A mandala, also known as “the flower of life” is a beautiful geometric design that is often given a deeper, spiritual meaning. Some mandalas resemble symmetrical flowers with patterned petals while others seem like the mad art of a mathematical genius on acid. Whichever form they come in, mandalas have a visual appeal that most people find hard to refuse.
Mandalas have been used in both modern and ancient religious and spiritual practices and are often found in churches, prayer rooms and other areas of spiritual significance. For people who live spiritual lifestyles, a sacred geometry or mandala tattoo can be both a symbol of spirituality and a flag for like-minded people to recognize them by.
The symmetrical nature of the mandala, in which both halves of the design mirror each other, creates a sense of balance and harmony in tattoo. This allows for the tattoo design to be placed virtually anywhere on the body. However, because of the geometric styling of mandalas, it is often best to choose a smooth area of the body such as the back, shoulder or thigh for the placement of a mandala.
Learn more about the meaning of mandala tattoos and see more mandala tattoo pictures in The Spiritual Magic of Mandala Tattoos on Ratta Tattoo.