The golden ratio is proof of mathematics in nature, as found in succulents, pinecones, sunflowers, and even the horns of a wild goat, commanding polygon style as a logical interpretation for animal tattoos.
Polygon and Geometric styles are regarded as sacred design – given number patterns and complex shapes influenced cathedrals, temples, and pyramids – but are also signs of the human consciousness, creating a literal language in an attempt to comprehend the universe.
Even the human body exemplifies polygon geometric symmetry, granting it as the perfect template for a tattoo honoring the construction of other living creatures. Circles, hexagons, cubes, and precise line work are the building blocks for such artistry while shading and Dotwork may fill in the negative space of the piece.
This article reviews 100 photos of tattoos that incorporate polygon shapes into the imagery. The pieces have varying color palettes and subject matter ranging from the purely abstract, to geometric interpretations of popular images. These images can be used as references, inspiration, or entertainment. Regardless of your intentions, I hope you enjoy our compilation and tell us what you think of the articles in the comments section.
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1. Polygon Forearm Leaf Tattoo Design
A series of geometric shapes is used to compose the shape of a leaf on the wearer’s forearm in this black tattoo. While some of the line work is shaky, the piece is busy enough to distract from the occasionally sub-par technique.
2. Forearm Polygon Animal Tattoos
3. Full Body Swirling Lines
A series of lines start at the wearer’s shoulder before swirling and overlapping down across the wearer’s chest and eventually ending near the wearer’s crotch.
4. Sacred Geometry Tattoo
5. Lion Polygon Tattoo Design
6. Deer Polygon Tattoo
7. Abstract Use of Shapes
Circular shapes are insterspersed throughout a piece that utilizes black and red lines as pictured on the wearer’s forearm.
8. Geometric Fox
Bold, black lines are used to compose geometric shapes arranged into the shape of an adorably small curled-up fox on the wearer’s wrist.
9. Bull Polygon
10. Elephant Polygon Tattoo
11. Overlapping Diamond Shapes
12. Chest Polygon Animal Tattoos
13. Wolf Animal Polygon Tattoo
14. 3D Crocodile Polygon Tattoo
15. Geometric Wave
A traditional Japanese depiction of a wave is encircled in the top of three circles. The circles are embellished with additional lines and shapes and the entire piece is comprised of black ink.
16. Triangle with a Line
Very bold, black lines are used to create a triangle with a line running through the base farthest away from the point and is depicted on the wearer’s forearm.
17. Sun Sacred Geometry Tattoo
18. Three Black Blocks
19. Side Polygon Animal Tattoos
20. Bicep Geometric Animal Tattoos
21. Dinasour Polygon Tattoo
22. Turtle Polygon Tattoo
23. Arm Geometric Animal Tattoos
24. Eagle Polygon Tattoo
25. Calf Geometric Animal Tattoos
26. Dog Polygon Tattoo Design
27. Hexagons and 3-D Cubes
28. Topographical Map
29. Origami T-Rex and Kangaroo
30. Aztec Inspired Hot Air Balloon
31. Polygon Rolling the Dice
32. Multi-Faceted Polygon Tattoo