i have a birth mark the size of a nickel on my back. i have met with doctors on numerous occasions to get it removed- all have said i’ll land myself with a potentially gnarly purple scar that doubles in size of the original defect. i flip flop on caring about it- the truth is when it’s exposed it feels more unnatural than baring a nipple. however, it’s my brand, a gift from nature, a humbling brown stain. this makes backless a question- not an absolute no- but a definite cogitation.