Monday, July 16, 2007

Tattoo Locations: Gay or Not?

One of my friends recently asked me if I know if the placement of a tattoo on a man's buttocks is known to be a 'gay thing'. I have never heard if it is, so I told my friend I would research it on the Internet. In my recent quest I have to warn the reader that lots of adult sites came up when searching with the terms: tattoo location butt. I have found three references, however none of them mention location as being an indicator of sexuality.

According to Pravda (2006) "straight men should stay away from tattoos shaped like unicorns and handshakes with a flower between the palms - those are normally favored by gays."

According to Rovny (n.d.) the sexier body parts men get tattooed are the upper back, along the hip, shoulder, calves, and chest. The less sexy parts are the neck, face, forearm and hands/fingers. There is no mention of the buttocks.

My third reference advises the individual "when choosing a place for your tattoo, you should first analyze what type of tattoo you are getting, and what type of person you are." However they did not mention any locations associated with meaning that a person is gay either.

Despite coming up empty handed to answer my friend's question I did come up with a new juicy choice in tattoos. It is called the "smart tattoo" and was created by the latest Japanese technology. "The tattoo is flesh-colored and can be seen only after the person takes a hot bath or has an orgasm...." (Pravda, 2006)

Stay tuned for an upcoming survey to assist my friend with their dilema.

Island Dyke


No author listed. (2006) Intimate tattoos spice up your life and give you sex drive. Pravda: Society, Real Life stories. Retrieved on July 16, 2007 from

Rovny, C. (n.d.). Stylish Tattoos. Retrieved on July 16, 2007, from

No Author listed. (2004). Choosing a Body Part. Tattoo Information - Know the Facts - Be Informed. Retrieved on July 16, 2007, from


The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

Tattoos? No.

But when I was a kid we thought an earing in the right ear meant you were gay.

CNMI-PSS-Special Education said...

That depended on if you were from the East Coast or West Coast.

bradinthesand said...

It was either the left or the right. I can't remember.