240+ Beautiful Behind the Ear Tattoo Ideas with Meaning (2021)

Behind the ear, tattoos are considered the most feminine tattoo designs. Any elegant tattoo piece at the backside of your ear lobe can leave a long-lasting impression on the mind of viewers. Many tattoo artists would agree that behind the ear tattoo designs are the smartest tattoo choices that look both discreet and cool.

Are Behind the Ear Tattoos Painful?

Yes Behind the ear tattoos hurt. Think about a pin puncturing your soft skin on the backside of your ear by 1000 times per minute. You can imagine how painful it would be. Getting a tattoo on the backside of the ear is a commitment and to be frank it is not for everybody.

If this is your first tattoo design then consider getting it on the chest or back as it would be less painful. Also behind the ear tattoo requires a lot of aftercare which is only possible if you have experience in it.

When it comes to interesting behind-the-ear tattoos the sky is the limit. There are so many ideas and designs that you can try (and so little space). We have tried to include almost all popular designs that you can try on the backside of the ear. Some of the most popular choices are –

Cross Tattoos – These are probably the most popular tattoo designs on the planet but the problem is that people always tend to mess up with their placement. Since it is a religious tattoo design therefore it needs to be inked on the upper part of the body. While many likes cross tattoo designs near their heart but I would say that Behind the ear is also a great choice for placement.

Name Tattoos – Since behind the ear does not provide a large area for tattoo design, therefore, it is a smart choice to have tattoos that are usually smaller in size. One such option is name tattoos. You can get the name of your loved one inked behind your ears. People prefer to get the names of their significant other inked on the backside of their ear.

Please keep in mind that font will play a vital role too. So if your significant other’s name is 8 letters or more then opt for a font that will require less space.

Stars Tattoos – Rihanna made it popular. Don’t just go for a one or two-star tattoo behind the ear. I would suggest getting a star constellation tattoo behind the ear. You have no idea how attractive the final design will look. I have hardly seen any person who has a bad star tattoo design behind their ear.

Number Tattoo – This has to do with the superstition of people. If you have any lucky number then you can get it inked behind the ear. Many people prefer a date of birth tattoos on the backside of their ear in roman numerals. You can also try just your birth year tattoo.

Meaning of Behind the ear Tattoos

Tattoos on the backside of the ear are tried because of their attractive looks. The overall concept doesn’t need to be meaningful. However, the design you choose can give it a unique meaning. Since women try behind-the-ear tattoos more than men so one common theme is that these designs have to look cute.

Many tattoo artists advise picking up designs that improve your overall personality and make you look even more attractive. The design will be visible to the whole world 24/7 so you have to be specific about why you picked any particular design.

Remember what we always tell our clients – The tattoo design you pick will be permanent on your body and easily visible. So pick a design that is meaningful to you.

Let’s take a look at 240+ cute behind the ear tattoo designs that will suit all women (and men too)

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Butterfly Tattoos Behind the Ear

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Feather Tattoos Behind the Ear

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Star Tattoos Behind the Ear

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Flower Behind the Ear Tattoos Designs

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Small tattoos Behind the Ear

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Little Behind the Ear Tattoos

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Behind the Ear Tattoo Designs for Guys

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Back of the Ear Quote Tattoo Ideas

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Cute Behind the Ear Tattoos Designs

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Conclusion

Tattoos on the backside of the ear can be painful. You have to protect them from direct sunlight and you have to avoid swimming (even bath) for a month or so. The scabbing and peeling of behind-the-ear tattoos can also be a painful process. This is the reason why I would strongly suggest you try it only if you are an experienced person in body art.

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