Getting a cool tattoo has been a popular activity for much of human history. The art of tattooing is one of the earliest art forms documented, with tattoo tools being found alongside rock wall paintings. Even ancient mummified people bear symbols in their skin of their tribe, culture, religion, and status. Nowadays, the art form has evolved and gained great depth. Here are 15 modern 3D tattoos that show just how skilled tattooists are today with shading, colour, and perspective.
Eerie Torso Canvas
Layers and layers of 3D tattoo imagery by artist John Anderton display the morbid and the hyper-real with tentacles, oozing eyeballs, and skulls. It leaves no blank skin behind.
From a distance, it may be difficult to tell that this is just a tattoo of a pen. What does he say when someone asks to borrow it?