This trope is about characters with some sort of writing, markings, symbols or pictures on their naughtier bits, whether written on their clothes or displayed on their bare skin. This is often used as a tactic to deliberately draw attention to the said area, especially if paired with Male Gaze, Female Gaze, or clothing such as bikinis or thongs. Some clothes designers intentionally put their logo here, or sell clothes with attention-grabbing marks as an advertising gimmick. ("Snorg Tees" is particularly egregious about this.)
For the purposes of this trope, the qualifying areas are the chest (on women), the crotch and inner thigh, and the buttocks. Marks found on other areas, such as shapely legs, bared midriffs or a Sexy Back do not count. Marks just shy of these areas (just above the breast, buttocks, or crotch) are passable, though.
Some examples may overlap with Embarrassing Tattoo. Can also overlap with Brought to You by the Letter "S" and Chest Insignia, if the insignia is somewhere that you shouldn't be looking for more than a second.
This page is not for how awesome, sexy, or cute said character's breasts, butt or other body part is. This is merely a catalog of said characters or examples of the trope in media.
Supergirl tends to invite this trope, since her "S" insignia is right on her chest (although, she is a Distaff Counterpart of Superman), but her 70s costume was the worst offender, since the S was small, located on her left breast, and situated next to an extremely low neckline.
In the movie Overboard with Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn, he is able to convince the doctors caring for her that he's her husband because he could describe a buttock tattoo he saw when she was wearing a thong bikini.
In The Court Jester, the The Rightful Heir (still an infant) has a Birthmark of Destiny on his butt. In the ending, the titular Jester, with the infant in his arms, lowers the swaddling clothes just far enough to reveal the birthmark, to a long line of nobles.
In the Italian movie Brancaleone at the Crusades, the King Raimondo has a huge birthmark on his butt, typical of his clan. His infant son had one too, but the group's witch Tiburzia accidentally washed the mark away with her sorcery.
I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry is about 2 firefighters who pretend to be gay and get married to get insurance benefits. The movie has a closeted homosexual who comes out to one of the protagonists. Later, when all the firefighters are in the shower, all the firefighters are scared of the 2 main characters. The closeted homosexual walks in and drops his soap. He bends over to reveal that "BAD ASS" is tattooed on his butt cheeks.
In the second The Naked Gun movie, a famous scientist is identified by a birthmark on his buttcheek. When a criminal disguises himself as the scientist, the main character yanks down the man's pants to expose him... only he grabbed the scientist and not the criminal.
Although vehicles obviously don't have naughty bits, Sally from Cars has a "pinstriping tattoo" over her bumper, and she's very embarrassed when Lightning notices. Clearly a case of Getting Crap Past the Radar.
In Goldeneye, Bond is told he'll know the American agent he'll be working with on a mission, Jack Wade, from a distinctive tattoo he bears. The tattoo turns out to be the word 'Muffy' (the name of Jack's ex-wife) tattooed onto one of Jack's buttocks.
Porky's: Mrs. Ballbreaker sees one of the boys' penises when he sticks it through a peephole in the girls' shower room. She says that she can identify the penis by a mole on it, and insists that the principal let her examine all the boys in order to find the culprit. The principal refuses.
One fairy tale has a princess show a farm boy a trio of birthmarks, one on her ankle (a sun), knee (a cluster of stars), and upper thigh (a moon, of course) in exchange for a trio of simple favours. The king decrees that whoever knows the princess' secret will have her hand in marriage. The farm boy reveals these birthmarks, and weds the princess.
NCIS: In the first season, to impress Abbie, Mc Gee gets a tattoo on his butt. It is never shown, but he reveals that it's "Mom."
Apparently, Abbie talked Kate into getting a tattoo as well.
In Big Bang Theory Penny apparently has a Chinese character tattooed on her right buttock. It is either for "Courage" or "soup" depending on whether you believe her or Sheldon.
Cordelia from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel has a tattoo on her back, right directly above her rear. It's the actress's real tattoo, but we've seen it onscreen on the shows a few times.
In Scrubs, Elliot has mole on her butt, leading to the nickname "mole butt". It is first mentioned as part of an embarrassing story about using the restroom with roller skates on.
Star Trek: Trills have markings on their bodies that run from their neck down to their feet. A Running Gag in the series is that non-Trills would like to know "just how far the markings go".
In one episode of That '70s Show, Eric's cousin comes to stay with them and constantly wears tight t-shirts with large logos over her breasts. She catches Eric looking at her breasts, and "innocently" mistakes it for him reading her t-shirt logo. This becomes a running gag throughout the episode. At the end of the episode, it turns out all the flirty behavior and sexy clothing was calculated to attract Eric as payback for a prank he'd played on her years ago.
2 Broke Girls: Caroline's father's former mistress is writing a book about him, in which she claims among other things that he has a small penis. Caroline goes on Piers Morgan to defend her father (for the "among other things" part, not the small penis part - she refuses to discuss that). She also happens to have a photo of her father on her phone in which he is accidentally flashing the camera. Through a conveluted course of events Morgan sees the photo and immediately dismisses the mistress's story because Caroline's father's penis is quite healty; if she's lying about that, she's most likely lying about the rest of it too.
In Cymbeline, Imogen, the heroine, has a mole under one of her breasts. Iachmo is able to falsely win a bet that he could seduce her, by spying on her while sleeping, and noting this distinguishing mark.
In Legend of Legaia 2, characters known as "Mystics" have a Power Tattoo due to the presence of an elemental spirit (an "Origin") within them. At least one character refuses to identify the location of her mark; apparently it is somewhere embarrassing.
Zevran from Dragon Age: Originsinsinuates that he has tattoos on parts of his body that he can't show in polite company that "accentuate the lines of the body". These tattoos are never actually seen and he only refers to them.
My Little Pony: A pony's cutie mark, which denotes its special talent, appears on the pony's flank.
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