Every gal nowadays seems to be sporting some kind of eloquent quote, name, or saying tattooed in an elegant font on their ribs. Sexy, but not trashy, hidden but able to be shown off, and obviously stylin’… rib tattoos are the epitome of hipster cool right now – for both men and women. Megan Fox, Rhianna, Scarlet Johansson, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, and Justin Bieber have all gotten ink on this very alluring spot, making the trend even more prominent. Some may call these out as overdone, but when done tastefully, rib tattoos are absolutely legit.
Rib tattoos have been in existence for a long, long time, though in recent years they have gotten immensely popular. One obvious reason people love these is how they can work with whatever you wear. If you have a job in a conservative office, where tattoos are frowned upon, you won’t be fretting about covering it up. Perhaps you are into tattoos, but not necessarily the attention you get from them, and in that case a rib tat will allow you to display it only when you wish to. For those who seek larger, more elaborate work, the rib area is an amazing canvas to have a sizable piece of body art on.
Rib tattoos also give you a certain amount of toughness credibility; for 90% of people, getting ink done on these highly sensitive bones can be incredibly painful! For some, this is part of the allure, especially when getting something particularly meaningful tattooed. Don’t expect this trend to be fading anytime soon!