I am going out of town to go see my sister, and I want to get a tattoo while I'm there. My first choice is the word beautiful, and the reason for that is because I have always had body image problems, and I am now just getting comfortable in my skin. The placement would be on my ribs and on the side, so when I am laying down on my back it is read horizontally.
It sounds like it would look really nice. It is indeed kind of cliché, as a lot of women have tattoos of a word or a saying on their sides/ribs. But in he end, you have to decide whether that's an issue to you or not. :)