They have entranced onlookers for millennia, drawing the eye into their mysteries for spiritual inspiration and as an aid to meditation. The mandalas of Hinduism and Buddhism are now celebrated all the world over for their beauty, intricacy, and carefully balanced aesthetics.
In this deck from artist Damien O’Brien, mandalas are blended with styles of tattoo art to create a wholly unique vision. The custom court cards feature faces from tattoo art, while the custom jokers—a dripping tattoo needle—pay tribute to the deck’s inspiration. The card backs feature a gorgeous mandala.
The cards are printed by the USPCC on Bicycle playing card stock with a slipstream finish.