Mandala Tattoos

Mandala tattoos: 50+ most beautiful examples

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Mandala tattoos are a huge trend in the tattoo community these days. They look cool and are suitable both for men and women. Just looking at them makes you feel calm and peace. Because of its shape, mandala tattoo looks good almost anywhere on the body. So, whether you’re a guy or a girl, you want a small tattoo or a bigger one – mandala is a perfect choice. If you are thinking of getting a mandala tattoo, we will give you all the information you need. In this article, we have gathered some of the best examples of mandala tattoos. Check it out!

Solid black mandala tattoo on the inner arm
Solid black mandala tattoo on the inner arm.
Thigh is a beautiful place for a bigger mandala tattoo
The thigh is a beautiful place for a more prominent mandala tattoo.
Two black mandala tattoos on the calfs
Two black mandala tattoos on the calves.
Wonderful mandala tattoo on the inner arm
Incredible mandala tattoo on the inner arm.
Yellow green and red mandala tattoo
Yellow-green and red mandala tattoo.
Two halfs of mandala tattoos on both feet
Two halves of mandala tattoos on both feet.

Mandala tattoos meaning

Mandala is a sacred symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism, and it represents the universe. The word ‘mandala’ comes from the Sanskrit language, and it means a ‘circle.’ The basic shape of a mandala is a square with four gates and a circle in the center. This form is an expression of equality. So it will have a significant impact on the person who gets a mandala tattoo.

Snake surrounds the mandala on this awesome piece on inner arm
Snake surrounds the mandala on this excellent piece on inner arm.
Simple black mandala tattoo on the inner arm
Simple black mandala tattoo on the inner arm.
Red mandala tattoo on the thigh
Red mandala tattoo on the thigh.
Red and black traditional style mandala tattoo
Red and black traditional style mandala tattoo.
Pretty mandala tattoo on the shin
Pretty mandala tattoo on the shin.
Palm is another great placement for a mandala tattoo
Palm is another excellent place for a mandala tattoo.

Though it is more common in Hinduism and Buddhism, almost all religions use mandalas. Of course, in different faiths, mandalas have a different meaning. But the basic concept of the mandala is the balance of the universe. The designs vary depending on the religion, but the circular shape is everywhere the same. Because if it isn’t circular, it is not a mandala anymore.

Mid-size mandala tattoo on the inner arm
Mid-size mandala tattoo on the inner arm.
Middle size mandala tattoo on the shoulder
Middle size mandala tattoo on the shoulder.
Mandala tattoo design on the arm for the guys
Mandala tattoo design on the arm for the guys.
Mandala tattoo beautifully surrounds this guys elbow
Mandala tattoo beautifully surrounds this guys elbow.
Half mandala tattoo on the wrist
Half mandala tattoo on the wrist.
Gorgeous sacred geometry and mandala tattoo combined
Gorgeous sacred geometry and mandala tattoo combined.

But as for any other tattoo, for each person mandala tattoos can have many different meanings. It doesn’t have to have a religious sense. Mandala tattoos look cool just for the design, so it’s ok to get a tattoo for the appearance. However, it is likely that when people see your mandala tattoo, they will think of it as a spiritual symbol. So, if you consider yourself as a non-believer, you shouldn’t get a mandala.

Choosing a mandala tattoo

There are many combinations of mandala tattoos. In our opinion, the best mandala tattoo design is a black mid-size on the flat area of the body. Mandala tattoos look fantastic on the chest, back, leg or arm. Avoid the areas where skin gets a lot of friction, e.g., wrists because it can distort your tattoo.

Four black and one red mandala tattoo
Four black and one red mandala tattoo.
Fine detailing on this perfect mandala tattoo on the hand
Fine detailing on this perfect mandala tattoo on the hand.

 

Excellent mandala tattoo design on the head
Excellent mandala tattoo design on the head.
Dotwork mandala tattoo on the upper back
Dotwork mandala tattoo on the upper back.
Dotwork black and red mandala tattoo
Dotwork black and red mandala tattoo.
Cool example of mandala tattoo on the arm
Cool example of mandala tattoo on the arm.

