New year, new tattoo, right? If you find solace in the pain cave that is a tattoo parlor, then you can surely appreciate the beauty of geometric tattoos. The finely-drawn ink often utilizes a series of shapes, lines, and dots to add a modern appeal to everyday objects, animals, and overall ideas. Whether it's an Alice-worthy clock, praise of the animal kingdom, or a nod toward your love of yoga, there's no denying the geometric tattoos can make a serious statement. To see if a geometric tattoo might be right for you, keep scrolling to discover 25 of our favorite takes on the shapely tattoo genre.
Wish you could spend eternity in your happy place? With this outdoorsy tatt, you can regularly remind yourself of the surroundings that bring you the most peace.
A Moment in Time
This geometric sundial looks straight out of a storybook. The varied lines and designs give it a magical appeal.
Dots and Lines
If you love stippling as much as you love geometric details, you'll dig this expansive vertical tatt. Made with loads of lines and dots, it's a feast for the eyes.
Lost in Space
Somehow, this tiny tattoo manages to encompass the vastness of the universe.
Here, lines and dots play together to create a forearm tattoo that's both minimalist and vast. The mastery is all in the ultra-thin lines and pin-prick points. While this lunar tattoo is alluring in all black, just think about how pretty it'd be in a series of pastel blues and purples.
Triangles, flowers, and circles collide for a minimalist tattoo that spans an entire inner forearm. In some cases, close dashes create the shape outlines.
If you vibe with wild roots, you'll love this geometric tatt that perfectly captures the beauty of the great outdoors juxtaposed against one of nature's wildest creatures. With black and white details and pale pops of color, it's sure to turn heads.
Geometric tattoos don't have to be intricate. This equilateral triangle suggests balance, equilibrium, and peace.
Wish you could swim through the sea every day of your life? With this beautifully-realistic watercolor, you can create a lasting glimpse of your dream life. While the hanging details are unique as they are, just imagine how wonderful they'd look with seashells instead of stars and arrows on the ends.
Triangles are a popular feature of geometric tattoos. This one in particular seems to make a subtle nod to Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon cover art with the filled-in triangle.
Sometimes you have to take a chance. If you want to try your hand at a geometric tattoo, this dicey tatt might be for you. If you ask us, geometric tatts are pretty much always a sure bet.
New York / LA
New York or L.A.? Why choose when you can pay homage to both iconic cities during your next ink sesh?
Coming Up Roses
This delicate geometric rose tattoo pops that much more than to its pretty pink hue. That's the beauty of a watercolor tattoo.
Best Friend Tattoos
Looking for a geometric tattoo you can snag with your BFF? This his and her ink represents the circle of life and love without fine lines and dotted accents.
Sometimes finding the perfect tattoo is as simple as being true to your number one passion. If wanderlust is your thing, you'll swoon over this geometric map tatt.
Follow Your Arrow
Whether you're a Hunger Games fan or just headed confidently in the direction of your choosing, we love the way the delicate floral detailing balances the sharp geometric elements of this bow and arrow tattoo.
Flower (World) Power
Another way to show your wanderlust is with this floral geometric map tattoo. With bold continents and thin lines of travel, it reminds us that the world is so much bigger than just us.
This floral bee hybrid is a great choice for anyone looking to represent their love of the environment and the sheer strength of nature's creatures. Plus, the juxtaposition reminds us to be fierce but sweet.
It's okay to wear your heart on your sleeve—especially if you keep your eyes wide open while doing so. If you want to be super literal about your emotions, this is one way to show off how you approach life and love.
Align and protect yourself with this dainty vertical tattoo. With a lotus, om, and evil eye, you can have faith that something somewhere has your back.
Eye on You
Love the look and meaning of the evil eye? This ankle tatt will have your back to ward off any bad vibes that pop into your path.
The super-realistic leopard looks even wilder surrounded by ultra-fine lines. If you look closely, you'll notice that the face of the jungle cat is stippled to perfection, making this geometric tattoo a dot-work masterpiece.
Watercolor tattoos offer a muted, unexpected splash of color. While geometric tattoos certainly look stunning in black and white iterations, this design is perfect for more colorful personalities.
Box of Flowers
Pairing intricately-detailed flowers with a thin, sharp parallelogram is the perfect way to strike balance with a geometric design.
If you prefer thicker, darker lines, check out this half-and-half lion. With one side showcasing realistic features, the other is made entirely of artfully-aligned shapes.