21 Insanely Creative Behind-the-Ear Tattoos

These awesome behind-the-ear tattoos will inspire you to get a new tattoo. From simple designs to intricate, colorful ones, see the best of behind-the-ear tattoos.

March 23, 2016
By: Mara Betsch

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As we've seen with the minimalist tattoo trend, your ink doesn't need to be big and bold to make an impact. And these behind-the-ear tattoos, ranging from simple and small to larger and intricate, show you just that. See some of our favorite ones, beginning with this feminine initial tattoo, done by Hector Daniels, an artist at the famous tattoo parlor Bang Bang Tattoos.

The Seoul-based tattoo artist designed this pretty behind-the-ear tat.

This minimalist tattoo, by Linda Dy T at D'Totem Tattoos, proves you don't have to go big to make an impact.

Tattoo-artist-to-the-stars Jon Boy designed this musical design.

He also designed this minimalist tattoo.

This Seoul-based designer's floral tattoos are so lovely, they look like they were watercolored onto her client's skin.

Asao at Muscat Tattoo created this slightly nerdy behind-the-ear ink.

Nature lovers will adore this tiny tree tattoo, designed by East, of Mark Mahoney's Shamrock Tattoo.

The bright colors and unique design, done by Jordan Isaacson of Reno Tattoo Co., make this ink pop.

This lovely hand-poked tattoo, by Paris-based artist Indy Voet, is technically in front of the ear, but it's too lovely not to include!

East, of Mark Mahoney's Shamrock Tattoo, designed this lovely, delicate rose.

Tattoos by Eloise created this gorgeous magnolia blossom.

Turkish artist Tuğçe Türksoy created this adorable paper airplane design.

This behind-the-ear tattoo symbolizes this girl's astrological sign, Scorpio

Akash Chandani, of Skin Machine Tattoo Studio in Bhopal, India, created this Peter Pan design.

This fan girl got a symbol of her love for Harry Potter.

We love the geometric elements of her small, but intricate ink.

Looks like this tattoo lover has a sense of humor!

Looks like Mark Clark, of Rob's Tattoos in the UK, found Waldo!

It's like this little elephant is whispering sweet nothings in her ear! At least that what the artist, Terrence of Ghost Tattoos, thinks!

We wonder what song is playing on this vintage record player?

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