Top 55 Best Geometric Tattoo Ideas – [2021 Inspiration Guide]
Geometry is defined as the branch of mathematics concerned with the property and relationships between points, lines, surfaces and shapes; but geometry is so much more than just numbers and figures. It is a powerful tool that can be used to describe the world around us and provide us with glimpses into how that outside world relates to an inner truth contained within each of us.
Because of this profound significance—as well as the compelling images that can be created with a geometric approach—more and more people are choosing to get geometric tattoos. The universal nature of geometry and the ability to incorporate its principles into an endless variety of topics and subject matter make it perfectly suited for the list of 50+ best tattoo ideas.
The variety of concepts that can utilize geometric designs and patterns is limited only by the creativity of the individual and the talent of the artist. From fine line work that is reminiscent of schematics and wiring diagrams, to out of this world cosmic scenes, geometry can be utilized to enhance almost any design.
The tattoos here demonstrate the variety and versatility of this popular trend, but even they are just scratching the surface of what is possible with geometric designs.
1. Linework Geometric Tattoos
This is a clean tattoo that uses a variety of geometric shapes, produced using black ink, to create the background for the smoothly applied, black and gray moth at the center of this tattoo.
In this piece, the artist uses an abstract composition that utilizes concentric circles, a black and gray lighthouse, an Om symbol and a photo realistic flower to create a visually complex, one of a kind piece of custom body art.
This an interesting piece that is reminiscent of Kepler’s Platonic Solid model of the solar system from 1596, that incorporates other elements like the Empire State building and two hands, all applied in clean black lines.
Unlike other line work pieces, this tattoo utilizes a limited but vibrant use of blue ink in a watercolor approach to highlight the crashing waves that are reminiscent of the famous Japanese wood block print, The Great Wave.
This piece also stands out from other line work tattoos thanks to the incorporation of a photo-realistic portrait of a woman’s face executed in clean black and gray.
For this tattoo, the artist uses clean black lines applied in a precise but rudimentary fashion that gives these Sacred Geometric shapes the appearance of being pulled from an ancient Grimoire of mystic spells and incantations.
One of the most recognizable images in modern history, this artist uses black lines and an expert application—notice the perfect circle and straight lines—to recreate Leonardo Da Vinci’s famous Universal Man.
Sometimes tattoos that forego color in favor of intricate, black line work can be drab and unexceptional. Geometric line work tattoos do not suffer from this problem. In fact, thanks to the variety of shapes and designs that are possible with a geometric approach it is the perfect style for line work tattoos.
While some of these pieces are rather simple and stick with black line work, others incorporate different elements—from crashing waves to a female portrait—to make for more exciting and compelling tattoos. These pieces perfectly demonstrate what is possible with geometric line work designs.
2. Animal Geometric Tattoos
This is an interesting piece that uses black and gray ink and incorporates angular geometric shapes that contrast with the round, organic lines of the bee’s body and wings.
This is a beautiful piece that blends numerous styles—geometric shapes and patterns, stipple work, and photo-realistic shading—to create a unique ode to the wearer’s love of flamingoes.
Animals were some of the original subjects for tattoos—even some ancient tribal tattoos utilize animals in their designs—and for good reason. Man has a history of interactions with animals that goes back millennia, and the creatures we share this world with have become powerful symbols for a variety of different traits and characteristics.
When incorporated into designs that utilize geometry—especially patterns that draw from Sacred Geometry—these pieces can take on an added significance. These clean tattoos are great examples of pieces that seamlessly blend animals with mind blowing geometric shapes and patterns.
3. Abstract Geometric Tattoos
While some people prefer the straightforward approach of realism and true to life depictions of scenes, other people feel that abstract work better suits their personality and style. Luckily for these people, geometric designs are perfectly suited for these unique concepts. By creating lines and planes and superimposing other shapes and images over top, an interesting effect is created that can make for some powerful designs.
