Reality in Black and Grey by Cigla

These hyper-realistic tattoos by Cigla will have you questioning the very definition of reality.

SloppyJoe4 months ago in Tattoo Artists

German tattoo pioneer Cigla has a penchant for blurring the lines between reality and tattoo. Thankfully for us, he has chosen to make these works in black and grey so our minds aren't completely blown to smithereens.

Cigla's hyper-realistic tattoos take many forms, from representations of nature, to portrait tattoos that are nearly identical to the subject matter.

JoeFrom Tattoodo App
They'd be proud of this representation. By Cigla #Cigla #CiglaTattoo #realistictattoo #blackandgrey #portrait #portraittattoo
They'd be proud of this representation. By Cigla #Cigla #CiglaTattoo #realistictattoo #blackandgrey #portrait #portraittattoo
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The god of the ocean LIVES! By Cigla #Cigla #CiglaTattoo #realistictattoo #blackandgrey #Poseidon
The god of the ocean LIVES! By Cigla #Cigla #CiglaTattoo #realistictattoo #blackandgrey #Poseidon

That comparison is nearly indistinguishable. It's completely understandable how a person could get confused between the real deal and the art. Uncanny!

JoeFrom Tattoodo App
Damaged tattoo inception! By Cigla #Cigla #CiglaTattoo #realistictattoo #blackandgrey #Joker #JokerTattoos
Damaged tattoo inception! By Cigla #Cigla #CiglaTattoo #realistictattoo #blackandgrey #Joker #JokerTattoos
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Eater of worlds. By Cigla #Cigla #CiglaTattoo #realistictattoo #blackandgrey #skull #universe
Eater of worlds. By Cigla #Cigla #CiglaTattoo #realistictattoo #blackandgrey #skull #universe
JoeFrom Tattoodo App
Lady death. By Cigla #Cigla #CiglaTattoo #realistictattoo #blackandgrey #lady
Lady death. By Cigla #Cigla #CiglaTattoo #realistictattoo #blackandgrey #lady
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It could fly off the arm. By Cigla #Cigla #CiglaTattoo #realistictattoo #blackandgrey #hummingbird #nature
It could fly off the arm. By Cigla #Cigla #CiglaTattoo #realistictattoo #blackandgrey #hummingbird #nature
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Kings of the jungle. By Cigla #Cigla #CiglaTattoo #realistictattoo #blackandgrey #lion #elephant #rhino
Kings of the jungle. By Cigla #Cigla #CiglaTattoo #realistictattoo #blackandgrey #lion #elephant #rhino

If you find yourself in Cologne, Germany in the near future and suddenly have the urge to get a black and grey realistic tattoo, visit Cigla's shop, Reinkarnation

Images via Cigla's Instagram.