The sacred geometry tattoo is a tattoo with a deeper meaning than just beauty. It may be a way to express your faith to the divinity.
Sacred geometry ascribes symbolic and sacred meanings to certain geometric shapes and certain geometric proportions. It is related to people’s belief that a god is the geometer of the world.
In short the basic sacred geometric shapes are: triangle, square, circle, spiral, and straight line. Furthermore the more complex shapes are: cross, flower of life, pyramid, star of David, Merkabah.
The geometry used in the design and construction of religious structures such as churches, temples, mosques, religious monuments, altars, and tabernacles has sometimes been considered sacred. Designers are also inspired by nature, which is full of simple shapes.
The sacred geometry is among the oldest designs for tattoos, dating back to the days of the pharaohs in ancient Egypt.
Typical styles of sacred geometry tattoos:
- Mandala- this shape is basically a circle contained in a square.
- The flower of life- in its basic form, it comprises seven of more overlapping yet evenly spaced circles. When drawn out, it forms a flower-like pattern with the symmetrical structure of a hexagon.
- The Gordian knot- in its most basic form is represented by three interlocking rings, sometimes more.
- Nautilus Shell- is one such shape, and it follows the shape of the golden spiral. As such, it has become a standard symbol for illustrating the golden ratio and the fundamental measurements in the universe.
Novadays there are many different designs of sacred geometry tattoo. Importantly, tattoo artists are usually tend to focus on perfect geometric shapes like circles and squares. But now they applie more complex shapes, because unlike ancient times when they had few equipment, nowadays creating complex shapes is easy.