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!!!

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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

3d Tattoo

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SemaFirestone
Community Member
6 years ago

Creepy

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#21

3d Tattoo

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JoyRobinson
Community Member
6 years ago

wow

GardnerDeAguiar
Community Member
6 years ago

Man, I love this guy's work!

Gina
Community Member
6 years ago

Cool!

Tony Medeiros Jr.
Community Member
4 years ago

Anyone know who this artist is

Jaz Hill
Community Member
6 years ago

this is awesome

Dion Moss
Community Member
6 years ago

i like all except the words underneath..ea to there own..still impressive.just annoying when dont understand the msge

Charlene Stafford
Community Member
6 years ago

So sweet!

Julie Hunter Caver Burdine
Community Member
6 years ago

I love this theme

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

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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

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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

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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
1 month 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

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#65

3d Tattoos

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Blog Designer
Community Member
6 years ago

Đáng sợ quá đê

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