We get it...traditional, Japanese, hyperrealist tattoos...they're all really cool, and super smart styles to devote your skin with. But we're also glad that there are artists out there doing some really strange stuff, so we gathered this collection of trippy tattoos to expand your perception and make your brain a lil confused. The one thing we noticed about these trippy tattoos is that they all have repetitive design elements. For some reason the way these artists have repeated eyes, faces, and more, makes the tattoo look totally surreal. We dig it.
Dali said, "“Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.” These trippy tattoos are definitely an awesome concept we hope keeps cropping up, not only because they look really cool, but also because Dali is onto something...the more we see things differently, the more we experience things beyond our normal day to day life, the better off we are. Imagine seeing your reality as having the potential for whatever you could dream...surrealists like Dali put this into motion within their day to day lives, and many trippy tattoos have been inspired by their work. They were trying to break away from the norm, and isn't that part of what early tattoo pioneers were doing?
Andre Breton, the writer of the Surrealism Manifesto, said that he wanted dreams and reality to become one. “I believe in the future resolution of these two states, dream and reality, which are seemingly so contradictory, into a kind of absolute reality, a surreality, if one may so speak.” We dream of always getting the best tattoos from the greatest artists in the sweetest shops all around the world...and with tons of hard work, and visionary thinking, we got here. And we couldn't have done it without you! So, check out these trippy tattoos, dream a lil dream, and of course, if it's tattooed related, you know who to tell all about it!