Sternum tattoos are on the rise with popularity, and we can see why. They are great if you need to keep a tattoo hidden but like to show them off during your personal time. This type of tattoo has become more popular with celebrities, which is probably why your favorite tattoo artist is doing more of them. A heed of warning though, a sternum tattoo is not for beginners and can be a pretty intense tattoos for the unexperienced.

If you’re wondering, a sternum tattoo is typically done on the ribs and sternum, but also known as the underboob. The sternum is a flat, long bone that is at the center if your ribs and it helps hold your torso together. The bone is strong, so a tattoo needle won’t affect it but it can be painful. While there is no specific meaning to a sternum tattoo, the tattoo of your choice might have a special meaning to you.

Here are some of our favorite sternum tattoos if you’re considering getting one.

1. Floral
Flowers make for a stunning but simple tattoo.

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2. Dragonfly
If dragonflies bring you joy, get a tattoo.

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3. Lotus
A lotus flower with crystals is a stunning tattoo that works perfect with a sternum.

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4. Celestial
Show your celestial nature with this cool tattoo.

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5. Bird
This birdcage tattoo is unique and beautiful.

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6. Planets
Let the planets align with your own sternum tattoo.

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7. Sun and Moon
Sun and moon tattoos are insanely popular and we can see why.

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8. Bee
Go for a more minimal look with a simple bee.

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9. Mandala
Mandalas are beautiful and make for the perfect sternum tattoo.

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10. Medusa
Your sternum tattoo can be your own special thing.

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11. Lemon
This cute lemon is perfect for a small tattoo.

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12. Lines
If you want a smaller, minimal tattoo, go for a clean looking line tattoo.

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13. Bat
If you wanted a head turner of a tattoo, go for this beautiful bat piece.

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14. Knife
A knife and flower tattoo is a classic and looks amazing.

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15. Butterfly
Let your wings soar with this stunning butterfly piece.

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16. Easy Mandala
If you’re not ready for a full mandala, try this simpler one.

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17. Moth
Moths can represent a lot, choose your own meaning with one.

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18. Snake
Snakes make for a cool and beautiful sternum tattoo.

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19. Wolf
Wolves can represent a lot, so let your inner wolf shine.

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20. Tiger
Tigers are always a popular go to with tattoos, so try it out with a sternum piece.

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21. Skull
You can’t go wrong when you choose a skull for your next tattoo.

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22. Dimensional
Dimensional tattoos are popular and work so well with sternum pieces.

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23. Simple Flower
This sternum tattoo is simple but stunning.

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24. Double Vajra
This vajra tattoo is sleek and gorgeous.

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25. Plant
If you’re a proud plant mom, then show it off.

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26. Sailor Moon
You can show your love for you favorite anime with a cool sternum tattoo.

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27. Rose
This classic rose tattoo fits perfectly with a sternum tattoo and looks beautiful.

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28. Sunflower
Sunflowers represent loyalty, the perfect image for a tattoo.

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29. Heart
Wear you heart on your sleeve, or sternum with this tattoo.

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30. Watercolor
Take the watercolor trend to your sternum tattoo for a beautiful mural.

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31. Sun
A minimal sun looks great for a tattoo.

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32. Eye
The eyes are the window to the soul, so why not get a tattoo of one.

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33. Crystal
If you wanted a smaller sternum tattoo, go for a classic crystal.

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34. Dandelion
This floating dandelion looks gorgeous.

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35. Colorful
This colorful crystal and moon tattoo screams cute.

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Sternum tattoos can be simple and easy or have a personal meaning. Regardless of why you get one, it will be an amazing work of art.

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