15 Mind-Blowing Optical Skull Tattoos

jentheripper in Tattoo Ideas

Skulls are classic. Thanks to new incredible trends, they have turned into optical skull tattoos and are ready to blow our minds!

Skulls are indeed one of the most popular symbol in arts, used to remember us that the good things won't last and that we are all sharing the same fate. Either to encourage their pears to enjoy every moment or to scare them, artists have been using dark humor for centuries, hiding skulls and their macabre smiles on little sceneries only romantic at the first sigh. Illusion skulls with couples are indeed meaning "until death tears us apart" but also that oaths don't always last. Charming ladies and young children forming a skull image are another warning: youth and beauty are not eternal, so don't put everything on appearance, the value of a person is inside. Artists like to play games with us, and who hasn't been wowed by optical illusion tattoos? Beware of Nature tattoos which look innocent at first look, they could be more lethal than you think, because Nature can be pretty cruel for humans. So twist your mind and take a longer look at those witty optical skull tattoos as they could surprise you. Indeed, the geometric ones are badass and even painful to look at, but if you enjoy boldness, dark humor and philosophical tattoos, you shouldn't miss this selection of unbelievable optical skull tattoos!

Dali inspired backpiece by Shishmania.
Dali inspired backpiece by Shishmania.
Your eyes and brain are bleeding yet? This crazy labyrinth backpiece is the creation of Archie Malyugin.
Your eyes and brain are bleeding yet? This crazy labyrinth backpiece is the creation of Archie Malyugin.
And this one is the work of Kike Bugni.
And this one is the work of Kike Bugni.
Church backpiece only? Are you sure? Tattoo by David Klvac.
Church backpiece only? Are you sure? Tattoo by David Klvac.
Oh, I love your flower shoulder tattoo... but oh wait. Stunning tattoo by Dean Lawton.
Oh, I love your flower shoulder tattoo... but oh wait. Stunning tattoo by Dean Lawton.

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Another flowery skull by Led Coult.
Another flowery skull by Led Coult.
This piece is inspired by a famous painting of Salvador Dali, but can you tell who is the tattoo artist please?
This piece is inspired by a famous painting of Salvador Dali, but can you tell who is the tattoo artist please?
Do you see the girls in this tattoo by Ivan Trapiani?
Do you see the girls in this tattoo by Ivan Trapiani?
Inspired by an illustration called Vanity: yes, beauty don't last... By Kate Hoogland.
Inspired by an illustration called Vanity: yes, beauty don't last... By Kate Hoogland.
Lovely little girl in nature... but wait!
Lovely little girl in nature... but wait!
Charming couple! By Megan Hoogland.
Charming couple! By Megan Hoogland.
So much tenderness... or not. By Miguel Angel.
So much tenderness... or not. By Miguel Angel.
Scary tree by Raf of Ethno Tattoo.
Scary tree by Raf of Ethno Tattoo.
And this one by Ricke G is even spookier!
And this one by Ricke G is even spookier!
Poetic seascape with children... really? By Sile Sanda.
Poetic seascape with children... really? By Sile Sanda.
Sick linework skull! Can you tell us who is the artist?
Sick linework skull! Can you tell us who is the artist?

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Writer for art related medias. Fell in love with tattoo while researching for another passion, crime history. Travelling, admiring, sharing.

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