Posted by Jasmine Posted on 1:52 AM
The original tattoos were used to signify membership within a clan or tribe. Sometimes they were used as a representation of status and rank. And tattoos were used this way for 1000s of years in many different cultures all around the world.
Later on, tattoos were used by sailors, bikers and those who have been incarcerated in prison as a symbol of membership. Which of course gave tattoos a disreputable look that prevented its acceptance into the mainstream for a long time. Until today. Now, tattoos are virtually everywhere and on everyone.
Tattoos are so accepted these days as a form of self-expression and as a way to respect the important memories that we have in our lives.
And one of the more popular tattoos are the upper back tattoos and for a good reason. The upper back is a very nice location for all tattoos because it is flat and has a lot of area to work with. You can put smaller stylish tattoos around the upper back or you can extend a full back tattoo up to the neck or arms.
In fact, going with an upper back tattoos is a great way to get started if you don't have one yet. And I say this because the upper back seems for most folks, the least painful part of the body to place a tattoo on. However, I'm NOT saying it won't be uncomfortable or painful! It depends on the person and the threshold for pain.