The skin surrounding the ears is especially sensitive, so getting a tattoo on this part of the body can be painful. A tattoo behind the ear can also hurt because there is a minimal amount of fat in this area.
A tattoo artist can apply numbing cream to the area before inking the tattoo. However, this precaution does not take the pain away completely. Since the area behind the ear is small, the tattoo is also quite tiny, which means the pain does not last for very long. This spot on the body is ideal for people who do not want the tattoo to show all the time.