At Tattoos Beautiful, we love all tattoos be they huge or tiny. But, there is something very special about those pieces that take an entire side, or at least a part of it, of a woman. These hot AF side tattoos for girls give the artist the freedom to create real masterpieces and for you to show of your curves.
The placement of a tattoo is important, and, well, you have to think about it a lot before you decide where a tattoo will be placed forever. If you are looking for a spot that will make your tattoo look sexy, the perfect spot would be your thighs, stomach, your back, and, of course, the side of your body. That’s why we are such fans of side tattoos for girls.
Side tattoos for girls, which are also known as the rib tattoos are a real treat to the eyes. Exotic side pieces usually include striking designs, bold colors, and intricate artwork. To sport a great looking side piece, you really need to possess great enthusiasm and a confident attitude.
As always, you can go for a big or small design. Your tattoo may even extend from your shoulders to your waist for a real bold look. Whatever tattoo you decide to go for, it should be according to your taste and it should represent you entirely.
We have gathered 37 amazing, eye-catching, sexy side tattoos for girls that match the tastes and styles of all. Check out our list, and find a design that catches your eye. Hopefully, at least one of these designs will serve you as an inspiration for your tattoo, or you may find a design that you would like to have tattooed on yourself.
37. Tribal Side Tattoos For Girls
Tribal tattoos may not always be a lady’s first choice. These designs are often considered to be manly. But the truth is so far from that. If you avoid strictly black, thick lines and add other symbols to your tattoo, such as the flowers, you will get a truly amazing, feminine tribal tattoo every lady would love to wear. This side tattoo is bound to make heads turn.
36. Bold Side Tattoo For Girls
If you get a side tattoo that means that you are one very strong and brave person. It is not easy to get a huge design like this tattooed on your body! The roses and the skulls will additionally show everyone what kind of a person you are. This tattoo has also a great symbolic meaning. Roses are the symbols of beauty and the skull is a symbol of death. However, this tattoo may be interpreted as if there is a certain beauty within dangerous, deadly things. For more amazing skull tattoo ideas, click here.
35. Floral Side Tattoo
Floral designs are favored among women. But, it is hard to choose what kind of a design would you like. There are so many beautiful flowers you can choose from. And, the real question is how would you incorporate them on a certain part of your body. Well, this picture is the example how you should do it! There are many floral symbols and patterns present, and they all look amazing together like this.
34. Tiny, Quote Side Tattoo
When you mention side tattoos, people usually think of large art pieces that stretch all across the side of your body. But, a simple quote like this that takes up a small part of your skin is also considered a masterpiece. The words “Let it be,” are very touching once you think about them. Imagine all the things you should’ve let be, but you didn’t.
33. Quote Side Tattoo
Quote tattoos are incredibly popular, and when it comes to the side of your upper body, there are so many ways you can get your quote tattooed. “L’esprit de l’escalier,” is a French term and it stands for the predicament of thinking of the perfect reply a little bit too late.
32. Roses Side Tattoo
Roses are very striking once tattooed on your body. They are considered as a symbol of beauty, and when you get them on the side of your body they will certainly point out your beauty. Besides beauty, roses also stand for passion, romance, sensuality, and even secrets and devotion. What would a rose tattoo represent for you?
31. Feminine Side Tattoo
Rib tattoos or side tattoos are very sensual and they are also a genuine delicacy to the eyes. Sometimes, women are looking to get their first tattoo on a less visible part of their body. This way, they will be able to perfectly express themselves and their artistic side, but to also cover the tattoo when necessary. That is why side tattoos or rib (cage) tattoos are a perfect location. In addition, you are able to get a design as big as you want it and still be able to cover it up!
30. “Na Mo Amituofo”
This girl decided to have “na mo amituofo” tattooed on the side of her body. But, do you know what does this mean? It doesn’t resemble English, nor French nor Latin. And, let’s face it, most of the quote tattoos are in the mentioned languages. Na mo or Namo comes from the Buddhist culture, and it has multiple meanings, and it means “homage” or “I return to.” This is often used in chants such as “Namo Amituofo.” However,“Amituofo”, is also a transliteration from Sanskrit, meaning infinite life, or infinite wisdom. Thus, Namo Amituofo means to turn around and rely upon the infinite awakening.
29. Feather Side Tattoo
Feather tattoos are incredibly popular among women, and they indeed make a great side tattoo. Feather has many symbolic meanings, and some of them vary from a culture to culture. For example, in Native American culture a feather would represent one’s celestial wisdom. Native American Chiefs would wear feathers to symbolize their communication with the Spirit. Feathers can also stand for enlightenment, limitless, a soul’s journey, hopes, dreams, and rejuvenation.
