Sternum, or underboob, 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 tattoo for the inexperienced.

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If you’re wondering, a sternum tattoo is typically done on the ribs and sternum, also known as the underboob. The sternum is a flat, long bone that is at the center of 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

https://www.instagram.com/p/CN2fC7dJJGM/

Flowers make for a stunning but simple tattoo.

2. Dragonfly

https://www.instagram.com/p/COVeWjihLwK/

If dragonflies bring you joy, get a tattoo.

3. Lotus

https://www.instagram.com/p/CO0tXyNh4hZ/

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

4. Celestial

https://www.instagram.com/p/CO0kpy7nio1/

Show your celestial nature with this cool tattoo.

5. Bird

https://www.instagram.com/p/CO0YKGxDbUz/

This birdcage tattoo is unique and beautiful.

6. Planets

https://www.instagram.com/p/CO0SkNHt85q/

Let the planets align with your own sternum tattoo.

7. Sun and Moon

https://www.instagram.com/p/COz4JY8tFib/

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

8. Bee

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Go for a more minimal look with a simple bee.

9. Mandala

https://www.instagram.com/p/COz6kUOsnMf/

Mandalas are beautiful and make for the perfect sternum tattoo.

10. Medusa

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Your sternum tattoo can be your own special thing.

11. Lemon

https://www.instagram.com/p/COzqqbMBbPS/

This cute lemon is perfect for a small tattoo.

12. Lines

https://www.instagram.com/p/COziQrRh40q/

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

13. Bat

https://www.instagram.com/p/COyup58M4Hk/

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

14. Knife

https://www.instagram.com/p/COx9aKXlJi6/

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

15. Butterfly

https://www.instagram.com/p/COxwTIggjCj/

Let your wings soar with this stunning butterfly piece.

16. Easy Mandala

https://www.instagram.com/p/COxNv9ZnXj9/

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

17. Moth

https://www.instagram.com/p/COuOiNtBvGy/

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

18. Snake

https://www.instagram.com/p/COw7blsF5Gj/

Snakes make for a cool and beautiful sternum tattoo.

19. Wolf

https://www.instagram.com/p/COwtPaisrPB/

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

20. Tiger

https://www.instagram.com/p/COvmLs9LAOE/

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

21. Skull

https://www.instagram.com/p/COupuFqss7d/

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

22. Dimensional

https://www.instagram.com/p/COr9EIvroFI/

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

23. Simple Flower

https://www.instagram.com/p/COqmAqpHR8O/

This sternum tattoo is simple but stunning.

24. Double Vajra

https://www.instagram.com/p/COpJoELsfYE/

This vajra tattoo is sleek and gorgeous.

25. Plant

https://www.instagram.com/p/COokq6THv1A/

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

26. Sailor Moon

https://www.instagram.com/p/COoePXFrdsu/

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

27. Rose

https://www.instagram.com/p/COn5gmHB60q/

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

28. Sunflower

https://www.instagram.com/p/COnzfCQtsf9/

Sunflowers represent loyalty, the perfect image for a tattoo.

29. Heart

https://www.instagram.com/p/COnUOfKnpFl/

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

30. Watercolor

https://www.instagram.com/p/COlVjZ6AYP5/

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

31. Sun

https://www.instagram.com/p/COhYk-QH-le/

A minimal sun looks great for a tattoo.

32. Eye

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

33. Crystal

https://www.instagram.com/p/COfvQ9whDSV/

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

34. Dandelion

https://www.instagram.com/p/COfEVhrguY4/

This floating dandelion looks gorgeous.

35. Colorful

https://www.instagram.com/p/COdS3J1lkan/

This colorful crystal and moon tattoo screams cute.

36. Rose Print

https://www.instagram.com/p/CZ7f6hyKnLI/

Cute and perfect to place under your boobs!

37. Flying Bird

https://www.instagram.com/p/CZ2laddrQW7/

Your sternum tattoo can make a fun story. Spread your wings and show your adventurous side.

38. Mushroom Tattoo

https://www.instagram.com/p/CZz97HdB5p-/

Quirky and unusual, perfect for younger women!

39. Mysterious Print

https://www.instagram.com/p/CaErEyrP3C2/

Show your spiritual side with this black ink tattoo.

40. Simple Flowers

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Go for some cool and cute little flowers if you are a minimalist.

41. People Dancing

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Show your creative side with these characters.

42. Scary Horror Print

https://www.instagram.com/p/CaEDgN1Pz1E/

If you are a movie junkie you’re going to enjoy this scary-horror tattoo.

43. Plant Flower Tattoo

https://www.instagram.com/p/CaBAp45p13U/

If you are a plant lover and you love nature this tattoo will suit you.

