Most ideas for ear tattoos are small. Tattoos that are placed physically on the ear are limited by the size of the ear itself. Tattoos that are placed near or around the ear are limited by space too, although not as strictly. If you are still interested in getting an ear tattoo, here are some design suggestions to think about.
The ear has a unique and curvy shape. A tattoo that highlights this can be a comforting and subtle design. Another design that would work well is a combined pattern of stars, a gothic design or a ghoul would fit well and would also accommodate the shape of the ear.