Behind the Ear Tattoo – 55 different suggestions!

There is one common drive within people, the desire to be unique and outstanding in diverse ways.  Nothing makes that more realistic than adorning an artistically designed behind the ear tattoo. Just imagine that you are sitting near your computer doing your work and your colleague who is passing by says, “ Do not move, there is a bug in your ear”. You can grin, turn around and tell them that it is an ear tattoo.

Why get a behind the ear tattoo?

Behind the ear tattoo is not only beautiful but also has a way of enhancing one’s personality and can be worn in different sizes and shapes. Tattoos are about expressing yourself and symbolism and although they come in diverse sizes and shapes adorning something that is more appealing can be of great impact to one’s personality.

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The ear is a great location and comes with endless possibilities regarding where a tattoo can be worn. There are numerous options for the back of the neck tattoos with options for making it hidden if you want to or selectively displaying it. You can get it on shell of the ear, behind the ear, on your ear lobe or the area from behind your ear to the neck.  A lot of people like to get inked on the flat of the upper ear rim.

In case you are bored with the tattoo, the ear tattoo is easy enough to be removed; simply lop of the ear. Just kidding!

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On a serious note, if you are considering an ear tattoo, the way to go would be with smaller ones. After all the area you have to work with is limited. But you can and should let your imagination, the talent of the artist and some research give you some mind blowing results that are worth the strain.

As with any tattoo, do spend time thinking about your motivations behind getting the tattoo and also the fact that you have to live with it forever. According to people who have gotten a tattoo on the ear, the pain is quite tolerable.  It goes without saying that you do have to resist the itching that will occur when the tattoo area  is healing. You will have to resist scratching that itch but this is essential for the tattoo to heal well and look good in the long run.

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Do consider all the pros and cons of getting an ear tattoo. A tattoo never augurs well for you in the long run if it is out of an impulse decision. Every aspect of the tattoo starting from the why and what of design to the time and commitment in terms of money should be considered. Also do consider that a tattoo may have implications on the future if you are prepared to deal with it.

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Plus in an ear tattoo, you do have to consider that though it is easier to conceal a tattoo on the face or the neck, it is still going to be visible. This means that you have to be prepared to answer the questions and doubts that people may raise about it.

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In case you are prepared for all these factors, then move on to researching a design that will work with the particular area that you are getting tattooed. Then talk to the artist about how much time your ear tattoo will require along with the pain and cost factor. Only then you should  go ahead with it.

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Some of the design possibilities include:

  • A small and cute design on the ear lobe,
  • A secret and significant design behind the ear,
  • An elaborate design that covers the entire ear,
  • A long and involved design from the tip of the ear to the neck.

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Top Behind the Ear Tattoos

If you are looking forward to designing behind the ear tattoos then I would advice that you don’t settle on any design before scrolling up to end of the page. Below are some of the artistic behind the ear tattoos that you may consider trying out.

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Behind the ear tattoos can either be done from the inside or behind the ear and regardless of your preference and you will definitely get artistic designs that best suits your need. The below behind the ear tattoo can be assumed to mean loss of a dear one by the wearer as the place is somehow hidden and only visible when looked at closely.

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Just like any other tattoo design, adding elements like a bee and color greatly works to enhance the general outlook of a design. The behind the ear tattoo design below looks quite spectacular with the colors blending well with the wearer.

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Behind the ear tattoos come in different designs like the butterfly design, tribal, elephant, cat, star, flowers and even the numerical letters like the one below. The one color used on the design is quite eye-catching and looks so natural. The design and color blends quite well with the wearer’s complexion.

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