Side tattoos, which you also know as the rib tattoos are a real treat to the eyes. Exotic side pieces usually include striking designs, bold colors and intricate art work, unless you do not opt for soft or cute themes. Be it men or women, side tattoos are loved by both crazily. You need to possess extreme enthusiasm and conviction for tattoo art to sport a great looking side piece. That is why we are going to show you what we believe to be some of the coolest side tattoos that we have ever seen.
Side tattoos types:
One can go for a big design or smaller according to one‘s taste. A side tattoo may extend from the shoulder to the waist for a real sultry or bold look. Use your creativity and turn heads with side tattoos. Here‘s an assortment of 80 different types of tattoos to match the tastes and styles of all. Go over the list below and you will surely find a design that catches your eye. you may even find a design that you would like to have tattooed on yourself.
This article is divided in 16 Sections:
- Side Tattoos for Women
- Side Tattoos for Men
- Cute Side Tattoos
- Side Tattoos for Girls
- Side Tattoos for Guys
- Side Rose Tattoos
- Flower Side Tattoos
- Star Tattoo On Side
- Cool Side Tattoos
- Side Neck Tattoos
- Side Arm Tattoos
- Side Foot Tattoos
- Side Hip Tattoos
- Side Piece Tattoos
- Side Cross Tattoos
- Celebrity Side Tattoos
Side Tattoos for Women
Pretty designs for women to tattoo on their side body and put forward their unique style statement.
Girl Side Tattoo
Pretty looking stars, swirls and name lettering on the ribs.
Finished Cherry Blossom
Tall cherry blossom tree with lovely flowers and solid bark tattooed all along her beautiful curves.
Ex Girlfriend Side
“Fight for love” lettering inked in a beautiful typography inked down the side back.
Side Musical Tattoo
Stars, swirls and music notes on a dark scroll ribbon in the background.
Girl Body Art
Chained-in flowers of different colors and different types.
Side Tattoos for Men
Men like their tattoos to be very impactful and striking, and some side tattoo designs are listed below for guys to consider and be inspired from.
Tattoos Right Side
Sketch-style graphic of a boxer with warning lettering, “Don’t Try”.
Side Tattoo Filled In
This is a shifted version of Bam Margera’s tattoo.
Side Men Tattoo
Gothic tree tattoo with spectacular shade work and magnificent concept of putting skulls in the bottom.
Eagle Side Tattoo
Flying Eagle tattooed on his ribs in nice dark shade work and great details.
Keys And Egyptian Ankh
Cool car key hung to a cute Cross key ring tattooed on the ribs in black.
Cute Side Tattoos
If you are looking for cute designs to tattoo on your ribs or side back, the examples below will surely inspire you.
Side Bird Tattoo
Green birds paired with a cluster of black birds silhouettes.
First Cute Tattoo
Black dandelion plant with flying black birds looking really pretty and intriguing.
My Cute Butterfly Side
Heavenly design of butterflies done in lovely golden and blue with sweet flowers.
Goodbye Blue Monday
Really cute tattoo to distract you from the Monday blues.
Alphonse Mucha on Side
Masterpiece on side as a tattoo design inspired by an Alphonse Mucha drawing.
Side Tattoos for Girls
Take a short tour of lovely designs for side tattoos for girls in the examples below in this section.
Pin Up Girl
Fantastic design featuring a pin-up girl inspired by Marilyn Monroe style.
The Dark Sparrow
Beautiful dark sparrow tattoo with lettering, which I wish was made more visible to be able to read.
Leopard Print Tattoo
Bold and beautiful leopard print spots in black color across the ribs.
My Spoon Tattoo
A cute spoon in dark shade work tattooed on a side for a unique style statement.
Tattoo Girl Side
Great looking typography used to display her favorite quote on her side.
Side Tattoos for Guys
Cool side tattoo designs for guys to get them on the edge of their seats. Look what moves you the most.
Cross tattoo with beaded rosary and another little Cross hung on to it.
Giant Hops Tattoo
Stunning vine of green leaves showing is great enthusiasm and love for nature.
Guy Side Tattoo
Latin quote on guy‘s side, “Vincit Qui Se Vincit”, which means, “He Conquers Who Conquers Himself”.
Guy Initials Tattoo
Initials tattooed on side back in old English typography.
Quality Ink Tattoo
Motivational phrases in Spanish inked on ribs for everlasting inspiration.
Side Rose Tattoos
Roses ones of the most favorite designs those who wish to tattoo on side body. Take a look at the examples to know why?
Vivacious rose in bold colors, yellow edges and long thorny stem.
Side Rose Tattoo
Dark rose with realistic details giving an artistic black and white effect.
Rose Side Tattoo
Beautiful roses chained onto a tribal vine pattern, accentuated with superb shading.
The Black Rose Tattoo
Glossy black rose print impressed forever on side lower back.
Roses On Side Tattoo
Rose of different shades chained on to a green leafy vine.
Flower Side Tattoos
You can choose from numerous creative flower tattoo designs, which look fantastic on side body.
Flower from the children’s book “Ferdinand” on ribs.
Flower Side Tattoo
Lovely floral side tattoo in great looking dark shading.
Flower Tattoo On Side
“Live happy, die pretty”, with a very pretty floral piece in dark shade work.
Flower Pattern On My Side
Sleek swirls and vine pattern paired with lovely yellow flowers.
