Underboob tattoos, commonly known as sternum tattoos, have been steadily carving a niche in the tattoo world. Their unique placement offers the best of both worlds: they’re easily hidden under clothing for professional or formal settings, yet can be revealed and flaunted during personal or leisurely times. This balance of discretion and display is perhaps what makes them so alluring. Additionally, with more and more celebrities choosing to adorn their sternums with intricate designs, it’s no surprise that many tattoo enthusiasts are following suit, leading to a noticeable uptick in requests at tattoo studios.
But what exactly does getting a sternum tattoo entail? The sternum is a robust, flat bone situated in the middle of the chest, connecting the ribs and providing essential support to the torso. A sternum tattoo typically sprawls across this area, extending slightly onto the ribs, and sometimes even wrapping below the breasts. Due to the skin’s proximity to the bone and the sensitivity of the area, inking can be a tad more painful here than on fleshier parts of the body. Hence, those new to the tattoo experience might want to weigh their decision carefully.
While the sternum itself doesn’t carry any symbolic weight in tattoo culture, the designs people choose often have deeply personal meanings. It can be a representation of one’s journey, beliefs, passions, or simply an artistic expression of their personality. If the idea of a sternum tattoo piques your interest, we’ve curated a list of standout designs and themes to fuel your imagination and help you find the perfect fit.
Flowers make for a stunning but simple tattoo.
If dragonflies bring you joy, get a tattoo.
A lotus flower with crystals is a stunning tattoo that works perfectly with a sternum.
Show your celestial nature with this cool tattoo.
This birdcage tattoo is unique and beautiful.
Let the planets align with your own sternum tattoo.
7. Sun and Moon
Sun and moon tattoos are insanely popular and we can see why.
Go for a more minimal look with a simple bee.
Mandalas are beautiful and make for the perfect sternum tattoo.
Your sternum tattoo can be your own special thing.
This cute lemon is perfect for a small tattoo.
If you want a smaller, minimal tattoo, go for a clean-looking line tattoo.
If you wanted a head-turner of a tattoo, go for this beautiful bat piece.
A knife and flower tattoo is a classic and looks amazing.
Let your wings soar with this stunning butterfly piece.
16. Easy Mandala
If you’re not ready for a full mandala, try this simpler one.
Moths can represent a lot, choose your own meaning with one.
Snakes make for a cool and beautiful sternum tattoo.
Wolves can represent a lot, so let your inner wolf shine.
Tigers are always a popular go-to with tattoos, so try it out with a sternum piece.
You can’t go wrong when you choose a skull for your next tattoo.
Dimensional tattoos are popular and work so well with sternum pieces.
23. Simple Flower
This sternum tattoo is simple but stunning.
24. Double Vajra
This Vajra tattoo is sleek and gorgeous.
If you’re a proud plant mom, then show it off.
26. Sailor Moon
You can show your love for your favorite anime with a cool sternum tattoo.
This classic rose tattoo fits perfectly with a sternum tattoo and looks beautiful.
Sunflowers represent loyalty, the perfect image for a tattoo.
Wear your heart on your sleeve, or sternum with this tattoo.
Take the watercolor trend to your sternum tattoo for a beautiful mural.
A minimal sun looks great for a tattoo.
The eyes are the window to the soul, so why not get a tattoo of one?
If you want a smaller sternum tattoo, go for a classic crystal.
This floating dandelion looks gorgeous.
This colorful crystal and moon tattoo screams cute.
36. Rose Print
Cute and perfect to place under your boobs!
37. Flying Bird
Your sternum tattoo can make a fun story. Spread your wings and show your adventurous side.
38. Mushroom Tattoo
Quirky and unusual, perfect for younger women!
39. Mysterious Print
Show your spiritual side with this black ink tattoo.
40. Simple Flowers
Go for some cool and cute little flowers if you are a minimalist.
41. People Dancing
Show your creative side with these characters.
42. Scary Horror Print
If you are a movie junkie you’re going to enjoy this scary-horror tattoo.
43. Plant Flower Tattoo
If you are a plant lover and you love nature this tattoo will suit you.
44. Black Ink Butterfly Tattoo
Girls who like feminist looks and sensual ideas will like this look.
45. Mandala Sternum Tattoo
Heads up since this tattoo can be painful and time-consuming.
46. Mysterious Bat Tattoo
Show your dominance with this bat design.
47. Rose Floral Tattoo
Simple and elegant, who wouldn’t love it?
48. Quote Sternum Tattoo
Go for a favorite quote and something that you really love across your chest.
49. Mystical Moon
Spiritual women will enjoy this print.
50. Red Scary Movie
If you loved Scary Movie this tattoo is for you!
51. Bug Sternum Tattoo
If you’re not afraid of bugs you’re going to like this tattoo.
52. Colorful Butterfly
If you like colorful tattoos this will suit you.
53. Tiger Tattoo
Show your fierce dominant side with this chest tattoo.
54. Mysterious Fire Tattoo
Show your inner fire with this tattoo.
55. Lotus Flower Tattoo
Small and minimalist, perfect for every girl.