These tattoos are also often times difficult to interpret, making them perfect for an enigmatic character that prefers to keep people guessing about the significance of their one of a kind tattoo. From mind bending optical illusions to surreal portraits, these abstract tattoos are sure to leave people scratching their heads.
4. Framing Shape Geometric Tattoo
Framing is a key component in film and photography that relates to the organization and placement of different objects in an image, and this concept is just as important in tattooing.
One interesting trend that many artists are experimenting with incorporates geometric shapes and patterns into designs to better serve the overall composition of a piece. Instead of slapping an image onto the wearers arm or chest, a geometric shape is used to provide a frame that creates a more balanced design.
These shapes also provide an interesting opportunity to “bust out” of the frame, letting elements of the design break free from the frame and take the tattoo to the next level.
5. Dotwork Geometric Tattoos
Another trend that has seen continued growth in popularity in the world of tattoos uses a meticulous application of dots and stippling to create the variation in tones and shading in a piece. While this style didn’t get its start with geometric designs, it is perfectly suited for these interesting tattoos.
When applied in conjunction with the intricate shapes and patterns of Sacred Geometry, this dot work approach can create subtle gradations in tone that draw the eye up and down the entire piece and create a more compelling design than would be achievable with a different approach.
These tattoos are excellent examples of how this meticulous style of tattoo can enhance and improve geometric designs.
6. Intergalactic Geometric Tattoo
One common way that geometric shapes and patterns have been used in tattoos is by incorporating them into cosmic and planetary designs. While many may choose to use vibrant colors in these tattoos, it is not necessary to create powerful cosmic images. In fact, some of the more interesting of these tattoos use a limited color palette.
These tattoos are also interesting for their significance: many people choose to get planets and stars tattooed to feel more connected to the vast universe. When used with geometric patterns—especially shapes and patterns drawn from Sacred Geometry—this profound connection is even stronger.
As author and astrophysicist, Carl Sagan famously stated, “We are made of star stuff.”
7. Delicate Geometric Tattoos
Tattoos are powerful tools for self-expression, and because of this, different people are drawn to different styles and approaches for their body art. While the bold lines and vibrant colors of American traditional work may suit some folks, for others a delicate approach is more in line with their personal tastes. Luckily for these people geometric tattoos are perfectly suited for this understated approach.
The endless variety of shapes and patterns that can be created with geometry as inspiration means that there is a delicate tattoo for just about everyone. These pieces utilize a variety of styles while maintaining a gentle sensibility that is perfect for those with more elegant tastes.
Geometric Tattoo FAQs
What is a Sacred Geometry Tattoo?
Many people believe that certain geometric shapes and patterns hold deep significance beyond their mundane interpretation as place holders in mathematical formulas. In fact, some people assert that these specific shapes provide a glimpse into a higher plane; a sacred plane. The study and interpretation of these shapes is known as Sacred Geometry, and while this practice has seen a resurgence in popularity lately, it is an ancient tradition.
In recent years more and more people are choosing to mark their bodies with some of these sacred shapes. From the nautilus shells that perfectly demonstrate Fibonacci’s Golden Ratio, to multi-dimensional shapes like the dodecahedron and tetrahedron, Sacred Geometry provides glimpses to the underlying architecture of the universe, and also makes for some compelling tattoos.
What is the symbolism of a solar system tattoo?
Another common element that many people are choosing to incorporate into tattoos is the solar system. Besides being instantly recognizable and providing artists plenty of opportunity for creative interpretations, solar system tattoos have some deep significance.
Many people feel that by inking these celestial bodies on their skin they are creating a connection between themselves and the heavens. The old Alchemical phrase “As above, so below” is a perfect interpretation of the way that people choose to use their cosmic tattoos as a way to mirror the beauty and power of the heavens on their own bodies.
Plus, they look great!
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The Best 20 Leather Jackets for Men in 2021
With the winter months (hopefully) dwindling down, it’s time to start planning ahead to a time where we can wear thinner jackets and fewer layers. While it may be tempting to quickly shed your parka and grab for whatever piece of outerwear is nearby, don’t reach for last year’s wardrobe item just yet. Isn’t it time you try something new, like, say, a leather jacket?
