Popularised by tattoo pioneers such as Jesse Rix and Winston The Whale, these works will make you look twice. Some look astonishingly real, as if there actually is a beautiful butterfly perched delicately on the skin. While others are mind-bending optical illusions that contort the body in ways that shouldn't be possible.
So if you're looking for inspiration for your next ink, why not consider adding another dimension? Scroll down below to check out this list of intricate and incredible designs we compiled, and let us know what you think in the comments!
1 Would Love To Keep Doing Pieces Like This With The "Old" Tattoos
2 Small Realistic Tattoo
3 Not An Everyday Thing, But Very Enjoyable
4 Would Love To Have This One Too
5 Finally Got The Tattoo I’ve Always Wanted
6 Finger Candles
7 Amazing Cat Tattoo. It's An Awesome Work, It Pops Off The Skin
8 Impressive Realistic Tattoo Filled With 3D Blocks
9 Tattoo By Danny And Domestic’s Tattoos Mossend Scotland
10 This Piece Symbolize The Strength That Is Needed To Free Yourself From Pain. It Represents The Inner Power Required To Free Our Mind And Truly Let Go