A geometry tattoo is directly related to sacred geometry. There are tattoo artists who are specialized in this type of tattoo art. This is because they have to know the true meaning behind every design they ink. In fact, most of them are so passionate about this subject that they want to create original designs for every client they have. According to them, most people who opt for a geometry tattoo are more interested in what they mean, more than how they look. There are, indeed certain individuals who just like to be trendy and flaunt sacred geometry ink. However, they don’t represent the vast majority.
What is sacred geometry all about? Simply put, it is about connection. Perfect shapes found in nature are explained by math and are usually symmetrical, containing circles, squares, triangles and so on. They are commonly referred to as platonic solids. Besides being basically perfect, some adepts think they carry certain vibrations and they may heal the body if tattooed on it. They could have more impact spiritually speaking than physically speaking. Until we discover if sacred geometry inked in skin is more than just that, you should know that the most used tattooing technique for them is dotwork, combined with shading and steady lines.
A geometry tattoo may also be minimalist without referring to an ancient teaching or a geometrical shape found in nature. Geometry could also be considered abstract to a certain level, but the fact is that every shape can be translated in mathematical equations regardless or how crooked or simple it is. The most known are the spiral of the golden section, the flower of life and the Gordian knot. Mandalas are also part of this category. Without further additions, here are 80+ ideas to help you commune with nature or have a kick-ass tattoo!
80+ Geometry Tattoo Designs To Commune With Nature
1. Dotwork and fine lining
These two tattooing techniques are the most used in case of a geometric tattoo, so you should get familiarized with it.
2. Upside down triangle in watercolors
The upside down triangle that you see positioned in the middle of this woman’s upper back signifies femininity. The color splashes are meant to mimic watercolors on paper.
3. An endless part of body music
Curved lines spread on this man’s back and arm, following his shape and making me think of energy waves and music.
4. 3D triangle and dotwork
A geometry tattoo fits any area of the body. If it is medium-sized like this one, then it would look great on your forearm. This recommendation doesn’t apply in case you want it because it corresponds with your Chakras.
5. Perfect circles fading away
Those times when we used to pick tribal designs and tattoo them on our wrists to look like bracelets are over. These days, sacred geometry is used for visually appealing and harmonious bracelet-tattoos.
6. Three pentagons meet at each corner
When three pentagons meet at each corner, you have a dodecahedron. This one represents the ether and corresponds with the throat Chakra.
7. Creating harmony with curved lines
Circles are all about no beginnings and no ends. This sphere is made of curved lines that don’t have continuity.
8. In perfect symmetry
I don’t recognize any sacred geometry symbols here, so this is a simple geometry tattoo. It is perfectly symmetrical, which is exactly what geometry is all about. The proportions are just right.
9. Basic rhomboidal structure
This basic structure makes a perfect idea for a minimalist tattoo. This shape is easily found in nature, especially in crystals like clear quartz, rose quartz, amethyst, citrine, tiger eye and so on.
10. Fire and water
The first triangle symbolizes fire and the second one water. This concept is really nice because it also contains scenery, not only geometrical shapes.
11. Pluses and minuses
When we want to translate shapes into math, we’ll need pluses and minuses, so this tattoo makes sense with all its mathematical signs.
12. Narrowed down to geometry
Both humans and animals, as well as fruits and anything else you can think of can be narrowed down to geometrical shapes.
13. A geometric stag
This is how you can simplify an animal into a geometry tattoo. This stag lacks realism, which is kind of the point.
14. Whale framed in the tree of life
If I’m not mistaken, the dotted frame around this whale is actually the tree of life. This person probably wanted to create a connection. Awesome pointillism work!
15. The portrait of a wolf
The wolf is a symbolic creature that can be represented in any tattooing technique. I guess this is the one that this person liked the most.
16. An alchemy tattoo
If you take every symbol from this design and start analyzing it, you’ll find a lot more about alchemy than you think.
17. Dots connecting constellations and teachings
This tattoo is a work of art and it is really hard to interpret. However, you can connect the dots if you start by thinking of constellations.
18. Unity and balance
Although incomplete, the two triangles at the bottom form the symbol for ether. This bird relies on unity and balance. A flawless black and white tattoo!
19. Getting mystical with the wolf
The fact that a geometry tattoo has a certain mysticism attached to it makes numerous people much more interested in this style.
20. Two times water
The triangle pointing down refers to water. It is also a symbol for thesis.
21. Paper birds and watercolors
Origami, sacred geometry and watercolors. What more could you possibly want from a tattoo these days? It contains everything that’s popular, trendy and cool!
22. The Universe in an equilateral triangle
The equilateral triangle is perfect because all its sides are equal. Inside it, you can see the image of a galaxy, depicted with vibrant colors.
23. Sphere filled with meaning
The basic circle is associated with consciousness.
24. The story of three
This triangle that contains a circle is a symbol from the famous Harry Potter series and talks about the story of three. Fans know what’s that all about!
