Do tattoos on ribs hurt?

The rib cage is probably the second most painful place for most people to get tattooed. Pain here can be severe. The skin around your ribs is extremely thin, and there’s less fat here than on most other parts of your body.

What do rib tattoos mean?

Historically, many people had tattoos on their ribs to symbolize their love for their religion.

What is a rib tattoo called?

Tattoo Artist. @girlknewyork. Side tattoos, also called rib tats, are a very popular tattoo option—but that doesn’t mean they’re the most inked.