The mandala traces it’s roots back to Hinduism and Buddhism, in which it symbolizes the universe. Mandalas also make for beautifully intricate tattoos, hence the popularity of these designs.

 

Abstract mandala by Xoil. Image found here

Abstract mandala by Xoil. Image found here

 

Elbow mandala by Jenn Small. Image found here

Elbow mandala by Jenn Small. Image found here

 

Unique deer mandala by Aaron Carey. Image found here

Unique deer mandala by Aaron Carey. Image found here

 

Beautiful heart mandala. Artist unknown, image found here

Beautiful heart mandala. Artist unknown, image found here

 

Lace mandala by John Embry, Studio 14 - Bowling Green, Ohio. Image found here

Lace mandala by John Embry, Studio 14 – Bowling Green, Ohio. Image found here

 

Ohio mandala by Phil DeAngulo, Long Street Collective - Columbus, Ohio.

Ohio mandala by Phil DeAngulo, Long Street Collective – Columbus, Ohio.