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35 Geometric Tattoos Teeming with Sacred Symbols and Meanings

Tattooing has been around since ancient times, and though many trends in the art of permanent ink have come and gone, there is one particular style that seems to have stood the test of time: geometric tattoos. Featuring simple shapes and precision patterns, these mesmerizing tattoo designs not only look amazing, but may also illustrate sacred, geometric symbols, teeming with deeper hidden meanings.

Sacred geometry can be found almost anywhere. From architectural structures to organic shapes in nature, the mathematical shapes and lines are believed by many to represent spirituality, the beauty of creation, and even the universe itself. Many of today’s tattoo artists still pay homage to these ancient symbols but do so using modern techniques and often with contemporary twists.

From striking sleeve designs to geometric animal tattoos, we’ve compiled a list of impressive body art from around the world. We’ve included London-based tattoo artist Mowgli, whose sketch-like style combines ancient symbols, geometric shapes, and archaic engravings. Below, you’ll also find the mesmerizing mandala designs of LA-based Corey Divine who modifies the symbol by repeating angular shapes that expand and contract as the body moves. So, if you’re interested in getting a tattoo with deeper meaning, scroll down for some body art inspiration.

 

Types of Geometric Tattoos

If you’re thinking about getting a geometric tattoo, there are a few motifs that many tattoos artists return to. Of course, this doesn’t mean you can’t get wild with your own ideas; but as you look for inspiration, you’ll find several recurring themes.

 

Geometric Flower Tattoos

 

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The contrast between the minimalist, straight lines of geometry and the soft curves of nature often provide inspiration for these tattoos. Lotus flowers, which are full of symbolism, are often incorporated into geometric tattoos, as are roses.

 

Geometric Animal Tattoos

 

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Tattoo artists often incorporate animals into their geometric tattoo designs, whether that’s morphing the face of an animal into a shape or surrounding the animal with geometric motifs. Owls, wolves, lions, bears, and deer are all popular animals that are incorporated into geometric tattoo designs.

 

Geometric Shape Tattoos

 

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Many prefer to go the route of simply using shapes, whether they’re looking for a geometric tattoo sleeve or just a  small geometric tattoo. Interlocking shapes can create mesmerizing patterns across the skin and can even be used to create illusions by the most skilled of tattoo artists.

 

Thinking of getting inked? Here are over 25 geometric tattoo ideas that celebrate sacred geometry.

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