If you're looking to get a small tattoo, one of the first things to consider is where you want it to appear on your body. There are all sorts of worthwhile spots, but one idea is to have the design appear behind your ear. Many people enjoy having ink in this location. It's visible when you want it to be, but a longer hairstyle can hide it when you wish. Even though you won't be able to see a tattoo in this area without the help of a mirror, it can be a fun location for a design that allows you to express yourself. Here are some ideas for getting a tattoo behind your ear.
A lot of people get the name of a loved one inked behind their ear. There are all sorts of places on your body that can work for a small script of a loved one's name, but behind the ear is an ideal location if you want the tattoo to be small. Your tattoo artist can suggest several different font styles until you find one that will suit you, and you can even discuss some design options that will make the name appear more unique. For example, you might have a heart represent the dot in the letter "I" to give the name a one-of-a-kind look.
This area can also work well for a small tattoo that features numbers that represent an important date. The numbers can appear as conventional numerals, but if you want something more unique, consider Roman numerals. There are all sorts of options for a date-based tattoo. You might want the dates that your children were born, for example. If you're proud of your sobriety, a tattoo that depicts the date that you got sober can be important.
Many people opt for bird-themed tattoos behind the ear, and a skilled tattoo artist can come up with a bird design in a size that suits this part of your body. Bird tattoos mean different things to different people, but a lot of people view birds as representative of freedom because of their ability to fly. You might like a simple bird outline in black, or maybe you want something with a splash of colour. You don't necessarily need to choose a tattoo design that depicts an entire bird. One option is to have a bird's feather placed vertically behind the ear. Speak to a tattoo artist or visit a tattoo shop—such as Anthony Ashman Tattoos— to learn more about tattoos in this location.