25. Origami bird with ornaments
Origami birds come from the Japanese culture. They can be combined with a geometry tattoo and different ornaments and look beautiful with discreet shading.
26. The head of a lion
As I was saying earlier, any living creature can be drawn using geometrical shapes and brought to life with lines, dots and shading.
27. Isosceles triangles for elbows
The elbow is a very sensitive area. If you really want to get it inked, then you have to find a design that deserves the pain. This could be one.
28. Geometry at its best
I’m no math expert, but I can tell this tattoo means something for someone who does. It is full of mathematical symbols and I think it’s related to spheres, triangles and other different angles and vectors.
29. A sort of protection
This tattoo design looks a lot like the symbol for protection, but it’s not exactly the same. An entirely black triangle is missing half a sphere that is projected outside of it.
30. Ether sand hexagons
Besides the most popular geometric shapes, you can go for combinations like this one.
31. Optical illusions with curved lines
Not all geometry tattoos have shades and predefined shapes. There are also those made of curved lines that create interesting optical illusions in 3D.
32. Calculating the orbit
A forearm tattoo, this one is inked very precise. Anything else but a straight line would’ve ruined it.
33. Squares and rectangles
Different sized squares and rectangles may become art and a fantastic tattoo design if they are combined in an inspired way.
34. The unity of the whole
In a more modern interpretation, this symbol is about self, other and society, as well as self-society, self-other and other-society.
35. As simple as a diamond
This is how you draw a geometric diamond. It’s as simple as that. There’s nothing hidden here.
36. Modern vision over the world
Everything about this tattoo is modern except its basic shapes. It includes the Golden Spiral, which is also called the Fibonacci Spiral. In addition, it contains spheres and equilateral triangles.
37. Thesis and anti-thesis
This design clearly connects geometry with nature, which is based on true theories.
38. A kitty and a doggy
If realism or hyper realism is not for you, then you can choose to have the portraits of your pets tattooed in this manner. After all, what’s part of nature can be geometric.
39. The octahedron and the stag
The geometric shape located above the stag’s head is called an octahedron and it is built from eight triangles. It refers to air and it is quite masculine if you ask me.
40. The elephant made of pointillism
Pointillism is the art of tattooing with the help of dots and no shading. It may be applied combined with lining in case of every possible representation of creatures or objects.
41. A forearm dipyramid
As the name says, this drawing is composed of two pyramids.
42. A geometric bracelet for the arm
Abstract geometrical structures are also considered in case of a geometry tattoo. This one is particularly decorative.
43. The portrait of a woman
After seeing a few animal portraits drawn in this technique, here is the portrait of a woman. I think her features are nicely highlighted and I’m sure she looks a lot like the original model.
44. The science behind the universe
The way we are connected to the universe and the way it works is a subject of interest for many of us. This tattoo refers to that in a manner that’s hard to describe. Visually speaking, it is highly precise and may be considered a masterpiece.
45. A different kind of leaf
All sorts of plants can be divided in simple shapes and tattooed anywhere you’d like.
46. Watercolors and the mysticism of triangles
The splashes of color have an enhancing effect for the triangle arrangements.
47. Perfection interrupted by diversion
The destruction of a perfect circle or any other geometric shape is a thing that few tattoo artists do. They don’t rely on perfection and they do not want to be stressed or influenced by it. They want to create beautiful diversions for their clients. One example in this regard is David Boggins from Ohio.
48. Friendly elephant done with pointillism
The whole purpose of pointillism in this design is to add dimension. An elephant would look less friendly without it.
49. Colored portrait of a horse
As you’ve probably already noticed, most tattoos from this category are done in black and white. Few dare to add color and take the design to another level. Pastels were a great choice in case of this horse portrait.
50. It’s all about self-expression
Gray and very little contoured, this geometry tattoo idea refers to self expression. Judging by its location, it is a personal tattoo, not a statement tattoo.
51. An unknown trajectory
Isn’t it amazing how a few lines could mean so much and look this good?
52. An explanation of the solar system
Also based on the idea that everything is connected, including us and the universe, here is an original tattoo of the solar system emphasized with little color.
53. Lines and dots for portraits
When searching for a tattoo artist, you have to make sure they are experts in this type of tattoos. Otherwise, they won’t be capable to use lines and dots to create the portrait of your pet or any other desired animal.
54. A very ample mandala
Mandalas have spiritual meanings and many people chose to use it in order to reach vibrations that couldn’t be reached otherwise. Balance and symmetry are keywords for a design like this one. Location is key as well.
55. Pretty flowers in a rhombus
Who needs roses when you can have pretty flowers connected by geometrical leaves in a large rhombus?
56. The route of understanding
Fire and water are elements that connect the systems based on which nature works. They are influenced by forces coming outside the planet, hence this masterfully composition. Blue is meant to keep this tattoo cold and serious, but also to highlight what needs to be highlighted.
