Any tattoo above your shoulders is a bold move, but the space behind your ear makes for a slightly more subtle canvas. The only person who will see it is the next magician who tries to pull the quarter stunt. Next time you can just ask us for our phone number, ok?
From miniature Halloween bats to words you’ll never be able to read, there are tons of options for behind the ear tattoos. And yes, it might feel like the most painful hickey imaginable while you’re under the needle, but the good news is, you’ll also have bruises and red marks for a few days. Wait… this is an article about tattoos, right?
Behind the Ear Tattoos
A behind the ear bat tattoo is for forever-spooky girls. And to let everyone know that you might live in a haunted house and your last name is Wayne. Do you really still need to see ID?
2. Musical Note
This tattoo is music to our ears. Next step is figuring out how to download a Spotify playlist into your brain.
3. Something Witchy
We’re over the moon for this celestial tat. And we didn’t even have to send our cow back into space to get it.
Whether you’re sweet or tart, a cherry tattoo could work for you. People may call you a redneck, but it’s a fair price to pay.
5. Dainty Florals
These plants won’t die like the 32 succulents you picked up at Trader Joe’s last year and never watered. Is that not what low-maintenance means?
A scorpion tattoo is effective ink for whenever someone gets within six feet of you. Just say, “careful, he punches!” They’ll get the hint. And learn something new about scorpions!
7. Abstract Minimalism
You don’t have to pull a full Van Gogh to have an abstract art tattoo behind the ear. Although, that would be one way to make sure everyone sees your new ink.
Butterflies are popular again and not just because they’re in migration season. Get them inked behind your ears and maybe they’ll let you sit with them.
9. Motivational Words
Save your breath and get your favorite words of encouragement tattooed behind your ear. And maybe a mirror.
10. Word Art
Pull your hair back to make sure this ‘lobotomy’ tattoo is visible during your next pointless meeting. It’s a great way to express yourself. And maybe get fired.
Be careful with this one if you go in the sun…you just might get mistaken for the main character in a bad fan fic novel.
Pick your favorite constellation as a way to let Elon Musk know you’re available for Lead Navigator to Mars.
14. Roman Numerals
No one has to know that these numerals represent how many times you’ve seen The Hunger Games.
Are collecting diamonds heaven’s equivalent to Pokemon Go?
16. Tiny Animal
Place your power animal behind your ear. What does it mean that ours is a sloth?
If your goal is to look like Jess from New Girl, go for this cat in a cup. Bangs optional.
19. Lightning Bolt
If someone asks you why you have a lightning bolt behind your ear, tell them that Voldemort missed and now you’re the Girl Who Lived Because of Bad Aim.
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