Top 93 Sacred Geometry Tattoo Ideas [2022 Inspiration Guide]
Take a look around, you’ll discover sacred geometry in more than just churches, temples, and monuments. It’s everywhere – from pine cones to diamonds, snowflakes, and more.
It is, after all, the synchronicity of the universe with mathematical constants, not to mention the blueprint of nature.
From ancient Egypt to Greece and India, mathematical and geometric constraints have long been the center of focus. During the time, sacred geometry was more than just a bunch of peculiar patterns and fascinating codes; it was believed to be education for the soul.
In other words, sacred geometry symbolizes consciousness and our profound mystery of awareness. These senses tie into our own inner realm, acting as stable structures of order within our lives amid chaos.
Yet, that is only one meaning of many when it comes to sacred geometry symbols. For other ancient scientists, these energy patterns were what unified all things as one. They were a representation of the beauty of creation and the universe itself.
Regardless of how you try to crack the code, one thing is true: Sacred geometry can be found in the molecules of our own DNA. Perhaps that is why we are so fascinated by these timeless geometric shapes and codes. What stories do they hold, assuming we can unlock them? For now, all we can do is gaze deep into the lines of the universe with wonder and contemplate their deeper meaning.
With that said, I’d like to share with you the top 100 best sacred geometry tattoo designs for men below — from the hexagonal cells that today’s honeybees produce to ratios and figures once showcased in architectural stone by the Egyptians, Indians, Greek, and Romans. You are sure to be awe-inspired by the incredible ideas and talented line work.
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Here’s an effective 3D alternating color and shade from a base honeycomb . The key to this cool lies in the shifts in technique; some of it is in black and gray with fuzzy alt shade highlights, while the rest supports a flower close by with blue wash over the honeycomb. It’s an eclectic piece of patchwork .
A beautifully executed mix of geometric patterns forms a breathtaking sleeve . There’s great breadth in the tattoo artist’s technical mix. The lower half of the is pure linework in 3D partitioned off by a clean black line. This divider morphs into a pentagonal-based of dark gray and ; it splits between two cleverly different cube-based motifs. Around this is a clever maze alternating negative space for the passages and grayscale for walls. It’s a tremendously fun arm displaying fantastic attention to detail.
This leg is a geometric hodgepodge that fits almost through sheer forces of will. The central is a mosaic flower with cube overtones inked in black and gray – it swallows up previous tattoos and takes them along for the ride. The second part of the is a long line of crisply depicted hollow cubes alternating a brilliant granite effect in darker gray. It snuggles up nice and close to the tile. The connective tissue to the artwork is negative space, threading through each element in a skillfully executed fashion.
A flowing geometric chest and upper arm . I like the use of a fat black border line across each section. Flowing negative space gap work makes separate, interesting shapes instead of a solid image. Inside each section are various technical elements such as tribal arrowhead dotwork, -based patterns, and tile effects. These either flow through each part of the or are maintained in a single area. It’s a smart display of .
This sensational wolf mixes with non-traditional shading effects and realism to create a beautiful piece. The has done wonderfully overlaying the wolf image with elegant linework shapes and designs. The technical etching — different linework styles, dotwork, and hybrid fills are employed — allows the stunning beast to dominate through contrasting shade and instead of heavy line imagery and traditional shadow.
The custom geometric noggin and neck is rare but the flat top haircut sadly is not. The subject has opted for boldness in line and and for an almost confrontational placement of his art. There’s a black single needle transitioning to negative space tiling in gray, tied off by a fat black line ending in a large, thick, fuzzed up . Surrounding this at the neck is an effective mosaic done purely in black linework stretching up from the mid-back to the line of separation just below his ears.
A fantastically worked Buddha sleeve mixing , religion, , and tile elements. The artist has done an astounding amount of detailed work. Each element is painstaking in its precise delivery and chosen patterns – there’s no soft fill color or broad shade at all.