44. Black Ink Butterfly Tattoo

https://www.instagram.com/p/CaF0v_roGQO/

Girls who like feminist looks and sensual ideas will like this look.

45. Mandala Sternum Tattoo

https://www.instagram.com/p/CaFCL6gK6dG/

Heads up since this tattoo can be painful and time-consuming.

46. Mysterious Bat Tattoo

https://www.instagram.com/p/CaEZragvXZ4/

Show your dominance with this bat design.

47. Rose Floral Tattoo

https://www.instagram.com/p/CaAjUvlLEBv/

Simple and elegant, who wouldn’t love it?

48. Quote Sternum Tattoo

https://www.instagram.com/p/CZ_NESUvG-7/

Go for a favorite quote and something that you really love across your chest.

49. Mystical Moon

https://www.instagram.com/p/CaDmz-sPOBO/

Spiritual women will enjoy this print.

50. Red Scary Movie

https://www.instagram.com/p/CZ10ZIQsyIm/

If you loved Scary Movie this tattoo is for you!

51. Bug Sternum Tattoo

https://www.instagram.com/p/CaGH1vQJVrV/

If you’re not afraid of bugs you’re going to like this tattoo.

52. Colorful Butterfly

https://www.instagram.com/p/CaBgS3arRee/

If you like colorful tattoos this will suit you.

53. Tiger Tattoo

https://www.instagram.com/p/CaDB7iZqKCH/

Show your fierce dominant side with this chest tattoo.

54. Mysterious Fire Tattoo

https://www.instagram.com/p/CZ83Be7P6xh/

Show your inner fire with this tattoo.

55. Lotus Flower Tattoo

https://www.instagram.com/p/CaC2iZ0pRJd/

Small and minimalist, perfect for every girl.

56. Several Roses

https://www.instagram.com/p/CaA564oLOJI/

Each rose can represent someone special and important in your life.

57. Two Fish Sternum Tattoos

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Show your connection to someone important with this fishy tattoo.

58. Black Bug

https://www.instagram.com/p/CaC1vQMOp2C/

Heads up since this design can be time-consuming to go for.

59. Mask Chest Tattoo

https://www.instagram.com/p/CZ7WSjyq3QA/

If you’re naturally gifted with acting this tattoo will suit you.

60. Floral Butterfly

https://www.instagram.com/p/CRmElmtDxpP/

If you’re a sensual diva this tattoo will suit you.

61. Bat Tattoo Sternum Design

https://www.instagram.com/p/CHSopPxAIaz/

Bats are unique, want to give them a go?

62. Black Ink Flower

https://www.instagram.com/p/CZZ1GqTO6KM/

This tattoo can look good on any girl.

63. Sternum Butterfly Tattoo

https://www.instagram.com/p/CWUkspuLK2M/

A pop of blue will look amazing across your chest!

64. Elegant Black Tattoo

https://www.instagram.com/p/CZVrpSAM8bR/

If you’re mystical and spiritual this will suit you.

65. Dragonfly Tattoo

https://www.instagram.com/p/CYrrfAfObLZ/

Show your bold side and love for mysterious beings, this is perfect for you!

66. Dagger Tattoo

https://www.instagram.com/p/CLcS0OxFkRF/

Dagger tattoos symbolize sacrifice but the meaning of your tattoo depends on your decision.

67. Snake & Sword Tattoo

https://www.instagram.com/p/CWgba_NL5Sf/

Here is a good looking snake & sword tattoo with meticulously inked lines.

68. Moon Tattoo

https://www.instagram.com/p/CTmvCyWguT6/

This lunar tattoo shows the phases of the moon. It may be a wise choice if you’re fond of celestial things.

69. Bee Tattoo

https://www.instagram.com/p/CRkBLzzL8gB/

A gorgeous bee tattoo will show how diligent you are.

70. Blue Crystal Tattoo

https://www.instagram.com/p/CPi84hqhYqW/

This blue crystal looks very elegant with these lines.

71. Black Mandala Tattoo

https://www.instagram.com/p/CPGsyldLF_m/

Mandala designs, generally, are the most demanded pattern when it comes to get a tattoo on sternum.

72. Cat Tattoo

https://www.instagram.com/p/CNv0lXeJvXj/

This colorful and vivacious cat tattoo will cheer up your body.

73. Cherry Tattoo

https://www.instagram.com/p/CNDO0ywBhJ1/

Cherries, lemons and flowers make this tattoo weird but amazing to look.

74. Simple Dragonfly Tattoo

https://www.instagram.com/p/CMka1Y_FnJe/

Rather than detailed dragonfly tattoos, this design is easy to ink and achieve a great look.

