33 Geometric Tattoo Ideas for Men & Women in 2023
When you’re looking for an impressive, eye-catching and satisfying design for your tattoo, a geometrically styled tattoo can be a great decision. Geometric tattoos are often defined by sharp lines and shapes that are filled in with details. They can also vary from small minimalist designs to large complex patterns covering the whole body. The best part of geometric tattoos, in my opinion, is how great they go with the natural form of the body.
But before you go and get your own geometric tattoo, let us help guide you in choosing the perfect piece of ink. Below we’ll show you the most unique, most stylish, and best-looking geometric tattoos ideas of 2023. You’ll surely be inspired with the perfect idea of which geometric style to get, as well as where to get tattooed on your body.
With that said, let’s begin.
Symmetric Solar System Complemented by Mandala Sun Tattoo
What could be more interesting to look at than a massive planetary alignment? This unique tattoo is a great choice for anyone who wants to express their passion for science and astronomy. It features an array of planets lined up nicely along the forearm, following an intricate mandala drawing of the sun. The design is done in Black and Gray, highlighted by some interesting Dotwork, which gives it a very elegant look.
Geometric Design Featuring Movement of the Moon Arm Tattoo
It’s hard to find such a brilliant combination of circular and triangle shapes, but this tattoo artist has managed to do so. The design features the moon in its various phases, along with some very intricate Linework and Dotwork. The addition of the beautiful trees in the center also creates a sense of intrigue and makes the design stand out. This design is quite detailed with multiple artistic elements, so it would work best as a larger tattoo on a bigger body part, like the arm.
Geometric Tattoo Featuring Phoenix and Tsunami on Man’s Inner Forearm
This is one of the most unique tattoos on this list. The design features a phoenix at the top, spreading its wings as if it’s hunting for prey. At the bottom, the drawing of a tsunami overflows its triangular frame, with its wave reaching upwards. In the middle, lies a beautiful blue circle, connected to the other two elements with great Linework and Dotwork. The tattoo looks great on the forearm.
Abstract Dreamcatcher Tattoo on Forearm
This design vaguely resembles the shape of a dreamcatcher, but its simplicity and minimalism still leave room for imagination. The tattoo is done in black, white, and gray tones, combined with a dash of Blackwork and Dotwork. It’s a great choice for anyone who’s looking for a little mystery tattooed on their outer forearm.
Geometric Tattoo on Man’s Hand
The design is decorated with abstract geometric patterns and multiple shapes: triangles, pentagons and hexagons. It’s placed on the top of the hand with details nicely extending onto the knuckles. It also makes use of shading techniques and Dotwork to create layers and dynamics, making every detail slightly different from each other, all while keeping a sense of symmetry to the whole design.
Tree of Life Tattoo with Abstract Details on Thigh
What makes this design so unique is that it combines elements of realism and abstractness. The tree of life is represented in a very realistic way, but it’s surrounded by tiny abstract details that give it more depth and movement. The Linework and Dotwork are very creative, making the design as a whole more eye-catching and thought-provoking. Such intricate drawings must be tattooed on a larger body part, therefore, the thigh can be a good choice.
Large Eagles Tattoos on Man’s Chest
This tattoo is one of the most interesting ones in this collection. It features two identical eagles across from each other. Their bodies are cut by very thin lines, creating an interesting negative space design. The tattoo also incorporates a skeleton and a double sword in the middle, pierced by a thorned rose, which definitely adds an edge to it. This tattoo looks great on the chest of anyone who wants something out of the ordinary.
Black and Blue Geometric Tattoo on Inner Forearm
One of the highlights of this design would definitely be the circular patterns characterized by beautiful Dotwork. The delicate use of the color blue adds a lot of depth to the design and is similarly a highlight. The tattoo artist has also incorporated some interesting Linework to add more dynamics to the composition. It looks great on the forearm.
Abstract Geometric Tattoo with Multiple Astronomic Details on Forearm
As we continue to admire intricate tattoo designs, this forearm tattoo is definitely outstanding with its use of various details. It features a cut of an ancient portrait, astronomical maps, a realistic image of a bonsai and multiple mathematical and scientific details. Although this design might seem overwhelming to some people, many will be sure to find it extremely appealing. The tattoo artist did a great job incorporating all these elements into one piece without ruining the overall effect of the design, making great use of Dotwork, Linework, and shading.
