Top 50 geometric tattoos

This is not in any order in particular, just 50 geometric tattoos of the last two months that we love.

These photos also include tattoos that incorporate geometric shapes in the design.

Cover photo by Nissaco.


Geometric tattoos come in hundreds of styles – be they inspired by nature, abstract or just incorporate geometric elements in the design, it’s their unique look that draws attention and a rather large following. Geometric tattoos also have symbolic significance, an it’s not about just putting random geometric elements together, it’s about symmetry working together with the design creating a meaningful piece of art.

Below are the latest geometric tattoos we like.

Tattoo by otheser_dsts


Tattoo by Digimatism


Tattoo by Bicemsinik


Tattoo by Matteo Nangeroni


Tattoo by Okanuckun


Tattoo by Yeekiitattoos


Tattoo by Wagnerbasei


Tattoo by Nanomammoth


Tattoo by Malwina8


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Tattoo by neiz.vesten


Tattoo by Berlinsergey


Tattoo by emrahozhan


Tattoo by Thomasetattoos


Tattoo by Digimatism


Tattoo by emrahozhan


Tattoo by Malwina8


Tattoo by Wagnerbasei


Tattoo by Yeekiitattoos


Tattoo by okanuckun


Tattoo by Maria Fernandez


Tattoo by Matteo Nangeroni


Tattoo by


Tattoo by Berlinsergey


Tattoo by Malwina8


Tattoo by niz.vesten


Tattoo by otheser_dsts


Tattoo by Lewisink


Tattoo by Ben Volt


Tattoo by Dillonforte


Tattoo by Axel Ejsmont


Tattoo by Andei Svetov

Women and tattoos – part II

At the beginning of the 20th century few women learned how to tattoo, usually from their husbands. They mostly taught their wives this craft in order to extend their business and gain more customers. Some wives colored the outline their husbands made, while others tattooed directly from the ‘sample book’ from where the client chose their favorite design.


Maud Stevens worked at a circus and met her husband when she agreed to go out with him if he taught her how to tattoo. Maud started what later became a family tradition: “manual” tattooing (aka hand poking). Although she practiced this more like a hobby, Maud would be the first woman tattooer recognized in the recent history. Her daughter, Lotteva also started tattooing at the age of 9. Her last tattoo, at the age of 83, was a rose on Ed Hardy’s skin.



Irene “Bobbie” Libarry was first tattooed by her husband in 1918. In 1930 she learnt to tattoo and even opened her own shop on Market street in San Francisco. She declared for Ms. Magazine in 1971 that she got tattooed “because she realized it would be something of the future”.



Mildred Hull, as opposed to many of the first women who started tattooing in collaboration with their husbands, took this road by herself in 1920, self proclaimed as the “only lady tattooer”. She was both respected and ridiculed for her success in a 25 year career. She declared for Foto Magazine that men will always be jealous if a woman will do just as good as them at a job, and that some of them would actually cut on their prices just so she could lose business. However she had just as many clients (14-15 a day) regardless, because some men prefer to be tattooed by a woman, considering that a woman is more careful. Her shop was behind a barbershop on Bowery street in New York, where for 25 cents you would get a haircut and a shave, a shower or a small tattoo. Her success in one of the roughest neighborhoods in New York city was not only owed to her artistic talents but also because of her street smarts.




Mildred Hull’s British contemporary, Jessie Knight, started tattooing in 1921 when she was just 17. born in Bristol, she learned this art from her sailor father. She pursued tattooing on her own when her father left on a ship to work as a chef. Jessie was, and remained for a long time, the only British female tattoo artist having multiple tattoo shops. In 1955, Jessie won second place at the “Champion Tattoo Artist of All England” competition for a depiction of a highland fling on a sailor’s back.



Nell Bowen. Remarkable among the first female tattooers not just because she managed on her own in a man owned profession, but also because she monopolized the tattoo scene in San Diego during and after the Second World War. She was known as “Painless Nell” and she ran five tattoo parlors, working with her husband and sister. Her style was classic and traditional with bold lines and even bolder fills. Zeke Owen, her direct rival stated that Nell represents “the dawn of the old school tattoo”. Her last shop, located in Point Loma, which was opened in 1947, was bought by Zeke Owen in 1970 and became “Ace Tattoo”.




