When it comes to expressing individuality and creativity, nothing quite matches the power of body art. Tattoos are a unique form of self-expression, and in recent years, ear tattoos have emerged as a popular trend amongst celebrities and everyday people alike. One celebrity who’s recently embraced this trend is the multi-talented Doja Cat.
In this blog post, we’ll take an intimate look at Doja Cat’s new ear tattoo and explore over 20 similar designs for your viewing pleasure. From delicate line work to bold color splashes, these ear tattoos are as diverse as they are captivating. If you’re a fan of Doja Cat, interested in tattoos, or simply curious about the latest trends in body art, this collection will surely pique your interest.
Check Doja Cat’s New Tattoo
Just days ago, Doja Cat revealed her newest ink. It’s a bold scythe with a curved blade that wraps over the ear. Ear and behind the ear tattoos have become more popular as tattoos are not seen as taboo any longer. Doja Cat has many tattoos and all of them are kind of creepy and morbid. The newest addition definitely sticks to the theme.
We have said and will repeat that red ink is one of the best choices you can make. Yes, swap in red ink for black, and you have a design with a completely different feel. We wonder if this one stings.
How precious is this stylized rose? Once it’s healed, this will look like it’s always been there. Minimalist designs work perfectly behind the ear.
Doja’s Tattoo Shape Is Key
The best shape for behind-ear designs is a curved crescent moon that sort of cups and hugs the ear. Here’s a sharp example of how excellent this type of shape looks in the placement.
Constellation designs are popular astrology-themed tattoos. We find them often behind the ear. Here’s a cute example of one for Scorpio.
Little daggers are popular tucked behind the ear. Here’s a sharp little one that looks neat. Designs showcasing weapons look so tough in this placement. Doja knew this.
A Little Creepy
If you’ve got an inner goth, as Doja Cat does, express yourself with little bats. They look so good in black silhouette here. Body art is all about self-expression, so don’t let anyone discourage you from doing so.
Sweetgrass is a sacred grass of the indigenous peoples of Canada and the United States. It is used as a smudge in herbal medicine. We found a lovely braid in ink form that looks very nice!
On a Wing
Notice how the shape of this wing fits so perfectly by following the natural shape of the ear. The most successful designs behind the ear pull this off well.
Most behind-the-ear designs skew small, but some go boldly with it. Here’s one example of a black and red rose design that creeps from the hairline to the jawline. Is this too big?
Best of Both Worlds
How delicate are these Ginkgo leaves? This design is one of our favorites on this list. Not too big, not too small, just right! Further, black and red are a dynamite pairing.
Did this design instantly make you think of Charlotte’s Web? This slightly creepy subject matter is done with such precision. Check out how thin and fine the lines of the webbing are! A stunning piece of work!
Detailed line-work brings this koi design to life. If you want to go smaller with your design, you can make it even more impeccable by asking the artist to focus on the details.
This cool double-headed snake extends from behind the ear over into it and then there’s an optical illusion that makes it look like the snake is going through the ear. This design was achieved by using a technique called dot work. Do you see all the little, tiny dots? How long do you think this took?
If you’re not afraid of color, lean into it. A cartoonish sword could be the right move for you. We are in love with that red background.
Want something feminine and pretty? Perhaps a pair of butterflies with decorative swooshes are the answer. You could take this up over the ear for something even more dramatic.
Mandala-inspired designs are some of the trendy ink out there. Here, we find lotus flowers wrapped around the ear. Because the same shape is echoed three times, it gives an abstract look to the piece.
Is there anything more captivating than the moon? We find its cycles in a crescent shape in this winning design.
In this refreshing and cool design, we find colorful waves. Enlarge it and you could wrap it around the ear like Doja Cat did.
This person has inverted a rose to make the most of the ear’s natural shape. You can’t go wrong with bold and black lines.
We find a rather traditional flower design taken to the next level using a curved shape that cuts it in half. The black shadow behind is a unique touch that you don’t see often.
