From flowers to abstract designs, there is a wide variety of breast tattoos you can get.
Breast tattoos are some of the most challenging tattoos to ink due to their placement. However, over the years, I have begun to appreciate these tattoos more and more. It is empowering for me as a female artist to create beautiful and badass designs for women who are reclaiming their bodies.
In this post, I will guide you through the top breast tattoo ideas and explain the significance behind each category to you.
Here are the top breast tattoo designs that you should check out:
If you are looking for ideas for chest tattoos, flowery breast tattoos seem like the right place to start.
For one thing, breasts are the epitome of femininity and flowers are inherently feminine designs. As a result, it does seem like the perfect match.
One of the things that I like about floral tattoos is that no two are alike. Flowers may be one of the most popular tattoos for women, but each tattoo is almost completely unique.
One of the reasons for this is that there are so many types of flowers to choose from. Now, each flower has its own meaning. Roses are to do with romantic love and youth, lotus is for spiritual enhancement and purity, and lilies are symbolism for purity and rebirth.
So, you can choose a flower chest tattoo that has a specific meaning. In doing so, you will make your boob tattoo more unique.
Another reason that floral tattoo ideas are so varied is that they are so many different ways to draw them. If you want to keep things minimalistic and simple, then just the outline of a flower breast tattoo will do.
If you would like something more complex, then you can get a detailed breast tattoo. In case you want to do something different, then you can choose from a wide variety of abstract flower boob tattoos.
Don’t forget about the various artistic and tattoo styles when choosing this kind of breast tattoo design. From traditional to hand poked, there are many different kinds of options for you to choose from.
Of course, make sure that you choose a tattoo artist who is well-versed in the particular style or concept that you would like to get. This will increase the chances of you getting the design just right.
You will find that many breast cancer survivors will get flowers as boob tattoos. Not only are flowers incredibly pretty, but they can also help survivors to recapture some of the femininity that they may have felt that they lost.
Just take a look at the rose and lotus tattoo design options in this collection and you will see how empowering such tattoos can be!
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With these kinds of tattoos, you can get flowers directly on your breasts. Or, you can consider getting a combination of breast and sternum tattoos.
This is similar to floral tattoos but there are typically no flowers in these kinds of chest tattoos, only vines.
I really love vines as breast tattoos. This design is perfectly suited to the curves of the breast. So, you should find it easier to get such breast tattoo designs to go with the natural flow of your body.
The concept behind vines also has a different feel to flowers. The vines feel a bit wilder and untamed.
I absolutely love this kind of tattoo for a woman – it gives off the sense that you can be tied down or shackled by the expectations of society. Instead, you are choosing to live your life on your terms and to do as you, please.
At the same time, these kinds of breast tattoo ideas are quite sensual. Their winding nature and the hint of wildness make it a very sexy breast tattoo to get!
With these kinds of boob tattoos, the design gives you versatility in terms of placement. So, they may only encircle your breast or you can also have a part of the tattoo as a sternum tattoo too – the choice is up to you!
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A butterfly tattoo is another tattoo that you are likely to see everywhere, especially on tattoos for women. Butterflies tend to be a symbol of femininity.
However, this is not the only purpose for a butterfly breast tattoo.
What butterflies actually represent is transformation. They start out as humble caterpillars. After forming a chrysalis around themselves, they emerge as beautiful butterflies.
Due to this, a butterfly tattoo works well for anyone who is in the middle of transforming their life. Remember, your transformation could be taking place in any part of your life.
Perhaps you are working on your physical health or maybe you are mending your emotional or mental health. You could be figuring out your professional life or deciding on the next move in your romantic life.
In any case, a butterfly design is a perfect option for you. These are also rather charming breast tattoos.
For many people butterflies also symbolize freedom. They can fly thousands of miles, often covering more than a hundred miles in a day. If you are a free spirit or if you are looking to free yourself from the situation that you currently find yourself in, this kind of tattoo could be just what you need.
Butterflies can also be an interesting symbol for women. Most people think these creatures are delicate and pretty. In reality, though, their wings are strong because they had to struggle to get out of their cocoon.
