If you are dying to make a rebellious statement, but do not want to make too much of a splash, the ear tattoo is just here for you. Tucking a tattoo behind the ear and on the ear not only looking awesome and outstanding, but also lets you show off your stunning body art while still being somewhat discreet.

Discreet yet cool, behind-the-ear tattoos have become very popular in the past few years. That’s because dainty and feminine designs look particularly beautiful with this placement. At the same time, it’s the perfect spot for a tattoo that represents the most important things in your life.

Flower ear tattoo design

Floral tattoos are a favorite for a reason. Each bloom has a different meaning, from friendship to love, hope, joy, and courage, so there is a great flower tattoo option for everybody. Plus, flowers come in a wide variety of colors, which means that you can customize your inking with your favorite hues and shades. Because flowers look beautiful as a small tattoo, they are an excellent option for behind your ear placement. A particularly stunning option is a floral vine that follows the shape of your ear. Other popular choices include roses and bouquets.

Leaf ear tattoo design, Simple tattoo design

When your tattoo artist has limited space for your design, it’s best to go with a simple option. Clean and straightforward inkings without too much shading will stand out best behind your ear. Some popular choices include a single flower, star, cross, anchor, or initial. These designs still catch the eye but have less chance of ‘bleeding’ – that is, becoming blurred over time – because they are simple and defined. Often, simple designs look best in black ink, so be sure to discuss your options with your tattoo artist.

Small tattoo design

Small tattoos are on-trend right now – and perfectly suited to be placed behind your ear! As there is not much space for the artist to create a larger design, it’s essential to choose a dainty inking with a fine and delicate look. Alternatively, a simple geometric shape, initials, or a meaningful symbol like a musical note or cross, could also look fantastic. While behind your ear can be a painful place to tattoo, a small design won’t take long to finish.