21 Behind-the-ear Tattoo Ideas

Behind-the-ear tattoo idea
A trend set into motion by many Hollywood celebrities, behind-the-ear tattoos are becoming extremely popular among girls. In this Buzzle article, we have provided 21 behind-the-ear tattoo ideas that are fashionable, yet classy.
"It makes me laugh when people tell me I'm going to regret my tattoos when I'm older. Yeah, when my health is deteriorating, and I struggle to get around, I'm sure the first thought I'll have is, "Damn, I wish I didn't have tattoos that remind me of the good days." Yeah, right."
― Author Unknown
For an individual with tattoos, it isn't simply a medium to decorate or put colorful designs on his/her body. There can be a variety of reasons why someone would select a particular design to get tattooed onto themselves.
  1. It is a part of their self-expression.
  2. Each tattoo signifies a specific event or something important that may have occurred.
  3. It puts a smile on his/her face.
  4. The drawing/sketch is breathtaking.
As each tattoo carries a very personal message for the wearer, the necessity to make it "acceptable" to society isn't relevant. However, we do live in a society that, at times, does not receive certain tattoos (or the placement choices) with open arms. Behind-the-ear tattoos give you the freedom to be as creative as you like, but also be able to conceal it efficiently so that you can go about your business without a care in the world.

21 Cute Behind-the-ear Tattoo Designs

Although we mentioned that these tattoos are more popular among women, it shouldn't automatically reflect that men can't get one for themselves. With interesting, head-turning designs, anyone can get a tattoo inked behind their ears.

1. Skull Tattoo Behind the Ear

Man with Behind-the-ear Skull Tattoo

2. Eiffel Tower Tattoo

Eiffel Tower Tattoo Behind the Ear

3. Behind-the-ear Bat Tattoo

Man with Behind-the-ear Bat Tattoo

4. Anchor with Heart Tattoo

Anchor with Heart Behind-the-ear Tattoo

5. Cat Tattoo Behind the Ear

Woman with Behind-the-ear Cat Tattoo

6. Om Tattoo

Black and White Behind-the-ear Om Tattoo

7. Behind-the-ear Flying Birds Tattoo

Woman with Behind-the-ear Flying Birds Tattoo

8. 3D Spider Tattoo

Behind-the-ear 3D Spider Tattoo

9. Behind-the-ear Love-diamond Tattoo

Woman with Behind-the-ear Love-diamond Tattoo

10. Black and White Elephant Tattoo

Behind-the-ear Black and White Elephant Tattoo

11. Behind-the-ear Colorful Diamonds Tattoo

Woman with Behind-the-ear Colorful Diamonds Tattoo

12. Black and White Arrow Tattoo

Black and White Behind-the-ear Arrow Tattoo

13. Behind-the-ear Dragon Dagger Tattoo

Man with Behind-the-ear Dragon Dagger Tattoo

14. Colorful Hearts Tattoo

Behind-the-ear Colorful Hearts Tattoo

15. Behind-the-ear Quote Tattoo

Woman with Quote Tattoo Behind the Ear

16. Black and White Snowflake Tattoo

Black and White Behind-the-ear Snowflake Tattoo

17. Behind-the-ear Colorful Lion's Head Tattoo

Woman with Behind-the-ear Colorful Lion's Head Tattoo

18. Black and White Ninja Stars Tattoo

Black and White Behind-the-ear Ninja Stars Tattoo

19. Behind-the-ear Angel and Demon Tattoo

Woman with Behind-the-ear Angel and Demon Tattoo

20. Circle of Life Tattoo

Black and White Behind-the-ear Circle of Life Tattoo

21. Behind-the-ear Colorful Feather Tattoo

Woman with Behind-the-ear Colorful Feather Tattoo

Do Behind-the-ear Tattoos Hurt?

Yes, of course. No matter where you get a tattoo inked on your body, it is going to be painful. When you get a tattoo done, the needle(s) will pierce your skin in order to inject the ink. Now, if you are wondering what the pain level will be on a scale of 1―10, then the answer will be a bit fuzzy. Technically speaking, every individual is capable to handling pain; however, it is difficult to anticipate as to "how much" is too much.

On the other hand, since we are talking about a tattoo behind the ear, the level of pain can be a bit high. As the skin is quite thin and delicate, without any body fat or muscle, the process is going to be a bit more sensitive. But don't let it deter you from getting a tattoo at this location. Once you make up your mind about getting a tattoo, and are completely aware of the process, you will be surprised to learn that your body is capable of withstanding the pain. Plus, the pain is only temporary, but the tattoo will look cool on you forever.

Since these types of tattoos can be easily concealed, they rarely become controversial at work (unless the design stretches down the neck). Whether this will be your first tattoo, or the tenth, what matters the most is that you are proud of your ink, and be kind to others. This way, you can leave a lifelong impression on people who are worth impressing, and cast aside the negative attitudes coming your way.