Geometric shapes have a profound depth and meaning that resonates with the spirit of many men who see the world in a logical, meaningful way.
The icosahedron is one of the most perfect geometrical figures, and its twenty triangular sides provide for an interesting template for creativity to flourish.
When the icosahedron is typically represented, it is shown in a transparent design that highlights the vertices of the shape instead of the faces. This is because such a view is necessary to see the full scope of the shape. That inherent 3D complexity is hugely appealing from an aesthetic perspective, and men find the shapes to exemplify a simultaneous masculinity and respect for knowledge.
In many cases, the twenty-sided figure is used to frame another element of the tattoo, and the crisp precise nature of the shape is beautifully contrasted with images of nature. Giving depth to the shape provides a more ethereal overall sense of imagery. Other tattoos that feature the icosahedron will include smaller geometric shapes as well to create a pattern of growth and evolution.
Men who decide to get an icosahedron tattoo typically relate to the mathematically nature of the image as well as its depth and complexity. The shape has many meanings to many people, which is part of the beauty of such a visual language. With the freedom to create any scene imaginable with the incorporation of an icosahedron, anything is possible.