21 Fantastic Mandala Tattoos

21 Fantastic Mandala Tattoos

"Mandala” is a Sanskrit word meaning “circle”. Circles are at the heart of mandala tattoo, even a square or triangle seems to dominate.

The shape of the mandala is created from all of its smaller components. The measurement from the center of a circle to its edges is the same all around, giving circles the symbolic meaning of radial balance. In other words, all things within the circle are equal, and so any symbols contained within the circle are granted equal importance. A mandala tattoo represents wholeness, a cosmic diagram reminding us of our relation to infinity, extending beyond and within our bodies and minds. A mandala can symbolize the notion that life is never-ending. 

Enjoy these 21 eye catching mandala designs to find your next tattoo inspiration.

Red mandala tattoo, artist unknown #mandala #mandalatattoo #red #redtattoo
Mandala tattoo by Balen Levore #balenlevore #mandala #geometric
Awesome mandala tattoo by Carl Göthammar #mandala #mandalatattoo #CarlGöthammar #geometric
Mandala by Cats at 2Spirit Tattoo #cats #mandala #ornaments #geometric
Beautiful shoulder mandala tattoo by Cris Hold #crishold #mandala #geometric

Mandala tattoos can be used by individuals to symbolize their journeys through life. Mandala designs can also tell a story of where an individual has been. In some cases, they reveal the individual's path in life.

Red mandala tattoo by Daemon Rowanchilde #DaemonRowanchilde #mandala #geometric #ornaments #red
Mandala tattoo by Dotwork Damian #mandala #DotworkDamian

Mandalas can have spiritual significance to an individual or group of people. The Hindus were one of the first people to use a mandala as a spiritual tool, but the mandalas most people are familiar with, are ones made by Buddhists. Mandalas are used for meditation purposes allowing the individual meditating to become one with the universe. The symbolism behind the creation of a mandala tattoo can have significant meaning for many individuals whether they are Jewish, Buddhist, Christian, Pagan or of any other religious orientation.

Flower mandala tattoo by Franco Maldonado #mandala
Mandala tattoo by Geoff Horn #mandala #geoffhorn #geometric
Mandala tattoo by Guy le Tatooer #mandala #mandalatattoo #geometric #ornaments

The mandala appears to us in all aspects of life, the Earth, the Sun, the Moon and more obviously the circles of life that encompass friends, family and communities.

Tattoo by Horifuki #horifuki #mandala #red #moon
Geometric inspired tattoo by Juan Salgado #mandala #juansalgado #geometric
Hand tattoo by Kairy-Ma #kairyma
Tattoo by Kike Bugni #kikebugni #mandala #mandalatattoo
Awesome tattoo by Lukas Solik #mandala #lukassolik
Tattoo by Mallory Swinchock #MallorySwinchock #mandala
Colorful geometric tattoo by Patrick Sans #colorful #mandala #patricksans
Tattoo by Pierluigi Deliperi #mandala #matching #red #PierluigiDeliperi
Tattoo by Tattoo Dagmar #tattoodagmar #geometric
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