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125 Chest Tattoos for Women to Take Your Breath Away

by Sherri Owens

From delicate and feminine flowers to downright dangerous daggers, there are more chest tattoos for women than you can imagine.

As an artist, I have designed countless women chest tattoos over the years. I can show you all the options available.

Here are the best chest tattoos for women to choose from!

The Best Chest Tattoos for Women

Here are the best chest tattoo ideas that you should be checking out for inspiration:

Flower Chest Tattoos

A flower chest tattoo is one of the more popular options for women. Flowers are inherently feminine and beautiful, making them the perfect design to display on your chest.

Of all the flower chest tattoos for women, the rose chest tattoo is certainly one of the most common. The flower is equal parts beautiful and sexy.

Looking for a small chest tattoo? Here are some beautiful rose chest tattoo ideas to borrow from. Despite being small and delicate, they have a great deal of detail.

rose chest tattoo

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single rose chest tattoo

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In case you prefer a bigger rose chest tattoo or are simply looking for a more complex design, here are some chest tattoos for women that you should be checking out:

black rose tattoo on the chest

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large black rose chest tattoo

Image by @ommygodtattoo via Instagram

coloured horizontal rose tattoo

Image by @the_trisha_tattoo_art_indore via Instagram

black line work floral tattoo

Image by @chelseas_tattoos via Instagram

full chest flower tattoo

Image by @alec_pronos_tattoos via Instagram

floral chest tattoo

Image by @ornatepiercingandtattoos via Instagram

Lotus flowers are just as popular as chest tattoos for women. They are associated with strength and purity. They are also considered as a focal point for meditation.

Because of this, you will often find a lotus flower as sternum tattoos. Here is your top inspiration for this gorgeous flower:

minimal lotus chest tattoo

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full chest lotus tattoo

Image by @destinichalliss_15 via Instagram

simple lotus chest tattoo

Image by @thetattooedwahine via Instagram

Red sternum tattoo

Image by @maye.sh via Instagram

coloured lotus chest tattoo

Image by @warhippietattoo via Instagram

vertical lotus tattoo

Image by @emmabeechtattoo via Instagram

lotus and moon tattoo

Image by @vibe_studios_ via Instagram

minimal lotus flower tattoo

Image by @omerja_tattoo via Instagram

Looking for a flower chest tattoo with flowers that aren't quite as common? Here are some of the options available for these chest tattoos for women:

pretty flower tattoo on the chest

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floral chest tattoo

Image by @tottal_ink_studio via Instagram

black floral chest tattoo

Image by @crystalrosetattoo via Instagram

full chest floral tattoo

Image by @errrmma via Instagram

fine line floral chest tattoo

Image by @eduardotieppotattoo via Instagram

black and grey chest flower tattoo

Image by @tattoosbymandyc via Instagram

Plant and Vine Chest Tattoos

If you are looking for nature-based chest tattoos for women but don't want flowers, then a plant or vine chest tattoo is the perfect alternative.

Plants and vines are still beautiful but there is something a bit wild and untamed about this kind of chest tattoo. A plant and vine chest tattoo is also perfectly suited for this particular area.

Here are the chest tattoo ideas that should top your list:

nature chest tattoo

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plant tattoos on the chest

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olive leaf tattoos

Image by @nickg_tattoos via Instagram

olive branches and half moon tattoo

Image by @sgelectricink via Instagram

large vine tattoo

Image by @mackademic_ink via Instagram

black and grey leaves tattoo

Image by @sarah_ollis via Instagram

fern leaves tattoo

Image by @veganinkslinger via Instagram

minimal lavender tattoo

Image by @minimaltattoovarese via Instagram

spring chest tattoo

Image by @laurabeatricetattoo via Instagram

Butterfly Chest Tattoos

It isn't too surprising that butterflies are chosen so often for chest tattoos for women. This is because the butterfly is a sign of transformation and rebirth.

This makes a butterfly chest tattoo a powerful choice.

Of course, you don't have to get a butterfly chest tattoo because of the meaning. Butterflies are pretty and make for a great delicate chest tattoo.

Here are some cute chest tattoo ideas to choose from:

single butterfly tattoo

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traditional butterfly tattoo

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butterfly chest tattoo

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large butterfly chest tattoo

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blue butterflies tattoo

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fine line butterfly tattoo

Image by @lucilouzz via Instagram

Like the idea of both butterflies and flowers for your chest tattoo? Here are the chest tattoos for women that you can use as inspiration:

butterfly and leaves tattoo

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full chest butterfly and flowers tattoo

Image by @metamorphosistattoos via Instagram

Want to take your butterfly chest tattoo to an entirely different level? Check out this unique chest tattoo. It incorporates certain elements of the Japanese art style.

japanese butterfly and girl tattoo

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Moth Chest Tattoos

When you think of a chest tattoo, insect tattoos may not be the first thing that comes to mind.

