Hyperrealistic images are the latest trend in body ink.

Three dimensional images that make you do a double take are the latest growing trend in the art of tattooing.

More and more tattoo lovers are getting realistic and intricate 3D tattoos with details and shadows that make them seem to jump off the skin. 3D ink creates an optical illusion with shadows and contrast, making them seem very real and life-like.

Newsweek discusses how the 3D tattoo trend emerged from the realist movement in painting in an attempt to depict object in the most life-like way possible. Tattoo artists who specialize in realism very often are asked to create detailed portraits that appear to look like photographs. 3D tattoos take realism to another level with pieces that shock and awe.

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