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20+ Creative Ear Tattoos That Are More Fun Than Wearing Earrings

 

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Did you hear? Ear tattoos are a great way to adorn your body with art. Often small and relatively inconspicuous, they decorate this delicate part of the head with the likes of florals, geometric motifs, and even characters such as The Little Prince. Though they may be small, they make a big visual impact—especially if you have short hair.

If you’re curious about getting your ears inked, we’ve found many designs to serve as inspiration. One of the most popular subjects is flowers. These tattoos often line the edge of the ear as well as decorate the lobe. The results are colorful blooms that are prettier than any set of earrings you’d wear.

Although florals are a common motif, there are plenty of designs that extend beyond the ear and onto the surrounding skin. In a bold illustration by Little Elm Tattooer, a cosmic snake spans from below the ear to the outer ear and then outside of it again. It creates one mesmerizing illusion that there is a serpent slithering on the client’s head. This type of design is certainly a bold choice, but it shows that there are a lot of possibilities for this area of skin—so don’t feel like your ideas are limited.

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Ear tattoos might be small, but they make a big visual impact—just check out some ideas below!

 

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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