Though it may seem all leather jackets are similar, there are actually many different designs and styles that work for different body types and tastes. In this article, we will take a look at the hottest leather jacket trends that have hit the market this season.
1. Ionic Black Leather Jacket
Ionic Black Leather Jacket from The Jacket Maker is an excellent choice for any guy looking for a slim and sleek jacket in a classic black finish.
It’s made with incredibly tough, yet soft, sheepskin leather, making it a great choice for guys that aren’t used to wearing leather jackets.
One of the best things about the Ionic is its streamlined look. While it offers four outside pockets, the zippers are subtle, so they don’t detract from the sleek look. This design gives it a more streamlined look than most leather jackets, without taking away from any of the authenticity.
2. Saint Laurent Leather Biker Jacket
There is a reason why leather jackets and bikers are usually associated with one another. Historically, many motorcycle riders have seen a leather jacket as a stylish way to protect themselves, not only from the elements but also from the possibility of a crash. While this may seem hard to believe – it’s not like leather comes with a large amount of padding, after all – leather has actually been shown to offer more protection than your average vinyl jacket or equivalent.
Maybe you’re not hopping on a motorcycle anytime soon, but you can still treat yourself to this biker-inspired Saint Laurent leather jacket. With a price tag surpassing $5,000, it’s certainly our premium pick on this list, but if you’re looking for the leather jacket of a lifetime, you have it right here. This pick is sure to come with the “for life” quality Saint Laurent is particularly known for.
3. Reiss Keith Leather Cafe Racer Jacket
Reiss is a British fashion retailer that’s been around since the 1970s. For the first 30 years of its brand history, it focused solely on men’s fashion before eventually expanding to carry items for women as well. However, the fact high-quality items for men are at the heart of this brand is very apparent through their simple wardrobe staples such as the Keith leather cafe racer jacket.
This Reiss jacket comes at a considerably lower price point than its counterparts, which makes it a pick that packs a lot of value. It’s made from super-soft leather and features a full lining. It’s the perfect choice for anybody who prefers a slim-fit jacket.
4. Dean Brown Leather Biker Jacket
Let’s be honest… A traditional racing-style biker jacket is about as cool as it gets. With the high band-style collar and heavy-duty zippers on the front of The Jacket Maker’s Dean Brown Leather Biker Jacket, you’re sure to get that badass look.
The Dean is made with 100% real cowhide leather, so it might be a little stiff at first, but it will break in and patina like none other. The Dean features three zippered pockets on the front as well as zippered cuffs, providing that authentic racing jacket-look without killing your bank account.
5. Ksubi Capital Leather Jacket
The Capital Leather Jacket from Ksubi comes in 100% authentic leather and is designed to have a biker fit. It’s heavy-duty with a protective interior quilted lining. It also features retro details such as antique zippers.
Kusbi is an Australian fashion label that’s existed since the 1990s. While the brand was originally focused on high-end denim, they’ve expanded their offerings over time to include other textiles such as leather. Items from Ksubi’s collections have been shown at such high-profile events as New York Fashion Week and London Fashion Week, and the company operates a flagship store in New York’s SOHO neighborhood.
6. Charcoal Navy Blue Suede Biker Jacket
Leather jackets don’t only come in black and brown. If you want something less traditional, check out this navy-blue suede jacket from The Jacket Maker.
The outer shell is made from real goatskin suede leather, and there’s a quilted polyester lining inside for added warmth. Suede has a softer feel and look than other leather types, and is ideal if you’re going for a more boho look.
This jacket boasts a total of four pockets—two inside and two outside.
7. Acne Studios Off-Centred Zipper Biker Jacket
Swedish fashion powerhouse Acne Studios is well-known for their basic wardrobe pieces, so it makes sense that they would have the classic leather jacket look on lock. We love the way this off-centered jacket packs a punch of personality with its multiple buckles and zippers, but we love even more the way that it does not compromise softness or comfort at the expense of appearance.