This pair of nails feels like a spiritual cousin to Doja Cat’s scythe tattoo. Both elevate an everyday object to art, allowing people to build narratives around them.
We Couldn’t Resist
You didn’t think we’d get through a list inspired by Doja Cat without an actual cat, did you? This slightly abstract design wraps over the ear and it is full of movement and energy. Bravo!
It’s evident that this trend is more than a passing fad—it’s a unique form of self-expression that’s being embraced by celebrities like Doja Cat and many others. Whether you’re considering getting an ear tattoo yourself or simply appreciate the artistry involved, we hope this collection has provided some inspiration and insight. Remember, tattoos are a personal expression of your individuality, so whether you opt for something subtle and delicate or bold and colorful, the most important thing is that it resonates with you.
For even more ink inspiration, keep reading. We’ve got Grim Reaper tattoos to share with you as well.
Let’s kick things off with a grim reaper tattoo that represents a common theme among these tattoos. Most are like this, with dark black ink and a creepy skull. While it may be the most popular style of design, it’s not your only option!
“Choose wisely,” a tombstone says in the above grim reaper tattoo that finds the character looking rather sinister. The tombstone is a great place to put any sort of message and we recommend something that shows off your sense of humor.
Creepy Factor: 100%
We find photorealism achieved in this grim reaper tattoo that constitutes half of a sleeve. While most people are not looking for grim reaper tattoos at this large size, we did want to share it with the few folks who might want a larger piece like this.
A Fresh Take
This grim reaper tattoo is wild! We have a contrast between life and death here with the character surrounded by botanical elements and even a little frog. We’re not sure what is going on with the smiley faces but we’re not mad about them.
If you are looking for ways to create visual interest and drama for your grim reaper tattoo, consider going black and grey for the majority of the design but have other aspects of it in color. This will help bring your (grim) design to life.
For the Fun of It
Now, for something a little lighter, we find a cartoonish grim reaper tattoo with the message, “Killin’ it,” tattooed underneath. If you’re not taking yourself too seriously, you might find these good-humored designs to be the right direction for you to go in.
Really, Have a Ball With It
Here’s another example of how to turn your grim reaper tattoo into something a bit more whimsical and even funny. Pair your reaper with elements that have fun connotations. Take your reaper to the beach, put your reaper on a playground, or even on a rollercoaster.
By choosing a shape to frame your grim reaper tattoo in, you can achieve more definition. It’s like a peek into another world. We liked this oval shape but obviously, there are tons of options for you to choose from. We’ve got a heart one for you further down the list.
Here’s a traditional design that looks like one of the grim reaper tattoos from the past. Pairing a rose with a grim reaper has been a popular choice for decades. This example is rather large but you could easily scale something like this down for a smaller tattoo.
Death Becomes Her
Lady Death? This grim reaper tattoo really made us happy. We find the personification of death in this tattoo that has the coolest fade effect down the face with tiny, white eyes in it. Think outside the box for a grim reaper tattoo that really fits you.
The Sweet Smell of Death
The way color has been applied in this grim reaper tattoo is remarkable. There is just so much detail to discuss but the way the colors have been blended really make this grim reaper look haunting but also beautiful at the same time.
How fun is this design? We love the idea of a grim reaper who has to actually contemplate its own life and not just those of his victims. This very simple design manages to communicate a lot in a small amount of real estate.
Love You to Death
As promised, this grim reaper tattoo has been framed inside of a heart. Unlike the previous framed tattoo, this one colors outside the lines a bit with the human character’s hair. We find a life-meets-death motif here that is so popular among other tattoos in this class.
This grim reaper tattoo is pure nightmare fuel. The terribly long, slender fingers really unsettle while the hood casts a shadow over the character’s face. The unknown is so much scarier than what we see. If you’d like a tattoo that thoroughly creeps people out, consider something similar.
