30 Simple Small Rib Cage Tattoos for Men & Women

There are many placements where one can get a tattoo of their choice such as limbs, back, ribs, shoulders. While there are many location to get your tattoo, rib tattoos are gaining popularity day by day as the rib cage area is quite large so it is a beautiful canvas for the tattoo. People who are reserve and shy mostly gets a rib tattoo because it can easily be hidden from prying eyes. If you want a tattoo but it is not allowed in your work place then you can choose a rib tattoo. Rib tattoos can be large and detailed or small and simple.

While rib tattoos are beautiful they are also very painful to get, because of this people opt for small rib tattoos. But no matter how small or simple your design is, it’s going to be a very painful experience in the chair. Because the area is all bone with little to no muscle, the feeling can be slight like sunburn or severe depending on your ability to tolerate pain. But the pain is not too much when you think about the beautiful end result.

People mostly prefer small rib tattoos not only because of the pain but also due to the fact that small tattoos not only look cute but also elegant if done right.  If you’ve decided to get a small rib tattoo then there are various styles and designs to choose from. If you’re someone who love words, then you can get a poem or some quote as a tattoo on your rib. Lovers sometimes choose to get tattoo of each other’s name on their ribs to express their love.

Rib is the most sensual part of the female body, most women choose designs which enhance their beauty and delicacy for example, a miniature floral tattoo will not only look beautiful but it will also enhance femininity. Tattoos for men on ribs are manly and increase their masculinity such as anchor or arrow tattoo.

If you’re still afraid of getting a tattoo on your rib then you could get a simple tattoo such as heart or heart-beat tattoo. People also get simple outline and convert it into tattoo when they are confident enough. A scenic tattoo of the wave or mountain is both detailed and gorgeous. If you’ve a high pain tolerance then you must opt for cute and detailed animal tattoo.

Apart from large selection of design you can also choose the type of ink you want for your small rib tattoo. Black and white ink tattoo are unique and attractive and they never go out of style. If you are looking for something colorful then you can opt for watercolor tattoo. Watercolor tattoos look like a work of art and they will look stunning as miniature rib tattoo. White ink is also an amazing option as these tattoos are new and becoming popular these days.

But before getting a rib tattoo, there are certain precautions that you should keep in mind:

  • Always take your reference material with you, you wouldn’t want to go through all the pain and get a tattoo that you don’t like.
  • Getting a tattoo on your rib is very painful process as the area is sensitive so choose a tattoo artist who is experienced and light-handed.
  • Avoid taking alcohol and other drugs to numb the pain it will make your blood thin and prolong the healing process.
  • Wear loose shirts to avoid contact with the healing tattoo.

Following are the few options we have selected  for you to make it easier for you to choose your next ribcage tattoo design:

colorful Tree of life

cool watercolor small tree of life tattoo on rib cage

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Minimal Black Inked Arrow Design

minimal black ink arrow tattoo on rib cage for women

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Cute Outline Heart Sketch

cute rib cage heart tattoo for girls

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Black Ink Anchor Tattoo

black ink small arrow tattoo for men on ribs

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Cool Geometric Rectangle

geometric rectangle tattoo for men on rib cage

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Striking Sound Wave Sign

sound wave tattoo on ribs

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Cute Miniature Realistic Elephant

realistic small elegant tattoo design on rib cage

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Mountains Drawing Sketch on Rib Cage

small rib cage mountains tattoo design

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Motivating Peace Quote Tattoo

short quote tattoos on rib cage for women

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Elegant Vase Tattoo

tiny outline vase flowers tattoo on rib cage for girls

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Beautiful Wave Scenery Tattoo

sea wave scenery tattoo on rib cage

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Gorgeous Koi Fish Girls Tattoo

small koi fish tattoo ideas on rib cage for women

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Small Lily Flower Branch on ribs

simple small lily flower on ribs for girls

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Artistic Watercolor Feather Tattoo

simple colorful feather tattoo on ribs for girls

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Beautiful Lavender Flower Branch

simple lavender flower tattoo branch under boob on ribs for women

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Black Inked Tiny Flying Birds

simple tiny flying birds tattoo on rib cage

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Simple Sun and moon Tattoo

sun and moon tattoo on side ribs

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Colorful Flower Tattoo

small colorful flower tattoo on ribs for girls

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Cute Miniature Cat Outline Tattoo

simple minimalistic outline cat tattoo on ribs for women

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water ink faith hope love Tattoo symbols on Ribs

water color love hope faith tattoo symbol on ribs for girls

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Pretty Butterfly Tattoo

simple delicate butterfly tattoo in rib cage

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Amazing Dreamer Tattoo on Ribs

small lettering dreamer tattoo on ribs for girls

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Cute Adorable Miniature Panda

cute simple baby panda drawing tattoo on ribcage

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Simple Small Winged Eye

small wing eye tattoo on ribs for men

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Small Branch of Leaves with flower buds

small branch with leaves and buds of the flowers

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Loving Name Tattoo for life partner

lovely name tattoo on rib cage for men

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Striking Pistol Tattoo on Ribs

small pistol tattoo idea on rib cage for women

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Gorgeous Moon and Clock Design

cool moon clock tattoo on ribs for women

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White Ink Tattoo

small text white ink tattoo on ribs

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Beautiful Christmas Tree

small christmas tree tattoo on rib cage

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