Marvel Universe tattoos

Featured image by Daniele Maiorano


It’s no secret that super-hero movies are having a moment for a while now. And no wonder why they’re so popular.
Comic books have been around for many many years and they have a huge following. Even if the movie stays true to the comics or is adapted, the stories of these super heroes and super villains have gathered a huge fan base, some people even choosing to ink their favorite character into their skin.

Today we’re focusing on Marvel. You know Marvel.. The Avengers, X-Men, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Fantastic Four.. Deadpool! Spiderman!
With everything from new movies to TV series and of course, comic books, dropping every other week now, it’s difficult for you to avoid or ignore them. And why would you? They’re awesome!

So whether you’re an OG fan or discovered your love for them thanks to the movies, here are some awesome tattoos from the Marvel Universe to get you inspired, or at least pumped for the new movies that are about to drop.


#hulk on Graham! Thanks for sitting so well it's Always a pleasure bud 🙂 #hulksmash

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#deadpool #coloruptattoo #171tattoostudio #tattoaria #robertofelizatti #eletricink

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Rocket raccoon under Harry's arm! Thanks for travelling up and letting me add to your collection 🙂

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Spotlight: Snake Tattoos

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Snakes as a motif in tattooing have been around for a long long time.
While some trends may die, the majority of them get re-imagined, upgraded and become very trendy again. This may be the case of the snake tattoo.

An advantage of these designs is that it can be placed anywhere and can be drawn to accentuate your features and look as it was in motion.

Whether you are going for a traditional design, Asian influences or a more modern or minimalist design,
these beautiful beings seem to be around more often lately in the tattooing world.
The meaning of the snake varies between cultures and religions and it can mean a number of things from The Divine, to  Temptation and Seduction or even Vindictiveness. Or maybe it can be just a tribute to these absolutely beautiful beings and maybe even a tribute to your pet snake.
Below you have some very cool snake tattoos to get you inspired.



A snake and peony flowers. Done at @the_ravens_ink #yuuztattoo

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#freehand #freehandtattoo #bangbangtattoos • Done @bangbangnyc

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Thank u kiki! . #oozytattoo #tattoo

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poked snake for will. @eastrivertattoo

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Botanical Tattoos

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Nature has been a huge inspiration for art since always..  Botanical art and illustration is the tradition of portraying plants and flowers for scientific purposes, recording disappearing species for historical record, and capturing the beauty and inspiration we experience in the flora of our world. So why not for tattoos too? Botanical tattoos have gained a lot of territory recently in terms of trends, and some artists even use real flowers and plants to create the perfect stencils.

Artist: @mary_tereshchenko Collection of best tattoo artists manually-picked, daily.

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Flowers, herbs or any plant actually, have an organic shape so they fit the body perfectly – they would never clash with our anatomy thus are perfect for decorating any inch of your body.

Originally, botanical art was used as decoration, religious symbolism and for the identification of medicinal plants, but nowadays any artist can express the beauty of any plant or flower. Thanks to modern advancements we now can search for any plant or flower on the internet, and why not, tattoo it on our bodies.

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Most flowers and plants even have certain symbolism, thus can be used in art not only for their amazing looks, but for expressing mystical ideas, emotions, and states of mind.

The fern leaf symbolizes sincerity towards others and can also be a symbol of magic, fascination, confidence, shelter, discretion, reverie and a secret bond of love.

Artist: @dogma_noir Collection of best tattoo artists manually-picked, daily.

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The peony, which is a common motif in tattoo art is known as the flower of riches and honor. With their lush, full, rounded bloom, peonies embody romance and prosperity and are regarded as an omen of good fortune and a happy marriage.

And maybe the most common one, the rose, in tarot, is considered a symbol of balance. The beauty of this flower expresses promise, hope, and new beginnings. If it’s contrasted by thorns it symbolizes defense, loss, and thoughtlessness. A yellow rose symbolizes joy, protection against envious lovers, and a mature love.

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In conclusion, our beautiful flora is not just beautiful, but also meaningful. So whether you want to feel more connected to nature, just love how they look, or certain flowers and herbs bring back memories to you.. botanical tattoos are amazing and look great on every body. And it can be anything: from herbs to exotic flowers, fruits or interesting rare plants.

Artist: @cassiomagne Follow and support artist.

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Here are some of our favorite ones:

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Artist: @laramaju Collection of best tattoo artists manually-picked, daily.