Beautiful Geometric Half-Sleeve Tattoo with Floral Pattern
This tattoo features different patterns, each of which is unique and captivating in its own way. The design is done in Black and Gray with some shading added here and there for more depth. It somewhat resembles vintage tile patterns, in a very elegant and subtle way. The design flows nicely along the forearm, with small details resembling hanging lanterns when it reaches closer to the hand.
Abstract Geometric Tattoo with Delicate Flowers on Woman’s Chest
This chest tattoo is for those who are not fans of perfect symmetry. The design is modern, unique and very eye-catching. The lines representing branches of flowers blend nicely with the abstract drawings, complemented by interesting Dotwork. The color combination also brings a sense of elegance and simplicity: black, brown, and yellow.
Negative Space Design with Beautiful Patterns Half-Sleeve
This beautiful tattoo spreads across the elbow down to every finger, making it a great option for cover-ups. It features intricate, abstract patterns that can be interpreted as flowers of different sizes placed next to one another. The design also employs negative space and shading, which adds more dimensionality and depth. This also allows for some very eye-catching Dotwork within the composition.
Beautiful Fineline Minimalist Tattoo Featuring the Moon
This one is quite a feminine choice, suitable for those who are looking for a light-hearted, lovely design. The shape of a Crescent moon is both the centerpiece and a frame for the drawing of stars and the night sky within it. The Minimalist style makes the details around it simple but captivating. This works well when tattooed on the arm, where it can easily be seen and appreciated by other people.
Beautiful Geometric Full-Sleeve Tattoo
Although the idea behind this design is not new, the execution is quite impressive. This full-sleeve tattoo features different textures and patterns that resemble the shapes of flowers nicely arranged next to one another. The intricate shading work adds much more depth to the design, making it even more eye-catching and satisfying.
Tribal Tattoo with Beautiful Patterns
This lower-leg tattoo has a very unique design. At first glance, it’s quite eye-catching with beautiful, intricate patterns on the top and mesmerizing Blackwork featuring a negative-spaced design at the bottom. On closer examination, it might appear to resemble a manlike eagle wearing a tribal hat topped with long feathers. What an interesting idea!
Geometric Calf Tattoo with Mandala
This design offers a nice option for those who are looking for a calf tattoo. The most highlighted feature of this tattoo is probably the eye-catching Dotwork. Most of the elements in this design are made of tiny dots, nicely combined with outlines and shading. Although the lines can be neater and sharper, it is still quite an attention-grabbing design overall.
Geometric Owl Tattoo with Beautiful Linework
This forearm tattoo features an elegant owl as its centerpiece, surrounded by beautiful Linework and Dotwork. The best thing about this design is probably its composition – the placement of the lines, curves and dots is certainly not random. They are not arranged symmetrically, but there’s still a feeling of balance as different elements of the design nicely blend into each other.
Realistic Portrait in Geometric Style on Woman’s Forearm
This appealing design features a realistic portrait of a blindfolded ancient man at its center, which can successfully grab the attention of many people. In contrast to the contemporary art style of the centerpiece, the surrounding details have a very modern, somewhat minimalistic feel, making the design even more interesting and delightful to look at. It’s positioned on the forearm, where there’s enough space for such an intricate design.
Large Geometric Tattoo on Man’s Inner Forearm
This forearm tattoo is probably among the most delicate designs on our list, requiring lots of skill from the tattoo artist. It features various images: a reference to Atlas holding up the sky, a lovely lotus, a beautiful giant tree and many more. The parallel lines create some sort of boundaries for these elements, keeping them separated from each other yet aesthetically aligned.
Beautiful Geometric Tattoo of Woman, Owl, and City
Another beautiful forearm tattoo for those looking for a grand, eye-catching and appealing design. The tattoo features the beautiful face of a woman, a fierce owl and the abstract image of an ancient, mysterious mosque. The Linework is quite unique in this design, creating different layers and cuts of its imagery.
Large Upper-Back Geometric Tattoo of Mystical Creature
The 3D art style works very well in this design – it features a mystical half-angel, half-demon creature as its centerpiece. The Linework and subtle Dotwork add a lot of mystery and edginess to the design, making it the perfect upper-back tattoo for anyone who’s looking for something unique.
Geometric Style Forearm Tattoo of Pair of Swallows
If you’re looking for a design that flows nicely from the top forearm down to your fingers, this might be your go-to inspiration. It features a pair of graceful swallows seemingly chasing each other, with a beautiful geometrical drawing in the background. Other details also make use of parallel lines and perfect angles, making the design unique but still pleasing to the eyes.
