Tattoo artists explain what you need to know before getting a trendy 'sacred geometry' tattoo


Woman gets geometry tattoo

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A client sits for a mandala dreamcatcher tattoo.

Tattooing is an ancient art that goes back centuries, but trends come and go. One rising motif in the permanent-ink culture is sacred geometry.

This particular use of geometry focuses on patterns and shapes found in the natural world, with ties to a history of religious iconography.

But sacred geometry is a broad term, covering a range of interpretations by tattoo artists around the world.

First timers looking for new inspiration may be in need of an expert on the subject. We spoke with several experienced tattoo artists, with help from Tattrx editor Morgan English, about what sacred geometry means to them, and their experience with the trend. 

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