Mandala Tattoos: Vorlagen, Ursprünge und Bedeutung
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Dotwork and Mandala motifs - tattoos with a thousand years of tradition?

Large Dotwork and Mandala tattoos will never get out of fashion. The finer the tattooos, the more brilliant the meditative images appear on the body skin. The DOTWORK method has undoubtedly something original about it and therefore works particularly natural. After all, the first tattoos were already More than 5000 years ago stung under the skin in this way.

Mandala and Dotwork: Where is the difference?

Mandala tattoo describes all the circular motifs that lay around a center. Perfect symmetry And repeating forms determine the style. Mandalas can be combined with the Dotwork Technik. Many points form a motif for the Dotwork tattoo. The denser the points are arranged, the more clearly a shadow or a line is clear. Traditionally, mandala and dotwork tattoos are designed in single color.

The origins of Dotwork Technik

Tattoos, which consist of many small points, have a millennia -old history. No wonder that First tattoos in human history Dotworks were: If you get a colored thorn under your skin, there is one point. So it is the simplest and most fundamental technique of tattooing on which all subsequent styles build.

Beginnings of tattoo culture

Where the tattoo art started, it is no longer clear to understand. It is believed that tattooing in different cultures has been developed and practiced independently of one another. One of the oldest tattoo techniques is the Asian Tebori art. In Japan, the Tebori art with simple bamboo skirts is still carried out today. With this technology, two to ten needles are attached to one floor.

Influences of the Mehndi art

Mehndi or Meendi is that Indian art of body painting With henna colors. Hands, arms and legs are traditionally painted with henna in India and Pakistan. This technique also influences today's Mandala trends. Floral pattern And dotworks adapted to the body shape undoubtedly remind of the Mehndi style, although the original Henna tattoos appear significantly coarser and naturally adopt a reddish color.

Reasons for a Mandala Dotwork tattoo

  • The lines and points adapted to the body shape work natural as a thick old school lines and new school styles.
  • Biged with fine dots, large motifs seem Light and feminine.
  • Large areas can be filled artistically and relatively inexpensively. Dotworks therefore have Wölkchen, waves and other filling motifs replaced.
  • Mandalas can contain hidden messages, frame small and medium -sized motifs or meet purely decorative purposes. Of the Scope for interpretation and design is quite big.

Extreme forms of the Dotworks: cuts

In some South American tribes, it is common for warriors to decorate their bodies over and over with scars. To do this, the skin is scratched and processed with special plant mixtures and soil so that the Scarring is as strong as possible. Some Extremely oriented studios have specialized in cutting and offer a similar technology. In modern studios, however, scalpel and wound disinfection are worked with and not with pointed stones and earth. The motifs for labeling brave warriors are also very reminiscent of Mandalas and the even cuts are made very even, such as Dotwork tattoos.

Tattoo styles with symmetrical patterns

  1. Samoa tattoos: A tatau is something very personal for Samoans. Tops, lines, turtle armor, lizards and faces are typical motifs that are brought into the patterns. Traditionally becomes a tatau stung with a needle comb.
  2. Hawaii: The origin of the tribal tattoos very popular in the 1990s goes to the Hawaiian cockroach return. Forms such as turtles, lizards and flowers are framed with tips and flourishes. Patterns as with the Samoan techniques are also frequently stabbed. Hawaiian warriors traditionally wore a lot of tattoos because only the hardest ended up the painful procedure.
  3. Māori tattoos: The Māori tribes in New Zealand maintained the Tā moko Art. It is not tattooed with color, but worked with scratches and scraps from bones. Line patterns on the face, on the thighs and on the buttock were considered attractive in men, women wore the patterns on their lips and on the chin. The calves and backs were also often embellished with line patterns.
  4. Mehndi: Meendi art has its origins in today's Pakistan and in western India. It is practiced especially among women.
  5. South America: The Aztecs and Incas were large, black Dotworks Trendy. The style is reminiscent of today's blackout tattoos with white carvings.
  6. Tattoos American indigenous people: American tribes also maintained different tattoo traditions that are reminiscent of Mandalas and Dotwork. For thousands of years, for example, it has been common in Alaska to tattoo three lines from mouth to chin.

Foreign culture on the arm?

Tribute tattoos are traditionally a great honor for young polynesese, descendants of great Americans and other people with tribal roots. So it will not welcomewhen cultural outsiders use this meaningful motifs. Before you get a mandala under the skin under Hawaiian tradition, you should at least deal with the culture behind it.