Wow! What a handsome tattoo. We find our grim reaper inside of an oval frame again. This time, the border is made bold and thick. Inside, our grim character has been topped with a crown of roses which is the right touch to turn this design from mundane to marvelous.
A Moment We All Will Have in Common
“Memento mori,” is an artistic trope that acts as a reminder of the inevitability of death. The concept has its origins in the philosophers of classical antiquity and Christianity. The symbol appeared in funerary art and architecture from the medieval period to today. The Latin words mean “remember you must die.”
A Little Color Never Hurts
Here’s a neo-traditional grim reaper tattoo that finds out character decorated with plenty of colors. If you are after something that features fire, a grim reaper tattoo surrounded by flames like this could be the right way to go for you.
Here’s a traditional grim reaper tattoo that uses black ink and three other ink colors (red, yellow, and green) to make the design really pop. This is a very typical traditional tattoo that you will find tons of variations for on many tattoo artists’ flash.
Your life is in his hands according to this grim reaper tattoo that finds our macabre character holding an orb with a shadowy figure inside. Take a look at the grim reaper and you will see that there is so much detail.
Out of the Office
A popular grim reaper tattoo theme is to have the character at the beach. As if death was taking a vacation. Here, we find him in a Hawaiian shirt sipping a tropical cocktail. If you are wanting something light and fun, this could be the right style of grim reaper tattoo for you.
We have seen a number of grim reaper tattoos that feature just the character’s head but this one looked particularly amusing. If you want a smaller design, consider just the skull and little else. You could put something like that just about anywhere on the body.
We find our creepy pal in a pool float complete with a flamingo (oddly enough, the second one on this list). This grim reaper tattoo is such a joyful and carefree design that we are sure will appeal to plenty of folks who are only after the good vibes.
This grim reaper tattoo is hard to describe because it is so unlike any tattoo we have ever seen. We find the skull again but this time it is in profile, with a hood behind that makes the yellow ink of the skull jump out. Behind the hood, hot pink has been applied for a singular effect.
We find our dark friend here with a crown. Does this make him the king of the dead? The lantern was an interesting and inspired choice to add to this tattoo, making it feel more atmospheric than many other examples on this list.
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Did you think you would see anything remotely like this on a list of grim reaper tattoos? We certainly were not expecting anything so trippy and weird. Whenever artists and their clients get creative with their collaboration, magical things happen. This is proof of that point. Wow!
What did you think of these Grim Reaper tattoos? We hope you found some to inspire your own ink, but we encourage you to work with your tattoo artist to help realize your singular vision.
- 1 Check Doja Cat’s New Tattoo
- 2 Stinging Red
- 3 Feeling Floral
- 4 Doja’s Tattoo Shape Is Key
- 5 Seeing Stars
- 6 Knives Out
- 7 A Little Creepy
- 8 Sweetgrass
- 9 On a Wing
- 10 Roses
- 11 Best of Both Worlds
- 12 Creepy Crawlies
- 13 Cute Koi
- 14 Slither
- 15 Swordplay
- 16 Blue Butterflies
- 17 Mandala-Inspired
- 18 Cycles
- 19 Make Waves
- 20 Black Rose
- 21 Neo-Traditional
- 22 Nailed It
- 23 We Couldn’t Resist
- 24 Morbidly Moody
- 25 Choices
- 26 Creepy Factor: 100%
- 27 A Fresh Take
- 28 Killer Contrast
- 29 For the Fun of It
- 30 Really, Have a Ball With It
- 31 In Frame
- 32 Old-School
- 33 Death Becomes Her
- 34 The Sweet Smell of Death
- 35 Contemplating Life
- 36 Love You to Death
- 37 Too Much?
- 38 Crowned
- 39 A Moment We All Will Have in Common
- 40 A Little Color Never Hurts
- 41 Classic
- 42 Yikes
- 43 Out of the Office
- 44 Skull
- 45 R&R
- 46 Singular
- 47 King Dread
- 48 Rainbow Reaper
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