28. Peony Side Tattoo
Peonies are truly beautiful flowers in reality, and they also make a great side tattoo. Flower tattoos were always favored tattoo designs among women as most of them are the symbol of feminine beauty. Peony comes from the Greek word Paeon. In Greek mythology, Paeon was the Greek god of medicine and healing. He was Asclepius’ student, and after some time Asclepius got jealous of his student’s skills and fame. In order to save Paeon from the wrath of Asclepius, Zeus turned him into the peony flower.
27. Heart Side Tattoo
Hearts are one of the not so many symbols that do not need to be explained. There is not much to be said about love, since it is a major part of our lives. Hearts always make great tattoos and they can also be combined with many other symbols and even quotes. How will you design your heart is up to you. This picture is an example of how unique each heart tattoo can be.
26. Gothic Rose Side Tattoo
You have roses, and then you have Gothic roses. These roses are still beautiful and they keep their symbolic meaning, although they should be connected with a bit darker and more bold or even mysterious meanings. They can also be associated with memories, secrets, duality, and even resurrection.
25. Incredible Side Tattoo
This is the type of a side tattoo for which you need to acquire tremendous eagerness and passion for getting such a sensual piece of artwork on the side of your body. There are so many different motifs and symbols combined. The colors make the tattoo even more outstanding. However, this type of tattoo may not be suitable for those who can’t tolerate pain and who are not willing to spend (almost) a fortune on a tattoo!
24. Cursive Side Tattoo
You have already seen a couple of quotes tattooed on the side of a lady’s body. They all were different quotes and they all had something unique about them – the position, the side, and the font. Even though they are “just words,” quote tattoos can also be decorated and designed. You can also add a certain symbol, for example, a tiny flower or a heart next to your quote tattoo.
23. Inspiring Side Quote Tattoo
Another great thing about quote tattoos is that you can combine different styles and fonts within one tattoo! For example, capital letters can be used to prove your point. Or, like in this case, you may get everything in capital letters, except for the words you want to stress out. They can be done in cursive.
22. Wing Side Tattoos for Girls
Wing tattoos are truly great and they can be used to express many things. With this beautiful tattoo design, you can express your love of freedom and movement, dedicate your tattoo to someone you loved and who has passed away, you can demonstrate your faith or even get the tattoo as a constant reminder of your ability to rise above your fears, overcome your obstacles and everything else life throws at you.
21. Truly Amazing Side Tattoo
If you are up to making your body a canvas for expressing your artistic ideas, then this type of tattoo is something you should consider. This tattoo is great and magnificent, both in its size and appearance. There is not much we can say. Have a look at it yourself!
20. Lotus Flower Side Tattoo
Have you ever observed a lotus flower? It is truly fascinating. A lotus flower manages to emerge from a murky pond and show its exquisite beauty to the world around it. In Hindu religion, a lotus represents the divine beauty and purity. The unfolding of its leaves stands for the expanding of the soul and spiritual awakening. However in Buddhism, the lotus flower represents the purity of body, mind, and spirit.
19. Anchor Side Tattoo
Centuries ago, it was believed that anchor tattoos belonged only to those who had the courage to travel constantly across the sea. This implicated sailors, seamen, navy personnel and others who sailed the mighty oceans and crossed the deep blue seas. However, nowadays, the scene has changed a lot and the anchor tattoo has gained quite a bit of popularity. In fact, it is no longer associated only with the seafarers.
The anchor tattoo has meanings that are far greater than just holding the ships steady. True, an anchor is what puts down roots deep into the sea to hold a ship in place. Therefore, anchor tattoos are associated with strength and stability. Symbolically, an anchor can be considered as something that helps you hold on, no matter what. Anchor tattoos are done to remind people that no matter what happens, they can get through it.
18. Colorful Side Tattoo
Colorful tattoos are a pleasure to look at. Of course, black-ink tattoos are great pieces of art, but with colors added the piece of art becomes even greater (at least to some people). Colorful tattoos can also be used to give character to your tattoo. What tattoos do you prefer, black ones or colorful ones?
17. Dreamcatcher Side Tattoo
Most of us know what a dreamcatcher is – a hoop containing a woven mesh and feathers and beads hanging from it. But, its true origin and symbolic meaning are unknown to many people. The dreamcatcher is associated with the Native American culture. People from Ojibwe tribes believed in the spider-woman named Asibikaashi who would take care of the children. Dreamcatchers were constructed as charms that allowed only good dreams in one’s mind. So, the dreamcatcher tattoo can be used as one’s lucky charm. For more dreamcatcher tattoo meanings and designs, click here.
16. Geometric Side Tattoo
Geometric tattoos are very appreciated nowadays. Their simplicity is what makes them look good and appear as unique works of art. Geometric tattoos mostly consist of straight lines, and in some cases they might resemble an arrow. We confess this is both hot AF and classic. What other tattoo side tattoos for girls can boast that?
15. Sugar Skull Tattoo Meaning
A sugar skull tattoo has a quite intense meaning. It is very popular in the Mexican culture and associated with the Dia de los Muertos. It is a custom to mold sugar skulls which would represent a soul of the departed loved one on this day. Then, a name is added to the forehead of the skull. The sugar skull tattoo is usually associated with death, remembrance, return or a symbol of spirituality. Beautiful, sexy, hot AF side tattoos for girls.
