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10 Genius Tattoos That Reveal All Their Glory Only After You Extend Your Legs Or Arms
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Art, Optical Illusions3 years ago

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

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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This beetle tattoo placed in this woman’s elbow may look cool now

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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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Kenny Kulbiski
Community Member
3 years ago

Interesting "gimmick" but not very attractive tattoos .

stellermatt
Community Member
3 years ago

kinda like the mad magazine fold in page

ADHORTATOR
Community Member
3 years ago

:-)

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VM Hiraii
Community Member
3 years ago

I only like the bugs tattoo.

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Kenny Kulbiski
Community Member
3 years ago

Interesting "gimmick" but not very attractive tattoos .

stellermatt
Community Member
3 years ago

kinda like the mad magazine fold in page

ADHORTATOR
Community Member
3 years ago

:-)

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VM Hiraii
Community Member
3 years ago

I only like the bugs tattoo.

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