This jacket comes with a high-end price tag, but it has the high-end materials to match. It is made of 100% genuine lambskin and comes with an interior lining of 100% viscose. Its unique off-center zip takes its inspiration from street style.
8. Lavendard Brown Leather Biker Jacket
The Jacket Maker has something for everyone, including guys that are a bit intimidated by purchasing their first leather jacket. Not only is the Lavendard incredibly affordable, but it also has a really approachable look despite its biker moniker. With open hem cuffs and a tailored fit, it looks great with badass-inspired outfits as well as everyday wear.
The Lavendard is made of real cowhide, which means it will take on a great patina over time. But it might be a bit stiff when you first get it. The more you wear it, the faster it’ll form to your body, break-in, and soften up. The fact that it goes with so many outfits will help speed up that process.
9. Saturdays NYC Leather Harrington Jacket
If you’re unfamiliar with the brand Saturdays NYC, prepare to fall in love. As a laidback lifestyle brand, Saturdays NYC infuses its love for all things surfer culture in all of its fashion offerings. While primarily known for their loungewear, such as sweats and pullover sweaters, they also happen to make one of the best leather jackets on the market right now.
The leather Harrington jacket features a smooth design and has deep pockets for your convenience. It is made of 100% lambskin leather and features a lining made of polyester. Staying true to its brand’s carefree nature, this jacket features a more relaxed fit than many classic leather jackets.
10. Allaric Alley Mocha Leather Biker Jacket
The most distinctive thing about this biker jacket is the integrated waist belt, which helps create an edgy look. This mocha-colored jacket uses real cowhide leather on the outer shell, with a quilted viscose lining inside.
With two pockets inside and three outside, there’s no shortage of places to keep your wallet and keys.
11. Berluti Piped Venezia Leather Jacket
Unlike the other options we’ve included so far, Berluti is known less for being a fashion brand and more for being a leather maker. Since its inception in the late 19th century, the Paris-based manufacturer has been producing fine leather clothing items and accessories, from belts to bags to jackets.
Berluti’s piped Venezia leather jacket is the apex of luxury leather fashion. Made from a distinctive brown shade, this jacket line has been around since the 1980s – and it’s a style that certainly stands the test of time.
This jacket is made from 100% authentic patinated calfskin leather and features shoulder patches and a buttoned collar. For optimal breathability, the jacket even features ventilation eyelets.
12. Kingsman Burnished Leather Jacket
Kingsman is a line of high-quality clothing pieces that exists as a collaboration between Mr. Matthew Vaughn, director of the film The King’s Man, and international online fashion retailer MR PORTER. The line features items that are inspired by classic military style and timeless sensibilities.
The burnished leather jacket from the Kingsman line is unique for its length as well as its appearance. It draws direct inspiration from an aviator jacket worn on-screen in The King’s Man, a period piece that takes place in the 1940s. The jacket is made out of sturdy cow leather and buttons made of buffalo horns. It also features two linings – one made of cotton, and one made of viscose.
13. Francis B-3 Black & White Leather Bomber Jacket
There’s only one way to improve upon a traditional bomber: Add shearling fabric. If you’re going for a more flamboyant look, this black and white bomber jacket is sure to make an impact. It combines real leather on the outside with a faux fur lining.
The white faux fur lining accentuates the black leather, making this jacket stand out from the crowd. It will keep you warm as well!
The dual front pouch pockets are great for a phone and a pair of gloves, so if you’re wearing it on a motorcycle, you’ll have the storage you need.
14. AllSaints Milo Leather Biker Jacket
AllSaints is a British fashion brand from the United Kingdom. Since its founding in the 1990s, it has grown to an international presence that consists of more than 200 retail stores across Europe, North America, and Asia. The brand is mostly focused on fashion for women and men, though it also sells footwear and other accessories. It has primarily seen its popularity grow thanks to its popularity among a celebrity clientele.
