This isn't the first post we've done about 3D tattoos, and it's unlikely to be the last because the body art is constantly evolving and it looks so damn cool.

Popularized by pioneers such as Jesse Rix and Winston The Whale, these 3D drawings will make you look twice. Some of these tattoo designs look astonishingly real as if there actually is a beautiful butterfly perched delicately on the skin. Others are mind-bending 3D art illusions that contort the body in ways that shouldn't be possible.

So if you're looking for inspiration for your next tattoo ideas, why not consider adding another dimension? Scroll down below to check out this tattoo gallery filled with incredible designs compiled by Bored Panda, , and let us know what you think in the comments!

#1

Finally Got The Tattoo I’ve Always Wanted

Finally Got The Tattoo I’ve Always Wanted

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Luis Milian
Community Member
1 year ago

I feel like it should be a little higher but amazing

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#2

Would Love To Keep Doing Pieces Like This With The "Old" Tattoos

Would Love To Keep Doing Pieces Like This With The "Old" Tattoos

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NWB
Community Member
1 year ago

this one is super cool!

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#3

Finger Candles

Finger Candles

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Luis Milian
Community Member
1 year ago

Not only the 3D view but how realistic it is. wow

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#4

Small Realistic Tattoo

Small Realistic Tattoo

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NWB
Community Member
1 year ago

awesome!

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#5

Amazing Cat Tattoo. It's An Awesome Work, It Pops Off The Skin

Amazing Cat Tattoo. It's An Awesome Work, It Pops Off The Skin

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shanen cagatin
Community Member
1 year ago

cat seems so worried

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#6

Would Love To Have This One Too

Would Love To Have This One Too

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

Stunning, the artist has some seriously good talent.

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#7

Impressive Realistic Tattoo Filled With 3D Blocks

Impressive Realistic Tattoo Filled With 3D Blocks

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My Alter Ego
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow.

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#8

This Optical Illusion Is Perfect As A Tattoo

This Optical Illusion Is Perfect As A Tattoo

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Ankita Srivastava
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow

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#9

Amazing Glass Tattoo

Amazing Glass Tattoo

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Luis Milian
Community Member
1 year ago

is it a scar cover up? if it is, its amazing.

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#10

Not An Everyday Thing, But Very Enjoyable

Not An Everyday Thing, But Very Enjoyable

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My Alter Ego
Community Member
1 year ago

LOVE this. I'd like to see it from all angles tho.

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#11

3D Tattoo

3D Tattoo

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Vic
Community Member
1 year ago

Woah!!

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#12

Tattoo By Danny And Domestic’s Tattoos Mossend Scotland

Tattoo By Danny And Domestic’s Tattoos Mossend Scotland

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shanen cagatin
Community Member
1 year ago

i dont really know a lot about tattoo but how many hours it takes to finish this one?

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#13

Skull I Did 2 Days In A Row

Skull I Did 2 Days In A Row

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Chaz83
Community Member
1 year ago

WOW!

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#14

This Piece Symbolize The Strength That Is Needed To Free Yourself From Pain. It Represents The Inner Power Required To Free Our Mind And Truly Let Go

This Piece Symbolize The Strength That Is Needed To Free Yourself From Pain. It Represents The Inner Power Required To Free Our Mind And Truly Let Go

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Lotte
Community Member
1 year ago

it looks like it is actually emerging from the skin!

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#15

Cover Up From Today

Cover Up From Today

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shanen cagatin
Community Member
1 year ago

kinda scary

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#16

Sorry To The People Who Get Creeped Out By This One, But I Like It

Sorry To The People Who Get Creeped Out By This One, But I Like It

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Aaron W
Community Member
1 year ago

This makes me feel wrong

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#17

Realism Tattoo

Realism Tattoo

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Janine B.
Community Member
1 year ago

Perfect.

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#18

3D Pink Floyd Piece

3D Pink Floyd Piece

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Captain Marvellous ♥️
Community Member
1 year ago

And the Jimi Hendrix right below it! <3 Loving this person's taste in music.

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#19

Progress Shot Of This Fun Piece I Started Today

Progress Shot Of This Fun Piece I Started Today

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ƒιѕн
Community Member
1 year ago

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Would like to see this finished, still has a flat look to it.

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#20

This One Is So Beautiful

This One Is So Beautiful

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ƒιѕн
Community Member
1 year ago

Nah, looks like peeled back layers of skin. Maybe use a different colored flower.

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#21

For The One Who Can't Live Without Fishing

For The One Who Can't Live Without Fishing

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N G
Community Member
1 year ago

I thought the title sais something else

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#22

After 2 Sessions Totaling 12 Hours Of Work. The Damper Is Fully Healed. The Background Was Made In The Freehand With No References

After 2 Sessions Totaling 12 Hours Of Work. The Damper Is Fully Healed. The Background Was Made In The Freehand With No References

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Flame Phoenix
Community Member
1 year ago

I thought it was real for a second!

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#23

Had Fun Doing This Piece Yesterday On And Awesome Client

Had Fun Doing This Piece Yesterday On And Awesome Client

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Magic567
Community Member
1 year ago

this would hurt like hell..

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#24

3D Needle Tattoo

3D Needle Tattoo

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ƒιѕн
Community Member
1 year ago

I actually like the simplicity of this one.

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#25

We Spent Close To 8 Hours On The Stencil For This Thing

We Spent Close To 8 Hours On The Stencil For This Thing

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My Alter Ego
Community Member
1 year ago

J'adore. This is mind-blowingly, amazingly beautiful.

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#26

3D Tattoo

3D Tattoo

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maria albekoglu
Community Member
1 year ago

Dunno why, but I think they all look just plain ugly...

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#27

Goku Loves The 3D Effect Of This Tattoo

Goku Loves The 3D Effect Of This Tattoo

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Chaz83
Community Member
1 year ago

Very clever

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#28

Incredibly Beautiful Chest Tattoo

Incredibly Beautiful Chest Tattoo

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My Alter Ego
Community Member
1 year ago

The visual effect is exquisite and it must have required mathematical precision ... a definite conversation starter.

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#29

This One's Even Creepy

This One's Even Creepy

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Anne
Community Member
1 year ago

Well that seems to be his theme.. so.. nice job on the ink

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#30

Little Cute Rainbow

Little Cute Rainbow

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

Hmmm... I don’t think 2 colours make a rainbow. But still cute.

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