Ingenious Tattoos That Reveal Themselves When You Extend Your Legs Or Arms


Whether you’re a tattoo fan or not, you’re sure to be impressed by the work of tattooist Vek Van Hillik who creates tattoo illusions that use the folds of people’s arms and legs as part of the design.

The design is one thing when the arm or leg is closed, and transforms into a different image when the arm or leg is outstretched. The artist tattoos freehand to ensure a more accurate illusion.

What do you think? Scroll down below to see some mindbending designs!

(h/t mymodernmet)

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

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

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

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

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

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  8. Van Hillik chooses symmetrical subjects for optimal shape-shifting

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