60+ Gorgeous Mandala Tattoos You’ll Wish Were Yours

Symmetrically spectacular.


Originating in India, the mandala got its beginnings as a religious and spiritual symbol, signifying the universe as a whole. The current mandala as we know it today has evolved in such a way that it’s almost unrecognizable from its original square design, which featured four gates, many right angles, and a small circular center.

The symmetry and intricate details of the mandala design make it a favorite among artists and patrons alike. Whether applied to animals or crafted into the all popular mandala flower, mandala patterns always add a mesmerizing dimension to the work at hand.

In this list, we’ll take a look at some of the most impressive examples of mandala art. From softly shaded black and grey ink designs to vibrantly colored watercolor works, the mandala style of design is as beautiful as it is complex.

This tantalizing thigh piece.

Mandala thigh design by Sasha Masiuk

(Photo: Sasha Masiuk)

This watercolor thigh piece.

Watercolor thigh piece by Justin Giordano

(Photo: Justin Giordano)

This purple and teal dotwork design.

Purple and teal dotwork design by Stylish Skin

(Photo: Stylish Skin)

This awesome owl.

Mandala owl piece on forearm by Kristi Walls

(Photo: Kristi Walls)

This bold outline.

Mandala design by Pac Cutri

(Photo: Pac Cutri)

This colorful mandala flower.

Colorful mandala flower by Gustavo Paternina

(Photo: Gustavo Paternina)

This crescent moon.

Mandala crescent moon by Alex Bawn

(Photo: Alex Bawn)

This ornamental forearm piece.

Mandala arm piece by Flo Nuttall

(Photo: Flo Nuttall)

This large geometric back piece.

Geometric mandala flower on back by Mathieu Kes

(Photo: Mathieu Kes)

This blackwork back piece.

Blackwork mandala back piece by Kristi Walls

(Photo: Kristi Walls)