7 Things I Hate About My Tramp Stamp

I have a lower back tattoo, or “tramp stamp,” as everyone else likes to call it. I got it right before my 16th birthday with my mom, who also got one. It was a huge bonding experience for us during a time when we were constantly fighting, and it continues to be a bond for us today.

Tattoos are a big decision. I mean, they’re permanent. You have to be absolutely sure you want this on your body forever. We were both 100% sure so we did it.

But I do resent the term tramp stamp because I think it’s really unfair to say that one part of the body is inherently trampier than other parts. I also have a tattoo on my foot. That doesn’t mean I have a floozie foot, right? And I have a tattoo on my wrist, but I don’t have a slutty wrist. It’s just stupid. Where you decide to get a tattoo is not a direct reflection of your sexual choices.

That said, there are some things I hate about my “tramp stamp” so click through and see what they are!

 
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6 Comments

  1. avatar Mikala says:

    Love this! So true.

  2. avatar Jerrold says:

    The reason why it’s called that is because it was how pimps, brothels, and gangs branded their women. Many still do this today and men constantly run into these kind of women. It’s part of it’s history that no matter how much you hate it, you cannot change it. It doesn’t matter what the design or quality, it’s strictly the location that makes it fall into that category. Sad, but it is what it is.

  3. avatar Sam says:

    Well, not all of the lower back tattoos are meant to be tramp stamps.
    My sister and I joked about getting matching tattoos of a sun on our butts, which is a BIG deal, because I am very private about my body. Well, when she passed away last November, I decided to get the tattoo, along with her name, and dates (birth/death). But when it came time to pull my pants down, I was too scared to pull them down all of the way in front of the MALE artist. So, her name and dates are on my butt, but the sun is on my lower back.
    I live in Florida, so I am at the beach 2 times a month, I get hit on every time, and sometimes they compliment my “tramp stamp,” everytime I get a compliment on it, I make sure to flash the rest of it and I tell them the story on why it’s there. It’s amazing to see a guy’s face go from flirty/cocky to full of respect.
    I don’t regret it, because of that tattoo I am more proud of my butt than any other part of my body, and I literally have no shyness now when it comes to showing off my sister’s name on my bum. I won’t ever regret getting to carry my sister’s memory on my body; it feels good to know that she’s with me wherever I go.

  4. avatar skylar says:

    I love tattoos, I want to have a lot of them, So far I only have one on my right shoulder that says Poet. Tattoo’s in no way indicate your sexual preferences (unless you want them to) just because someone has a lower back tattoo does not make them a “tramp” and I hate the fact that they’re referred to as “Tramp Stamps” I’ve seen plenty of celebs with lower back tattoos and they are beautiful. I fell that of any one has a tattoo on their lower back that is vulgar in a manner then maybe it should be considered a “tramp stamp”. But what I don’t get is that if a female has a lower back tattoo it is considered a tramp stamp but if a guy has one (which i rarely see) then it’s only considered as another tattoo.

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