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Chest Tattoo Designs And Ideas-Chest Tattoo Meanings For Men And Women-Chest Tattoo Pictures

Updated on July 15, 2012
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Richard Hale is a tattoo enthusiast who studies and researches tattoo symbolism, meanings, and history.

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CHEST TATTOOS


One popular area that men and women choose to get inked is on the chest. Although men more commonly get chest tattoos, women also go this route. When we look at chest tattoos, there are several different tattoo symbols and art styles that are appropriate. There also several advantages that chest tattoos offer to the wearer. In this article, we will discuss popular chest tattoo designs, advantages of the chest tattoo, and why people choose chest tattoos. In the end, hopefully you will gain some inspiration and ideas for your next tattoo project.









When it comes to choosing a tattoo location, every area on your body has advantages and disadvantages. For men, the chest is not that sensitive. When it comes to women, it is a different story. Because of the breast, women usually get chest tattoos on the upper part of the chest, right below the neck. All though this is with most women, some choose to get inked on the breast. In saying so, this can be extremely painful. Men have a larger area to be inked because they have a much smaller breast. Chest tattoos can be designed to flow to the neck, shoulders, sides, and abdomen.









Although the chest is sensitive in some parts and this can be a disadvantage, there are more advantages then negative. One great advantage of chest tattoos is that they can be shown and covered when needed. I know nobody gets a tattoo to hide. I get that, but there will come a place and time when it may be appropriate to cover up. All men have to do to show their tattoo off is to take their shirt off. For women, it may be more difficult. This is another reason why women get chest tattoos on the upper chest, the main reason being the size of their breast.









One more advantage of chest tattoos is the fact that this area ages much less then other areas of the body. This is true for men that get chest tattoos and for women that get inked on the upper chest. The chest gains and loses weight much less frequently then other parts of the body, such as the sides or stomach. Now, this is not true for any woman who gets a breast tattoo. Beware, it may look great right now, but imagine it in thirty years. I wouldn't advise any woman to get a tattoo on their breast. In the end though, it is your choice.




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POPULAR CHEST TATTOOS


When it comes to chest tattoo designs, there are a variety of tattoo symbols that will work. To be honest, you can nearly get any tattoo inked that you wish. Most men and women choose to get a tattoo for two main reasons, either for symbolic purposes or as decorative body art. Due to the size of the breast on women, men have a larger canvas to work with when it comes to chest tattoos. Men are able to wear much larger tattoo designs on the chest then women. Even so, with the upper chest, woman can wear decent sized tattoo designs.









One popular tattoo symbol that men and women often choose for chest tattoos is the heart. The heart tattoo is commonly chose for chest tattoos. In total, there are several different heart tattoo variations, such as the bleeding heart tattoo, sacred heart tattoo, pierced heart tattoo, and the stitched heart tattoo. Many men and women feel that this area is appropriate because they are being tattooed right above the actual location of the heart. Depending on what heart tattoo variation is chosen, each variations holds a different meaning. You can find the meanings of these popular chest tattoos below.






  • Bleeding Heart Tattoo- The bleeding heart tattoo can symbolize a lost love, either by death or a broken relationship. It can also symbolize the pain that you feel due to this loss, such as misery, depression, sadness, or anger.
  • Sacred Heart Tattoo- Many people believe that the Sacred Heart tattoo is the most popular heart tattoo variation. The sacred heart tattoo represents desire, passion, and love. This heart tattoo symbolizes eternity or everlasting love. It can also be worn to symbolize your love and faith in your religion.
  • Stitched Heart Tattoo- The stitched heart tattoo symbolizes a broken heart that has been mended, one that we all can relate to in some way. It can represent love that we found after having our heart broke. It can represent that we have came to terms with our heartache as well.
  • Pierced Heart Tattoo- The pierced heart tattoo can also be associated to the bleeding heart tattoo. The only difference is that the pierced heart tattoo symbolizes much more anger and vengeance. This tattoo is vivid and symbolizes the death of love and one's life. It may also represent that your heart will never be whole again.









In total, there are several more popular chest tattoos other then the heart. Nautical star tattoos, Pacific tattoos, spider web tattoos, and tribal tattoos are all popular chest tattoos among men. Rose tattoos, wing tattoos, angel tattoos, and swallow tattoos are all popular choices among women. Be sure to view all the different chest tattoo designs in this article so you can get an idea of everything available. There are several chest tattoo designs that include two or more tattoo symbols in one chest tattoo design. You can also come up with your own ideas and find inspiration by looking at other chest tattoo designs.









There are some very important things that you should remember before you go to get your chest tattoo or any tattoo. Be sure to take the time to do your own research, just as you are right now. Make sure you fully understand what your tattoo represents and stands for. Take your time and don't rush to get inked! Men and women that get a tattoo on an impulse thought usually have regrets about their decision later on down the road. Remember, you will wear this for the rest of your life. Yes, there is laser removal and cover up, but even so, some tattoos can't be fixed or covered up. Take your time, do your research, and make sure this is what you really want. If you want to view some more tattoo symbols and learn about their meanings, be sure to follow the links below. As always, thanks for your visit!

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    • thelyricwriter profile imageAUTHOR

      Richard Ricky Hale 

      6 years ago from West Virginia

      KJ, always great to have you drop by. LOL I know the feeling all to well. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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      kjforce 

      6 years ago from Florida

      Time is precious..I understand..I am trying to catch up from HP problem at beginning of the month and then being gone for a week of Family vacation.....

      I figure I should catch up by 2013...now that we got that off our " CHEST" get it ?

      have a great week-end......

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      Richard Ricky Hale 

      6 years ago from West Virginia

      Unknown Spy

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      Thanks to you all for your time, comments, votes, and support. I appreciate you all. Sorry to address you in this manner, but I am trying to catch up on all my comments. Between two jobs and children, it is getting difficult. Many thanks and sorry if anyone is offended.

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      Rosemary Sadler 

      6 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Well now that you have got that off your chest... :)

      These are awesome, as you say such a large canvas that choice is limitless. Very colourful, I like the one of the swallows tying the knot.

      Well done again Ricky. You have my votes

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      kjforce 

      6 years ago from Florida

      thelyricwriter...good job as usual...some negative/positive....guess it depends on the perception of the wearer.....I liked your advice.." take your time,don't rush "...

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      Shining Irish Eyes 

      6 years ago from Upstate, New York

      These aren't something I would consider but I think the symbolism behind them is cool. The pierced heart tattoo is not my favorite only after reading it can symbolize negative emotions. Who needs a constant reminder.

      Another well research hub.

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      BeyondMax 

      6 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      I feel like I am lost for words. Overwhelmed, yep, that's the word. =)

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      alocsin 

      6 years ago from Orange County, CA

      I see that these are generally more colorful than your average tattoo. The chest does provide quite a wider canvas to allow for more detail. Voting this Up and Beautiful.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Amazing artistry. It must have taken a long time to do them..Beautiful..

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      Photography-blog 

      6 years ago

      i wouldn't get them my self but, they do look awesome!!

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      Catherine Taylor 

      6 years ago from Canada

      Great pics and some interesting meanings. I have a stitched heart tattoo on my arm and never had thought of it as a mended broken heart. Interesting.

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      Frank Atanacio 

      6 years ago from Shelton

      again thelyricwriter I love your tattoo hubs they are off the chest!!!! LOL good job

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      IAmForbidden 

      6 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Whew!!! That's super amazing chest tattoos.. and both men and women love them. Love the pics! all my votes for this interesting hub.

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