75. Wolf Mandala Tattoo

https://www.instagram.com/p/CMjo6ShMuUZ/

Manda pattern and wolf design get together on sternum.

76. Sun Sternum Tattoo

https://www.instagram.com/p/CMfmSdMJJnw/

This archaic sun symbol will be a perfect choice if you’re fond of ancient symbolism.

77. Couple Fish Tattoo

https://www.instagram.com/p/CdZY56NJV1d/

These couple fish will suit on your body.

78. Owl Tattoo

https://www.instagram.com/p/Cc4JeSuFEaw/

This owl with gorgeous wings looks amazing.

79. Mandala & Emerald Tattoo

https://www.instagram.com/p/Ccww1cTsmQk/

Here is an another mandala tattoo, but this time this design is combined with emerald.

80. Ornamental Butterfly Tattoo

https://www.instagram.com/p/CdPFioUOngB/

This ornamental tattoo is for the lovers of symmetry and butterflies.

81. Black Skull Tattoo

https://www.instagram.com/p/Ch-Z0IROsUL/

If you like creepy designs, this tattoo will suit on you.

82. Sunflower Tattoo

https://www.instagram.com/p/ChdF5TdAk15/

This small and amazing sunflower is for the ones who like minimal tattoos.

83. Red Heart Tattoo

https://www.instagram.com/p/CUNdrkkpV-D/

Represent your heart on your sternum like the one above.

84. Red Floral Sternum Tattoo

https://www.instagram.com/p/CJjGv9en_LV/

This tattoo’s color work is amazing. Only competent tattooist can come up with this kind of excellent works.

85. Dancing Skeleton Tattoo

https://www.instagram.com/p/CMaxbCQBK1v/

This is a dancing skeleton tattoo for the ones who love unusual designs.

86. Scorpion Sternum Tattoo

https://www.instagram.com/p/CJhYcqEFnpu/

This cool scorpion tattoo design is ready to rock.

87. Ornamental Skull Tattoo

https://www.instagram.com/p/CHwaFpcgSwZ/

It’s an amazing sternum tattoo, but the problem with this tattoo is that it can last for 5-6 hours to complete.

88. Cherubim Tattoo

https://www.instagram.com/p/B_NBKCPHoGz/

Give a chance to this tattoo, if you like colorful tattoos.

89. Skull & Flowers Sternum Tattoo

https://www.instagram.com/p/BsUJo_8AHmL/

You can have both elegant and grisly sternum tattoo like this design.

90. Little Bat Tattoo

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bkxo3aPhrmJ/

This tiny tattoo is super-cute to get. What are you waiting for?

91. Rose Sternum Tattoo

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bh7Vx9_Hj1r/

If you want to get a tattoo that covers your sternum with colorful inks, this tattoo will be a perfect choice.

92. Small Dragon Sternum Tattoo

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bop3bZBHIos/

This mythical creature is the most demanded figure in tattoo industry.

93. Beehive Sternum Tattoo

https://www.instagram.com/p/BsXFIBiFZVS/

Beehive and bee with this colored crystal are in a great harmony in this tattoo.

94. Swan 

https://www.instagram.com/p/BSUppcOFHb2/

An elegant colored swan tattoo is all you need to stand out from the crowd.

95. Leaf Tattoo

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bh08bTcAzpk/

Here is a simple and colored leaf tattoo for the minimalist tattoo lovers.

Final words
There are many reasons why you might consider getting underboob tattoos. Maybe you’re a fan of the way this area of your body looks, and you want to show off your assets with some gorgeous ink. Maybe you’re looking for a way to express yourself and make a bold statement.

Perhaps you’ve seen the pictures on Instagram: a tattoo artist bent over a client, concentrating hard, as they deftly create an image that runs just under the curve of her breast. The look is hot—and it’s also not for everyone. If you’re considering getting underboob tattoos yourself, here are some things to keep in mind.

Make sure you’re okay with showing your ladybits. These tattoos are right up against your boobs, so if you’re not comfortable showing off your breasts for more than a few seconds at once, this probably isn’t the look for you.

Keep in mind your future body shape changes. Underboob tattoos can look fantastic when you’re young and fit and haven’t had children, but consider that your body will change over time (sometimes in ways unexpected), and women who have had children often find their underboob tattoos don’t look quite the same as they did before pregnancy.

Think about when and where you’ll be able to show them off. If you work in a conservative office that requires strict dress codes or other restrictions on self expression, consider whether you’ll actually be able to show off your new ink regularly enough to feel like it was worth the cost and pain involved in getting one done.

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