However, you will be surprised to discover that moths have become a favored symbol on chest tattoos for women. As with butterflies, moths are also associated with rebirth and transformation, so they can be powerful symbols.

If you resonate with these concepts but find butterfly tattoos a little too mainstream, then moths are a great alternative.

If you're looking for a chest tattoo with more depth, moth chest tattoos may be the way to go.

moth chest tattoo

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large moth tattoo on the chest

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full chest moth tattoo

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This is a truly breathtaking upper chest tattoo. For one thing, it incorporates flowers and crystal along with the moth. For another, although it is entirely done in black, the beautiful shading brings this chest tattoo to life.

moth tattoo with crystals and flowers

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Snake Chest Tattoos

Snake chest tattoos for women are becoming increasingly more common. While snakes were once seen as negative symbols, there are now being reclaimed by women.

They are associated with rebirth and transformation due to their ability to shed their skin.

full chest snake tattoo with flowers

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snake and sword tattoo

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snake tattoo on the chest

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snake and flowers tattoo

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If you want a snake, flowers, and arrow chest tattoo, here is some great inspiration. Not only is this snake and arrow chest tattoo stunning, it also holds a lot of meaning. It could show that your life is transforming and moving in a new direction.

snake, arrow and flowers tattoo

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Bird Chest Tattoos

A bird chest tattoo makes for some of the most beautiful chest tattoos you have seen. This is because there is so much to work with.

Not only are there a lot of different species to choose from with your bird chest tattoo, but there are just as many design options as well.

Take this breathtaking hummingbird chest tattoo, for instance. At first glance, it appears to contain a lot of detail. Take a closer look and you will find that the outline is rather basic but the coloring and shading takes it to the next level.

bird and flower chest tattoo

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Here are some other bird chest tattoos that you can look through for inspiration:

king fisher tattoo

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full chest owl tattoo

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raven chest tattoo

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colourful crow chest tattoo

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bird chest tattoo in progress

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Prefer a feather chest tattoo instead? Here are your options:

small feather chest tattoo

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feather and flowers tattoo

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A feather chest tattoo also features one that divides into numerous flying birds.

Scorpion Chest Tattoos

A scorpion chest tattoo is a really interesting idea. This is because scorpions tend to be a sign of strength and the ability to protect oneself.

If you want a scorpion chest tattoo, here are some designs to consider:

scorpion chest tattoo

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black and grey scorpion tattoo

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black scorpion tattoo

Image by @sailor_frank_tattoo_ via Instagram

Dragon Chest Tattoos

Dragon tattoos look incredibly cool, but they also have more meaning than most people realize.

A dragon chest tattoo can be a sign of knowledge, power, and protection as well.

Here are the chest tattoos that you should consider:

dragon chest tattoo

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black and red dragons tattoo

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Animal Skull Chest Tattoos

If you're intrigued by the idea of an animal skull chest tattoo, you certainly aren't the only one. There is something beautiful and primal about these chest tattoos that draws the eye.

In case you think an animal skull chest tattoo is macabre, think again. In reality, this chest tattoo is all about embracing the circle of life. You are accepting death as a natural part of it.

As a result, this unique chest tattoo idea is perfect for someone who wants to remind themselves to live life to the fullest.

animal skull chest tattoo

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black and blue ram skull tattoo

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It isn't uncommon to find such a chest tattoo design surrounded by flowers. The flowers are a celebration of life. It can also be a sharp contrast: the beauty of life with the barrenness of death.

skull tattoo with flowers

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animal skull tattoo with pink flowers

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black full chest skull tattoo

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dino skull tattoo

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This chest tattoo takes things to the next level, also featuring butterfly wings and decorative components. It is a stunning blend of various contrasting elements.

black full chest skull tattoo

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Skull Chest Tattoos

The most obvious symbolism of a skull chest tattoo is death. However, these kinds of chest tattoos for women are rarely about mourning. It could be a reminder that death comes for us all and that life should be embraced.

In some cases, this kind of chest tattoo may also be a sign of afterlife.

Take this chest tattoo, for instance. It is flanked by angelic wings, and could be a sign of moving onto a better place once you have died.

skull chest tattoo with wings

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These chest tattoos could also be a sign of rebellion. It could mean that you shun the rules and choose to live life on your own terms.

skull and sword tattoo

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artistic skull tattoo

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This is certainly a different take on the skull chest tattoo idea. Here, the wings are made up of skulls. It is an absolutely stunning design that is equal parts lovely and just a little chilling.

skull butterfly tattoo

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If you are looking for a more colorful chest tattoo, here is a great idea:

coloured wings tattoo

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skull and flowers tattoos

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Angel Wings Chest Tattoos

Angel wings are a favorite for chest tattoos for women. This is because an angel wings chest tattoo has a beautiful meaning.

