Chest tattoos are cool and sexy at the same time. You can easily show or hide them whenever you want. The bonus? Since they aren't always exposed to the sun, they're less likely to fade over time. Keep on reading to learn more about this tattoo placement!
Does it hurt to get a chest tattoo?
"Yes. It will hurt," Kenneth Abad, a professional tattoo artist and body piercer from 55 Tinta, told Cosmopolitan Philippines. The chest—especially the sternum (a.k.a. the long bone in the center of the chest)—is a sensitive area, and there isn't much fat to cushion the skin. But on a positive note, Kenneth said that "if your design is small, mabilis lang siya gawin." So if you have a low pain threshold, small chest tattoos are your best bet! Plus, some tattoo artists apply a numbing cream to also minimize the sensation.
Keep in mind that pain varies for every person, too—what may extremely hurt others might not feel like much to you and vice-versa.
Ready for some ink inspo? Here are 17 small chest tattoos to take inspo from
Tulip chest tattoo
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Sparkle chest tattoo
Here's a tiny tattoo design that will remind you to never let anyone dull your sparkle.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOWADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Moon phases tattoo
Are you into astrology? Capture all the moon's phases in this chest tattoo design. We like how it follows the natural curves of your chest.
Moon chest tattoo
If you prefer a more minimalist design, you'll love the simplicity of this moon chest tattoo.
Arrow chest tattoo
Arrow tattoos are very popular because they're highly customizable. You can combine them with other symbols to create a meaningful ink.
Check out newly-minted Miss Universe-Philippines Celeste Cortesi's arrow tattoo with a diamond in the middle of her chest:
In an interview with Preview.ph, the beauty queen explained that it "symbolizes beauty and as an arrow, you always have to move forward no matter what."
Bouquet chest tattoo
Treat yourself to a bouquet of flowers that will last forever.
Flower stages chest tattoo
Aside from a lovely bouquet, you can also go for a cluster of tiny tattoos. This one features a progression of flower stages that can represent your growth. After all, everybody is a work in progress.
Rose chest tattoo
You can't ever go wrong with a timeless rose tattoo. But if you want to spice things up a bit, why not get it tattooed upside down?ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Lotus chest tattoo
A lotus tattoo is one of the most popular flower tattoo designs out there. ICYDK, this kind of bloom grows in the mud, and it has an unusual life cycle. This is why it's often associated with rebirth and renewal.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Butterfly chest tattoo
A tiny butterfly ink in the middle of the chest is uber cute and mysterious.
Snake chest tattoo
This slithering snake tattoo is all kinds of cool.
Lily chest tattoo
This delicate lily ink looks stunning on tops with plunging necklines!
Ornamental chest tattoo
This pretty chest tattoo design can be a permanent substitute for body jewelry.
Sun chest tattoo
Beach babies, look no further than this sun tattoo!
Word chest tattoo
We love how the word "balance" is cleverly tattooed on the center of the body.
Eye chest tattoo
If you want something small yet impactful, this unconventional tattoo design might tickle your fancy.
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This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.
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