Tiny Ear Tattoos Are The New Helix Piercing

And they are seriously cute.

Words by Lexxi Davis

Just when you think you’ve seen it all when it comes to ear art, another micro trend comes along and we can’t believe how cute this one is…

We’ve seen the daith piercing go viral – due to it’s reportedly migraine banishing abilities, the double helix piercings, that only the coolest girls were getting at once. Then there are all the other parts of the ear we never knew about, until we all wanted to try the constellation trend.

Read: The Heartilage Piercing That Is Getting A Lot Of Love

Now it’s all about the helix ear tattoo, according to the coolest girls on the ‘Gram.


👂🏻Ear tattoo🌿

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Popular designs include leafy vines and flowers, as well as words and simple lines. An A-list fan of the trend includes Miley Cyrus, who has ‘LOVE’ inscribed in her right lobe.

We’re not quite sure how artists are doing it, but the tiny trend that is inked onto the smallest space, gives amazingly delicate and subtle results.

See: 21 Fresh Ear Art Ideas For Your Next Piercing

The body art trend is already getting a lot of love on Instagram (just search #eartattoo it’s HUGE). And we predict it will be even bigger come summer.

But if like us, you’re are a little chicken to get inked with something everlasting, then you can always opt for a less permanent option with trusty transfers – the perfect idea for semi-perm festival accessorising!

We love these metallic temporary tatts that would work SO well for the helix placement. (£5.50, Claire’s)

Tell us what you think of the latest tattoo trend – would you get one done? We’ll be sticking to transfers for summer. Now to book those festival tickets….