A Beginners Guide To Sacred Geometry Tattoos!

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Sacred geometry tattoos are a hugely popular tattoo style, and if you're after one yourself be sure to check out this beginners guide!

One of the most popular contemporary tattoo styles is that of sacred geometry, but while it is a relatively new style in tattooing its influences date back centuries. Geometric patters and motifs have decorated churches, mosques and other sacred buildings for hundreds of years. Sacred geometry is itself inspired by patterns in the natural world, and sacred geometric tattoos take influence from it as well.

Using patterns and shapes of religious backgrounds and iconography, as well as some inspiration from nature, sacred geometry tattoos are a deeply symbolic style of tattoo. To give you a hand in choosing what geometric piece would be right for you we're bringing you some help!!

Flower of Life- the flower of life is a common geometric tattoo and consists of multiple evenly-spaced overlapping circles. Examples of the flower of life date back to Ancient Egypt and some sketches of the flower of life can be found in the journals of Leonardo Da Vinci.

Flower of Life Tattoo by Alex Edge
Flower of Life Tattoo by Alex Edge

Metatron's Cube- A variant of the the flower of life metatron's cube is 'composed of 13 equal circles with lines from the center of each circle extending out to the centers of the other 12 circles'. Artwork featuring metatron's cube can be found in hundreds of old religious and sacred buildings.

by Dillon Forte
by Dillon Forte

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Chambered Nautilus (shell)- a geometric tattoo inspired by nature the chambered nautilus takes inspiration from the actual chambered nautilus' shell. A bold and detailed image the shell makes for some beautiful tattoos!

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Mandala- perhaps one of the most popular geometric tattoos the mandala is spiritual and religious symbol in a number of Indian religions and represents the universe. Mandala tattoos stray a little from the traditional religious mandala image but still look awesome.

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An important part of any geometric tattoo is the detail and design, and for the most part these are best suited to black ink. Sacred geometry tattoos then are almost always done in black ink with dark shading, though they are often done in a dotwork style as well.

If you're still after some inspiration for sacred geometry tattoos then take a look at these artists!!

by Tomas Tomas
by Tomas Tomas
by Glenn Cuzen
by Glenn Cuzen
by Katia Somerville
by Katia Somerville
by Dillon Forte
by Dillon Forte
by Keegan Sweeney
by Keegan Sweeney
by Nissaco
by Nissaco

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Tattoodo Staff Writer and tattoo enthusiast. Lover of all things traditional and blackwork!

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