The rising popularity of tattoos and the easing of the taboo surrounding them means that more and more people are choosing to express themselves with tattoo ideas that are meaningful to them. Although tons of new styles and tattoo designs are being developed by artists, we wanted to explore a specific type – tattoos that incorporate the human body into their clever design.

The theme uniting most of these creative tattoos is their clever and unexpected use of their canvas, the human body. One cool tattoo uses the person’s own fist to create a fist for the character on their arm as well. Others use the wearer’s body to become animated – like scissors that snip or a raven that caws. And others just make neat little jokes that give the unique tattoos a purpose or a meaning. And then, for the practical, there’s the good old finger ruler tattoo!

Do you have a creative tattoo, or have you seen a picture of one that you love? If so, feel free to share it with us at the end of this tattoo gallery!

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