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41 Cool Behind the Ear Tattoos for Women

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Thinking about getting a new tattoo but just can’t decide which area of the body to get inked? Then consider a behind the ear tattoo. These tattoos are stylish, can be subtle and you can have almost any design placed in this area. Not only that, but ears look amazing with piercings, so adding a tattoo will give you an extra edge and it could add to your accessorized look too. We love this type of tattoo and know that you will too. To give you some inspiration, we have found 41 stunning behind the ear tattoos. There is something for everyone from pretty roses to beautiful birds. So, take a look to find your must-have tattoo.

1. Black Ink Rose Tattoo

The first tattoo idea we have to show you features a beautiful rose. This single black ink rose is tattooed behind the ear and the detail on the rose is just gorgeous. A tattoo like this will look amazing on everyone. You can recreate this or you can try a smaller version of the rose.

2. Musical Notes

Love music? Then this tattoo is perfect for you. Here we have different musical notes that are tattooed around the back of the ear. These are very close to the ear so the tattoo is very subtle and will only be visible when you show it to people. This is a cool and unique idea and we love it! You can recreate something similar or choose some notes from your favorite song.

Musical Notes

Source: @mjartandink

3. Cute Love Behind the Ear Tattoo

Tattoos with word and quote designs have become very popular. This is no surprise because little gems like this are being created. The next design features the word love. It has a beautiful font, looks elegant and is quite small and subtle too. A tattoo like this will suit everyone and you can recreate this or use a different word.

Cute Love Tattoo

Source: @aeri_tattoo

4. Gorgeous Floral Design

Looking for a more colorful tattoo design? Then check this out. Here we have a gorgeous flower tattoo. This flower is red with green leaves. The colors are so vibrant and the actual flower itself is gorgeous. This is a pretty and bold design that will make a statement whenever it is on show.

5. Botanical Behind the Ear Tattoo

Next, we have a beautiful botanical tattoo. This a larger piece of body art that features a black ink leafy design. The tattoo starts behind the ear, follows the hairline and ends towards the back of the neck. It is a stylish and unique design. You can recreate something similar or add some color to the tattoo. To make it even more bold, you could add some flowers too.

6. Pi Symbol

If you love math, then take a look at this! Here we have a small Pi symbol that is tattooed in black ink behind the ear. It is a simple, small and cute design. You can recreate this or add color to the symbol. It is a quirky design and it is perfect for those who enjoy math, physics and more.

7. Unique Koi Fish Tattoo

The next tattoo we have to show you is quite unique. This design features six Koi fishes that are tattooed behind the ear. Not only does this look quirky and stylish, but fish can symbolize wisdom, luck and more. You can recreate something similar to this or you can try having only one or two fish. There is also the option of trying a fish in a different color too.

8. Red Rose Tattoo Idea

Red roses are beautiful designs and roses look amazing behind the ear. This next design is a stunning example. The tattoo features the head of a red rose and the detail on the design is just gorgeous. This is pretty and and feminine tattoo and you can recreate this or choose a smaller version for a subtler look.

Red Rose Tattoo Idea

Source: @aeri_tattoo

9. Pretty and Delicate Bird Tattoo

This next tattoo design is one of our favorites. Here we a have a stunning blue bird that is tattooed behind the ear. The bird is so delicate and beautiful. We love the detail and the colors used. A gorgeous design like this is more suited to those who want a bolder piece of body art because it will make a statement. Try a bird like this or you can use different colors. You can also choose a different type of bird too.

10. Stylish Ear Tattoo Design

If you prefer subtler and more minimal tattoos, then you should take a look at this. The tattoo is quite small and follows the shape of the ear. It is one black line with added leaves and flowers. We love how simple and stylish this is. A similar tattoo will suit everyone. You can, of course, add some color if you do like bolder designs.

Stylish Behind the Ear Tattoo Design

Source: @uhhhhtaco

11. Statement Floral Tattoo Design

Next, we have a stylish floral tattoo idea. Here we have a design that features beautiful flowers. There are some chandelier style charms dangling from some of the flowers too. It is a beautiful tattoo that reminds us of a piece of jewelry. Recreate this look or try adding some color to the flowers. You can also try different types of flowers too.

Statement Floral Tattoo Design

Source: @brit.tattoo

12. Small Blue Flower Tattoo

Our next tattoo idea features a beautiful blue flower. This is a small flower but the color really makes it stand out. It is a pretty tattoo that will look amazing on everyone. You can try a similar flower to this or you can use a different type. Your birth month flower would look cool.

