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10 Genius Tattoos That Reveal All Their Glory Only After You Extend Your Legs Or Arms
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10 Genius Tattoos That Reveal All Their Glory Only After You Extend Your Legs Or Arms

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The most infamous optical illusion ‘Rabbit-Duck’ dates back to 1892, but modern-day tattoo artists have found their own unique ways to trick your eyeballs – two in one tattoo idea. Through strategic placement, each tattoo design comes to life and transforms with the client’s body movement.

Tattoo artist Vek Van Hillik is one of these illusionists and uses the folds of people’s limbs to hide parts of the cool tattoo design. This allows for the unique design to appear as one subject when the limb is bent and then transforms into a different image when the arm or leg is outstretched. Freehand body art designing is essential to these hidden images so the artist can change things as they go for a more accurate illusion.

Scroll down below to see some mindbending unique art!

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    But what’s even cooler is what happens when the arm is outstretched

    The unique tattooing style creates images that are more than meets the eye


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    One of the artists known for these designs is French tattooer Vek Van Hillik

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    He creates the tattoos by strategically placing them in the folds of his client’s limbs

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    During the design phase, he draws freehand to give provide flexibility and accuracy

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    Van Hillik chooses symmetrical subjects for optimal shape-shifting

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    His insect tattoos are created not to shape-shift but to take flight

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    I'm a Visual Editor at Bored Panda since 2017. I've searched through a multitude of images to create over 2000 diverse posts on a wide range of topics. I love memes, funny, and cute stuff, but I'm also into social issues topics. Despite my background in communication, my heart belongs to visual media, especially photography. When I'm not at my desk, you're likely to find me in the streets with my camera, checking out cool exhibitions, watching a movie at the cinema or just chilling with a coffee in a cozy place

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