Flower tattoos design are the most popular for the lower back. However, other subtle and delicate tattoo images are also starting to gain in popularity, for example Sanskrit tattoo designs and dreamcatcher tattoo designs.
Creative tattoo artists have fused the popular flower tattoos with Sanskrit tattoo designs to create some very beautiful, stylish images. The lotus flower, together with the "Om" symbol are starting to become popular.
Lotus flowers are important symbols in India. They close every night and sink under the water, then re-emerge the next morning to bloom again. The lotus flower is symbolic of the cycle of creation and destruction of the world. It also signifies the purity of one's heart, mind and soul.
In the Hindu creation myth, the god of Creation, Brahma was born from a lotus blossom which sprang from the navel of Vishnu, the god who maintains and preserves the world. Brahma and Vishnu are two of the three highest gods, the Trimurti. Shiva is the third, the god of Destruction.
When used together with the Om symbol in Sanskrit tattoos design, the lotus flower is often drawn in a stylized manner, mainly inked in shades of blue, red and orange.
Dreamcatcher Tattoos Design
Like Sanskrit tattoos, the dreamcatcher tattoo is a modern adaptation of an ancient, cultural tradition. The dreamcatcher comes from the American Indian tribe of the Chippewa, who tie strands of sinew in a web-like design around a small round or teardrop shaped frame. They hang the dreamcatcher as a charm to protect young children from nightmares.
Lower Back Tattoos
Lower back tattoo designs are usually placed in the small of the back or on the upper part of the buttocks. When choosing the small of the back, some women prefer to have smaller tattoos offset to one side, avoiding the bony area of the spine. Many people find that tattoos around the spine sting more than tattoo in more fleshy areas of the body.