Blackwork Half-Sleeve Tattoo with Mandala
The Blackwork style in this design creates a very mesmerizing negative-space structure for its patterns, making the tattoo very interesting to look at. The intricate shading adds more depth to the design, which flows nicely along the arm onto the wrist and back of the hand.
3D Geometric Tattoo Featuring an Optical Illusion
This is a cool design for those who want to experiment with 3D effect in their tattoos. The tattoo depicts mysterious stairs, surrounding a beautiful blue pit with hypnotic patterns within. The Dotwork does wonders to create depth in the design, while a few cubes add dimensionality to the scene. By using different shades of ink, the artist is able to create an illusion of light and shadow, making the design appear three-dimensional.
Full-back Geometric Tattoo Featuring Realistic Artwork of Greek Mythology
This is a great example of how an artist can depict mythical creatures and people in a Realistic style. The tattoo features several figures from Greek mythology, including Zeus (the god of the sky), Poseidon (the god of the sea) and their brother Hades (the god of hell) sitting in the middle with his three-headed companion, Cerberus. The realistic depiction of these figures provides a wonderful contrast to the abstract and geometric elements that surround them.
Forearm Geometric Tattoo of Angels with Linework and Dotwork
Another forearm tattoo idea from @concreteforty, but this one features two beautifully drawn angels reaching out to each other. The well-planned composition of different elements creates a nice balance, while the Linework and Dotwork add a twist of modernity and uniqueness to the design as a whole. It’s also worth mentioning that this design can be adapted to fit other body parts, including the legs or chest.
Full-Sleeve Geometric Tattoo with Greek Mythology References
This is another tattoo taken from @concreteforty’s account, which is as unique and appealing as the other. The imagery spreads across the arm, covering its length with beautiful designs. Greek Mythology references can be spotted right away with the appearances of ancient portraits and whole-body statues depicted in a realistic art style. The different elements are connected with delicate and subtle Linework and Dotwork, combined with simple circular and rectangular shapes.
Large Symmetrical Geometric Tattoo on Man’s Back
An impressive design is featured in this back tattoo, depicting two symmetrical portraits on both sides of the back, surrounded by clean, parallel lines along the spine. Parts of the portraits are “cut out”, adding a twist to the artwork and catching the attention right away. Other details are also nicely added to the design, keeping it interesting but still symmetric.
Tree of Life Geometric Forearm Tattoo
The Tree of Life is certainly not an uncommon idea for tattoo designs, but this one features a very nice twist to it. The Linework, Dotwork, and subtle Blackwork together add many modern, fascinating details to the tattoo, making it much more interesting to admire. It’s positioned nicely on the forearm.
Geometric/Fineline Style Reindeer Tattoo
The tattoo depicts a beautiful reindeer looking straight ahead, with some sort of pattern behind the animal, perhaps representing stars, snowflakes, the sun, and the moon in the sky. The Linework in this tattoo is delicate and subtle, providing a soft touch to the composition as a whole.
Complex Geometric/Fineline Tattoo
The composition features different details such as a mountain top, an eagle in flight, a starry night sky and a traveler. The tattoo has been beautifully rendered in an abstract style, with the thin lines playing an important role in creating contour around each element of the design, providing a mystical, dreamy touch. The tattoo looks great on the forearm but can be positioned on other body parts, too.
Adorable Geometric Sloth Tattoo with Orbiting Planets
This tattoo depicts a lovely sloth sleeping contentedly by a circular window, as the night sky behind it shines with stars. The sloth is nicely rendered in the middle, with the lines working wonderfully to create a smooth contour around its surroundings. A straight line positioned along the center of the arm keeps a nice balance to the design as a whole, while three planets are beautifully drawn around the window, adding a soft, dreamy touch.
Abstract Design Tattoo with Intricate Geometrical Details on Forearm
This forearm tattoo has to be among the most intricate designs in this collection. The centerpiece of the painting is a portrait, with its shadowy replicas lying close by. It’s surrounded by multiple geometric drawings, formulas and delicate lettering. The artist has employed a range of black shades, with a masterful blend of linework, dotwork and realistic drawing.
Geometric Tattoo of Your Most Precious Friend
Though the bulk of designs in this collection are abstract or mystical, Geometric tattoos can also realistically depict people and pets who are dear to the tattoo owner. This one is a great example. A portrait of an adorable puppy is the centerpiece, surrounded by delicate thin lines as if the whole design is a framed painting. Such a simple but meaningful idea is guaranteed to resonate with many people on an emotional level.