Since 2010, Mandala is a very trendy motif in the world of tattooing.
After the wave of seventies mystic-Buddhist inspirations, the Mandala then fell into disuse between 1980 and 2010. but since the ecological awareness of our contemporaries, the Mandala finds its place again in our societies, it is the representation of the alliance of the human with nature, meditation, introspection.
The origin and the symbolism of Mandala:
Of Tibetan origin, the Mandala is a Sanskrit term meaning circle, sphere, community. Originally the mandala were areas of rituals but it is also the symbolic relationship between man and the universe. We find artistic representations in all cultures and in nature itself … the rosettes of stained glass windows by For example, the round shapes of the universe, flora and fauna are composed of multitudes of mandalas.
It refers to the notion of center, circle around this center are organized lines drawn and organized forms. It is the representation of balance and harmony.
Elaborated and codified, Mandalas are meditation tools.
In psychoanalysis, the representation of the awakened psyche, leading to inner reconciliation, for Carl Young, he is the representation of Self. In drawing mandalas, his patients tended to inner peace.
The personified aesthetic of Mandala
Beyond spiritual and metaphysical considerations, it is indeed the form of the Mandala that seduces us, its aesthetics is totally appropriate to inked creations. The rosettes of the Mandalas can be represented in two or even in three dimensions.
The precision of shapes, the details reproduced and the symmetry of the drawing make Mandalas tattoos delicate and refined.
Round, circular or semicircular, the Mandala offers a multitude of aesthetic combinations.
Tattooed on the top or the bottom of the back, on the wrist, the neck, the fingers or discreetly behind the ear, the tattoo turns out to be a real jewel inked. It is common that it is also integrated with other reasons.