Rib Tattoos for Girls: 50+ Best Side Tattoo Ideas for Ladies

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Rib tattoos for girls are one of the most popular ladies tattoo category. It has mystery, sensuality, and uniqueness. A rib is one of those body parts that no one will see until you decide to show it. It is a beautiful part of the body and an excellent place for a subtle tattoo. Having this in mind, you can keep the tattoo for yourself and not show it, or you can uncover it and draw some additional attention.

Red snake tattoo on the right rib cage
Red snake tattoo on the right rib cage. Source.
Delicate black flower tattoo on the rib
Delicate black flower tattoo on the rib. Source.
Geometric fox tattoo on the ribcage
Geometric fox tattoo on the ribcage by Sasha Unisex. Source.

Rib Tattoos for Girls – how to choose?

Nowadays, when on the internet you can find tons of visual information, people often are lost while choosing a tattoo especially if they don’t have a specific vision of what do they want. That’s a good and bad thing at the same time. It’s nice because you can be inspired and find lots of great tattoo designs. On the other hand, if you don’t have a vision of your tattoo, you may get lost in the vastness of tattoo pics.

Gorgeous mandala tattoo on the ribcage
Gorgeous mandala tattoo on the ribcage. Source.
Half mandala tattoo on the ribcage
Half mandala tattoo on the ribcage. Source.

So, before choosing a design, take a look at our collection of rib tattoos for girls. We have distinguished four main rib tattoo categories so that you could select more easily. There are small or large designs. The most popular rib tattoos for girls are quotes, words and Roman numerals. Minimal tattoos are also a hype. But let’s start from the beginning.

Quote and Word Rib Tattoos for Girls

Probably the most popular and we think the most beautiful rib tattoo category is a quote and word tattoos. Thanks to celebrities who started getting quote tattoos on ribs, they are now one of the most popular rib tattoo categories as well. They are simple, subtle and gorgeous. If you’re getting a small quote tattoo on the rib, you will be able to hide it when necessary. However, if you’re looking for a more significant piece, the side is also a perfect place for that because it has a lot of space.

Tiny tattoo on the rib saying Let it be
Tiny tattoo on the rib saying ‘Let it be.’ Source.
Through every dark night there is a brighter day rib tattoo
‘Through every night there is a brighter day’ quote tattoo on the rib.
Quote tattoo on the rib
Minimalist quote tattoo on the right rib. Source.
Love tattoo on the rib
Tiny word ‘love’ tattoo on the rib. Source.
It has been a beautiful fight tattoo
‘It has been a beautiful fight’ quote tattoo on the rib. Source.
Dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before
‘Dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.’ Source.
Courage tattoo on the rib
‘Courage’ tattoo on the rib. Source.
Ad astra per aspera latin quote tattoo on the rib
‘Ad Astra per Aspera’ latin quote tattoo on the rib. Source.
This too shall pass tattoo on the rib
‘This too shall pass’ tattoo on the rib. Source.
Small rib tattoo
Salt, sand and sun minimal tattoo on the rib. Source.
Side by side rib tattoo idea
Side by side rib tattoo idea. Source.
Absolutely wonderful ohana tat on the rib
Ohana tattoo on the rib. Source.
Go live tattoo on the left rib
‘Go live’ tattoo on the left rib. Source.
Trust without borders tattoo on the rib
‘Trust without borders’ quote tattoo on the rib. Source.
You are so much more quote tattoo on the left rib
‘You are so much more’ quote tattoo on the left rib. Source.

Flower Rib Tattoos For Girls

Another rib tattoo category is flowers. These are the most feminine and delicate tattoos of all. Depending on what kind of flower you are going to get, it can mean lots of different things. Flower tattoo can symbolize fragility, tenderness, purity, love, innocence and many other meanings. You can learn more about flower tattoo symbolism here: small flower tattoo symbols.