13. Elegant Behind the Ear Tattoo Idea

Like small and cute tattoos? If so, check out this next idea. This tattoo features an elegant swirly design with a flower on the top. It is so pretty and subtle. A tattoo like this is great for those who like minimal designs. You can recreate this or use a different color for the small flower.

14. Tropical Waves

If you love the ocean, then this tattoo is perfect for you. Here we have a behind the ear design that features bright, blue waves. There is also a small paper boat on the waves too. It is a unique design and it makes us think of beautiful tropical waves. A tattoo like this is also great for the art lovers as the waves remind us of the print The Great Wave off Kanagawa. You could also get a design inspired by that print if you want to.

15. Vibrant Rose Tattoo

The next tattoo features another rose. This one is vibrant and vivid but it is also delicate too. The design has just the head of the rose with three dark green leaves. This is a pretty and stylish design. You can recreate this or try the rose in a different color as the petal colors symbolize different things. You can check out all the different meanings online. Red is for love.

16. Lavender Tattoo Idea

Lavender is a beautiful plant that is well known for its scent that calms and soothes. Not only is it gorgeous in real life, but the plant also looks stunning as a tattoo too. Here is an example. Here we have a delicate lavender plant that is tattooed behind the ear. As you can see, it looks very stylish and the purple flowers really make a statement. This is a must-have for anyone who loves lavender.

17. Unique Behind the Ear Tattoo

Lotus flowers are another must-have tattoo and this next idea shows a unique way to have a lotus design. Here we have a beautiful black ink lotus that is tattooed behind the ear. The lotus also has gorgeous jewelry charms dangling from it. It is a stylish and unusual idea and you can recreate this or add some color.

Unique Behind the Ear Tattoo

Source: @avreysimone

18. Pretty Floral Design

This next tattoo is pretty, simple and stylish. Here we have a delicate floral design. There is a stem with leaves and two flowers. We love the dainty, black ink design. A tattoo like this will suit everyone and it is perfect for those who like subtler body art. If you do like more statement making tattoos, then you could make the design larger or add color. Watercolor would look beautiful.

19. Delicate Star Tattoo

Stars are popular tattoos and with designs like this one we can see why. Here we have a stunning star tattoo. The design features delicate black ink lines that create a large star that looks like it would shine bright in the night sky. It looks like a magical star that would make your wishes come true.

20. Single Red Rose

If you love the rose tattoo ideas, then you need to check out this design. Here we have another rose but this one is facing a different way and it has a delicate stem with gorgeous red petals. We love how one petal is falling as it is giving us Beauty and the Beast vibes. This is a beautiful tattoo that will look stunning on anyone.

Single Red Rose Tattoo Design

Source: @aeri_tattoo

21. Sunflower Behind the Ear Tattoo

The last tattoo that we have to show you features a stunning sunflower. This flower design has the beautiful bright yellow petals that sunflowers are known for. This is a gorgeous tattoo and it is perfect for those who love sunflowers, the summer and nature. Sunflower tattoos do also represent happiness, good luck and more, so it has a positive message too.

22. Pretty Ballerina Tattoo Design

The next tattoo idea is so unique and pretty. This design features an artistic ballerina. You can see the figure is dancing and the black line creates a tutu effect. It is a very creative idea and it is perfect for people who love the dance or who are dancers themselves. You can recreate this add some even prettier touches such as pink color.

Pretty Ballerina Tattoo Design

Source: @necro_noir

23. Monarch Butterflies

If you love butterflies, then you need to check out this design. Here we have two Monarch butterflies that have been tattooed behind the ear. The butterflies are beautiful and the colors are stunning. Try a similar tattoo or you can be subtler with one butterfly. Any wing design can be used.

24. Dragonfly Tattoo

Dragonflies are another popular source of inspiration for a tattoo. Not only do dragonfly tattoos look cute, but they also symbolize positivity, luck, peace and more. So it also has a great message of harmony and empowerment. This is a pretty and small tattoo that will suit everyone.

Tiny Dragonfly Tattoo Design

Source: @_jose_g_p

25. Bold Body Art

This next tattoo is another one our favorites because it is so bold! Here we have a larger tattoo that features a colorful floral pattern. It is a gorgeous design and something similar can be created in any color. It is important to point out that the hair is shaved for the area so this larger piece of body art is best for those who have short and shaved hair or who want that type of style.

26. Two Hearts

Next, we have a super cute tattoo. This one is small and subtle. The design features two small pink hearts that interlock with each other. We love the color of the ink, it is so pretty. This beautiful tattoo would be great as a first tattoo and the hearts can be recreated in any color.

