The mandala is a word from Sanskrit meaning “circle” which carries important significance to the culture. Like the name suggests, the design comprises of a series of circle motifs used in rituals, meditations, and religious traditions. Furthermore, these intricate patterns have inspired many designs for tattoos. Many men and women choose the mandala design for tattoos.
Even though, the base design of the mandala is set, there can be many fluctuations in how the tattoo artist may represent it. Whether its in the form of floral motifs, geometrical structures or in different colors. You will find many different and mesmerizing styles in which a mandala can be tattooed. Let us explore some of these mandala tattoo designs to find the one that best suits you.
Arm Mandala Tattoo
The arm has always been an optimal place to put your tattoo. It’s the perfect location for any big or small tattoo and works well with long or narrow tattoos as well. Moreover, you can choose to make your tattoo take up the entire arm, or do a simple single mandala. One can easily show off this particular body part as well as hide it easily.
Here, the artist has covered the entire arm but without being too on the nose about it. We love the cultural motifs in this design, and the way the line is drawn out throughout the arm to bring a classic Indian art style to life.
This one is a half-shoulder and half-arm tattoo that is simplistic and feminine. It is a perfect addition to your body for that soft touch.
Forearm Mandala Tattoo
While the arm tattoo is primarily on the upper arm, the forearm is much more visible especially during summers when you wear short sleeved clothes. It is most often chosen for tattoos and therefore, you can see a variety of mandala tattoo designs with its own unique touch.
The artist has chosen to symbolize the tree of life with this particular piece while still maintaining a touch of the mandala design.
Dot Styled Mandala Tattoo
Floral motifs and a dot-style tattoo? Yes, we love it!
Om Tattoo Design
This tattoo design is very intricate and contains the Om symbol. Additionally, it employs classic Indian cultural motifs with the lines and the patterns.
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Honeycomb Styled Mandala Tattoo
If you want to be a little more extravagant with your art, opt for bigger pieces combining honeycomb structures and floral structures that are encompassing the mandala. An entire forearm tattooed out in dark ink with intricate details, it will definitely stand out!
Butterfly Mandala Tattoo Design
Butterflies are a symbol of peace and prosperity along with an eye for truth, this ensemble creates a beautiful art piece for your hand. In addition, the artist has used the mandala design to as the wing patterns for the butterfly.
Half Mandala Tattoo Designs
Floral Mandala Tattoo Designs
Flowers with mandala patterns accompanied by natural floral motifs, are a pretty fun way to draw different types of flowers onto your forearm.
The artist has chosen to blend in mandala art with lotus motifs and create a beautiful elongated design on the arm that almost looks mehendi-like.
This particular tattoo is extremely bold in its design, with a butterfly covering the eyes of the women. Furthermore, with how large and pretty it is, it can be an accessory in and of itself.
Hamsa Hand Evil Eye Design Tattoo
It looks exquisite and mesmerizing!
Mandala Tattoo For Best Friends
A fun idea is to combine your tattoo art with your friends in such a way that it forms a design. It’s a beautiful way to immortalize your friendships.
Leg Mandala Tattoos
The leg is a perfect place for mandala tattoos because it has a lot of space and you can put large tattoos or smaller ones. Due to the larger amount of fats and muscles, there will be less pain. Moreover, you can insert intricate detailed designs that make the art much more significant.
Thigh Tattoo Design
The thigh is a beautiful place to insert your tattoo as it provides a beautiful sneak peak when you wear mini skirts. Here, the mandala and the flowers are drawn in such a way that it looks like the feathers of a peacock.
Sea Horse Tattoo Design
If you are someone that loves the sea world and have a deep connection with it; you can choose to draw animals or fishes or seahorses like so and add an aesthetic touch to it by using mandala as the texture for the skin.
Back Mandala Tattoos
The back of your body is a perfect for place for putting a tattoo. Additionally, it can be as large as you want. And even though, you may not be able to see it all the time, the meaning of it still remains the same and in fact, it is not a necessity for many people.
Lastly, make it as subtle as you want like this particular piece with dangling earring like motifs.
Colorful Mandala Tattoo Design
Make your mandala tattoo design more centered and colorful like this beautiful piece!
Neck Mandala Tattoo
Historically, gangsters and people on the fringes of society would get a neck tattoo to show their loyalty but now, neck tattoos have become commodified and stylized by regular people. If you are someone who is comfortable with putting your tattoos on display, neck tattoos are an excellent choice.
Moreover, neck tattoos extend from the head till the back creating a beautiful geometric mandala that is mesmerizing to look at.
This design covers up the entire neck and almost looks like it is a structure that carries the head. The beautiful way the shapes form a circular pattern around the empty center is exquisite to look at!
Ear Mandala Tattoos
Those who want a tiny miniscule tattoo that is subtle can opt for ear tattoos. And, it need not be inside the ear, it can also be on the back of the ear as well. One should know that ear tattoos require a high pain tolerance.
We love this beautiful star-like mandala tattoo which gives a beautiful touch to it.
Here the tattoo has been placed in such a way that it surrounds the ear and adds beautiful motifs to it, almost indicating the sound waves that enter our ears when we hear.