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Artist: @marla_moon Collection of best tattoo artists manually-picked, daily.

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Artist: @_mfox Collection of best tattoo artists manually-picked, daily.

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Artist: @newtattoo Follow and support the artist.

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Artist: @bombayfoor Collection of best tattoo artists manually-picked, daily.

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Featured image by Diana Severinenko

Women and tattoos – part I


Women and tattoos… While nowadays tattooed women are no longer such a big deal, back in the day it wasn’t really like that..

Artist: @lazerliz

Nora Hildebrandt, a circus woman, was only 22 when she was exposing her 365 tattoos, inked by her husband in New York. She started getting inked at the beginning of 1882, almost a decade before the tattoo gun was invented. Nora was America’s first professional tattooed lady. Her place in history is due mostly to the fact that her father, German born Martin Hildebrandt, was America’s first professional tattoo artist. Nora stood in as a canvas for her father when he was not tattooing sailors and soldiers from both sides of the Civil War.

However her fame was rather short lived as another attractive tattooed lady debuted shortly after her. Irene Woodward quickly eclipsed Nora’s spotlight, a 19 year old girl that proclaimed herself “the only tattooed woman”, that even appeared in The New York Times with her approx. 400 tattoos.


These women worked at circuses in the summer and museums of curiosities in the winter. To show almost every part of their tattooed body in an era where showing an ankle was risky, these women were a sensation on stage. Of course they made up scenarios on how or by whom they got tattooed to attract clients at circuses, scenarios that often included kidnapping and being forcibly tattooed.

Few of these women actually chose their designs so for most part they were wearing the dreams and visions of the artists that tattooed them. When they were not on stage these women used to cover up their bodies so the sun wouldn’t mess up their body art and so that only the paying customers would enjoy what they had to offer.


In 1851 during a trip, Olivia Oatman and her sister were kidnapped by Yavapai Indians. They were held captive for a year and then traded off to the Mohave Indians, which saved them from a life of slavery and abuse. They were raised as natives, which included tattooing them on the chin and arm to assure their passing onto the afterlife. When she returned, saved by the army her story was published in a bestseller called Life Among the Indians: Being an Interesting Narrative of the Captivity of the Oatman Girls. For 7 years she roamed trough the country telling her story in museums, circuses, churches and schools where a fee was charged at the entrance, making her the first american woman that exposed her tattooed body for money and also inspiring all the dramatic scenarios the tattooed ladies were to tell in order to be more interesting than the other.

Until the 1920s hundreds of heavily tattooed people were roaming trough America showing off their bodies in circuses or itinerant performances and among them were Miss Stella, Princess Beatrice, Mae Vandermark, Irma Senta and Maud Arizona. Europe had its own attractions: Queenie Morris from Ireland, Froeken Ingeborg from Sweden, Saharet from France,  and a lot of ladies from Germany, including La Bella Angora and Annette Nerona that had portraits of Bismarck, Wagner and Goethe tattooed on her skin.


These women were becoming more professionally independent. While the first tattooed ladies got on stage because of their husbands, these girls wanted not only money, but adventure and autonomy.

Betty Broadbent was only 17 when she left her babysitting job to run off with the circus in 1927. She was one of the most loved and photographed tattooed ladies of the XX century.  In 1937, Betty Broadbent decided to take her job internationally. She spent time working for independent circuses in both New Zealand and Australia. When she returned home to the United States, she continued performing and traveling in a side show until 1967. Betty even entered a televised beauty contest in 1939. She knew she didn’t have a chance to win but she took full advantage of the free publicity.  It was in 1967 that Broadbent retired. In 1981, Broadbent was the first person to be inducted into the Tattoo Hall of Fame.


More and more people were doing this, and as medicine advanced, providing remedies for the affections they showed,  people had little to no interest in going to freak shows. Between 1950 and 1960 tattoos were banned in certain cities and american states after tattoo needles were linked to the hepatitis epidemic.

.. So the tattooed ladies had to reinvent themselves.


To be continued..

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Spotlight: 10 Minimalist Tattoo Artists

victor zabuga

Minimalism – ˈmɪnɪməˌlɪz(ə)m – deliberate lack of decoration or adornment in style or design.