The radiating out from the central Om is exceptionally built through line, shade, and neg space. Above it is the Metatron’s cube, a . The Buddha is cool – he usually is – however, the coolest element of this work may be the dazzling single line fine black needle shapes overlaying the deity. They are so clear and crisp that incorporating each into the sleeve was more important than fitting the overall theme.
This is an interesting, very busy mix of and the weird. The is a clever mix of line, dot, and neg space shade. From there, it quickly gets strange with the massive, realistic heart. It is well etched — dig the web of black line capillaries — and extremely eye-catching, but odd when put next to the symbolically harmonious .
This upper arm is funky and smart . The technical aspects of the previous work – hybrid dotwork shading in fine blue/ – created an opportunity for the new support work to build on. Larger scale hexagons transition from pure though to blue/black line – it’s a killer technical effect – then use an alternative fill triangular image. Given the unfinished bit near the armpit and irritated skin from a shading gun, it’s likely there will be a few more shade ink done in a finishing session.
This is a stylish upper arm . The use of sections separated by negative space is effective, allowing the artist to play with a variety of patterns. There is a masterful display of technique in different hashes, dots, and color transitions which show the tattooist’s eye for detail. I particularly enjoy the pressed metal look in the motif nearest the subject. It creates an effect like you find on sports stadium steps and 4WD step panels that help make sure you don’t trip over when the metal’s wet.
Wow. This epic is an almost flawless grayscale arm sleeve and chest combination. It’s hard to find another design this vivid in tones of gray and black. The keys to this brilliant ink are , placement, and unique style of grayscale shade technique.
The color and texture created are reminiscent of granite but mixed with the beauty of marble sensibilities. The placement of each radiates outward in clear, crisp circles supported by eclectic fills. Just for fun, the artist finishes off near the shoulder with perfectly delineated gray shade clouds for an artistic ink mic drop.
A totally killer set of geometric twin sleeves. You can picture the subject rolling into the studio with a swatch of different tile designs under his arm and telling the artist: “I want all of them – in blue/black and gray.” All of the tile patterns are wildly different in direction, , or fill technique. The tattooist has perfectly placed each tile where they can be most effective in contrast to the other styles on display, then manipulated and scale to further make them stand out. It’s brilliant conceptually and in the application.
This looks like alternating 3D Jenga towers forming a central, negative space star. Once you grasp the intricacies of and scale, the art becomes a fascinating inner forearm . The towers are excellently conceived; each one is the same in style but alternates between crisp black fill and heavy dotwork. It’s an almost magical display of balance and scale.
This chest and upper arm could be fully finished – it certainly looks cool right now – but it could also be waiting for the finishing touches of black line highlighting. There’s already quite a bit, particularly through the arm section, but the crisscrossing over the tile patterned chest looks to need more. There is plenty of scope to finish off the line in fine black needles but also help other elements pop from the skin.
Now, this is the definition of badass . An almost complete upper body piece meshing every technical (seriously, you can run a checklist: 3D, grayscale shade, dotwork, negative space, fine needle black line, tile , , etc.) into a precise display of amazing .
It’s a showstopping, breathtaking example of quality and artwork where the hefty price tag truly doesn’t matter when it’s completed. Conceptually, there’s no weakness either; it’s symmetrically balanced and fits with the subject’s other impressive .
The of this chest piece is epic – corresponding pieces of fine, dotwork that grow into mandala tattoos. It’s just the outlined animal’s that bothers me – looking like a cross between a wolf and a Tasmanian devil with a magic on its .
Not sure what the subject’s intention is from here, but the piece could do with leaving the nicely defined dotwork alone and ramping up shade and filling in the . The animal could be developed either in traditional black and gray or wildly bright Neo-traditional style to finish the piece off. Not sure it can stay as a work of outlines only.
Okay, this is a mesmerizing, memorable, one-of-a-kind . The central image of a woman engaging her inner eye(s) is an exceptionally well-executed, realistic sketch-style . There’s also a fascinating, gelatinous-looking DNA strand running horizontally through the piece.