57. Fire and water; male and female
Some geometrical figures are hard to recognize, especially if they are as complex as this one. In order to understand it, even if you don’t really know its denomination, you can break it down. For example, it looks like s styled David Star to me, meaning male and female, as well as water and fire. Those are opposites found in nature.
58. The geometrical bull
The bull, as other animals looks realistic when it is geometric too.
59. A fake tattoo of triangles
If you want to see if you really like a tattoo design, you can wear the fake or temporary version. As you see, they look cool.
60. A profoundly meaningful mandala
A personalized version of the flower of life, this profoundly meaningful mandala was placed in a body area that is usually uncovered. This means we’re dealing with the kind of spirituality that is freely expressed.
61. The right amount of degrees
Calculating angles and using vectors might not be your super skill, but if you can read between the lines, then this geometry tattoo is for you.
62. Twelve faces of awesomeness
The geometric shape that has 12 faces is called dodecahedron. In this tattoo design it is accompanied by a triangle, a sphere and other purposely placed lines.
63. A mighty creature of the night
A thigh tattoo, this one fits perfectly thanks to its size and the story that it tells.
64. A combination that encompasses all
This drawing turned into a tattoo encompasses two symbols that are placed on top of another and lots of dots that create a feeling of expansion.
65. The lion is fire
If all things are connected, then we can refer to astrology without a doubt. Were you born under the sign of Leo? This could be a zodiac tattoo you never thought of.
66. Fire, expression and mountains
Sacred geometry is not a mystery. When it is combined in an original way, it could become one. This is because we use our general knowledge trying to figure out something that might not even cross our minds. I see mountains, the symbol for fire and the symbols for expression in this design. However, it could be about something different.
67. Mandala and inflated squares
This beautiful piece was done by an expert; an artist who knows how to pay attention to details and give dimension and depth to a simple square, transforming it into a visual marvel.
68. A rhombus of colors
No line or dot is randomly placed in case of geometry tattoos.
69. The cyclic nature of the Universe
This serpent that eats its tail is all about creation out of destruction. It is called Ouroboros and it is a symbol of both mankind and individuality. In other words, it may be applied on personal and on galactic level.
70. The apneatic girls
If you are familiar to Suicide Girls, then you should know about Apneatic Girls as well. I’m not encouraging you to search for this. The three black squares are considered their sign.
71. An infinite bond
Ankle geometry tattoos aren’t very common. If you find one design that fits, you should go for it!
72. Metatron’s Cube as back piece
This is Metatron’s Cube. It is a hexahedron, which means it is made of six squares. It represents earth and it is a back piece that I wouldn’t say no to.
73. Inscribed triangle, equality and cycle
Minimalists tattoos, these are simple side decorations with interesting meanings. The inscribed triangle is not found in this form in alchemy, but it is part of it.
74. My crazy life
One of the meanings of this tattoo design is, “My crazy life”. It comes from the Latino culture, but it can be adapted to any. Speaking from experience, tattooing that part of your body will make your glycemic index drop instantly. It will hurt, but it’s totally worth it. Feeling dizzy is totally normal.
75. Multiple geometrical shapes in one
These are the most common geometrical shapes and have nothing to do with sacred geometry.
76. A heart that stands out
Deviating lines from their normal path may create chaos or an orderly chaos that resembles a human heart.
77. From realism to geometry
These are the phases of a drawing seen from the perspective of a realism sketcher and a geometry sketcher. A killer combination I might say.
78. Water, Earth and strength
In this geometry tattoo, the stag signifies straight. It is dependent of water and earth in more than physical ways.
79. A visually-effective body modification
The armband tattoo is already popular and it is meant to express mourning and suffering. The other black and line tattoos don’t have special meanings accepted by the general public, but they are visually effective.
80. Hexagon over hexagon
Nature’s elements merge gracefully with hexagons and harmonious shapes to create a geometry tattoo that looks irresistible.
81. Dots connected in square
This is an excellent use of circles, triangles and straight lines. I wonder if it holds a hidden significance or not.
82. Life is flowers and the other way around
This triangle isn’t just a frame for the flowers contained by it.
83. A different Eye of Providence
An amusing tattoo, this one looks like the Eye of Providence, but instead it features red bricks and electricity signs.
84. Minimalism all the way
Minimalism, dotwork and geometry go hand in hand to create tattoo designs that didn’t existed before and that look appealing to more and more people.
85. Triangles in a chain of triangles
If black isn’t your favorite tattoo color, here is a design that uses only red.
86. The power of the sea
This cute fishy sends a powerful message, “None is more powerful than the sea”.
87. Mandala and Yin Yang
There’s duality in harmony too, just like Yin and Yang make sense in a mandala.
88. A perfect system
Everything has a purpose and everything is meant to happen the way it does. In nature and in life, this tattoo can be applied as a philosophy, not only as a graphic image with extended nebula and fixed shapes.