14. Lotus Flower Side Tattoo
Lotus flower tattoos have more than one symbolic meaning. Meanings may vary based on the color of the lotus flower. For example, a white lotus usually symbolizes enlightenment, both mental and spiritual. It can also represent purity and perfection. In Buddhism, a white lotus symbolizes the pinnacle of achievement and is often called the Flower of the Buddhas. In addition, the white lotus is depicted as a goal for which one should strive, as well as the end of one’s spiritual journey.
13. Beautiful Elephant Tattoo
Elephants are truly magnificent creatures. Just like almost every other animal, they have their special symbolic meaning. They are great in size and definitely use it to be dominant, but these creatures prefer to stay calm. That is why they are sometimes described as ‘Gentle Giants’. Elephants are extremely protective of their loved ones. So, if you share this trait with elephants, you should definitely express it with a beautiful elephant side tattoo. Elephants are also considered as symbols of luck, wisdom, strength, nobility, and happiness.
12. Amazing Feathers and Birds Tattoo
So, we have mentioned that feathers are associated with those people who appreciate their freedom. But, who could more show this appreciation than the birds themselves? Feathers and birds are a great way to show your appreciation for the freedom you have and express your love towards traveling and constantly being on the move. People do not say for someone without a reason that he/she is free like a bird.
11. Dreamcatcher and a Quote
It is a great idea to combine your quote tattoo with a certain symbol. Or, to supplement your existing tattoo with a quote. Inspiring quote like this one go incredibly well with symbols that have a deeper, and sometimes even a spiritual meaning.
10. Flowery Side Tattoo
Side tattoos for girls are a great way to decorate your body permanently, point out the features you love, and express yourself. The greatest things about side tattoos is that you can make them as big or as small as you want to and still be able to express your point.
9. Decorated Quote Tattoo
Many people, especially girls, have that one quote that they can connect with everything in their lives. That is the quote that keeps them motivated to strive for success and greatness. But, sometimes, when things get stormy, you can forget about that dear quote of yours. That is why having an eternal reminder on your skin is a great idea. And, if you really want to show everyone how do you feel about that quote, you can embellish it with certain symbols, or even bows like in this case. Is this your favorite of all the side tattoos for girls we have shown you so far?
8. Dreamcatcher Side Tattoo II
Dreamcatcher tattoos are incredibly popular. The difference between this dreamcatcher tattoo and the previous one is that the previous one started near the hips and continued down to the legs. However, this one is at the upper part of this lady’s body. There are many great dreamcatcher tattoo designs you can choose from. Check them out!
7. Dotwork Mandala Tattoo
Mandalas resemble lotus flowers a lot. The Sanskrit meaning of mandala is circle. The circle is a symbol of perfection, eternity, unity and completeness. Because of these meanings, mandalas are very important symbols in many cultures. They are incredibly versatile and can personify many meanings. The meaning of each mandala tattoo is limited by only the wearer of the tattoo and the observer of the tattoo.
6. Colorful Music Tattoo
Music is a very important segment of our lives. Some people cannot imagine their lives without music. And some of them love playing musical instruments. Whatever your connection with the music is, you can show how important part of your life it is by getting a remarkable tattoo like this one.
5. Touching Side Tattoo
“We only part to meet again,” is a very famous saying and it can be found in many songs and poems. In this particular case, the saying is probably used to mark the death of the loved one. The date beneath the saying is very likely to be the date when the loved person died. In terms of meaningful tattoos, this is one of our favorite side tattoos for girls who want to commemorate someone special to them. <3
4. Attractive Side Tattoo
Your quote tattoo can be tattooed in a place that is not always visible, but can sometimes appear under your clothing – for example when you reach up for something. Tattoos like this are incredibly attractive, partially mysterious, and look incredibly cool!
3. Dragonfly Side Tattoo
Dragonflies are not seen very often. These creatures are beautiful, just like their symbolic meaning. Since they are water creatures, they can be associated with dreams and thoughts of one’s mind. Dragonflies also symbolize prosperity, good luck, purity, peace, harmony, and even strength. It can also represent a soul of the loved one. In certain cultures, it is believed that if a dragonfly lands on you, that is actually a deceased loved one who came to visit.
2. Turtle Side Tattoo
Turtles are powerful spiritual symbols in many cultures worldwide. They are considered as an agent who inspires positive change. Turtles can symbolize patience, stability, endurance, innocence, peace and wisdom.
1. Arrow Side Tattoo
Simple tattoos always look amazing. One of these amazing simple tattoos is this side tattoo for girls. It shows an incredibly simply, yet beautifully drawn arrow. In Native American culture an arrow represents a symbol of protection. Arrows can also be associated with love, because of Cupid and his famous love arrows.