By far the most entertaining tattoo designs to look at, 3D-style or “optical illusion” tattoos have taken the tattoo world by storm. Seeing something in a way that doesn’t technically exist makes for great spectacle and a certain level of bewilderment that just isn’t there when one looks at a traditional two-dimensional tattoo. From 3D objects on the skin’s surface to seemingly shredded patches of flesh, the creative genius and innovation that artists are showcasing is simply breathtaking.
If you made it here you’re probably in one of two boats. Boat one, you are seriously considering getting an optical illusion tattoo and in that case, you came to the right place — we assure you that you will leave this blog with some great ideas and inspiration for your future tattoo. And boat number two, you just want to see some cool tattoo designs. Either way, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best mind-bending and mystical tattoo designs you are likely to come across.
1. ALL BUTTONED UP
2. FLYING SAUCER FLYING THROUGH A WORM HOLE
5. FACE TATTOOED ONTO HANDS
6. SLICE OPEN SKIN REVEALS BIOMECHANICS
7. REALISTIC NAILS IN SHOULDER
Man this tattoo looks so real one might get a little queazy while looking at it. The shadows and blood are expertly done but this is one of those tattoos that has to be viewed at the right angle.
8. GEOMETRIC KALEIDOSCOPE STYLE TUNNEL
Tried to describe this one as best as possible but feel I missed the mark a little. This design is so simple yet you feel like you can look at it for hours.
9. PENNYWISE FROM “IT” THROUGH SHREDDED SKIN
I think we can all agree that clowns are scary. But Pennywise from the movie “IT” was probably the original scary clown. This unique design shows him with a menacing face peering through a hole ripped in the skin. The amazing shadowing detail adds another level of creepiness to the design.