You should use css for that.
Any tag (at least a lot) can have a 'background image'.
Use it like this:
<p id="imageholder">You can post some text here</p>
And the css
background:#000 url(images/background.gif) repeat-x;
//this results in text left uppercorner starting ...
//if you would set it to padding-top it would start left bottom.
Which means: the background is:
- black color;
- has a image called background.gif located in the images directory
- This image is only supposed to repeat itself in the x-direction
.....options are also: "no-repeat", "repeat-y" ... leaving it blank means both directions (default)
SORRY MISREAD THE QUESTION