Tattoo designs have come a long way from the simplistic tribal ornaments to everything sailor-themed to real artworks that we can see today. Now, the tattoo art mastery has advanced to the point where tattoo artists can create convincing and sometimes even photo-realistic optical illusions on their clients' skin. These tattoo ideas in this list are just a few of the amazing tattoos out there that seem to twist and bend on the wearer's skin.

Do you have an optical illusion or a 3D tattoo? Have you seen one? In any case, we'd love to see your pictures of 3D optical illusion body art and invite you to vote for your favorites in our tattoo gallery!

#1

3d Tattoo

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VeidehiGite
Community Member
6 years ago

The Illusion is insane..Brilliant job by the artist..

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#2

3d Tattoo

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VickyMetcalfe
Community Member
6 years ago

Love this

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#3

3d Tattoo

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Fox.E
Community Member
6 years ago

this is incredible !!!! wow

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#4

3d Tattoo

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hvandegrift
Community Member
6 years ago

This one is amazing. What a great way to make something cool out of something that would otherwise be considered by some to be disfiguring

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#5

3d Tattoo

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DanielleBrown
Community Member
6 years ago

Pretty Amazing

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#6

3d Tattoo

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KarenRitchel
Community Member
6 years ago

Beautiful!

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#7

3d Tattoo

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NicoleHildebrandt
Community Member
6 years ago

Can I borrow your pen...uh nevermind.

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#8

3d Tattoo

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RhondaDolan
Community Member
6 years ago

Cool tat!

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#9

3d Tattoo

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21rachel.hill
Community Member
6 years ago

Ewwww

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#10

3d Tattoo

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NickDale
Community Member
6 years ago

This is fabulous - strangely beautiful

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#11

3d Tattoo

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SamanthaScott
Community Member
6 years ago

This looks amazing

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#12

3d Tattoo

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LisaCombest
Community Member
6 years ago

Someone has watched too much Star Wars

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#13

3d Tattoo

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JudiNaylor
Community Member
6 years ago

love this one, very Steampunk looking! How long did this take?

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#14

3d Tattoo

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Janvanwyck
Community Member
6 years ago

Awesome!

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#15

3d Tattoo

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AmandaHughes
Community Member
6 years ago

So clever it's amazing

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#16

3d Tattoo

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AliciaMccreery
Community Member
6 years ago

I think I know this guy

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#17

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KelseyHall
Community Member
6 years ago

I LOVE THIS!!!

Lorien
Community Member
5 years ago

She looks almost.. porcelain. Beautiful. Unnervingly beautiful

Baked_Potato
Community Member
5 years ago

Wow. Just, wow.

MichaelLobaina
Community Member
5 years ago

How does this awesome piece of work not deserve the highest score possible number seventeen on the list should be number one hands down

Eva Cameron
Community Member
4 weeks ago

i've never wanted a tattoo more

Tammy Jones
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow

Amanda Lock
Community Member
1 year ago

The best one so far. Awesome

Amanda Lock
Community Member
1 year ago

Th he best

Matt Keegan
Community Member
2 years ago

That is just amazing, very very cool love to sea that in person.

Kim Wilson
Community Member
3 years ago

wow

Walter Valk
Community Member
3 years ago

Incredible!

Tammy Taylor
Community Member
3 years ago

This truly is a work of art!

Sue Jones-Zdimirovic
Community Member
4 years ago

Don't these blacks look photoshoped too?

Ralph Stalker
Community Member
4 years ago

Who did this work?

Gudrun Linton
Community Member
4 years ago

That is awesome ????

Louise Ellwood Clark
Community Member
4 years ago

I would do this if I were 20 again.....Maybe lol

MarionPillwein
Community Member
4 years ago

I do too, love it

tamyraa_baggett
Community Member
5 years ago

This is amazing

captaingrumpy
Community Member
5 years ago

Seen these before . They look great if done right. This one is.

TeriLynn
Community Member
5 years ago

Awesome! !

DeannaTorres
Community Member
5 years ago

This isn't a tattoo, it is actually an art piece, I believe it was a body paint job.

JoshWelch
Community Member
5 years ago

Then you realize it's a carved prosthetic.

KulotCaranguit
Community Member
5 years ago

wowwwwwwww

PrincessLily
Community Member
5 years ago

<3<3<3<3LOVE THIS<3<3<3<3

ShawnaFoss
Community Member
5 years ago

Now this tatt I love, I've seen it for a few yrs now, and I want one, not exactly like it, but enough that it looks like wood!

GretchenKeller
Community Member
5 years ago

AMAZING

CatherineO'Connor
Community Member
5 years ago

Fantastic!

ChioFerro
Community Member
5 years ago

Amazing!!

Jo Hogan
Community Member
6 years ago

It looks like a prosthetic leg at the upper thigh, like at the bottom left you can see the bed spread in the black. it just don't look real

Jaz Hill
Community Member
6 years ago

What??? how???

Dion Moss
Community Member
6 years ago

is that really real? fuckin amazingness if it is,cant help be skepticle that someones graduated computer graphics class.

Dave Light
Community Member
6 years ago

If this is PS I am very disappointed since it is beautiful work if real.

Sunsu Bee
Community Member
6 years ago

amazing

Rosalie Stanley
Community Member
6 years ago

Looks wooden.

AbiezerCelzo224352
Community Member
6 years ago

fotoshap

ToniPalmer
Community Member
6 years ago

nice, but scary ugly too!

Raul Ocampo
Community Member
6 years ago

Very well carved!

Charlene Stafford
Community Member
6 years ago

Too much , bad ass!

Julie Hunter Caver Burdine
Community Member
6 years ago

Hypnotic

Robyn Denton
Community Member
6 years ago

Incredible!

