1. Pin-up Girl, Rita Ora
Famous singer, Rita Ora decided to get Alberto Vargas’ renowned pin-up girl painting, ‘Memories of Olive,’ tattooed onto her rib cage. Alberto Vargas is one of the most prominent Peruvian pin-up girl painters.
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2. Handgun, Rihanna
While the media felt it was controversial, Rihanna’s handgun tattoo represented something personally positive. After her relationship fell apart, she got the handgun tattoo on her ribcage, as a “symbol of strength.” She went on to say that she will “never be a victim.”
3. Tinkerbell, Lily Collins
This Disney inspired tattoo design depicts Peter Pan’s Tinkerbell, seated on a crescent-shaped moon. It has accompanying script which reads “fragile thing.” While the fairy tattoo idea isn’t uncommon, Lily Collins’ design is very personalized. Her design is an inspiration to put your own spin on a traditional tattoo idea.
4. Script, Megan Fox
While script tattoos are some of the most common rib cage designs, each one has its own unique meaning. Megan Fox’s script reads, “There once was a girl who never knew love until a boy broke her heart.” This quote likely originated from a poem.
5. Lucky You, Scarlett Johansson
There was a lot of speculation about Scarlett Johansson’s “Lucky You” tattoo, with a cartoon horseshoe facing upwards. It turns out that the design was intentionally done in a signature ‘ignorant style,’ which is supposed to look simple and crude. Horseshoes commonly symbolize good luck, especially if they’re turned up, making a great tattoo idea for anyone looking to bring in some good fortune!
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6. Roman Numerals, Cara Delevingne
Cara Delevingne was thinking along the same lines as Scarlett: although they have different designs, their tattoo ideas are the same. With the Roman numeral number ‘12’ tattooed onto the side of her rib cage, Cara believes that this design is a symbol of good luck.
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The woman’s rib cage is a special place for a tattoo design: it’s both an intimate and easily revealed spot, making it the perfect spot for personal tattoo ideas. These women’s tattoos were deeply connected to themes of femininity, attitude, and fate. If you know of any other compelling side boob tattoo ideas, let us know about them in the comment section below!