Minimalist tattooing is an aesthetic that is catching up with the super detailed, big pieces nowadays. This style of tattoos can say a lot with very few details. They can be hand poked or not, some script or a minimalist image, anything really. So if you’re planning on getting one, need a gap filler, or just browsing check out these amazing minimalist artists.


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Minimal design with a personality straight from Russia.

Beautiful scripts and tiny images, all hand poked.

Awesome blackwork with hints of pink here and there.

Flash piece on Andrew. #tattoo #blackwork #illustration #comics #shh

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Minimalist tattoos and movie stills.


A fresh tattooist with a minimal approach.

Minimalist and ghetto design straight from Warsaw.

Minimalist and bold design for this one.

Some kind of mixture between oldschool and minimalist design – all blackwork.. what more can you want?

Minimalist, ornamental, girly and hand poked by an awesome lady.

And that concludes our Top 10 of minimalist tattoo artists. The order is random – each and every one of them is an amazing artist and has a unique style.

All images & designs are © to their rightful tattooist.

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Tattoo Care

Magdalena Bujak

When we speak about tattoos, we rarely think of what comes after actually getting it inked into our skin… Aftercare is super important, and not just that – the long term care for your inked skin is just as important as the immediate care you offer it. It makes sense that if you invest time and money into the actual process of getting yourself inked that you would do the same to prolong the quality of your tattoo, no?

There are certain ingredients that can be sensitizing for your skin, whether your skin is sensitive or not, these irritations can happen at a molecular level and can be only seen over time. “Natural” does not necessarily mean better, and stuff that smells god isn’t necessarily good to actually apply on your skin, and so on. So let’s see some of the ingredients that are not very good for your skin – especially your newly tattooed skin – and what are some good tips to follow to keep your ink looking good and fresh.



First, very fragrant oils and extracts can be problematic for skin, causing irritation. A good tip to follow is to look at the ingredient list – the further it is on the list, the smaller the quantity is used in said product.

Stuff to avoid in this category would be cinnamon, lavender (shocker, isn’t it? – lavender smells nice and may be calming but not when applied on the skin or hair or wherever. It is a member of the mint family and in-vitro research indicates that components of lavender, specifically linalool and linalyl acetate, can be cytotoxic, which means that topical application of as little a concentration as 0.25% causes cell death. The fragrance constituents in lavender oil, linalool, and linalyl acetate oxidize when exposed to air, and in this process their potential for causing an allergic reaction is increased. If you’re wondering why lavender oil doesn’t appear to be problematic for you, it’s because research has demonstrated that you don’t always need to see it or feel it happening for your skin to suffer damage.), rosemary extract, bergamot oil, lemon oil, etc.


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Another thing that should be always avoided is alcohol. There are different types of alcohol – good ones and very bad ones. The good ones have emollient properties and the bad ones act like detergents and can be drying and sensitizing.

The ones you should keep an eye on and avoid are ethanol or ethyl alcohol, denatured alcohol, methanol, isopropyl alcohol, SD alcohol, and benzyl alcohol – the concern is when one or more of these are listed among the main ingredients; tiny amounts in an otherwise good formula aren’t a problem. Alcohols like SD and “denatured” immediately harm the skin, starting a chain reaction of damage that continues long after it has evaporated.


Artist: @oliwia_daszkiewicz Collection of best tattoo artists manually-picked, daily.

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I think these are the most important things to look out for in a skincare product, whether your skin is freshly tattooed or not – but let’s move on to the good stuff!

Vitamin E is always a good idea – One of the most well-known and researched antioxidants. If there were an antioxidant hall of fame, vitamin E would likely be its inaugural member (though do not take that to mean it is the “best” antioxidant—there is no single best, just lots of great options). It’s fat-soluble and available in various forms; the most biologically active form is alpha-tocopherol.



Panthenol is a form of vitamin B and has the ability to attract and hold moisture. It is a versatile ingredient to be used in formulas because it improves skin’s barrier function and maintains the proliferation of fibroblasts, the cells that create collagen.

Petroleum jelly, petrolatum, white petrolatum, soft paraffin/ Paraffin wax or multi-hydrocarbon was originally promoted as a topical ointment for its healing properties, it temporarily protects minor cuts, scrapes, and burns; protects and helps relieve chapped or cracked skin and lips; helps protect from the drying effects of the wind and cold weather.



