Rib tattoos can be a perfect choice for those who prefer large, impressive tattoos that could not be as well represented in any other area. Feminine and fashionable rib tattoos can be very varied depending on what you choose to express. Check out a few cute rib tattoo designs for inspiration.


Body art is one of the most appreciated types of art nowadays and the popularity of this form of self expression through art is continuing to increase ad new techniques are being used to create an even stronger impression. Even though rib area is one of the most painful spots to get a tattoo, the beauty of the tattoos done in this area is incontestable no matter if you go for combinations of some of the most popular tattoo symbols or you try to express a certain event in a highly personal manner that might not be highly conventional or easily understandable.

There are a great variety of motifs those who are looking for a meaningful tattoo can turn to depending on the things they want to represent. Even though many people choose the preferred symbols and attribute the desired meaning to it others prefer to choose the tattoos based on some of the universally accepted meanings. Either way, analyzing some of the most popular choices out there is a great way get a better understanding of all the possibilities you have and maybe even get a more clear idea of the elements you want your tattoo to include.


Among the most popular tattoo designs are floral tattoos, butterfly or bird motifs, stars or fairies. Combinations of these motifs can be used freely in order to be able to to increase the complexity and the beauty of the tattoo at the same time. Even though the hardest part when it comes to choosing a tattoo is deciding a main elements that will make up the tattoo, connective elements are also an important part as they provide the impression of unity to the entire tattoo. Although an experienced tattoo artist with vision can offer you some useful suggestions thinking in advance will increase the chances of getting what you want due to the predictability factor.

Analyzing each factor that has an effect over the final result in advance can be extremely important to ensure a long lasting satisfaction as well as to serve as an effective motivator in case you have doubts about getting a permanent tattoo. Connective elements can be used to add harmony to the tattoo or on the contrary to add a distinctive look that will create a different impression. If soft rounded line can create the impression of femininity, using tribal elements in a similar way will produce a noticeably different impression. This is also one of the elements that can distinguish a girly tattoo from a more masculine one even if the motifs are somewhat similar.

Aside from aesthetics it is also useful to think of some other factors that can influence your decision. First since this area is a highly visible one you should consider what are the chances of getting bored with the design. If you are easily bored and like variety yet you are really eager to get a tattoo perhaps a less visible area would be a better choice. Although not a general rule, a tattoo that evokes strong feelings is one of the best choices for the area as it increases the chances of being satisfied with your choice over the long term.


In case of rib tattoos it is extremely important to find an experienced tattoo artist for several reasons.
First of all since the area is low in fat it is quite painful even for those who have a high pain threshold.
An inexperienced artist can make the experience even more unpleasant, creating unnecessary additional pain. However, you should avoid taking painkillers before getting a tattoo because some of them, like aspirin might make you bleed more.

Another reason to turn to an experienced artist is that the price for this type of work tends to be quite high so you should make sure that you get what you pay for in terms of quality. Make sure you gather all the necessary info before getting the tattoo to be able to make an informed decision that you will enjoy for years to come.