The chest tattoo is usually a sign of faith and protection. However, it can also be a symbol of freedom.

One of the most common designs here are symmetrical tattoos. Just check out this full chest tattoo:

angel wings chest tattoo

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Of course, you don't have to follow the rules for your chest tattoo. Here is a lovely chest tattoo with just a single wing.

angel wing tattoo

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Heart Chest Tattoos

A heart tattoo on your chest - what a poignant idea for chest tattoos for women. The best thing about a heart chest tattoo is that there are so many options and designs to choose from.

Looking for a simple heart chest tattoo? It doesn't get any more fundamental than this.

minimal heart tattoo

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Want cute chest tattoos? Here are some adorable heart chest tattoos:

small hearts tattoo on the chest

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creative chest tattoo

Image by @deborah_mortis_uk via Instagram

In case you're looking for more complex chest tattoo ideas, here are some designs to consider:

broken heart chest tattoo

Image by @bea.thestrange via Instagram

an arrow through the heart chest tattoo

Image by @sara_atamian_tattoos via Instagram

heart, roses and spikes tattoo

Image by @nicocaceres.tattoos via Instagram

coloured 3D heart tattoo

Image by @lindachristinefisher via Instagram

heart and wings tattoo

Image by @lindachristinefisher via Instagram

realistic heart and roses tattoo

Image by @happygurutattoocare via Instagram

This chest tattoo is truly stunning. You have to take a closer look to see where the heart and flowers begin and end. It is an inspired and beautiful chest tattoo.

heart and flowers tattoo

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This is yet another heart chest tattoo that is disguised. Here, the human heart is hidden within a honeycomb. If you're looking for chest tattoos that are different from anything you have seen before, this is some great inspiration:

honey comb and heart tattoo

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Moon Chest Tattoos

A moon chest tattoo is a great choice and appropriate for women. This is because the moon is a feminine symbol.

There are many designs when it comes to a moon chest tattoo. It could be simple or a more complex one with added detail.

In case you're on the lookout for cute chest tattoos, here are some options to consider:

moon chest tattoo

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moon phases chest tattoo

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There are also moon chest tattoos for women with decorative components. You can add lots of bejeweled elements to spice it up.

moon and flowers tattoo

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The moon cycle chest tattoo is another excellent option for chest tattoos for women. This chest tattoo includes the phases of the moon. These can be perfectly depicted as a sternum tattoo.

It is most common to get the moon cycle chest tattoo as an authentic representation. However, feel free to get creative with it.

moon phases tattoo

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moon phases tattoo with twinkles

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simple moon phases tattoo

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geometric lunar cycle tattoo

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Sun and Moon Chest Tattoos

Sun and moon chest tattoos for women are fairly popular. For one thing, despite being polar opposites, they work beautifully in a chest tattoo.

Just look at these chest tattoo ideas.

moon and sun faces tattoo in red

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sun moon and stars tattoo

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They are also a great way to showcase balance. After all, even if you identify with one symbol more, it is likely that you have a few traits of each sign.

Star Chest Tattoos

A star chest tattoo is pretty and feminine. This kind of chest tattoo can also be a symbol of hope - a reminder to look to the stars, particularly when times get rough.

With a star chest tattoo, you have a few different design ideas to consider.

If you want a minimalistic chest tattoo, consider this collar bone tattoo. Made up of simple shapes, lines, and dots, it still manages to be rather complex. It looks as if the stars are really shining.

star chest tattoo

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Script Chest Tattoos

A script chest tattoo can be especially meaningful. If you have an upper chest tattoo, these words are very visible, showing everyone just how important this phrase is to you.

If the script chest tattoo is closer to your heart, these words may be solely meant for you.

Instead of a word or a phrase, you can also choose to get the name of a loved one tattooed.

wording tattoo on the chest

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believe tattoo

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chaotic chest tattoo

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Check out this tattoo - it is a simple chest tattoo but the design is unique and and inspired.

chest tattoo with dates

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Memorial Chest Tattoos

Want to commemorate a loved one whom you have lost? Here are some memorial chest tattoo ideas you can draw inspiration from:

full chest memorial tattoo

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memorial bird tattoo

Image by @momileetattoos via Instagram

memorial tattoo with name, date and birth flowers

Image by @hayleyjade.tattoos via Instagram

memorial tattoo with wings

Image by @tattuartmargarida via Instagram

A memorial chest tattoo should be customized according to the person you want to remember.

