20 Ear Tattoos and Ideas That’ll Convince You to Get Inked ASAP

They’re the coolest thing to happen to 2019.

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Yes, yes, I know—2019 is the year of piercings, but I’m convinced there’s an equally as cool trend on the rise: ear tattoos. It might sound weird, but ear tattoos are cute, minimal, and ridiculously easy to pull off (think: sprigs of lavender on your lobe, itty-bitty hearts on your conch, or cute-ass flowers on your neck). And to prove it to you, I combed through Instagram to find the prettiest ear tattoo ideas of all time. Warning: There’s no way you’ll get through ’em all without booking an appointment with a tattoo artist.

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1 This Purple Flower Ear Tattoo
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flower tattoo instead. The soft purple hue is just subtle enough that it won’t overpower your aesthetic.

2 This Moon Ear Tattoo

My favorite thing about this tiny tattoo is how the moon curves with the shape of your ear. Go for classic black ink to lean into the subtlety of this design.

3 This Galaxy Ear Tattoo

Don’t feel like inking your earlobe? Takes cues from this cute behind-the-ear tattoo, which you can easily disguise with your hair.

4 This Heart Ear Tattoo
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Everything about this itty-bitty heart ear tattoo is so damn cute. It almost looks like an earring, especially when it’s paired with thin silver hoops.

5 This Watercolor Ear Tattoo
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This watercolor ear tattoo is so freaking dreamy. Like, can we just with the tiny stem detailing and the soft pastel ink?!

6 This Rose Ear Tattoo

Another behind-the-ear option, this rose tattoo is a classic pick you’ll never get sick of. Highlight your design with a sleek high ponytail.

8 This Hidden Ear Tattoo

I love the idea of an ear tattoo that quietly peeks out from your upper cartilage. P.S. This design is a great option for curated ears because you can easily combine it with piercings.

9 This Music Note Ear Tattoo

Looking for a tattoo that’s placed slightly off your ear? Consider this little music note for a cute but discreet option.

10 This Lavender Ear Tattoo

This tiny lavender sprig looks like it was made for your ear. Opt for black or pastel purple ink—you can’t go wrong with this design.

11 This Subtle Ear Tattoo
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Love your ear cuff so damn much that you never want to take it off? Uh, yeah, same. Make it official by opting for this ear tattoo with soft and subtle lines.

12 This Pink Flower Ear Tattoo
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If the 🌸 emoji has a permanent spot on your keyboard, this cute ear tattoo was pretty much made for you.

13 This Flower Stem Ear Tattoo
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I love the simplicity of this ear tattoo—the stems are super tiny and precise, but they’re still bold enough to really make a statement.

16 This Lavender Behind-the-Ear Tattoo
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More lavender! If you aren’t feeling the earlobe placement, try a lavender design just behind your ear for a softer approach.

17 This Flower Petal Ear Tattoo
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Flower in ear🌸 . #시각타투 #sigaktattoo

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Look closely and you’ll see the super-sweet detailing on this ear tattoo (hint: the petals are blowing away, which, like, cool).

18 This Flame Ear Tattoo

Go all out with this fiery ear tattoo. The bolder, the better with this one, so don’t be afraid to request thick lines.

20 This Wing Ear Tattoo

This ear tattoo is a cute-ass approach to those angel wings you’ve always wanted to get tatted (I mean, look at that placement).

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