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.
This watercolor thigh piece.
This purple and teal dotwork design.
This awesome owl.
This bold outline.
This colorful mandala flower.
This crescent moon.
This ornamental forearm piece.
This large geometric back piece.
This blackwork back piece.