People love ink – that’s just a fact. Long gone are the days where tattoos were only found on hardened criminals and rebellious youths, and therefore looked down upon. According to a 2019 poll, approximately 30% of all Americans had at least one tattoo. This is up 9% from 2012; the industry is growing every year.
Some people like a single word written on their wrist that has some deep meaning behind it, while others like to show off their full sleeves like the works of art they are. Lucky Diamond Rich holds the Guinness World Record for being the “most tattooed” man in the world, with 99.9% of his body covered.
To some, like Mr. Rich, it’s become almost a lifestyle.
The arms, chest and back are undeniably the most commonly tatted parts of a person’s body, but what about those with a little secret? How would we even know unless they told us?
Yeah, I’m talking about butt tats.
What does your booty tat say about you?
Maybe you like the idea of getting inked but don’t want it where just anybody can see it; maybe you wish to reserve it for the one you’re most intimate with. Maybe you like the excitement of hiding it there, and you’re an individual of refined mystique. Or, maybe you just thought it would be funny. Let’s be honest, this is where the best joke tats exist.
You define what it says about you, because it’s yours – and nobody’s going to see it that you don’t want to.
How painful are butt tattoos?
If you’re interested in tattooing your butt, you’re in luck: it is relatively painless.
Tattoos are most painful on areas with lots of nerve endings, or places where there is little to no fat and muscle between the skin and the bone underneath. This includes places like your feet, hands and wrists.
Your butt, though? It’s basically just a big pad of fat and muscle. This makes it one of the least painful areas to get tatted.
It just might make sitting a bit uncomfortable for some time afterwards.
How much do butt tattoos cost?
This is a tough question to answer. Like with any tattoos anywhere else, the price is going to vary radically depending on the size, intricacy, and overall quality of the piece.
The average price range for tattoos in general is about $150 – $450; understand that yours may not fit within this range.
Are you just getting a small, single word written on your cheek? It will probably be below that range; around $50 – $100.
Are you getting a full art piece with flowers and intricate designs? It will likely be on the far end of that range. That’s for black.
In color? Expect to pay about twice that.
What should I wear to my appointment?
Look, you may be about to let a stranger essentially draw on your butt with a very permanent marker, but most people would still be slightly uncomfortable with letting it all hang out like that. You want to allow the artist the room they need to work without showing too much else.
For women, a loose dress works well as it can be pulled up as needed and sort of wrapped around you to cover yourself to your comfort. Bikini bottoms or just your regular underwear will be fine if the tattoo you’re getting is small; simply pull them aside a bit as needed. If you’re getting fully covered, you may have to forego them entirely, or wear a thong.
For men, you’ll likely have to just wear some loose-fitting shorts or sweats and tug them down a bit to expose the canvas.
The final verdict: is it a bad idea?
The answer to this is a resounding no.
This is actually a very logical place to get a tattoo, especially if it’s your first one. Let’s break it down a bit:
- It’s virtually painless
- It’s easy to hide
- If you regret it one day, most people won’t see it
Some people may not be entirely comfortable with getting a body part like this worked on, and that’s okay.
Like tattoos in general, they’re not for everybody. But that’s what helps them stand out and makes them so unique, from one to the next.