25 Sweet Side Face Tattoos

Xavier in Tattoo Ideas

Turn your heads a bit and let us see those sweet, sweet side face tattoos!

Pictured, Hannah Snowdon-Sykes
Pictured, Hannah Snowdon-Sykes

We've gotten some pretty sweet and thrill feedback on our previous face tattoo post a while back and we're back with another. Although these face tattoos aren't as hardcore as the ones before, they're just as banging.

The side face tattoo is pretty self-explanatory. It's a more slightly ‘discreet’ option in face tattoos. In most cases, people get thin and vertical tattoo designs like daggers, arrows, and straight razors to put on the far side of their faces fitted snugly beside the tragus. Some opt for larger designs that stretch to their cheeks and forehead.

Dagger side face tattoo via sextattoosdrugs/Tumblr
Dagger side face tattoo via sextattoosdrugs/Tumblr

Side face tattoos—all types of face tattoos, for that matter—isn't for everyone. You can't be just squeamish to assume that all face tattoos are shitty. That's a pretty flawed opinion. If you get offended with people giving you crap about your own tattoos, it would be pretty hypocritical to do the same with people with face tattoos. #Respect

Bradley Soileau - Courtesy of Next Management
Bradley Soileau - Courtesy of Next Management

Model Bradley Soileau is known for his love of tattoos by Sean From Texas, which is why he chose Sean to do the honor of tattooing the noose tattoo on the side of his face.

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Artist unknown
Photo by Stan Stotch
Photo by Stan Stotch
Unalome face tattoo by Misa Bocek
Unalome face tattoo by Misa Bocek
Half mandala tattoo of xenofoxy/Tumblr
Half mandala tattoo of xenofoxy/Tumblr
Arcane symbols in white ink by Tai Van Tattoo
Arcane symbols in white ink by Tai Van Tattoo

Go with white ink if you want to be a bit bolder yet not too bold. Watson Atkinson does excellent white ink tattoos.

Butterfly tattoo via tattoome/Tumblr
Butterfly tattoo via tattoome/Tumblr
Artist unknown
Artist unknown

Half mandalas and dotwork go together really well and the ones I've seen on the face turned out really good so far like this one.

by Or Kantor
by Or Kantor

Tasteful ornamental piece for a side face tattoo.

via DSpider face tattoo via Dubuddha Orgubuddha Org
via DSpider face tattoo via Dubuddha Orgubuddha Org
Scythe in blackwork by baylenlevore
Scythe in blackwork by baylenlevore
Crossed arrows in blackwork by Philippe Fernandez
Crossed arrows in blackwork by Philippe Fernandez

Clean linework, minimalist design. A larger side face tattoo I wouldn't mind getting.

Symbol of oil in alchemy tattoo by josehateslife/Tumblr
Symbol of oil in alchemy tattoo by josehateslife/Tumblr

Keeping it small and subtle.

Linework tattoo by ylitenzo
Linework tattoo by ylitenzo
Chain side face tattoo by Error
Chain side face tattoo by Error
Heart dagger face tattoo by Zak Rodgers at The Art Parlor in Riverside, CA
Heart dagger face tattoo by Zak Rodgers at The Art Parlor in Riverside, CA

Looking for more heart dagger tattoo designs? There's more here.

Abstract side face tattoo - Courtesy of BME
Abstract side face tattoo - Courtesy of BME
Artist unknown
Artist unknown

Sick, strategically-placed side face tattoo in blackwork.

r.k. by b.l. in Berlin 2015
r.k. by b.l. in Berlin 2015
Pictured, James Edward Quaintance
Pictured, James Edward Quaintance
Half mandala tattoo by suryainkfamily
Half mandala tattoo by suryainkfamily
Tattooed couple: @jerrodxmichael and @minaxkate - Courtesy of cellestuff/Tumblr
Tattooed couple: @jerrodxmichael and @minaxkate - Courtesy of cellestuff/Tumblr
Pictured, Kat Von D
Pictured, Kat Von D

Tattoo artist and reality star Kat Von D is known for her trademark stars on the side of her face.

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When she's not writing for Tattoodo, Xavier likes experimenting with art and organizing local music shows. We're kidding, she's probably asleep. Follow her on Instagram @claudia_strife

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