56. Several Roses
Each rose can represent someone special and important in your life.
57. Two Fish Sternum Tattoos
Show your connection to someone important with this fishy tattoo.
58. Black Bug
Heads up since this design can be time-consuming to go for.
59. Mask Chest Tattoo
If you’re naturally gifted with acting this tattoo will suit you.
60. Floral Butterfly
If you’re a sensual diva this tattoo will suit you.
61. Bat Tattoo Sternum Design
Bats are unique, want to give them a go?
62. Black Ink Flower
This tattoo can look good on any girl.
63. Sternum Butterfly Tattoo
A pop of blue will look amazing across your chest!
64. Elegant Black Tattoo
If you’re mystical and spiritual this will suit you.
65. Dragonfly Tattoo
Show your bold side and love for mysterious beings, this is perfect for you!
66. Dagger Tattoo
Dagger tattoos symbolize sacrifice but the meaning of your tattoo depends on your decision.
67. Snake & Sword Tattoo
Here is a good-looking snake & sword tattoo with meticulously inked lines.
68. Moon Tattoo
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
A gorgeous bee tattoo will show how diligent you are.
70. Blue Crystal Tattoo
This blue crystal looks very elegant with these lines.
71. Black Mandala Tattoo
Mandala designs, generally, are the most demanded pattern when it comes to getting a tattoo on the sternum.
72. Cat Tattoo
This colorful and vivacious cat tattoo will cheer up your body.
73. Cherry Tattoo
Cherries, lemons, and flowers make this tattoo weird but amazing to look at.
74. Simple Dragonfly Tattoo
Rather than detailed dragonfly tattoos, this design is easy to ink and achieves a great look.
75. Wolf Mandala Tattoo
Manda pattern and wolf design get together on the sternum.
76. Sun Sternum Tattoo
This archaic sun symbol will be a perfect choice if you’re fond of ancient symbolism.
77. Couple Fish Tattoo
These couple of fish will suit your body.
78. Owl Tattoo
This owl with gorgeous wings looks amazing.
79. Mandala & Emerald Tattoo
Here is another mandala tattoo, but this time this design is combined with emerald.
80. Ornamental Butterfly Tattoo
This ornamental tattoo is for lovers of symmetry and butterflies.
81. Black Skull Tattoo
If you like creepy designs, this tattoo will suit you.
82. Sunflower Tattoo
This small and amazing sunflower is for the ones who like minimal tattoos.
83. Red Heart Tattoo
Represent your heart on your sternum like the one above.
84. Red Floral Sternum Tattoo
This tattoo’s color work is amazing. Only competent tattooists can come up with this kind of excellent work.
85. Dancing Skeleton Tattoo
This is a dancing skeleton tattoo for the ones who love unusual designs.
86. Scorpion Sternum Tattoo
This cool scorpion tattoo design is ready to rock.
87. Ornamental Skull Tattoo
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
Give a chance to this tattoo, if you like colorful tattoos.
89. Skull & Flowers Sternum Tattoo
You can have both elegant and grisly sternum tattoos like this design.
90. Little Bat Tattoo
This tiny tattoo is super-cute to get. What are you waiting for?
91. Rose Sternum Tattoo
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
This mythical creature is the most demanded figure in the tattoo industry.
93. Beehive Sternum Tattoo
The beehive and bee with this colored crystal are in great harmony in this tattoo.
An elegant colored swan tattoo is all you need to stand out from the crowd.
95. Leaf Tattoo
Here is a simple and colored leaf tattoo for minimalist tattoo lovers.
96. Mandala Tattoo Between Boobs
A lot of women find mandalas cute and fascinating. The truth is that they can come in handy and delicate prints, which are often worn by women who love precision and elegance. If you’re a natural perfectionist, as well as someone who loves to rock big and dominate ideas, this will look truly good on you. Opt for this black ink and proper shading to enjoy the minimalism, yet the full beauty of this tattoo.
97. Cool Dragon Tattoo Between Boobs
A small dragon character that is placed between your boobs is going to look so creative. If you’re someone who likes mysterious and mystical stories, as well as creatures, book this tattoo. The final design shows your love for ancient creatures, as well as tattoos that are seen as power-embracing symbols.
98. Big Mandala Tattoo Between Boobs
This is another mandala tattoo that you can experiment with and book in advance. Do you like big and dominant tattoos? Are you a fan of stomach and boob creations? If you’re someone who is into fierce and feminine looks + you want to come off as a perfectionist, this is your next must-try print.
99. Small Circle Tattoo Between Boobs
Show that you’re well aware of the circle of life and that you’re often ready to experiment with anything that may come your way. Don’t strive away from your destiny, as this tattoo goes to show, that everything is possible, as long as you believe in yourself.
100. Butterfly Tattoo Between Boobs Design
Butterflies are seen as feminine and power-embracing ideas. A butterfly is used to describe your will to travel, see the world, and adapt no matter the given situation. If you’re someone who is a feminine lady and wants to show off your true strength and weaknesses, you can do it all with this boob tattoo.
