Mandala Tattoo Design Ideas

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Mandala Tattoo Design Ideas

The secret behind the beautiful and enchanting Mandala

You may have seen a type of tattoo that that looks elaborate and is usually in a circular design. What are they? Why do they look so beautiful? When you look at them longer they seem to tell you a story woven and interlocked with each shape and curve, they are intricately shaped and interlaced with each other forming pretty flower shapes and a dark skull figure. The design has become enchanting and enthralling at the same time.
What are these creations called?

They are the Mandala Tattoos.

The Mandalas are what you call as sacred circle designs that are actually used in religion and culture, particularly ceremonies. You can find them in meditation rooms as well as prayer rooms and churches. They are a symbol of eternal love and spiritual claim. They are not simply objects that were made for fashion or trend, but they actually have a deep rooted cultural and religious significance which makes the tattoo and the design overall interesting. You can even find Mandala tattoos in full color that denote a balanced life and a spiritual calling.

What makes up the Mandala

The defining look of the Mandala is its circular shape. Its influence is from Hindu and Buddhist religion which are expressed most of the time using sand art. The monks use sand which was dyed in order to create beautiful and intricate Mandalas. This is why the design has become popular in tattoos because it has a permanent place to stay in and be seen by a lot of people. Owing to the fact that not most people can see sand art or artifacts from the Hindu and Buddhist temples, believers can now have Mandala tattoos which they can carry with them anywhere.

Colorful Mandala tattoos can be easily transferred unto the skin for a more cheery and artistic flair. Owing to the circular shape, these types of tattoos they tend to look better on parts of the body which are flat; the chest and the back. These parts of the body better display the design of the tattoo which your eyes can follow along to easily. The area around the shoulder blades which is flat is also a good location for the tattoo. The trouble with the rest of the body parts is that they have too much curves and disrupt the circular shape.

What makes this tattoo stand out is that the patterns are very unique and lively looking. You can never seem to look away when you see them. The usual colors of the tattoo attract most people who are spiritual by nature, lead Gothic lifestyles and the likes.

Designing the Mandala

When creating the Mandala design, they are usually drawn from the inner circle up to the outwards. The trademark of the Mandala designs is that they form a flower look. They are in circle shapes with all sorts of symbolism that can denote to femininity, spirituality, life, eternity, religion and so on. There are many meanings behind the flowers and they can range from rebirth, blossoming, creation and giving life to a certain or specific ideal.

The patterns and colors of the tattoo are highly based on making a floral effect. The Mandalas are also known to be referred to as the flowers of life. They are born, blossom and grow through life as time passes. Usually the inner part of the flowers is lighter in color to draw in more attention and highlight.

Behind Mandala Tattoos

Mandala means circle in Sanskrit. The main driving points of these tattoos are the circle designs. You can find some subtle triangle or square drawings but the circle overpowers them. Owing to the fact that the measurement of the circle from the center to all its edges is the same, it gives the symbolic meaning that everything is equal or in balance. The symbols created within the circle are believed to be given equal balance or importance of the person who has the tattoo.

Most of the time the Mandala tattoos use honey combs and honey bees for the design. They are used as the symbol pertaining to the circle of life. Why bees? They are there to symbolize femininity, care and fertility. The honey on the other hand is the elixir of life; it is the meaning and the beauty of living. Honey is made by bees and it is of beautiful golden color collected from the flowers. The collection process shows the honeycomb which in turn means that everything in life is related and connected with each other. It also means that no man is an island and that in everything we do; we connect and interlock with the lives of other people.

Mandala tattoos are truly beautiful and it will be a great choice to get one if you have the same beliefs that the designs signify. Bear in mind that the design on your tattoo should be something that you stand for. Always make sure that you know very well what your tattoo is for and what it means for your life.

Mandala back tattoo

A wider range of mandala tattoos in black. They are best seen in black ink and incorporate well detailed designs inside the circle as well as some minor details outside.

Mandala with skull full sleeve tattoo

Black mandala tattoo on the arm. This tattoo adds a skull detail unto the regular flower design of the mandala. The skull is also one of the most popular details that come with the mandala designs.

Manala full back tattoo

A wide mandala tattoo design encompassing the entire back of the person. One of the best places to ink the mandala design is on flat spaces of the body so the back a pretty popular place for it to be on.

Mandala tattoo

Back and shoulder mandala tattoo. In whatever part of the body the tattoo will be inked, it is important that it can show the perfect circle shape as it is essential to the tattoo’s meaning.

Mandala and flower sleeve tattoo for man

An arm mandala tattoo. This mandala design is in colored ink and is drawn on the side of the arms. The colors are often light and bright symbolizing life and progress.

Mandala and flower thigh tattoo

Compact and beautiful black and white mandala tattoos. The tattoos tell a lot about the person’s life, the pretty designs inside it are the explanation of how a person values his life.

Mandala back tattoo

Minimalist back mandala tattoo. Inked in black and decorated only on the circular part of the flower shape, the overall image displays elegance and beauty.

Mandala back tattoo

Another mandala back tattoo that doesn’t create a circle shape. Depending on the design, mandala tattoos can vary and one design is not perfectly the same as the other designs giving you’re a sense of uniqueness.

Mandala half sleeve tattoo

Another attractive looking half sleeve mandala tattoo. Eve in black and white the middle part of the inner circle is highlighted in a brighter shade to denote positivity and importance in a person’s life.

Beautiful mandala forearm tattoo. It almost seems like the arms have sprouted pretty flowers on its own and have ascended unto the arms.

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