MohammadShawky
Community Member
6 years ago

عجائب التاتو

MariaNicolaudeCarvalho
Community Member
6 years ago

absolutly AMAZING!!!! wow!!!! LOVE IT!!!

Noor
Community Member
6 years ago

This is actually photoshop, seen the tutorial once. But it is pretty cool

CatGee
Community Member
6 years ago

A sista of mine got this with her own twist on it...it's amazing...

AmberLopez
Community Member
6 years ago

While some of these are great, the last one is not a tattoo. U can clearly see the bed spread also in a "hole" in her leg. Photoshop!!

Gabi Cojocaru
Community Member
6 years ago

wow , i want this tatto

RahelLove
Community Member
6 years ago

omg if i wuz old enough 2 get tats i would so get this 1!

EllenStanley
Community Member
5 years ago

It's clearly photishop

Ditto
Community Member
3 years ago

If you can't even spell it, don't try to call it out for being Photoshop.

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#18

3d Tattoo

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KąMykolas
Community Member
6 years ago

ah... pretty sexy.

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#19

3d Tattoo

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ShirleyBolt-Gushue
Community Member
6 years ago

Too heavy for me.

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#20

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SemaFirestone
Community Member
6 years ago

Creepy

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#21

3d Tattoo

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RebeccaAdkinson
Community Member
6 years ago

Awesome!

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#22

3d Tattoo

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StacyBolinFiock
Community Member
6 years ago

Definetly hard headed

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#23

3d Tattoo

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SyedMoosaHassan
Community Member
6 years ago

Genuine!

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#24

3d Tattoo

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MiaSellers
Community Member
6 years ago

You most certainly have the music in you! Awesome tattoo!

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#25

3d Tattoo

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NatashaHubbard
Community Member
6 years ago

I loooooooooooooooooooove this!

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#26

3d Tattoo

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KimHealy
Community Member
6 years ago

these are so cute and don't look like some cheap tattoo like I see so often

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#27

Jeesus

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JailiLocadelosGatos
Community Member
6 years ago

The perspective is amazing!

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#28

3d Tattoo

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SemaFirestone
Community Member
6 years ago

Gross

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#29

3d Tattoo

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RachelWhite
Community Member
6 years ago

This is awesome. Very much steampunk, I LOVE IT!!!!

#30

3d Tattoo

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Ava Lindsay
Community Member
6 years ago

Cooool!

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#31

3d Tattoo

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KimHealy
Community Member
6 years ago

Beautiful art work

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#32

3d Tattoo

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shaeP
Community Member
6 years ago

Awesome right down to the reflection and perspective in her glasses. Very realistic

#33

Scary Illusion!

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NoelyB.
Community Member
6 years ago

Well thought out. Very clear this woman know what she wants. Great work.

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#34

3d Tattoo

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hvandegrift
Community Member
6 years ago

I wonder how many times this gets slapped by well meaning people trying kill the bee before it stings

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#35

3d Tattoo

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samantha iza
Community Member
6 years ago

you can scare your friends if she/he is afraid of spiders

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#36

3d Tattoo

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LeneBerggraf-Larsen
Community Member
6 years ago

Impressive, one wrong cube and the illution would be gone

#37

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SyedMoosaHassan
Community Member
6 years ago

awesome !

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#38

3d Tattoo

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StephenMcIntosh
Community Member
6 years ago

Me likey!

#39

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KeraTucker
Community Member
6 years ago

The color is stunning

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#40

Cradling Baby 3d Tattoo

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AlexClow
Community Member
6 years ago

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I think what you've done here, is ruin what appears to have been a very nice set. Way to go!

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#41

3d Tattoo

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KimHealy
Community Member
6 years ago

So life like

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#42

3d Tattoo

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SyedMoosaHassan
Community Member
6 years ago

Mech Engr.?!

#43

3d Tattoo

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KimHealy
Community Member
6 years ago

Wow

#44

Compass

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#45

Tattoo

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Nicole Khairullah
Community Member
6 years ago

Yuck!

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#46

3d Tattoo

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LeneBerggraf-Larsen
Community Member
6 years ago

Aoutsj....

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#47

3d Tattoo

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Vern Blissitt
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow!

#49

3d Tattoo

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RahelLove
Community Member
6 years ago

he iz a FISH!!

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#50

3d Tattoo

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Laquita Anderson
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow

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#51

3d Tattoos

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RahelLove
Community Member
6 years ago

wow. nice job, mom.

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#52

Converse Tattoo

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KarenRitchel
Community Member
6 years ago

Sorry - All I see is future regret.

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#53

3d Tattoo

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RahelLove
Community Member
6 years ago

um..sir u need a ride 2 hospital?

#54

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jerry
Community Member
6 years ago

Don't know

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#55

3d Tattoo

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CrystalNonya
Community Member
6 years ago

No reason this one should even be here...

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#56

Skin Rip 3d Tattoo

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Laquita Anderson
Community Member
2 years ago

Yyesss yes awwsome

#57

3d Cyborg Foot Tattoo

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ChrisSue
Community Member
6 years ago

Bwahaha....While the artistry is amazing, the 12 year old in me cannot help but laugh at the camel toe.

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#58

Illusive Fake Freedom

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Eva Cameron
Community Member
4 weeks ago

woah i've never seen one like that

#59

3d Scorpion

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Krista Schwabe
Community Member
6 years ago

Creepy but so damn cool!!!!!

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#60

3d Leg Tattoo

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Laquita Anderson
Community Member
2 years ago

This isn't here twice

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#62

Tattoo Belongs To Jason Kingrey And Was Done By Tony Wheeler.

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LauraliPhillips
Community Member
5 years ago

Awesome!

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#63

Father Writes Poem On Daughters Bbirthday Name Is Reet That Means "pearl"

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#64

Illusive Life As It Has Happened