If you are one of the many people who are sporting ink on their body, and if you have it on your upper back you are following one of the latest trends in body art. According to recent polls and surveys, the upper back is becoming one of the most common areas to display body art – namely tattoos. It is not completely known why that is a popular region for body art, but there are some reasons that could explain the placement.
Why is this such a popular place? The answer is hard to pin down, as with any kind of trend it is constantly changing. One reason people may opt for upper back tattoo is because they can hide it and keep it covered when necessary, and still are able to display it when they want to.
Everyone has different reasons for getting body art and tattoos on their bodies. For some it is an expression of their individuality, for others it is to claim ownership or membership in a particular belief, group or cause. Whatever your reason may be for branding your body with a tattoo, the placement of the tattoo can say just as much about yourself as the tattoo itself.
People who love the look of tattoos, and want to be part of the inked world but whose jobs or other social obligations do not approve of such representation, they often choose to get their tattoo placed in a way that it is able to be hidden when needed, and viewed when acceptable. For this reason, the upper back is a very popular place for inking. Depending on the size of the tattoo, almost any placement on the upper back allows it to be covered up by attire at any time. And usually, if a person wants to display a tattoo that is large in size, they are not as concerned about the visibility being hidden.
Other popular spots on the human body for tattoos include the ankle, upper arm and lower back. A lot of females tend to lean towards the lower back for their tattoo if they want the option of wearing sleeveless tops or dresses for events and do not want their tattoo to be in plain sight.
The placement of your tattoo is most likely going to be based upon your reason for getting a tattoo and who you want to be able to see it. But if you want to be trendy, getting an upper back tattoo may be the way to go.