15 Mind-Blowing 3D Tattoos

jentheripper in Tattoo Ideas

3D tattoos are raging on the internet, and everyday, more unbelievable masterpieces are released.

3D tattoos seem to be so real, they look like real things just placed on the body or photoshopped. But they are genuine pieces of art, requiring huge skills and technique from the tattoo artists creating them. The 3D effect is based on optical illusions. It takes an amount of visual tricks to give the illusion of reality, such as putting shadows and reflections in the right places. Then, your brain is fooling you. According to those visual points of reference, your subconscious is believing that what you see is actually true. This turns 2D tattoos into 3D tattoos, without the help of glasses! Not every tattoo artist is able to create brilliant 3D tattoos (and some are not interested by them at all), but there are masters out there, challenging the art of 3D tattoos a bit more everyday... Want to see some fresh madness? Here are some of the most crazy, mind-blowing and nearly perfect 3D tattoos you need to see!

OMG! You could almost play with this vintage joystick tattoo by Niki Norberg!!!
OMG! You could almost play with this vintage joystick tattoo by Niki Norberg!!!
Sharp pencil tattoo by Tomasz Tofi Torfinski!
Sharp pencil tattoo by Tomasz Tofi Torfinski!
This butterfly tattoo by Lippo Tattoo looks so real!
This butterfly tattoo by Lippo Tattoo looks so real!
Another crazy example of 3D tattoos by Lippo!
Another crazy example of 3D tattoos by Lippo!
Jaw-dropping rose and skull tattoo by Phil Garcia!
Jaw-dropping rose and skull tattoo by Phil Garcia!

Recent from Tattoo Ideas

Creepy face tattoo by Cassie Stover!
Creepy face tattoo by Cassie Stover!
Haha fun photo of a carved stone effect by Joaquim José Maio Cruz!
Haha fun photo of a carved stone effect by Joaquim José Maio Cruz!
The head of this fox by John Barrett seems to spring out from the rest of the tattoo!
The head of this fox by John Barrett seems to spring out from the rest of the tattoo!
Incredible biomechanical and horror tattoo by Julian Siebert!
Incredible biomechanical and horror tattoo by Julian Siebert!
Another carved stone tattoo! Can you name the artist please?
Another carved stone tattoo! Can you name the artist please?
Carved effect by Tibi.
Carved effect by Tibi.
Cool effect by Sebastian Żmijewski!
Cool effect by Sebastian Żmijewski!
Have you seen the Matrix movie trilogy? Sick tattoo, also by Sebastian Żmijewski!
Have you seen the Matrix movie trilogy? Sick tattoo, also by Sebastian Żmijewski!
Brilliant face tattoo by Qtattoo Lee!
Brilliant face tattoo by Qtattoo Lee!
The tattoo itself is not 3D, but the placement is doing the trick!!! By Craig Cardwell.
The tattoo itself is not 3D, but the placement is doing the trick!!! By Craig Cardwell.

jentheripper

@JenTheRipper

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

Follow

More from Author

We Recommend

Recent Staff Picks