 

Colorful traditional style mandala tattoo
Colorful traditional style mandala tattoo.
Black mandala tattoo with another geometric shape on the forearm
Awesome black mandala tattoo with another geometric shape on the forearm.
Black mandala tattoo on the back
Black mandala tattoo on the back.
Black mandala tattoo on the back of the neck and the head
Black mandala tattoo on the back of the neck and the head.
Black dotwork mandala tattoo on the wrist and the hand
Another black dotwork mandala tattoo on the wrist and the hand.
Black dotwork mandala tattoo on the forearm
Black dotwork mandala tattoo on the forearm.

Coloring your mandala is another option you can try. In religion, the colors of the mandala represent the mood of its creator. However, in tattooing world, you won’t find a lot of colorful mandala tattoos. That’s because most people prefer black and white colors for mandalas.

By the way, you can design mandala tattoo yourself. It’s not hard at all, and you will experience the joy of making your tattoo. If you don’t trust your drawing skills, show your favorite design to the tattooist. Together you can think of something unique and tailored just for you.

Black and red mandala tattoo with a triangle in the center
Black and red mandala tattoo with a triangle in the center.
Black and grey dotwork mandala tattoo
Black and grey dotwork mandala tattoo.
Beautiful mandala tattoo with a bird on it
Beautiful mandala tattoo with a bird on it.
Another excellent mandala tattoo on the upper arm
Another excellent mandala tattoo on the upper arm.
An example of a beautiful mandala tattoo on the neck
An example of a beautiful mandala tattoo on the neck.

Mandala tattoos placement

Best placement for mandala tattoo is where there’s some more space. We don’t recommend getting it where the skin gets a lot of movement. For example wrists or the opposite part of the elbow. The most popular places for a mandala are forearm, sleeve, back thigh, calf, shin, and chest. However, if you’re thinking of getting a smaller tattoo or just half mandala the wrist or an ankle is a perfect place for that.

Another traditional coloring mandala tattoo on the hand
Another traditional coloring mandala tattoo on the hand.
Colorful mandala tattoo on the arm
Colorful mandala tattoo on the arm.
Colorful mandala thigh tattoo
Colorful mandala thigh tattoo.
Compass mandala tattoo
Compass mandala tattoo.
Dotwork black mandala tattoo on the inner forearm
Dotwork black mandala tattoo on the inner forearm.
Floral mandala tattoo on the forearm
Floral mandala tattoo on the forearm.
Gentle snowflake-like mandala tattoo on the arm
Gentle snowflake-like mandala tattoo on the arm.
Half mandala tattoo on the rib cage behing the right breast
Half mandala tattoo on the rib cage behind the right breast.
Huge black mandala tattoo on the shoulder
Huge black mandala tattoo on the shoulder.
Mandala tattoo by tattooist Waden Schwarz
Mandala tattoo by tattooist Waden Schwarz.
Matching dotwork mandala tattoo on both feet
Matching dotwork mandala tattoo on both feet.
Micro mandala tattoo
Micro mandala tattoo.
Perfect mandala tattoo on the arm for women
Perfect mandala tattoo on the arm for women.
Sacred geometry black mandala tattoo with hearts inside
Sacred geometry black mandala tattoo with hearts inside.
Small flower mandala tattoo on the arm
Small flower mandala tattoo on the arm.
Solid black mandala tattoo on the hand for guys
Solid black mandala tattoo on the hand for guys.
Superb black mandala tattoo on the upper back
Superb black mandala tattoo on the upper back.
Tattoo of a mandala with a crescent moon in the center
Tattoo of a mandala with a crescent moon in the center.
Traditional coloring mandala tattoo on the hand
Traditional coloring mandala tattoo on the hand.
Yet another gorgeous black mandala tattoo on the inner arm
Yet another gorgeous black mandala tattoo on the inner arm.
Mandala tattoos: 50+ most beautiful examples
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