Unlike the neck, hands, and arms, a man’s chest area isn’t commonly viewed by many, making it a seductive canvas for unique tattoo designs.
Dots, perforated lines, and diamond patterns are just the beginning: nothing is off limits in the geometric language.
A realistic heart placed over your own is a dramatic opener in the world of geometric chest tattoo ideas. Comprised of intricate shapes that make way for a hyper-detailed organ that all but mimics the real thing, a geometric heart can be shaded in black and bold red hues, with a combination of the real and interpreted.
Precious mandalas are also ideal for the chest area, intended to protect and unblock one’s passage to enlightenment; expert line work and precise cubing form the foundation of an unfolding hexagonal mandala symbol. Conversely, modern symbolism transferred into geometric renditions make for a uniquely sophisticated charm, such as a series of interlocking wooden beams crowned with fire to represent burning logs over one’s metaphorically burning heart.
Ancient anatomists believed the chest to be the protective armor for a man’s most treasured organ: his heart. And while you may not bear yours to just anyone, all the more reason to dedicate it to equally sacred and eternal ink.
If you’re not sure about getting inked on your chest, check out these geometric forearm tattoos instead.