AllSaints makes a number of leather jackets, but the Milo biker jacket is definitely one to write home about. This is a jacket that brings out the very best of two very different worlds – including a soft composition and sharp edges – since it is made of tender lamb leather and decorated to the nines with perfectly-placed zippers and buckles. It also has a distinctive slim fit.
15. Golden Bear Sherpa Jacket
San Francisco brand Golden Bear may have its roots in ship workers in the San Francisco Bay since the 1920s, but it’s evolved today to combine both utilitarianism and high-end style. Although not as recognized outside of its native northern California, to know the stylish jackets of Golden Bear is to love them.
The sherpa jacket, in particular, is exquisite. Like any Golden Bear clothing piece, it’s designed to be worn for life, and fortunately, it comes with a style that will be sure to stay in fashion for decades to come, with brown distressed leather and a notable shearling collar that can be detached.
16. Sven Mocha Suede Bomber Jacket
Here’s another suede leather jacket, this time in a subtle mocha finish. This jacket is made using real goatskin leather and has a total of six pockets (two inside and four outside).
This jacket looks best with a tight fit, which can be achieved perfectly using The Jacket Maker’s custom fitting service.
17. Tom Ford Zip-up Leather Jacket
Tom Ford is well-known for their high-end scents and formal clothing, but they have a strong foot in the casual jacket sphere as well. Not that this zip-up leather jacket is something you would wear to a casual house party. Its sleek edges and formal design make it more than suitable for a fancy professional event or night out on the town.
True to its brand’s roots, no attention to detail was spared in the creation of this particular wardrobe piece. Its straightforward design features 100% authentic leather and a cotton and polyamide lining. It is truly meant to last for life. Made in Italy, this jacket has shallow pockets in the front and a zipper down the center.
18. Schott Vintaged Fitted Cowhide Leather Motorcycle Jacket
Schott is an iconic name in leather jacket world, thanks in part to Marlon Brando, who wore a Schott jacket in The Wild Ones.
This jacket is pricey, but has a classic design and is built to last decades. It’s made from a lighter weight cowhide, which makes it breathable, so it’s perfect for wearing in warmer months.
As you’d expect from this brand, the Schott Vintaged jacket is made in the USA.
19. Bomia Ma-1 Black Leather Bomber Jacket
This classic black leather jacket has a timeless look that will never go out of fashion. It’s made from genuine leather on the outside with a polyester lining inside.
This motorcycle jacket has a rib knit collar and cuffs and a zipped pocket on the left sleeve.
The leather feels soft yet tough—you can tell this jacket is the real deal!
20. Roland Sands Ronin Leather Jacket
This sleek, minimalistic jacket is a real moto jacket trusted by serious bikers. It also looks incredibly cool, with a distressed, vintage feel and a truly American feel.
This jacket can be supplemented with RSD x Forcefield armor to give you extra protection while riding.
Leather Jacket FAQs
While there are many different unique leather jacket configurations out there, there are four classic syles you should be most aware of. In no particular order, they are the leather bomber jacket (also called aviator jacket), the leather racer jacket (sometimes called moto), the trenchcoat, and the fencer. While bomber jackets and racer jackets tend to be more relaxed, the trenchcoat and the fencer are more dramatic.
If you care for your leather jacket correctly you should have a wardrobe piece that’ll last you a lifetime. Most leather jackets cannot be washed at home and must only be handled professionally. The first step to taking proper care of your jacket is to adhere to this rule.
You should also keep your leather jacket dry as often as possible and keep it away from extreme heat or cold air. If you are not going to be wearing your leather jacket for a period of time, such as during a warm season, then you’ll want to be sure that you are hanging it up correctly – this means out of direct sunlight and in a properly-ventilated area.
Determining how much to pay for a leather jacket is a very personal matter. For an authentic leather jacket, you will probably be paying, at a baseline, $500. However, this price can easily skyrocket from here, depending on the jacket’s materials and manufacturing process.
Some leather jackets can cost as much as $10,000! There is no right or wrong number – it’s instead about the brands you like and the style that you envision for yourself.