Thinking about getting a tattoo on your ribs? You’re in luck, I’ve put together a collection of 40 rib tattoos for men featuring small designs to full body canvas ink.
No matter what big or small ideas you decide to go with, one thing is for certain: It’s going to be a grueling experience in the chair. Ribcage tattoos are one of the more painful parts of the male body to ink.
With a lack of padding and numerous bones poking around near the skin, the process literally requires some guts. You’ll feel a tickling sensation on the skin near your bones, but the real treat of this experience is when you hit bone. Make sure you work with an artist who isn’t heavy handed, because sharp prods into the bone are never fun.
Though, truth be told, the pain shouldn’t be too much a factor when you consider the admirable ink you’ll be left with. Don’t let it deter you from getting what you want done either. In fact, getting a good night’s sleep beforehand, staying hydrated and taking breaks can make your appointment much easier to get through.
Take a moment to look at these manly rib designs and ideas below, perhaps you’ll find some inspiration for adding artwork to your side.