So, this kind of boob tattoo can be a representation of the quiet strength behind so many women.
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If you are looking for more unusual breast tattoo designs, I recommend that you consider a spider for such a tattoo.
Spiders are a great choice because they are creatures that inject fear into a lot of people, even men. So, getting a spider tattoo is a way to assert control and dominance over your own body.
By getting this scary creature inked on your body, it is a way to tell people to stop sexualizing your body without your explicit permission. After all, women are not just there for the viewing pleasure of others – sometimes, they should be feared a little.
This beautiful under breast tattoo is sure to inspire your own tattoo! Of course, if you are planning on getting this kind of under breast tattoo – or even upper breast tattoos – just make sure that you find a tattoo artist who you trust and are comfortable with.
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If you prefer a spider web instead, here is an idea:
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A bird breast tattoo can be a pretty powerful tattoo idea. This is because many birds have traditionally been symbols of hope.
This has to do with the fact that most birds are spotted around the springtime – after the darkness and the cold of winter begins to disappear. Due to this, they are also typically associated with new beginnings.
This is why birds are often incorporated into breast cancer survivors’ mastectomy tattoos. Such boob tattoos can be a way to help survivors feel light and free again. They also make for a really sweet breast tattoo.
If you want to incorporate breast cancer awareness into these lower and upper breast tattoos, you can incorporate them.
Also, as birds can fly high and cover thousands of miles, they are typically associated with freedom. So, if you think you need to spread your own metaphorical wings and begin an adventure of your own, this is a great breast tattoo to get.
This is also a great idea if you are someone who likes to travel a lot and moves often. In particular, you will find that swallows or sparrows are the perfect choices for this kind of tattoo.
Keep in mind that each bird has a specific meaning. So, it is a good idea to do some research and discover which bird may be right for you.
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In general, phoenix tattoos are quite meaningful. This is because the phoenix rises from the ashes, more majestic than before.
This can be the perfect tattoo if you have been through a really rough time but have come through stronger and tougher.
This breast tattoo, in particular, is incredibly moving. As you can see, this breast cancer survivor has got it inked over a mastectomy scar. This can be a great way to show the battle that you had to struggle through and how far you have come since then.
As with such tattoos related to breast cancer, it’s also a good indication that you have begun to embrace your new body.
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Snakes are also becoming quite popular among women. Much like the butterfly, the snake is a symbol of transformation as it sheds its skin.
At the same time, the snake is fierce, dangerous, and feared by many. So, this may feel like a better choice for you than something delicate and pretty. At the same time, due to its sinuous curves, the snake can be rather sensual too!
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Maybe it’s the geeky side of me coming out but I absolutely love dragon tattoos! For one thing, they are beautiful and majestic creatures that can be really brought to life in a boob tattoo.
If you want a dragon chest tattoo, the first thing you need to consider is the kind of dragon you want to get. Will the breast tattoo design be based on Western or Eastern dragons?
Representations of Eastern dragons can be found in Chinese and Japanese art. These dragons are long, slender, and typically don’t have wings. They are also quite colorful. They are considered messengers of gods and are good luck symbols.
The Western dragons are closer to what you will see in fantasy adaptations – the dragons in The Hobbit and the Game of Thrones are good examples of this.
Once you have decided on your design, the next thing to do is consider whether you want just the head of the dragon or the entire body. This will help you to decide what size your breast tattoo should be.
Check out these breast tattoo designs to find inspiration for your own chest tattoo:
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A heart chest tattoo is always a great idea – after all, this tattoo is placed quite close to your heart. It can indicate love or could even be a memorial tattoo.
Now, if you want, you can be fairly minimalistic with your heart tattoo and just go with the outline of the traditional heart.
If this seems a little tame to you, there are different ways you can take your breast tattoo to the next level!
If you don’t mind doing something different, you can consider a slightly gothic take on this kind of chest tattoo.
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If you want a breast tattoo that is a throwback to your ancestry, a Celtic breast tattoo is a great idea. After all, a lot of people have some Irish or Scottish heritage.
For these kinds of breast tattoo ideas, you may want to consider the symbology typically associated with this culture. This can be crosses, knots, or even historical figures.
