The rib is an area of the body with many symbolic meanings. Perhaps the most famous (at least in Western cultures) is the Lord taking a piece of Adam’s rib to create Eve. Along with the metaphorical implications, the rib is also a great place to get tattoos.
Female rib tattoos are becoming more popular and it would not be surprising to see more of them in the coming years. It should be noted that the rib is also one of the most painful areas of the body to get a tattoo, due to the needle pressing directly on the bone. However, many people have stated that the pain is worth it while some even say that it is not that bad, so it depends on the individual.
Due to the rib’s long shape, elongated images such as trees, flowers, snakes, mushrooms and dragons are often the best design choice.