For the bold yet artsy folks who want to flaunt their inks, your clavicle or collarbone can be a tasteful spot for their display. This area offers lots of possibilities in terms of design, not to mention that a tattoo will give the area a contoured look that looks so elegant.
Because of its proximity to the bone, however, collarbone tattoos can be quite painful. Hence, if you have a low pain tolerance, you may opt to get your tattoo closer to the shoulder or an inch away from the bone itself. Regardless, it's definitely worth it once you see the stunning results!
To start, check out these celebrities with collarbone tatts for some inspo:
1. Coleen Garcia has an elegant "Jesus" script tattoo on her collarbone as a manifestation of her faith.
2. Model Angela Martinez rocks a sultry crawling branch just below her collarbone.
3. Miss Universe Philippines 2021 candidate Ayn Bernos got this watercolor sun tattoo after breaking up with an ex who told her tattoos aren’t attractive. What a statement!
4. Model Hailey Baldwin-Bieber's favorite little tattoo is a cute and dainty heart right on her collarbone.
5. Rihanna also has a script tattoo on her collarbone that extends all the way to the shoulder. It’s her personal motto that reads: "Never a failure, Always a lesson."
Want your own clavicle ink? Here are 10 minimalist collarbone tattoo designs to give you ideas:
1. Olive branch
If you want a simple yet sultry design that will emphasize the structure of your clavicle, then a pair of olive branches might be the design for you. Other than being aesthetically pleasing, the olive branch symbolizes peace and victory commonly associated with the ancient Greek.
2. Mirrored script
Want to skip the basic cursive ink? Opt for a mirrored script instead. This design is so unique because of the mirror effect, yet it's still delicate given the right font choice. The photo below shows a tattoo of the word "agape," meaning a love that is unselfish, unconditional, and unstoppable.
3. Fingerprint heart/Micro heart
For a unique design with some texture, consider this cool fingerprint heart. The fingerprint represents identification, while the heart symbol is often used to represent the center of emotion including love and affection. If you want a daintier ink, you can also opt for a simple and dainty microheart design inspired by Hailey Baldwin’s above!
Here’s your chance to channel Divergent’s Tris Prior! In the movie, Tris had three ravens on her collarbone, each representing the members of her family she chose to leave behind to join Dauntless. These birds on your clavicle can represent hope, change and freedom.
5. Colored flowers
Flowers are not just for decorations and events, they also have different meanings attached to them. And if you're feeling a little flashy, take a break from your usual black tattoos and pursue a colored tatt for your flower ink. You can try a cherry blossom which represents renewal and optimism, or sunflowers that symbolize adoration, happiness and longevity.
The butterfly is a dainty and timeless design that can hold a lot of meaning. For one, they can represent transformation and rebirth, derived from the life process called metamorphosis or their transition from caterpillar to butterfly.
7. Zodiac sign
Let the stars dictate your next ink! Your zodiac sign correlates to your personality, life approach, strengths, and weaknesses. For a collarbone tatt, try an adorable tiny design that corresponds to your star sign like the Aquarius symbol below.
If you're a big child of the ocean or possess a general love for creatures of the sea, then you’ll love this delightful little reptile design! Other than being adorable creatures that make for a cute tattoo, turtles also represent perseverance, protection, and tranquility.
The best route to take for those who want a simple and delicate tattoo design is the moon. It's a powerful symbol in religion, literature, and art, usually representing beauty, mystery and enlightenment.
The feather is a light and clean design symbolizing freedom, lightness, and transcendence. Much like the olive branch, it looks good under the collarbone and gives off a contour-like effect from its placement.
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