Tattoos have been a trend since ancient history. Even ancient mummies were found with permanent tattoos. Many tribes such as the Truku from Taiwan and the Berbers from North Africa have their faces inked permanently. Tattoos have sacred value for several tribes and peoples in the world. The oldest tattoos were found on the body of Otzi the Iceman who lived between 3370 and 3100 BC. In the modern world, since the 1970s, tattoos have become a fashion symbol.
People often associate tattoos with sentimental or sacred values. For some, getting inked gives them power and for others it’s just a matter of style statement. Whatever the reason, the tattoo trend has taken the world by storm and the craze seems to be increasing day by day.
Yantra tattoos originate from Southeast Asia. This tattoo has sacred symbols which are geometric and the designs are mostly animals and gods with Pali phrases. This is a prayer for good luck, strength, protection, etc.
These tattoos are carved exclusively on the skin by Thai rishis known as ruesi, wicha practitioners and monks with the help of a khem sak. This sacred art of tattooing is thought to have originated around 2000 years ago and spread to other parts over the centuries. Geometric tattoo designs are also used as a symbol of meditation for some people.
The geometric design is said to bring luck, strength and protection to the wearer. Some of the main elements of this sacred geometric design are Suea which depicts twin tigers, Ohng Phra which is said to provide guidance and illumination, Si-yot which is said to provide protection, etc.
These sacred tattoos are also currently widely accepted by Hollywood celebrities like Angelina Jolie and are therefore becoming popular. In some tribes such as the Polynesian tribes, this tattoo is made in a special ceremony.
Tattoo designs and where they were made vary from person to person’s lineage, personal accomplishments, and the person’s rank in society. This act of tattooing is considered very pious and necessary to cleanse one’s body before the tattoo is engraved. The most common place where these tattoos are made is on the head as it is considered a very pure part of the body.
Some of the best Geometric Design ideas are:
- Flower of life: – Often thought to mean living life to the fullest.
- Metatron’s Cube: – This tattoo has 13 circles with equal radii. The line extends from the center of this circle to 12 more circles. This signifies that God made everything.
- Dodecahedron Tattoo: – It is said to be related to the Universe and works through the chakras.
- Turtle Yant: – It is said to bring good luck, good health and wealth.
- Palm Yantra: – It is said to bring strength to its bearer.
The geometric designs used in this tattoo are said to symbolize various things such as the earth represented by a cube, the air by an octahedron, the water by an icosahedron, the fire by a tetrahedron and the dodecahedron symbolizing Aether.
These tattoos are also a great piece of Math and Physics, and they create a bridge between the two beautifully. Many world beings such as some flowers and species are said to be created in the golden ratio.
This tattoo is creative, celebrating Mathematics and Physics and it is made using intricate patterns that have deeper and hidden meanings. On a very different note, this tattoo looks beautiful on the body and most of the head be sure to turn around when you decide to wear this tattoo.