6 of the Hottest Celebrity Rib Cage Tattoo Ideas

John Dietrich
Lately, ‘side boob’ tattoos are trending, and there’s no denying their splendor. They can be easily hidden or flaunted, and when we do catch sight of them, they’re the perfect blend between elegant and seductive. Even though rib cage tattoos are the hot look now, they also have a longstanding history. In fact, women would get rib tattoos as a rite of passage in ancient communities. Below, we’ve put together a list of our favourite celebrities’ rib cage tattoos. Check them out, and be inspired to come up with some of your own rib cage tattoo ideas!

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.

Rita Ora Pinup Girl Tattoo Photo: Pop Star Tats

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.”

Rihanna's Handgun Tattoo Designs Photo: Pinterest

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.

Lily Collins Tinkerbell Tattoo Photo: Pinterest

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.

Megan Fox's Script Tattoo Designs Photo: Pinterest

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!

Scarlett Johansson's Tattoo Photo: Daily Mail

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.

Cara Delevingne's Roman Numeral Tattoo Designs Photo: Body Art Guru

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!

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