Two Hearts Behind the Ear Tattoo

Source: @pocatatt

27. Cute Cat

Love cats? If so, this tattoo is for you. Here we have tiny cat that has been tattooed behind the ear and it is complete with small paw prints. This is is perfect for those who love cats and you can have the design created so it looks like your cat. Any pet can also be used, from rabbits to dogs.

28. Leafy Behind the Ear Tattoo

If you love nature and plants, then this tattoo is for you. Here we have a leafy green tattoo that is placed behind the ear. The colors are beautiful and it is a larger design so it does cover most of the area. This is a unique and cool tattoo. You can try a tattoo like this with any plant, so choose your favorite.

29. Colorful Mandala

We love this next tattoo! This design features a colorful mandala that is complete with a super cute bee. The mandala is gorgeous and the colors are so pretty and statement making. This tattoo will look amazing on anyone and you can try this rainbow design or create the mandala in one color.

30. Unique Ear Tattoo

This next tattoo is another one of our favorites because it is so edgy and unique. So, the tattoo features a botanical design that is both behind the ear and on the ear, so it connects. It looks the plant goes through the ear. This is such an awesome piece of body art and it can be recreated with any plant or flower.

Unique Ear Tattoo

Source: @_inkstories

31. Star Constellation

Read horoscopes or love looking up at the night sky? If either are true, this tattoo is for you. Here we have a star constellation in the shape of Leo. It is a fun and unique design and it looks amazing behind the ear. You can recreate this or choose any constellation that represents your star sign or just one that you like looking at.

32. Pretty Behind the Ear Tattoo

Next, we have a pretty tattoo to show you. As you can see, it is another natural design with cute little berries and leaves. It is a timeless and unique design that will suit everyone. Recreate this or you can use different colors for the plants. A smaller version can be created if you want something subtler.

33. Bold Red Feather

Feathers are very popular tattoos and with designs like this, we can see why. Here we have a beautiful feather that is tattooed in bold red ink! The red feather is unique and it makes a statement. A tattoo like this will look amazing on everyone. Try a similar feather or you can use any color for the outline. Blue or purple would be pretty.

Bold Red Feather Tattoo Design

Source: @mr_broke

34. Stylish Swallow

Swallows are another tattoo classic and here is a beautiful way to wear one. A small black ink swallow has been tattooed behind the ear and it has an elegant dot design. It is just a stunning tattoo and it is timeless, so it will never go out of style. If you want a bolder piece of body art, then you could add some color. Choose block color for a more old school look or watercolor for an elegant and delicate vibe.

35. Botanical Body Art

Love the botanical body art? If so, check this out. Here we have a black ink leafy design. We love this because the fine lines look so delicate and there is one unique leaf as well. This is just a pretty design that will suit everyone and because of the size and minimal detail, it is a great first tattoo. You will love it forever and you won’t be in the chair too long.

36. Small Yellow Flowers

This next tattoo is so cute! The design features tiny yellow flowers. We love this because it is simple and the yellow adds a pretty pop of color to the design. Recreate this if you love yellow or yellow flowers like Dandelions. You can, of course, try the design with any flower color if yellow is not your thing.

Small Yellow Flowers Tattoo

Source: @minustattoo

37. Pretty Tattoo Idea

Next, we have a pretty tattoo and it is a beautiful work of art. This tattoo design is inspired by Norigae which is a traditional Korean accessory. It is such a stunning idea and it looks amazing as a tattoo. Body art like this is perfect if you travel, have connections with the country or love designs inspired by the world around us.

38. Flowers and a Moon

The moon inspires so many tattoos and this next one is so stylish and gorgeous. So here we have a simple black ink moon outline. The design is complete with three cute flowers. We love the flower and moon combo, it is unique and beautiful. You can use any flowers if creating a similar design, maybe choose your favorites.

39. Om Behind the Ear Tattoo

If you are a spiritual person and want a tattoo that reflects that, then this could be perfect. Here we have a small Om symbol that is tattooed behind the ear. Om is a spiritual symbol and sound and it is used when mediating and praying. It is associated with different beliefs and it looks amazing as a tattoo.

40. Black and Red Leaves

Love the color combo black and red? If so, check this out. Here we have two large leaves and one is black and one is bright red. It is a simple tattoo design but the colors really jazz up the body art. You can recreate this or you can use any two colors for a unique and vibrant design.

41. Beautiful Flower Tattoo

Next, we have another beautiful flower tattoo. This one is inspired by Dandelion wishes. We have all blown on the Dandelion flowers when the seeds fly away so it is perfect if you love that tradition. As you can see, the tattoo has four little wishes that look like they are flying away. It is a magical and beautiful design that will suit everyone.

Beautiful Flower Tattoo

Source: @j.a.yelle

We hope you have been inspired by these beautiful behind the ear tattoos!

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