Helix Tattoos Are the New, Beautiful Ink Trend You Must See

ear tattoo by instagramer Zihnee_tattoo

ear tattoo by instagramer Zihnee_tattoo

Photo: Instagram/Zihnee_tattoo


A teeny tiny, delicate tattoo inked right on the ear’s upper-outer curve, otherwise known as the helix, is apparently the cool new place to get some ink. Some talented tattoo artists are managing to craft beautiful floral designs even in the impossibly small space. The outcome is an intricate, dainty, fresh jewelry-inspired look that’s prettier than any piercing. 

According to Konbini, Seoul-based tattoo artist Zihee is the designer to choose for a knockout helix. Her “distinctive style merges nature-inspired watercolor illustrations with a more contemporary aesthetic by adding a minimalist touch through geometric patterns and abstract details.”

Check out some of these teeny works of art:

When she’s not designing delicate flowers, she’ll also tattoo your earlobe with something spooky:

Even celebrities are embracing the helix tat trend. It’s easy to see why: The tats are easy to cover up with a strand of hair when necessary. But all it takes is a ponytail to show off your artwork. Cara Delevingne has a teeny diamond helix that’s better than any cartilage piercing.

Meanwhile Hailey Baldwin has a sweet shout-out.

Ruby Rose is also embracing the starry mentality with a cluster behind-the-ear tat.

If you were considering a tattoo before, these tiny tats make the inner ear look glamourous. Now just one question remains: What will you get done?

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