101. Moon Tattoo Between Boobs
Some women are more mysterious and spiritual than others. Does that apply to you as well? If so, this in-between boob design will suit you. Heads up since it is a medium-sized tattoo that can get pretty painful to go for. If you’re someone who enjoys looking quirky and creative, as well as feminine and creative, this is a must-do for you.
102. Colorful Shell Tattoo Between Boobs
A shell tattoo might look a bit unusual, don’t you agree? It is truly one of a kind, but it works so well for women who are in love with the sea world. Does this sound like you? If you’re a goddess of the sea world and you love anything that is nature-inspired, this design will suit you so well. This creation will take 5-6 hours to do, so heads up before you begin your tattooing process.
103. Web Tattoo Between Boobs
A spider web tattoo between your boobs can describe a tricky situation that you’ve found yourself in, and you might not know how to come out of it. If you prefer black and white ink and you want a design that has a depth of some sort, this will suit you. Show off this creation knowing that it is perfect for women who have that mysterious side to them.
104. Tattoo Between Boobs Snake Design
A snake tattoo will symbolize your effort to come through anything that may come your way. You’re skilled, witty, and you’re smart + you probably know how to manipulate a situation so it benefits you in some way. Does this sound like you?
105. Black Leaf Tattoo Between Boobs
Women who love nature and those who are close to any type of flowers or leaves will love this print. It shows your feminine and elegant side, as well as your determination to pull through and stay true to other factors and life beauties surrounding you.
106. Small Dots Tattoo Between Boobs
If you’re a minimalist and if you’re someone who dislikes needles and the tattooing process this tattoo is for you. Make sure that you have 1-2 hours to spare when getting this creation. It is not a pricey tattoo to go for either, making it ideal for women who are on a budget of some sort.
107. Cool Tattoo Between Boobs Idea
If you like insects and bugs and you’re a fan of little creatures, why not embrace them and place them on your chest? This cool and detailed tattoo is for those who like to look different and unique, as well as for women who want to the out something that others don’t have.
108. Minimalism Tattoo Between Boobs
Cute, elegant, and sexy, this tattoo between your boobs will look lovely and feminine. If you’re someone who doesn’t have a lot of time for your tattoo, yet you dare to go for it, this will suit you. Show it off knowing that it is a unique piece that will describe your creative and peaceful character.
109. Sexy Tattoo Between Boobs
Do you want to know what is the best part about this tattoo? You can easily build on top of it. This means that you can go as bold or as simple as you please. If you’re someone who enjoys minimalism just know that this design will speak to you on a ton of different levels.
110. Dagger Tattoo Between Boobs
Lastly, why not show your teeth by getting this dagger tattoo? It is a fierce little symbol that will stand for your inner dominant and bold side. You will look like such a dominant lady and as someone who is ready to take things into her own hands and make her dreams become reality.
111. Cute Flower Tattoo Between Boobs
Flower tattoos between the breasts are a popular choice for their sensual, discreet, and meaningful appeal, symbolizing beauty and femininity.
112. Cool Underboob Wire Tattoo Idea
Wire tattoos create intricate and detailed designs that often resemble the appearance of fine lines or jewelry, offering a unique and artistic form of body art. If you’re someone who enjoys fun and dominant tattoo ideas, this is for you.
113. Bohemian Sternum Tattoo Idea Mysterious Design
Bohemian tattoos often incorporate free-spirited and nature-inspired elements, such as feathers, dreamcatchers, or wildflowers, reflecting a love for unconventional beauty and individuality. This one is going to look great on ladies of all ages.
114. Cleopatra Underboob Tattoo Idea
Cleopatra tattoos often depict the iconic queen of Egypt, exuding a sense of power, beauty, and allure inspired by her legendary historical legacy.
115. Tattoo Between The Boobs Floral Idea
Flower tattoos between the breasts are a sensual and elegant choice, symbolizing beauty and femininity with a discreet yet alluring design.
116. Big And Giant Sternum Tattoo Inspired By Nature
Nature tattoos, including butterfly tattoos, celebrate the beauty and transformation found in the natural world, often representing personal growth and freedom.
117. Delicate Leaf Tattoo Between Boobs
Leaf tattoos are a popular choice for their simple yet versatile design, symbolizing renewal, growth, and connection to nature. This small and simple design is going to suit minimalists and people who can’t handle the pain.
118. Black Cat Tattoo Between Boobs
Small black cat tattoos are a charming and popular choice, often symbolizing mystery, independence, or a deep connection to feline companions. Do you like this retro and feisty tattoo idea?
119. Floral Mandala Sternum Tattoo Idea
Underboob tattoos for women are an increasingly trendy choice, known for their sensuous and decorative placement, often featuring intricate designs or meaningful symbols.
120. Black Butterfly Sternum Tattoo
Black butterfly tattoos between the breasts are a striking and symbolic choice, embodying transformation and beauty with their sensual placement. Add this small moon symbol as well to achieve this gorgeous duo.
121. Lotus Flower Sternum Tattoo Idea
Lotus flower tattoos are a symbol of purity, enlightenment, and spiritual growth, often chosen for their elegant and meaningful design.
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.