There are several attributes of lower back tattoos that have made them popular. While the lower back is not the widest area of the human back, it has abundant space for a large design, and horizontal tattoo designs can be worked easily. Another advantage is that the lower back is less likely to stretch and distort due to minor weight fluctuations, thus avoiding the tattoo's shape becoming warped. In addition, they can easily be concealed under business attire for formal settings.
Lower Back tattoos are also often displayed in conjunction with stylish halfshirts and bellyshirts (also called crop tops) designed to expose the midriff, and low-rise jeans that are slung low around the hips (a fashion style referred to as "Muffin tops").
In a scene of the comedy film, Wedding Crashers, the character Jeremy Grey (Vince Vaughn), exclaims "Tattoo on the lower back... might as well be a bullseye."
In Germany, a lower back tattoo is known as an "Arschgeweih," meaning "ass antlers."