Black rose tattoo on the rib
Black rose tattoo on the rib. Source.
Dark rose tattoo on the side
Dark rose tattoo on the side. Source.
Delicate black tiny flower tattoo on the left rib
Delicate black tiny flower tattoo on the left rib. Source.
Floral tattoo on the side
Floral tattoo on the side. Source.
Poppy tattoo on the rib by Irene Bogachuk
Poppy tattoo on the rib cage by Irene Bogachuk. Source.
Ribcage outline rose tattoo
Ribcage black outline rose tattoo. Source.
Small flowers tattoo on the side
Small flowers tattoo on the side. Source.
Subtle botanical tattoo on the right rib
Subtle botanical tattoo on the right rib. Source.
Tiny flower tattoo on the rib
Tiny flower tattoo on the rib. Source.
Watercolor rose tattoo on the rib cage by Tattooist Flower
Watercolor rose tattoo on the rib cage by Tattooist Flower. Source.
Wildflower bouqet tattoo on the rib
Wildflower bouquet tattoo on the rib. Source.
Wildflower tattoo on the rib
Black wildflower tattoo on the rib. Source.
Wildflowers tattoo on the right rib
Wildflowers tattoo on the right rib. Source.
Wildflowers and herbs tattoo on the left rib
Wildflowers and herbs tattoo on the left rib. Source.
Simple and beautiful flower tattoo on the side
Beautiful flower tattoo on the side. Source.
Minimal flower tattoo on the ribcage
Minimal flower tattoo on the ribcage. Source.

Minimal Rib Tattoos For Girls

Probably the most neutral rib tattoo category is minimal tattoos. There are many possibilities of what you can get on your ribs with these tattoos. There are small symbols like hearts, arrows, celestial bodies, geometric shapes like triangles, squares and many others. Below is only a tiny fragment of minimal rib tattoo examples.

Black triangle tattoo on the ribcage
Black triangle tattoo on the ribcage. Source.
Constellation tattoo on the left side
Constellation tattoo on the left side. Source.
Geometric swallow tattoo on the right rib
Geometric swallow tattoo on the right rib. Source.
Infinity arrow tattoo on the ribcage
Infinity arrow tattoo on the ribcage. Source.
Minimal butterfly tattoo on the ribcage
Minimal butterfly tattoo on the ribcage. Source.
Minimalist wave tattoo on the side
Minimalist wave tattoo on the side. Source.
Mountain tattoo on the left rib
Mountain tattoo on the left rib. Source.
Orca tattoo on the rib
Orca tattoo on the rib. Source.
Palm tree tattoo on the right ribcage
Palm tree tattoo on the right ribcage. Source.
Sun and sea tattoo on the side
Sun and sea tattoo on the side. Source.
Tiny broken arrow tattoo on the left rib
Little broken arrow tattoo on the left rib. Source.
Tiny pine trees tattoo on the ribcage
Tiny pine trees tattoo on the ribcage. Source.
Tiny trees tattoo on the side
Tiny trees tattoo on the side. Source.
Triangle tattoo on the rib
Triangle tattoo on the rib. Source.
Whale tattoo on the left ribcage
Whale tattoo on the left ribcage. Source.
Arrow and geometric shapes tattoo on the side
Arrow and geometric shapes tattoo on the side. Source.
Black geometric tattoo on the side
Black geometric tattoo on the side. Source.
Clovers tattoo on rib cage by artist Georgia Grey. Source.
Geometric horse head tattoo on the left rib
Geometric horse head tattoo on the left rib. Source.
Little arrow tattoo on the side
Little arrow tattoo on the side. Source.
Lotus flower tattoo on the right ribcage
Lotus flower tattoo on the right ribcage. Source.
Minimalist style tattoo on the rib cage
Minimalist style tattoo on the rib cage. Source.
Small crescent moon tattoo on the rib
Small crescent moon tattoo on the rib. Source.
Woman tattoo on the rib
Woman tattoo on the rib. Source.
World map tattoo on the ribcage. Source.

Matching Rib Tattoos For Girls

Another fantastic rib tattoo category is matching tattoos. Whether you’re getting a tattoo with your best friend or your sister, that person will always be with you, and you will be with him no matter what. That’s the beauty of the matching tattoos. Two or more people that will decide to get a matching tattoo will always have a reminder of each other. It is a sign of a real and profound friendship. Take a look at these matching rib tattoo ideas.

BFF matching tattoo on the left side ribcage
Another BFF’s matching ribcage tattoo idea.
Matching best friends rib tattoo idea
A rib tattoo idea for three best friends. Source.
Matching rib tattoo idea for sisters
Another matching quote tattoo on the rib. Source.
Matching tattoo on the rib
Rib quote tattoo idea for sisters or best friends. Source.
Sun tattoo on the ribcage
Sun tattoo on the ribcage for best friends or sisters. Source.
To infinity and beyond matching rib tattoo
‘To infinity and beyond’ matching rib tattoo. Source.
Rib Tattoos for Girls: 50+ Best Side Tattoo Ideas for Ladies
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