Geometry and Ganesha

December 30th, 2013 by Julene Huffman -

       

A long time ago, we received a comment on a tattoo of Ganesha stating that to tattoo him on yourself was an insult.

Does everyone agree? Would you tattoo a deity on yourself, regardless of believing in them as a higher power?

Ganesha and geometry Orge Kalodimas

Tattoo by Orge Kalodimas at Sake Tattoo in Athens, Greece

West Coast geometry

December 11th, 2012 by Julene Huffman -

       

I could spend all day browsing the work coming out of 2Spirit Tattoo in San Francisco. If you’re into lines, geometry, and patterns this may also be true for you.

Tattoo by Michael E. Bennett at 2Spirit Tattoo in San Francisco, CA

Who’s behind the rising popularity of geometry?

June 28th, 2012 by Julene Huffman -

       

The increasing number of tattoos featuring geometric patterns and shapes speak to the growing popularity of the subject matter, but where is this stuff coming from? A heavy portion of it should be attributed to the ‘geometric genius’ that is Myoshka. Admittedly, I would be unable to answer this question were it not for an interview conducted by Dorrell Merritt at Sang Bleu. Here’s the introduction, just to whet your whistle:

The Enigma of  Myoshka, is as equally revered as he is renowned within both the tattoo and art world alike. Inspiring a generation of practitioners, as well as collaborating with the likes of Thomas Hooper, Tomas Tomas and Xed Le Head, he has earned his name as a Geometrical genius: capable of  boggling the mind and altering planes of vision through tesselative drawings, designs and Gif Files. Hundreds of dedicated followers of his complex style  have shown permanent appreciation through both tattooing and scarring alike, allowing this realm of adornment to constantly have its boundaries tested and pushed forwards. 

Read the interview over at Sang Bleu.

Devil of Life

December 19th, 2013 by Julene Huffman -

       

I’m rather pleased that the new wave of appreciation for sacred geometry has spilled over into neo-traditional tattooing. What do you think?

Devil of Life by Jay Joree

Tattoo by Jay Joree at Last Angels Tattoo in Dallas, TX

More mandalas

November 19th, 2013 by Julene Huffman -

       

Have you seen Orge’s Solstice Mandala Project? He designed 184 mandalas in 184 days, resulting in one amazing book.

Geometry and skull by Orge

Tattoo by Orge Kalodimas at Sake Tattoo in Athens, Greece

Stylistic mash-up

October 24th, 2013 by Julene Huffman -

       

It’s crazy to see what happens when subject matt and stylistic approaches intersect. See: Japanese-influenced neotraditional tattoos with some geometry thrown in.

Japanese-influence tattoo by Billy Weigler

Tattoo by Billy Weigler at Dovetail Tattoo in Austin, TX

Big bull terrier

October 8th, 2013 by Julene Huffman -

       

It doesn’t seem like a bull terrier, geometry and dotwork would make for a great cover-up… but look at that, I’ve been proven wrong by a tattooer yet again.

Bull terrier geometric tattoo by Kris Ciezlik

Tattoo by Kris Ciezlik at Caffeine Tattoo in Warsaw, Poland