65+ Unique Triangle Tattoo Designs & Meanings – Sacred Geometry (2017)
A triangle is said to be as old as the dawn of time. The classic triangle shape can be found in nature in the shapes of animals and in tree leaves. This shape is used for to portray various meanings in religion and science.
Getting a triangle tattoo is a good idea but it is important to understand the meaning of the type of triangle you want to have as they have varying meanings.
Meaning of Triangle Tattoos
Because triangles contain three sides and three angles they are linked to trinities especially in Christianity. In Christianity, the triangle can be used to represent the holy trinity that is the father, son and the Holy Spirit.
For Christians, this tattoo can be used to show their devotion to these important deities or as a symbol of their faith. Other trinities that a triangle can represent include father, mother and child and mind, body and soul.
In the Greek culture, the triangle is used to mean a doorway to a higher wisdom. If you believe in this Greek symbolism, then you can have a triangle tattoo to symbolize this.
The positioning of the triangle, its shape and the area of the body where it is drawn will also determine its meaning. If the triangle is drawn pointing upwards, it symbolizes masculinity, Shakta and is also a symbol of fatherhood.
If the triangle is drawn facing downwards, it’s a symbol of femininity, passivity, Shakti and a symbol of motherhood. The two triangles can also be combined in one image to symbolize humanity or to show the bond between a man and a woman in a family setting.
Other meanings associated with this tattoo include harmony, proportion, illumination, and integration. A triangle brings together three different sides to form one single image, and this shows harmony between distinct objects. A triangle tattoo can also be used as a symbol of creativity and simplicity.
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The wrist is one of the most common placement areas for these simple tattoos. The simplicity of these tattoos makes them quite difficult to notice when placed in other locations and so if you want people to see yours then you should think of having it on the wrist.
Triangles look great on the fingers. Here you can have one triangle drawn on your favorite finger or in any one of your fingers that symbolizes something special. If you do not mind having numerous tattoos, you can a triangle on each finger.
As odd as it may sound the chest is a god place to have your triangle. For a man, you can have one drawn close to your heart to symbolize something special. Ladies can have their tattoos below the boobs or on one or both of them.
- Back of the Neck:
Neck tattoos are wonderful if you get a good design. Since triangles are simple tattoos, you will not have to get a complicated design for it to look great on your neck. The reason you should have it on the back of the neck rather than the front side is because at the back you can easily cover it when you wish.
- Behind the ear:
Nowadays it’s a common thing to see a person with a tattoo behind one or both ears unlike in the past. This is an ideal location for small and simple tattoos, and the triangle tattoos fit this profile well.
Behind the ear, tattoos are not very easy to notice and so if you work in an environment where tattoos are not permitted this is an ideal location for your tattoo.
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Types of triangle tattoos
- Penrose triangle tattoo:
This image is also known as the Penrose tribar, and it has been around since 1934. This image is often described as an impossible triangle due to how the three sides interact on a right, and this is perhaps what has made it so popular.
- Celtic triangle tattoo:
The Celtic Triangle is also known as the Celtic triad or triquetra, and it is joined by a Celtic knot. Besides from its symbolic meaning what makes this triangle special is its appearance.
Just like the Penrose people are fascinated with its appearance and the fact that it is impossible to figure out where it starts from.
- Triangle eye tattoo:
This is the most symbolic of all the triangle tattoos especially with regards to religion. The tattoo is usually made up of a triangle and the All Seeing Eye which is also known as the Eye of God or Eye of Providence.
Other images and symbols can also be added on this tattoo to make it more beautiful or to give it a different or more symbolic meaning.
- Play of Tri:
This tattoo is made of three different triangles that are arranged carefully to form one big triangle. One triangle(that is usually drawn in red ink) is drawn on top of two black triangles. This is a beautiful tattoo design, and you also get to have three tattoos.
- Magic Words Triangles:
In this tattoo the three magic words Courage, Serenity, and Wisdom are inked in a triangular pattern. In this type of tattoo, you do not have to use the particular three words as you can use any other words that mean something to you.
- Floral Triangle:
This tattoo uses a floral motif drawn in a triangular pattern. The Floral Triangle is a gorgeous tattoo and also quite colorful and is ideal for ladies or men who like colorful tattoos.
- Vines Triangle:
For Christians looking for a triangle tattoo that they can use to show their religious devotion this is what they should get. The tattoo is made up of pretty vines that come together to form a triangle shape. You can add a bible verse below the tattoo to make it more religious.
- The Black Triangle:
As the name suggests this tattoo is shaded black. It is quite a simple tattoo, and it might not be very appealing to the eye as there is nothing special about it. However, it will work well when used for symbolic meaning.
- Dry Bones Triangle:
This tattoo is richly detailed in its shading and pattern. However, it can be made up of anything that you wish but what makes it different from others is the three dry bones that come together to form the triangle.