While men have dominated the tattoo industry for decades, their reign is coming to an end. According to Statista, in 2008 men with one or more tattoos outnumbered women with 15% versus 13% of the United States population. However, by 2015, women gained the upper hand with 31% versus 27%. There are a variety of factors that contribute to the increase of women getting tattooed, however, the most significant occurred because of social media. Social media allowed tattooing to spread to the masses and for the first time, many women began to see themselves as people who could have tattoos. In 2018, women of all ages, races, and education levels have tattoos—whether it be a tiny word on their ribs or a full body suit of ink.
With the increased demand for tattoos from female clients has come outpour of designs that suit the feminine form. Although many female tattoo collectors and enthusiasts have gender neutral or traditionally masculine designs, others gravitate toward pieces that specifically flatter their curves.
One example of this phenomenon can be seen through the rise of sternum and side boob tattoos, which are often designed to highlight the curves of a woman's breasts. Through sites like Pinterest, Tumblr, and Instagram, these locations have gained traction in the industry and thousands of artists have put their own unique spin on this tattoo placement.
We've searched through social media and collected 18 of our favorite feminine side boob tattoos and its time you took a look at our picks. Take a look at the tattoos in the gallery below and if you have a side boob tattoo of your own, let us know in the comments section on Facebook.