere, and they require no special equipment or gym membership. DO NOT let your butt tattoo become an eyesore. Fifty squats a day—we know it sounds like a lot, but it becomes easier over time—can help your butt tattoo look its best, and you should consider rear-end maintenance as part of your lifelong tattoo commitment until you can no longer bend at the knee. It may come off as harsh, but it's true. A saggy butt leads to a saggy butt tattoo.

If you want a less risque butt tattoo placement, why not consider the "under butt," or where your upper thigh meets the round curve of your derriere? Many women opt for small, feminine designs in this spot— bows are common, as well as contrasting words like "saint" and "sinner."

Thankfully, due to the amount of padding, your butt tattoo won't be too painful to endure. On the other hand, healing is an entirely different matter. Long, free-flowing dresses and going commando for the duration of your tattoo healing process are both recommended. In addition, sitting directly on it for any prolonged periods of time can irritate the tattoo. Standing or lying on your side will ensure the best results for your butt tattoo.

Rest assured, if you're unhappy with your butt tattoo, you do have a few options:

  • Don't reveal your backside. Like, ever. (This one is unrealistic.)
  • Cover up your butt tattoo with a design you're happier with. If your first butt tattoo was a joke you have now realized was made in poor taste, you can sweeten it up by getting it covered up.
  • Laser tattoo removal. 

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