20+ Creative Collar Bone Tattoos with Statement-Making Style That’s Above the Rest

Some people like to hide their body art, but there are just as many that prefer to share their tattoos with the world. For folks that want a way to display their ink—but don't want the commitment of a full sleeve—collar bone tattoos are a great solution. They often line the clavicle bone and stick above many articles of clothing. This makes them visible, no matter how dainty the designs may be.

Flowers, in general, are one of the most popular tattoo design ideas. The same is true for ink across the collar bone. But despite their ubiquitousness, tattooists have put their own spin on the subject with the color and style of the blooms. Many artists opt for lush, vibrant bouquets that drape around the neck like floral leis. Other tattooists go in the opposite direction and draw with razor-thin lines and a minimal palette to create designs that are both striking yet subtle.

Blooms, of course, aren’t the only choice you have for collar bone tattoo ideas. The galaxy, cursive writing, and the ocean are just a few subjects that people have inked on their bodies. For more inspiration for your next clavicle tattoo, check out our favorites below.

Need collar bone tattoo ideas? Get inspiration from these eye-catching designs.

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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