From minimalistic, behind the ear tattoo ideas to tattoos with phrases, there are many ways you can make this tattoo design work for you.
Call me sentimental, but I have always loved designing butterflies for tattoos. This is such a classic design with a beautiful meaning. While it is a little challenging, I have also grown to love designing behind ears tattoos, especially since you can get creative with it.
In this post, I will introduce you to all the butterfly tattoos behind the ear. I will also offer a few tips and tricks for each design concept.
Behind the ear butterfly tattoos comes in all shapes and forms. Here are some of the butterfly behind the ear tattoo ideas you can check out:
You may not want to get a butterfly tattoo behind the ear because you want something subtle. You may not want too much detail.
In this case, minimalistic, behind the ear tattoos are the way to go. There are a few different ways a behind the ear butterfly tattoo like this can work.
If you want, you can simply get the outline of the butterfly. After all, a butterfly has a distinct outline and, so, your butterfly tattoo behind the ear will be instantly recognizable.
If you want a more creative approach to your behind the ear tattoo ideas, consider an abstract way of drawing the butterfly, while still keeping the details to a minimum.
Here are some body art designs to check out for this particular concept:
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I’ve been surprised to find that the butterfly tattoo behind the ear designs have been getting surprisingly large. While this is certainly a great tattoo design, you may be on the lookout for a small tattoo.
One of the main reasons to get a butterfly tattoo behind the ear is that you may want to keep it hidden. Also, your behind ear area may not be all that large and so you have less surface area to work with.
Luckily, there are many ways to make a small butterfly tattoo work. You can choose something delicate and subtle. Or, you can go for something bold and colorful.
Here are the small tattoos you should consider for your own butterfly tattoo behind the ear:
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This one is especially meaningful as a symbol of mental health. This could be done to raise awareness of mental health struggles, as a tribute to your own struggles, or to show that you’re an ally to people who struggle with them.
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You might think there’s a limit to how large a behind the ear tattoo idea can be. However, you would be mistaken.
If a single butterfly tattoo feels a little lonely, you can get two or more butterflies inked.
If you’re curious about what behind the ear tattoo ideas look like, here is some inspiration:
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You may think you have two options when it comes to butterfly behind the ear tattoo ideas. You can either go for black and white or opt for a highly detailed and color tattoo.
There is another option for your behind the ear tattoo ideas. You can have only the outline done in a certain color. This helps your behind the ear tattoo to stand out and be unique but at the same time, you don’t have to go overboard with detail or color in your tattoos.
Red ink is one of the more popular options for behind ear tattoo ideas. For one, it is a bold color that stands out. For another, it is considered a good luck color in many different cultures. Red ink is also a symbol of passion and love.
If you want to do something unique for this behind ear section, check out this tattoo done up in white ink. Of course, you should be warned that white is notoriously difficult to work with. Also, it often needs to be touched up sooner than other colors.
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If you love butterflies and what they stand for, you might want a detailed butterfly tattoo behind the ear. You may want a complex monarch butterfly tattoo.
There is no denying that the behind ear area is fairly small, so it can be a bit tricky to pull this off. When you choose your monarch butterfly tattoo or other tattoo designs, just make sure that the level of detail matches the behind ear placement of the ink.
You may also want to work with a talented tattoo artist who has experience in behind the ear tattoo concepts.
On this note, here are the behind the ear tattoo ideas you should consider for your own butterfly tattoo:
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If you have ever wondered, what does a butterfly tattoo symbolize?
This tattoo is a symbol of transformation, of new beginnings, of turning into someone new. As a result, this tattoo can be incredibly powerful.
So, it would only make sense to include an important or powerful phrase along with your tattoo. This could be your mantra, a significant person in your life, or something you want to remind yourself of.
This could even be a message to the people viewing your tattoo.
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This tattoo behind your ear doesn’t really add or take away from the significance associated with the butterfly.
As butterflies come from caterpillars after a period of cocooning, they are considered a symbol of transformation. Some people also see them as symbolism for strength as it requires effort to get out of the chrysalis.
Because butterflies have the ability to fly, it may also be considered a symbol of freedom. All these things can be true for your behind ear tattoo ideas as well.
As they are linked to transformation and strength, butterflies can be considered a symbol for mental illness. This is more likely to be the case if your tattoo is also followed by a semicolon.
No. A butterfly is not a basic tattoo. I know that some people think so because this is a common tattoo concept. However, they are common because this creature is beautiful and holds a lot of meaning.
So, if you want to get such a tattoo, go ahead.
These are all the concepts you can consider if you like this tattoo. There are lots of options to choose from so you should be spoilt for choice.