Rib tattoos look amazing! You can show the tattoo off or cover it up and it will look super stylish. While these tattoos look great they are known to be painful, but you will end up with a stunning piece of body art. After all – no pain, no gain. We love these rib tattoos and think you will too so, we have found 25 of the baddest rib tattoos for women. There is something for everyone including animal art and beautiful floral pieces.

1. Large Floral Rib Tattoo

Our first tattoo idea for the ribs is this beautiful floral design. The flowers used are peonies and the whole tattoo is black ink. This is a gorgeous tattoo and you can recreate it in a few ways. Maybe you could have a large similar tattoo or use less flowers or even add some color.

2. Beautiful Butterfly Rib Tattoo Idea

Butterflies are a symbol of freedom, hope, life and romance. So, it is no surprise that these beautiful creatures are popular in tattoo design. This next rib idea features a black ink butterfly with patterned wings. It is a stunning example of a rib tattoo and you can take inspiration from this and have a smaller butterfly created or choose different patterns and colors.

3. Rib Cage Watercolor Tattoo

Next, we have a cool watercolor tattoo idea. We love watercolor tattoos because they look like works of art on canvas, like the artist has painted the design onto the skin. This technique looks especially beautiful with floral designs, it really captures how delicate flowers are. Here is a stunning example of a floral rib tattoo, a design like this would look amazing on anyone.

4. Small Wave Tattoo

Looking for a subtle but cute tattoo? Then this idea could be for you. A small black ink wave has been tattooed onto the ribs. Wave designs can have many meanings from a love of the ocean to being a symbol of life. You can also have colorful waves created or maybe a bigger design.

5. Side Rib Map Tattoo Design

Our next idea is for the globetrotters. Here we have a map side rib tattoo. It also has a small quote around the edge that reads “dreams come true”. This is an awesome tattoo idea for anyone who loves to travel. You can make it unique to you by choosing a different map design or by adding your own favorite quote.

6. Cute Planet Design Idea

Love space and the planets? Then this next rib tattoo is for you! Here we have a cute Saturn design. You can take inspiration from this and choose a similar tattoo or you could choose a different planet. If you wanted a large piece of body art, you could even have the solar system!

7. Flowers & Bird Rib Tattoo Idea

Next, we have a flower and bird design idea. This is a beautiful tattoo that would look amazing on anyone. There are many design possibilities though to make the art unique to you. You can choose a different bird or different flowers or add some color. We love this nature inspired design.

8. Lioness Tattoo Idea

Show how fierce and strong you are with a lioness tattoo! Both male and female lions are symbols courage and pride so it is no surprise that they have inspired many tattoo designs. This rib tattoo features a very artistic lioness. It is a beautiful piece of art that would look amazing on anyone.

9. Large Bright Flower Rib Tattoo

Looking for a vibrant rib tattoo design? Then this next idea could be for you. Here we have a pink floral rib tattoo. This is a statement making and pretty piece. You can have a similar design created or choose different flowers in your favorite colors.

10. Creative Lotus Rib Tattoo

Lotus tattoos are meaningful and look beautiful. There are many cute designs to choose from but our next one is unique. This rib tattoo is very artistic and creative and it would suit everyone. You can take inspiration from this and just choose a similar flower design instead of the outer patterns.

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