Coconut Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Shea Butter, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Cocoa Seed Butter, Coffee Seed Oil , Mango Butter, Sunflower Oil, Green, Black or White Tea are all amazing ingredients with emollient and antioxidant properties that can be and should be used whenever on the skin.

And last but not least – sunscreen! We all love the sun – it keeps us warm and alive and it’s shiny and beautiful, BUT.. too much of it is damaging for your skin – thus your tattoos.



The tattoo is placed in the second layer of the skin – the dermis – the tan we get from sunbathing is to defend the deeper levels of the skin from UV rays, including this one, as best as it can.

So what does this have to do with your tattoo? The tan makes your tattoo appear different and changes the colors – especially the very bright ones. With no “tan filter” aka sunscreen, the UV rays go trough and damage the molecules of your skin thus damaging your tattoo. Sunburns also speed up the ink breakdown that your immune system is trying to do anyways to some extent, and while the sunburn heals, the vibrant appearance of your tattoo remains impaired. UVA and UVB rays are the main reasons for premature skin ageing – so tattooed or not, sunscreen isn’t just for preventing sunburns – it’s the best defense your skin can get against premature ageing, discoloration of your tattoos and skin cancer.


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So, in conclusion you should avoid very fragrant creams and lotions, you should never put alcohol on your skin, and always wear sunscreen. If you want an ‘all natural’ solution to your tattoo care regimen try the above written oils & butters – by themselves or a mixture of them – go wild.. But always take care of your skin – tattooed or not, it’s always better to prevent than try and repair an already occurred damage.



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Blackwork Tattoos


We’ve seen blackwork tattoos stand out for years now and they’re gaining even more popularity each day.

What are blackwork tattoos? Well.. it’s a style of tattoos that only uses black ink and usually it’s an abstract design. It can be minimalist, tribal, ornamental, small, big, a bodysuit.. anything really.

Another one from the archives…straight outta the Canon

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Old one from the archives in color…#portal#geometric #tattoosbyroxx#nofilter

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Blackwork tattoos are usually bold (- see blackout tattoos), but that’s not a “rule”. This style of tattoos focuses entirely on the design – using nothing but black ink, it’s the design that will stand out pushing linework and dotwork to it’s extreme, creating complex geometrical and symmetrical patterns on the body made entirely out of lines and shapes.

This style is also great for cover-ups – if you’re into it, it makes the perfect choice for a cover-up tattoo as you can play with the design and add a bold, fully black area where you want it without messing up the beauty of the whole design.

#DotsToLines #LineArt

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Top healed,bottom fresh.Thanks Evgenii. @g_x_x_x_ #freehand

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Tattoo i made today at @sbldnttt

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What do you think about blackwork tattoos? Who are your favorite blackwork artists?


Cool and helpful gift ideas for tattoo enthusiasts

Tattoo gifts

Whether you are preparing for Christmas or just want to gift your friends awesome stuff, we complied a list of cool & helpful items you can buy for yourself or your tattoo enthusiast friends:

1.Sorry Mom Aftercare Kit

2. Lea Nahon Carnet 2 Sketch Book

Léa Nahon – Carnet 2 @lea_nahon #lea_nahon #noirmeduse #noireméduse #sketchbook #carnet2

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3. 1000 by Maxime Buchi

#1000 by @mxmttt #SangBleuPublishing

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4. Okan Uckun’s Perfect Circle – signed & numbered serigraphy canvas

Hi guys. After a long time in the making, the prints are live! You can read my experiences while doing them and learn about upcoming projects in the blog. To take a closer look, you can visit the Shop via Also a big thanks to @bigbaboli for helping me big time with the print making. Thank you. — Selam Millet. Uzun süre uğraştıktan sonra Printlerin hazırlanması sonunda tamamlandı.Süreç ve sonrasında gelecek olan projelerle ilgili hazırladığım bloga göz atmanızı isterim. Tasarımlara yakından göz atmak için ise web sitemin shop bölümünü ziyaret edebilirsiniz. Printleri basimindaki büyük emekleri için @bigbaboli ye büyük büyük Teşekkürler (: Teşekkürler.

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5. “ABC: Tattoo Artists Illustrate the Alphabet”  – Out of step books

6. Banaspati Raja – Limited edition prints by Hannah Snowdon

7. Symmetries Book by Valentin Hirsch

8. Pokeeeeeeoh T-shirt

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