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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Tor Rolf Strøm
Community Member
1 year ago

Now that is some masterful shading.

tuzdayschild
Community Member
1 year ago

This one makes my stomach lurch a little bit.

Sugar Latte
Community Member
1 year ago

Omg SAME!!!

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Vic
Community Member
1 year ago

This one truly boggles the mind..

Lyop
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm uncomfortable!

ƒιѕн
Community Member
1 year ago

This is really neat, the depth achieved is remarkable.

NWB
Community Member
1 year ago

this one is super cool!

Irma Goncalves
Community Member
1 year ago

Makes me want to touch it to make sure those groves are not real

Eri Moore
Community Member
1 year ago

So amazing! Well done!

Catlady6000
Community Member
1 year ago

This one looks just a little TOO real. Makes my shoulder hurt. Awesome work

T Rex King
Community Member
1 year ago

Tony, my tattoo doesn't feel so good...

Douglas Campbell
Community Member
1 year ago

just, wow..

Valereee
Community Member
1 year ago

What can I say, but WOW !!

Magic567
Community Member
1 year ago

magic!

Jack Urquhart
Community Member
1 year ago

looks like a bunch of cut up uncooked weiners.

comboplush
Community Member
1 year ago

YES! I thought I was the only one getting reminded of diced sausage meat.

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Godspeed
Community Member
1 year ago

Nice art, but I would not want that on my body.

John Doe
Community Member
1 year ago

it's beautiful but irritating!

Liz Sahlin Johansson
Community Member
6 months ago

The gel (aloe?) over his shoulder helps up the 3D too.

Kajfi Kajf
Community Member
9 months ago

I saw this tattoo at www.r8tattoo.com :D

Ava Bowie
Community Member
11 months ago

That’s so cooooool it’s like seeing his soul or something. Lol

Beauty111
Community Member
1 year ago

hey, this 3D tattoo looks very cool on you !!! mind-blowing design. I like this honeybee shell pattern.

Diana Crawford
Community Member
1 year ago

The art work on this human flesh is beautifully mastered. I watch this image and thought how horrible to have an act against this man look so tortured. I am having a hard time connecting the pieces which means the art work is well done...wow nasty beautiful!

Jen Wold
Community Member
1 year ago

triggering my trypophobia

Jo Choto
Community Member
1 year ago

Mind-blowing work. Wish I knew where I could get me some of that!

Gary Wayne
Community Member
1 year ago

i think quality wise.. this one has the rest beat,.. the artist did real well... real well ...

Theory Buchannon
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh My WOW

katboxjanitor
Community Member
1 year ago

Dayammmm!

Meme_inspector12
Community Member
1 year ago

HOW????????? i want to know!

Chad Peters
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like hexagon hotdogs in space.

Mihiteruarewa Rangitaawa
Community Member
1 year ago

That's just WOW!!!!

Analea Cavanagh
Community Member
1 year ago

I don't liiiike iiiit

Niito
Community Member
1 year ago

Impressive, so realistic

diane a
Community Member
1 year ago

Dont like big tattos - but love tis.

Barbara Vink
Community Member
1 year ago

so good it is frightening

Mazikeen Lebron
Community Member
1 year ago

dnt like it

Lalo Vidals
Community Member
1 year ago

Trypophobia!

Nancy Peters
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow ooo-er bit head Spinny

Reenie Smith Shaw
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow!

Natasha Forchione
Community Member
1 year ago

This is insane! I would LOVE to see it in person!!!

Tammy Ralph
Community Member
1 year ago

Just Wow.

Mats Jacobs
Community Member
1 year ago

Mr stark I don't feel so good

Jamilla Dyous
Community Member
1 year ago

wowww!!! looks amazing

Id row
Community Member
1 year ago

Now that's how it's done. I'd be curious to see how this holds up over time.

Beverley May
Community Member
1 year ago

I'd like to know how long in the chair it took?

DancingToMyself
Community Member
1 year ago

Ugh. But the work is crazy good.

Gianna Galli
Community Member
1 year ago

The skill is wild, but I feel gross

Ed Souza
Community Member
1 year ago

Is this a real tattoo or just airbrush? seems too detailed

Amanda DuPont
Community Member
1 year ago

awesome work...made me want to vomit though.....

Jeff Requier
Community Member
1 year ago

this is hard to look at

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#3

Finger Candles

Finger Candles

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow, this is incredible.

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#4

Small Realistic Tattoo

Small Realistic Tattoo

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N G
Community Member
1 year ago

This is great until your mom forgets and puts you on a fast spin cycle

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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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Mieke Sorée
Community Member
1 year ago

I wonder how long he had to sit for this?

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#7

Impressive Realistic Tattoo Filled With 3D Blocks

Impressive Realistic Tattoo Filled With 3D Blocks

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Lotte
Community Member
1 year ago

imagine just walking down the street and seeing this. Prob would do a double take.

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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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Lucinda Overhoussen
Community Member
1 year ago

It looks like the infinity symbol in 3D

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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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Not Alec
Community Member
1 year ago

Cool! It looks like a wormhole!

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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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Donald Trump
Community Member
1 year ago

The last time I checked, the suit is supposed to go OVER the skin

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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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Grace
Community Member
1 year ago

Mr Stark I don't feel so good

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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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Happiness is Hippo
Community Member
1 year ago

Genuine question, does anyone know if these only look right from a certain angle, like when people create 3D art on the street?

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#17

Realism Tattoo

Realism Tattoo

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Flame Phoenix
Community Member
1 year ago

At first I thought, OK he's holding a sucker..

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#18

3D Pink Floyd Piece

3D Pink Floyd Piece

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Zara
Community Member
1 year ago

Love this

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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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Linda Raines
Community Member
1 year ago

Not to be a downer, but his right nipple looks inverted, sometimes a sign of breast cancer. Men can get breast cancer too. Hope he gets it checked.

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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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M.A.D.
Community Member
1 year ago

Ouch!

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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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ƒιѕн
Community Member
1 year ago

Illuminati

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#26

3D Tattoo

3D Tattoo

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Chaz83
Community Member
1 year ago

Breathtaking!

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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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Germán Martinez
Community Member
1 year ago

now goku is gonna give u pleasure

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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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Llamadrama
Community Member
1 year ago

The french manicure is really funny

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#30

Little Cute Rainbow

Little Cute Rainbow

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Nikki D
Community Member
1 year ago

Pretty sure that's actually supposed to be a piercing...

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