Strength Flower Tattoo
“Strength” lettering done in a beautiful font with a gorgeous dark flower.
Star Tattoo On Side
If you wish to express your free-spirit and belief in dreams, you can sport stars on your side.
My Star Tattoo
Bold star outlines of varied sizes inked on the side back.
Star Tattoo On Side
Stars and swirls done in black in a beautiful pattern on the hip.
Stars Down My Side
A big star with several little black stars and soft pink waves in the background.
Tina Star Tattoo
Impactful nautical stars with attractive swirly pattern and shade work.
Cool Side Star Tattoo
Clea shade work and nice placement of a beautiful star piece on side.
Cool Side Tattoos
If you wish for something, which could give you a cool style statement, these side tattoos listed below may give you your desired deisng.
Free Will In Chinese
Floral piece with Chinese script lettering, which means “Free Will”.
Cherry Blossom Side
Wondrous cherry blossom twig in very pretty colors representing spring and happiness.
Phoenix Side Tattoo
The symbol of rebirth, phoenix bird, in dark shading.
Side Name Tattoo
Initial “K” with sleek blue floral vine design on lower side back.
Side Tree Tattoo
Tree of life with roots patterned as the peace sign and lettering piece.
Side Neck Tattoos
Neck tattoos are one of the most prominent locations, which is always visible and so you must choose the design with utmost care. Check out some examples below.
Black Light Neck Tattoo
Leopard-print spots in bold black pink spots to express your wild instincts.
Dove With Heart
Little dove with long tail, which looks like that of a phoenix with heart.
First Neck Tattoo
Cool warrior’s head guard piece designed in a very intricate style on neck.
Great looking crown in clean color work and details.
Cherry Blossom Neck Tattoo
Blue and purple cherry blossom twig looking lovely on neck.
Side Arm Tattoos
Side arm tattoos make very impressive and bold style statement. The list below feature amazing designs for your sleeve.
Gothic art with scary skulls and the Superman logo on the arm.
Tribal Arm Tattoo
Awesome tribal arm tattoo design done in bold black and red.
Toki Kawa Tattoo
Great looking blue waves in the background and Kanji lettering, which means, “Time, River”.
Side Arm Tattoo
Beautiful landscape, antique compass and broken heart with scroll.
Side Sleeve Tattoo
Stormy landscape, tree and birds in fabulous shading work.
Side Foot Tattoos
Get your foot tattooed with lovely designs, themes and colors to stand out in the crowd.
Classy tribal vine design with pretty butterflies tattooed across leg, ankle and foot.
Butterflies Tribal Tattoo
Tribal tattoo design with two dragonflies on leg and foot.
Sacred purple lotus in lovely color treatment and nice details.
Flowers On Foot
Colorful flowers on leg and foot made as a cover up.
Glittery blue flowers with sleek vine and butterflies.
Side Hip Tattoos
Sexy hip tattoos usually feature striking designs and deep-felt quotes.
New Hip Tattoo
Colorful phoenix tattooed on her on the lower waist making a striking style statement.
When Words Fail
Ultimate music enthusiasm expressed with a lettering, “When words fail, music speaks”.
Badass but one of a kind tattoo, which needs deep enthusiasm for the concept.
Feminine Hip Tattoo
Mythical woman tattoo with sacred symbols infused with mystic patterns and colors.
Royal Hip Tattoo
A great looking tribal pattern tattooed in black on the hip.
Side Piece Tattoos
A collection of spectacular side piece tattoos featuring intriguing concepts and designs.
Mucha Side Piece
Awesome tattoo inspired from Alphonse Mucha’s ‘Evening Contemplation’.
Bio design yet girly and colorful for displaying the unique beauty of the art.
Cherry Blossom Branch
Holy flowers of cherry blossoms with cool wavy effect on the ribs.
Side Fairy Piece
Red and blue fairies, which somewhat also resemble dragonflies.
Amazing Side Piece
Terrific large scroll tattoo done in awesome dark shading with Bible scripture.
Side Cross Tattoos
Crosses look really great tattooed along your curves of side body. Below is a little assortment of side Cross tattoos.
Cross Side Piece
Holy Cross in dark shading, flowers and Biblical message.
Side Celtic Cross
Large 3D Celtic Cross tattoo dedicated to mother.
Cross Down My Side
Side Cross tattoo with deep philosophical quote.
Custom Side Cross Tattoo
Gorgeous Cross with traditional pattern and beaded rosary.
Cross On Left Side
Wooden Cross tattoo with green vine wrapped around it.
Celebrity Side Tattoos
A few tattoo enthusiast celebrities have further pumped up the craze for side tattoos. The pictures listed in this final section are worth taking a look.
Shenae Grimes Tattoo
Self-obsessed Shenae Grimes has got “Myself” tattooed on her side.
‘Unfaithful’ girl Rihanna showing her pistol tattoo on her side.
Shia Labeouf Tattoo
Handsome hunk Shia Labeouf has a cool tattoo on his side.
Megan Fox Tattoo
Megan Fox’s popular side piece quote tattoo.
Fearne Cotton Tattoo
Gorgeous Fearne Cotton flashing her tribal tattoo on her hip.
As you can see from looking at the list above, a lot of women and men are crazy about side tattoos. That is why so many people out there decide to get these tattoos. Hopefully by looking at this list it has sparked your interest and creativity. Maybe you will be inspired enough to go to your local tattoo parlor and get a side tattoo of your own.