If the goal is using the tree mandala for meditation, in keeping with traditional mandala purposes, select a tree mandala design that will help you focus and guide your meditation. A particular fruit tree, flowering tree, evergreen or deciduous tree will focus your meditation in the direction of a more specific goal.
Tree mandala jewelry can be made with particular colors or materials that will help clear and balance your chakras. White and violet can be used for the crown chakra, indigo or purple for the Third Eye Chakra, blue for the throat chakra and green, pink or turquoise for the heart chakra. Natural stones and crystals should be used in jewelry designs intended for chakra work.
Tree Mandala Coloring
Tree mandalas are excellent for coloring, which is a very therapeutic activity. They can be any color or design. Floral tree mandala images give you the opportunity to use a wider array of colors with the trunk, leaves and flowers. If you prefer fruit or foliage tree patterns, add some lotus flowers around the edge of the mandala design. The lotus flowers bring a floral element along with additional symbolism. The lotus represents easy transition. In Buddhism, the lotus flower symbolizes the sun and renunciation.
Tree mandala coloring pages can be found on-line; however, they are the easiest mandala patterns to draw yourself. Let your imagination be your guide. Use something round like a compass, drinking glass or dinner plate to make mandala circles on your coloring pages then draw any tree you like within the circle.
Tree Mandala Tattoos
Tattoos that depict trees within mandala images are a great way to get more permanent symbolism that will be with you always. They can be colorful or not and complicated or simple. Additional images can be added to the pattern like the lotus flower, four elements or even animal symbols.
All types of mandala tattoos work best on a larger, flat part of the body. The circular mandala pattern is easier to appreciate when you can easily see the entire tattoo. When larger mandala tattoos are placed on a smaller area like the arm or leg, the edges must be wrapped around the side. This changes the overall impact of the mandala tattoo. Smaller tree mandalas can be put anywhere, though.