It would be interesting to find out the subject’s thoughts, motivation, and source of and to fully flesh out the originality of the concept. But that’s not all of the ink! This full chest has been filled with a beautiful and intense dotwork tile . The is hypnotic but does manage to help show out the main sketch work in contrast. It’s certainly different from simple fuzzy black background fill.
This hexagon-inspired leg lacks the precise quality of others in this list. It lacks the uniformity in necessary for the most successful and therefore looks a little haphazard and sloppy. There’s a freehand quality to the black linework and shapes. However, the hint of a in the dotwork shading is a nice concept requiring more effective delivery to really stand out.
This is an enjoyable on the chest, utilizing technical variety and composed application. The Metatron’s Cube at the center is exceptional at drawing the eye – it’s like Iron Man’s core but created with fine black line ink. The shaded black and gray supporting patterns are etched with clarity and contrast tremendously with the pair of negative space/dotwork blocks on either side of the chest. This is fantastically balanced .
This is a cool, fine black linework in clever star and diamond patterns. You could argue it’s not straight along the top of the sleeve and as it flows across the chest. However, this is just a by-product of the way the subject holds his arm in the photo (I checked!). This ink could either stand alone or go extra bold and add pockets of bright color to really kick up the eye-catching visuals.
Such an epic 3D concept piece. The various elements link together but start within the robe of the seated figure placed in the belly’s center. The technical delivery of this piece is first class, showing tremendous balance in placement through the center of the subject as it moves up from the gut to under his throat. It has everything – a variety of different shade techniques, a hectic fine detailed dotwork , classic black outline, and craftily applied negative space. It’s a gold star abstract .
The funky black linework inside each hexagon is the highlight of this half-sleeve arm . Each is unique in the way they are etched – giving them a fingerprint vibe. The fine black lines all work together perfectly, then link in the stylish honeycomb delineated by negative space honeycomb. The outer forearm (bottom) part of the is also well done and features a triangular-based joined by intense, flower-like tile patterns.
An Eye of Providence, symbolizing God watching over humanity, sits atop this before breaking off into mandala and geometric Tetris. It’s a stylish ; however, the three elements don’t seem to be much of a concept match. The eye inside the is a good piece of ink well augmented by clever use of the half moon negative space and spare sun rays. Traditionally, in an Eye of Providence , the rays blast out of the in multitudes.
This is boss level stretching across the subject’s entire upper body. There’s so much work and time spent on these artwork – , tiles, flowers, circles – you can get lost looking at the depth within each element. It’s a spectacular example of going all in on a concept and creating elaborate, beautiful art that could hang in any museum.
The negative space aspect of this “reverse” linework of the Metatron’s Cube symbol is great. There’s alt detail in line and creating a cool sense of each within the . But aside from this, the piece is let down from a technical standpoint. The fine black outlines lack sharpness and clarity – they look faded and too hastily done when they could look bold and strong instead. This can be fixed easily.
The other area needing improvement is the shading. It’s a rather dirty gray that’s not heavy enough to help the neg space pop and is too inconsistent in application. There are two ways to go – heavy up the gray shade (or use a solid gray ink) and add more contrast, or go bright with a vivid alternative fill color against the negative space to send it down a new wave path.
This is another cool . The at the top shows a Flower of Life surrounded by linework that looks like a bored but very precise school kid has gone mental with a geometric ruler at the back of trigonometry class. It’s an impressive created with painstaking line work (any mistakes and it’s game over when doing straight lines like this). I also like the negative space lined cubes that stand out against the dark Germ of Life tiles — a simple contrast but one that pops well.
Wouldn’t think there are too many elephant skull tattoos with death’s moths around, let alone the big fellow having his ears still on and looking like butterfly wings. This is a strange artwork. Some elements are etched precisely – the wing sets and background shading – while other bits that should be precise, such as the moth’s body and central triangular eye, look freehand and sloppy. It will be interesting to see if the subject opts for using more black and gray shade, color, or leaves it as it is.