Semicolon Chest Tattoos

A semicolon chest tattoo is an icon for mental health. It is the alternative to a period - instead of stopping, you are choosing to move forward. It plays an important role in the prevention of suicide community.

These are also perfect if you are looking for a small chest tattoo or collar bone tattoo.

Here are the semicolon chest tattoo designs that you can check out:

semicolon tattoo with a name

Image by @alycat.ink via Instagram

alive chest tattoo with a semicolon

Image by @tattoo.by.arma via Instagram

name, semicolon and butterfly wing tattoo

Image by @4tu_putas via Instagram

Tribal Chest Tattoos

It is important to remember that the term tribal tattoo can be used rather loosely. So, if you want a tribal chest tattoo, it is important to know precisely what you are looking for.

It is also a good idea to work with artists who have experience with this kind of tattoo. This way, they can provide you with some basic designs to start off with.

Here are the tribal tattoos you should check out:

ornamental tattoo

Image by @hyliabe_tattoo via Instagram

tribal tattoo

Image by @daphne.tattoo via Instagram

tribal chest tattoo

Image by @chicco_tortora via Instagram

tribal duplicate tattoos on the chest

Image by @gbearsng via Instagram

Decorative Chest Tattoos

Decorative chest tattoos for women are absolutely stunning. They are simple and are based on a geometric chest tattoo. When all the components come together, they end up looking quite complex.

If you want a full chest tattoo, these decorative chest tattoos for women are some designs you should consider.

tribal tattoo with a cat

Image by @nikibarai.tattoo via Instagram

decorative full chest tattoo

Image by @worldfamousmonkeyhousecustom via Instagram

minimal chest tattoo

Image by @ilgrandetattoo via Instagram

decorative tattoo

Image by @veronicamussertattoo via Instagram

horizontal chest tattoo

Image by @_tattoos_bywyn_ via Instagram

decorative chest tattoo with thick black lines

Image by @black.cloud.tattoo via Instagram

creative chest tattoo

Image by @evamink_ via Instagram

Dagger Chest Tattoos

A dagger chest tattoo could have a few different meanings. On the one hand, it could be a sign of bravery or protection.

On the other hand, it may also be a sign of betrayal and loss. It could be used to depict the fact that you have overcome many hardships.

Dagger chest tattoos for women can be particularly meaningful. As the dagger is in such a central position, it can be used to signify an important event or very strong emotion.

dagger chest tattoo

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The surrounding images of your dagger chest tattoo can lend meaning to the ink. For instance, in this case, the two daggers are surrounded by cherry blossoms. Not only does it make for a cute chest tattoo, but it also indicates a more positive vibe.

chest tattoo with two daggers

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Compass Chest Tattoos

A compass chest tattoo could signify that you let your heart determine your path in life. Of course, these chest tattoos can also symbolize a love of travel, especially when paired with maps.

compass chest tattoo

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Chakra Chest Tattoos

If you are looking for great sternum tattoos, why not get a chakra chest tattoo? The design perfectly aligns with this part of the body.

This is a great chest tattoo for someone who is very spiritual.

Chakra Chest Tattoo

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Of course, you can get a colorful chest tattoo just under your collar bone if you like.

colorful chest tattoo

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What Does a Chest Tattoo Symbolize?

There is no specific meaning to the positioning of your tattoo. That being said, chest tattoos are still seen as rather bold for women.

So, it can be the mark of a powerful and confident woman.

Since chest tattoos are so close to the heart, people are more likely to get something meaningful tattooed here. Naturally, this isn't always the case.

Where Do You Put a Chest Tattoo?

The chest is a rather large area which means that you can get any part of it inked. The most common spots are near your collar bone, in the middle, and on the lower portion of the chest.

What are Women Chest Tattoos Called?

Tattoos that are above, on, or below the clavicle are often referred to as collar bone tattoos.

Those below are simply referred to as chest tattoos. If you want a tattoo on your chest, in between your breasts, it's called a sternum tattoo.

If you want the area on the lower part of your chest inked, the tattoo may be called an underboob tattoo.

Keep in mind that the exact terms may vary from one tattoo artist to another. This is why you should physically point out where you want your chest tattoo.

This will help prevent any misunderstanding regarding chest tattoos for women.

How Painful is a Chest Tattoo for a Woman?

Yes, chest tattoos for women can be fairly painful. This depends on the exact placement of the tattoo as well as your physique.

If you get the tattoo on an area with thin skin that is also fairly bony, the pain will be quite severe. On the other hand, if the skin is thicker or if there is more muscle and flesh, the discomfort will not be as great.

If you're looking for beautiful chest tattoos for women, unique chest tattoos for women, or something entirely different, you are sure to find what you're looking for above.

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