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

ear tattoo by instagramer Zihnee_tattoo
Photo: Instagram/Zihnee_tattoo

The cool new place to get a tattoo is apparently the helix. Don’t know where that is? It’s the spot on the ear’s upper-outer curve. 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:

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A post shared by Zihee_tattoo (@zihee_tattoo) on Nov 5, 2016 at 5:21am PDT

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A post shared by Zihee_tattoo (@zihee_tattoo) on Aug 30, 2016 at 9:41pm PDT

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

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A post shared by Zihee_tattoo (@zihee_tattoo) on Apr 1, 2017 at 3:10am PDT


A post shared by Zihee_tattoo (@zihee_tattoo) on Nov 20, 2016 at 6:22am PST

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.

❤️ @madameTussaudsLondon #WaxCaKe

A post shared by Cara Delevingne (@caradelevingne) on Jan 19, 2016 at 5:54am PST

Meanwhile Hailey Baldwin has a sweet shout-out.

G for Georgia #georgiaonmymind love u both @juliaveach @chad_veach

A post shared by Hailey Baldwin (@haileybaldwin) on Jun 16, 2015 at 9:58pm PDT

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

This kenzo jacket. . Off the chain. This love heart.. full of love

A post shared by Ruby Rose (@rubyrose) on Jan 10, 2014 at 11:38pm PST

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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