As the Celts were heavily influenced by the Vikings and Nordic peoples, you can consider symbols or emblems that were shared between the cultures as well.
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The ornamental design is blowing up among designs for women and it isn’t difficult to see why. These kinds of chest tattoos are intricate and repetitive but still make for beautiful breast tattoos.
What I like about these kinds of breast tattoo designs is that they are a great option if you want to tattoo your entire breast. The repetitive and circular shape of the pattern accommodates this perfectly.
At the same time, these designs have a minimalistic concept. So, you can easily use these as large breast tattoo designs and they will still look understated.
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Script breast tattoo designs are a great idea! One of the reasons I like this kind of breast tattoo design is that it can make for a pretty meaningful tattoo.
Typically when you get a script tattoo, you use a name, word, phrase, or saying that is pretty important to you. In some cases, you want to get this kind of tattoo as a way to carry this important thing with you for the rest of your life.
In other instances, this name, word, or phrase is a reminder. It reminds you of the past, the present, or the future. It can remind you of the kind of person you want to be or a goal that you would like to achieve.
In any case, when you get a script as a boob tattoo, you’re placing it close to your heart – I don’t need to tell you that this is an important spot and is considered to be the center of a human by many.
Of course, on the flip side, you can turn this kind of chest tattoo into a pretty sensual idea as well. This is a great place to get the name of a lover or a partner tattooed on you.
Word to the wise, though, just make sure that it’s a forever kind of love before you get their name inked on your body.
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Abstract tattoos are some of my favorites and the abstract boob tattoo is no different!
One of the reasons I like these kinds of chest tattoos is because they are pretty unique. So, if you want to get a breast tattoo that is different from what everyone else gets, this is a good design to settle on.
Another reason I like this kind of chest tattoo is that you can get creative with it. You can take the simplest concept or design and turn it into something intricate and beautiful.
I also like that you can shield the design and the meaning with this kind of boob tattoo. If you don’t want the design or the meaning of your tattoo to be immediately evident, this is a great way to go.
Of course, considering the intricacy of these breast tattoos, it is important to find the right tattoo artist for the job. Look for someone who is quite skilled or has experience with these kinds of chest tattoos.
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Portrait tattoos can also be incredibly meaningful – after all, a picture is worth a thousand words.
If you want a memorial tattoo, you can get a portrait of a loved one. However, portrait tattoos are more than just about art copying life.
With this kind of breast tattoo, you have plenty of creative freedom. So, you can get a portrait that depicts certain feelings or thoughts you may have.
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As far as breast tattoo designs go, this can seem like a pretty funny category. However, these are some cool upper breast tattoos and you can get a variety of tattoo designs as a result.
This can be a rather sexy breast tattoo or you could go in a completely opposite direction. In case you prefer funny breast tattoos, then you should consider a design that makes you laugh.
Hands as boob tattoos can have a deeper meaning, depending on the design. As this is an intimate area of your body, getting your hands on it can signify that you are the only one with access to this area. This can work well as a sign of ownership over your own body.
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Before you do get a breast tattoo, it is important to be aware of the level of pain that you are likely to experience.
The breast is a very sensitive part of the body and the closer you get to the nipples, the more sensitive the area is.
Due to this, a breast tattoo can be rather painful. If you would like to reduce the level of discomfort, you may want to think of getting a tattoo around the breast area rather than on the breast.
Now, this does depend on where you want to get your tattoo. If you want to get upper breast tattoos, then wearing a low cut top or a shirt that can be unbuttoned will be enough.
If you want to get a tattoo on your breast, then you may need to remove your shirt and bra entirely. In this case, you can use nipple pasties to cover up the nipple area.
For an under breast tattoo, you may want to think about wearing a sports bra that can be hoisted up to reveal the area that you want tattooed.
It is a good idea to talk about your clothing choices with your artist beforehand. This way, you can ensure that they have easy access to the necessary location on the day you get your tattoo.
Well, there you have it – everything from the cutest breast tattoos to the most creative designs around. It doesn’t matter what kind of breast tattoo you are looking for, you are sure to find inspiration for it right here.