Why Are Rib Tattoos for Girls Becoming So Popular?
Over the last few years, Eastern European women have embraced the trend of getting ink pictures on their bodies with a passion. If you have a wife from Russia, you might already be aware of this because there’s a good chance she’ll have a tattoo. If you are just dipping your toes in the Russian dating pool, it’s something you need to be aware of because these skin ‘accessories’ aren’t to every man’s tastes. However, try to not judge too quickly. Why do girls choose rib tattoos though?
This is one of the most painful areas to have tattooed. One of the main reasons seems to be that they allow girls wanting a larger image to fulfill their desires at the same time as keeping it more private than it would otherwise be if it was on the arm, leg or bag. For some women, this will be particularly important as not all employers want to see their staff with tattoos. This way, they can make themselves happy but get to keep their jobs.
Choosing a Place: What You Need to Know
There are things everybody needs to know before making a final decision on inking. The first is understanding how long it takes to get a rib tattoo, the second how painful inking in this area can be and, finally, what she wants her it to look like.
A rib tattoo for a girl will take at least two visits to complete it, possibly more, depending on the size. During the first visit, the tattooist will draw the outline of the image on the body, and during the second, they will color or shade the image in. The size will depend on how long each visit will last.
During the visit, the tattooist may use a numbing cream on the girl because a rib tattoo can be very painful. That’s because there is little fat or muscle in this area, meaning you the needle is pushing close to the bone.
Knowing she’ll be going through so much pain, a girl getting inked on her rib will need to be pretty confident about what she wants her picture to say. Unlike men, who tend to go for harsh designs, many women getting rib tattoos choose something more personal, the names of their family, for example, or quotes or song lyrics that mean something special to them. While these sound simple, with the right artist and some creativity, these can look amazing and really stand out.
Popular Images for Rib Tattoos for Girls
If a girl doesn’t want to use text, she might opt for an image or a pattern. Certain images will look much better than others when it comes to rib cage tattoos because of the body shape, though floral designs are very popular. These don’t have to be reproductions of flowers but can be more abstract, using colors to create an amazing picture that really stands out.
Another popular theme includes stars and constellations meaning there are plenty of options for girls to choose from, including her own zodiac sign. Stars can also be used to represent loved ones that have been lost and combined with words and quotes to make the picture much more personal. For those not keen on stars, there are planets too, which can create a wonderful 3D effect with the planets looking as if they are coming out of the rib cage.
Some women choose to have a picture to cover up scars from surgery of stretch marks after childbirth. Here, tribal tattoos, which can cover large areas with abstract designs are a popular choice and a good option because they can be created to work with any body shape.
If none of these designs appeal, check out our gallery of brides with cool tattoos for inspiration.
Choosing the Right Rib Tattoos Design for Girls
If you are a girl looking for a rib tattoo, your body shape is a key part of choosing the right size, shape, and color. So is what you want the tattoo to say about you. If you want to be bold and make a statement, choose a larger design and bright colors that stand out. If you do, though, you’ll need to remember that you’ll need to take very good care of it afterward. Colors fade in sunlight, for example, so you’ll have to wear a high-factor sunscreen if you sunbathe, and stay out the sun altogether for the first six weeks as the tattoo heals.
If the size is smaller, the time needed to heal is much less and there will be less after-care too (though you always need to make sure you take care to maintain it). Smaller pictures are also less painful, something definitely worth considering if you are a girl who hasn’t had a tattoo before. If this is the case, you might want to think about getting it on another part of the body first. Less painful parts of the body include the arm, shoulder, and back, where there is more fat covering the bone.
The most important thing, though, is making sure the image or motive you choose is one you really want, that it means something to you and it’s something you will be happy living with because, once it’s done, there is no turning back. If you are convinced that you do want to have a tattoo on the ribs or another — less painful — part of your body, then go for it and enjoy making your statement to the world!