Although some people who are tattooed wear their heart on their sleeve — literally — others take a more discreet route. Whether it be an ode to a loved one or a small quote, everyone takes great pride in their ink. Ladies looking for a more discreet place to put their ink have been embracing the side boob, and these pieces of art are absolutely spectacular!
Getting a tattoo right along your rib cage allows you to wear the ever-so-popular bralettes and crop tops that have taken over the fashion scene. You can cover up your ink or show some skin, and attention to detail is key. The placement of this mermaid sitting on the moon is absolutely mesmerizing!
This mandala tattoo does not skimp on tiny details. Those lines are solid, and the placement of the tattoo makes it even more eye-catching. It almost seems like an optical illusion on her skin — this artist left no shading unfinished!
Have you ever seen a tattoo cuter than this tiny hummingbird? If you aren't looking to book a long appointment, getting a small piece that is cute yet profound is the perfect middle ground. Bonus: it will look adorable when you are wearing anything that exposes your side.
Why stop at your side? This elegant floral piece extends across her ribcage, making for one very daring tattoo piece. The splash of purple makes these flowers even more striking. Girly yet risque — this tattoo is anything but bland.
Not every floral-themed tattoo needs a splash of color to be head-turning. The shading on the flowers and leaves of this tattoo pop right off the skin, making the loss of color rather irrelevant. This piece of flowing body art is dainty yet fierce!
7. Side Boob Tattoos Can Wrap Around Your Entire Body
This floral pattern almost continues to her back, and those two lone flowers can begin a backpiece. Like the flowers in a garden, this tattoo can continue to grow. Just don't forget to keep your skin hydrated to give your artwork a long life.
What better place to put a special quote? Close to your heart, the words "love yourself first" look perfect in a neat, script font. Show off your favorite words of wisdom in a halter top — it's up to you who gets to see what inspirational quotes speak to your soul!
Body art is a perfect way to take your favorite places with you everywhere you go. This tattoo screams "surf's up" with just a few simple lines. Keeping it beachy doesn't take too much ink, and this piece goes great with any swimsuit!
No one said your side boob tattoo has to have any distinct idea or theme. The linework on this tattoo almost looks like free-hand graffiti, which gives it definite character. Draw out your own design to make your body art even more unique!
11. This Mermaid Literally Lines Up With Her Curves
You can work with the curves of your body to create your own masterpiece. This swimming mermaid has gorgeous color, flowing hair, and she fit perfectly along this woman's side. Even that grey shading is on point!
This bird taking flight is far from subtle. Give your creativity some wings when it comes to picking your newest tattoo design. This tattoo highlights even the tiniest details in the bird's face — bringing it to the top of the tattoo food chain!
Whether you prefer bamboo, succulents, or palms, getting a piece of nature permanently placed on your side is a great way to honor your favorite greenery. This bamboo tattoo doesn't even need color — the detail and shading are enough to transport you to the rainforest.
The placement and shading of this tattoo are mesmerizing. It fits perfectly along her side, and the symmetry only adds to this piece's appeal. A tattoo centered around shapes definitely gives your body some shape.
The side boob tattoo is definitely catching on, and women are not hesitating to get inked up. Over 58 percent of women have one or more tattoos — surpassing men in latest statistics. Your side is definitely the perfect place to put your body art, whether you want to show it off or keep it seriously low-key!