What is a tramp stamp?


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Tramp stamp is the common term for a tattoo located on the lower back. It is also called a lower-back or lumbar tattoo. These tattoos often are associated with the promiscuity of a woman, which is where the common term for this kind of tattoo comes from.

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The term was originally used to describe any kind of tattoo, since tattoos look as if their designs are stamped onto skin. The lower-back tattoo rose in popularity in the early 2000s because of their use by a number of celebrities, the trend of low-rise jeans, and the popularity of crop tops. While these tattoos are most often seen on women, men are not exempt from getting lower-back tattoos.

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