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Get a More Creative Tramp Stamp Tattoo

Updated on August 14, 2009
Omg so cute!
Omg so cute!

** If you're unfamiliar with the term "tramp stamp," it's slang for a tattoo on a woman's lower back, which is usually seen when she bends over (and oftentimes, flashes the top of her thong in the process).

My friend and I were having a conversation the other day about how so many girls have tramp stamps, but none of their tattoos are very original. It's always a butterfly, a heart, a flower or some sort of ivy, tribal-looking design with a butterfly, heart or flower in the middle of it. Boring, ladies!

So naturally, my friend and I started the creative-er idea train. This always works well because luckily, my friends are just as crazy as I am! Needless to say, we came up with some brilliant new ideas for tramp stamps that must be shared with the world.

If you're considering getting yourself a tramp stamp, despite the bad rap these have, here are some more creative tramp stamps you can get:

She's got the right idea!
She's got the right idea!


Forget all those Angelina/Lilo/Hayden different language sayings. Forget the Japanese letters. Those are so last year. Why not tattoo a classic saying on your body, one that brings joy whenever it's heard or seen? I'm talking about classic sayings from commercials, TV shows, movies, or even a political saying or two. Check out these prime examples:

- "Just do it"
- "Where's the beef?"
- "I did not have sexual relations with that woman."
- "He likes it! Hey Mikey!"
- "The happiest place on Earth"
- "A dream is a wish your heart makes"
- "Kick it up a notch"
- "That's my name, don't wear it out"
- "Did I do that?"
- "What you talkin' bout Willis?"
- "Eat my shorts"
- "Disco fever"
- "You had me at hello"

Tramp stamp gems right up in here!
Tramp stamp gems right up in here!


We all love cartoons. So much so, that even some cartoon tramp stamps might be cliché. The Simpsons, Care Bears, Family Guy...these are all cartoons we know and love. But what about those forgotten cartoons of yesteryear? Here are some cartoon characters that would make awesomely unforgettable tramp stamps:

- Darkwing Duck. And as a bonus, you can have him peaking out of his catch phrase "Let's get dangerous." 2 for 1!

- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. But not the turtles- stick the kung fu rat on there instead! Or April...she was totally radical!

- Eureeka's Castle. Ok it wasn't really a cartoon, but how great were those characters? I like the dragon myself, but any of them would be a gem tramp stamp.

- Scooby Doo. How many chicks do you know with Scooby Doo tramp stamps?

- The Muppets. Or even better...Muppet Babies!

- Gummi Bears. Does anybody remember this incredibly cracked out show?

- Yogi Bear. Also good for a 2 in 1.. "Hey Boo Boo, let's go get us a pic-a-nic basket!"

Eh, it's been done before...

How much more awesome would Darkwing Duck look right there?
How much more awesome would Darkwing Duck look right there?

Flat Out Stupidity

If you can't beat 'em, join them. You should know by now that if you get a tattoo on your lower back, people are going to refer to it as a tramp stamp. So, you can always just put something really stupid there. Hey, at least it'll make people laugh.

- Stick a random word there, referencing to what's below said tramp stamp. Putting an arrow downward would also be helpful.

- Something from a game, to show ultimate nerddom. Like Duck Hunt. Unfortunately, I didn't make that one up- some girl already decided that would be a good idea. Or how about a game of Pong? That's equally dumb.

- How about a picture of a stamp? For added coolness, you can put something neat on the stamp, like Marilyn Monroe or The Little Mermaid. You could get a stamp that says "Tramp" but that unfortunately has also already been done. (Shameful.)

- You could also go with a picture of something tramps do. Perhaps some tasteful lingerie or a bottle of liquor.

Everyone loves games, right?

Copyright: BMEzine
Copyright: BMEzine

Will tramp stamps ever go away? Nah, probably not. I bet there's at least another hundred years to go before we find another cliché place to stick a tattoo. Until then, all we can do is enjoy them. Or at least find more creative tattoos to stick on that lower back. Happy hunting!


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      M. Rose 7 years ago from Orange County, CA

      haley, a vine sounds neat! Simple is the way to go with lower back tattoos I think. Thanks for commenting!

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      haley 7 years ago

      i neeed ideassss, i haven't beeen able to find a tramp stamp i reallly likeeee. i want something pretty but sexy at the same time. like mayneee a small thin vine across my lower back or just someething. it has to be simple. i don't want anything too crazy. thank youuuuu (:

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      tattoodesigns69 7 years ago from Illinois

      Great Hub on "tattoos"! I highly took pleasure in the insight. Continue to keep them coming!

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      M. Rose 8 years ago from Orange County, CA

      IntoVideos- thanks for commenting! I agree with what you said about tattoos. Everybody has one now, it seems, so it is nice to see some creativity. I think rib cage tattoos are pretty neat, especially off to the side.

      Daricanmami- Very creative, lol!

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      DARICANMAMI 8 years ago from Dirty Jersey

      Great hub I have my own stamp and I wanted something that was out of the loop so I got one word and it can be taken in my ways the word is (HARDER)I am a straight up and to the point kind of person hope to read more from you..

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      IntoVideos 8 years ago

      Great job. Sick of the old tramp stamp. It is a great spot and very sexy just over used at this point and a lot of unoriginal designs you are right on with that note. Nice to see someone encouraging people to get something different. Tattoos have become so mainstreamed that they are no longer original or unique or make you stand out in the crowd.

      Not totally within the bounds of this hub but some other places to get tattoo designs for women that are just as sexy might be the hip tattoos and rib cage tattoos.

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      M. Rose 8 years ago from Orange County, CA

      Devin, both those tattoos sound very creative! They go well with my point that if you're going to have a lower back tattoo, it should be interesting at least. Good job for being creative :)

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      Devin 8 years ago

      my sister and i both have tramp stamps, but i think they are pretty creative, and mine is off to the side so it may not count.

      I have an 80's calculator with my date of birth and last name on it.

      My sister has a silhouette of Thomas Jefferson and Ben Franklin playing chess.

      I think that the back is a nice place to get a tattoo, but you're right many girls have ruined it for the rest of us.

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      Tattoo Idea 8 years ago

      I believe that it would be quite popular among youngster or teenager about Creative Tramp Stamp Tattoo. It's a bit different with the 'traditional' tattoo patterns.

      It's so cute, but I still advise to go for temporary tattoo for a test run first. Then only consider permanent tattoo.

      Thanks M Rose for the info :)

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      shah  8 years ago

      nice tatto.i like it.


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      M. Rose 8 years ago from Orange County, CA

      Missalyssa- Slut mark?!? That IS downright hilarious. Gotta love old woman commentary! Your tattoo sounds awesome...and very un-tramp stampy. You get my official stamp of approval (HAH.)

      Thanks for the love!!

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      missalyssa 8 years ago

      Awesome hub! I have a tat on my lower back that wraps around my hip and right leg - though it is not in the middle, therefore rendering it not a tramp stamp...but an old woman at the gas station once asked me if it was what they called a tramp stamp...Well, she said she heard "slut mark" and I corrected her about the proper term...I about died from the hilarity of the event!!And I am proud to say I have neither a butterfly nor a heart and I drew mine myself :) OK now I'm just bragging. Anyway, great hub!

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      Hmrjmr1 8 years ago from Georgia, USA

      Concur M Rose Good Hub!

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      M. Rose 8 years ago from Orange County, CA

      Thanks for your sweet comments, Montana Farm Girl! Your family sounds awesome...your brother must be amazingly talented. If you do get a tattoo, just make sure it's not a cliché butterfly on your back ;-)

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      Montana Farm Girl 8 years ago from Northwestern Montana

      LOved your hub!!! My eldest brother is a tat artist, owns a shop and has won awards and been featured in many magazines, so I have lived around the tattoo world my entire life. I still don't have one though; I am the only one in my family who doesn't...even my 85 year old mom had three!!! :-) Love them the tramp stamps and love seeing clever/witty ones!!!