ByKarly Rayner, writer at Creators.co
Movie Pilot's celebrity savant
Karly Rayner

Tattoo art is becoming more and more advanced and talented tattoo artists are constantly pushing themselves to perfect methods that make their creations stand out. Literally.

Perhaps the most impressive show of tattooing talent comes from 3D tattoos that use clever perspective and shading to create impressive optical illusions that just beg to be touched.

Check out the bafflingly beautiful world of extreme three dimensional tattooing in the images below and see how convincing they can be with your own two eyes!

Alien vs. Skin Texture

Image: Pavel Angel Tattoo Artist

This fearsome 3D alien appears to be bursting through both stonework and skin to bare its diabolical double jaws.

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Superman Deluxe

Image: Lucivanio Tattoo

The textured layering on this incredibly detailed 'under the skin' tattoo makes even Superman's own costume look pared down.

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Optical Confusion

Image: Paul O'Rourke Tattoos

Consider my mind well and truly blown.

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Get Your Gun

Image: Lippo Tattoo

I'm pretty sure this one has been infected by some sort of zombie bear, and that can't be good news...

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The Werewolf Within

Image: Lippo Tattoo

Mere flesh and blood is no barrier for a ferocious inner werewolf.

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Unfathomable Runes

Image: Pavel Angel Tattoo Artist

Is this guy a mega Jumanji fan, or does this incredibly textured 'skin carving' look more Indiana Jones to you? Either way, I'm sure he's super psyched with this bad ass badge of awesome.

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Peter Parker?

Image: Lippo Tattoo

He totally climbed up there.

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Love Bite

Image: Pintrest (Please contact me, if anyone knows the tattoo artist)

If you really want to freak the family out, how about a monstrous mouth devouring you from the inside out?

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Alien Invasion

Image: XSL99

I don't believe what Men in Black taught me about aliens residing in the head was all lies!

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Buried Treasure

Image: Lippo Tattoo

Well, I guess that's one way to stop a treasure map falling into the wrong hands.

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Cannibal Cat

Image: Facebook (please contact me if anyone knows the tattoo artist)

The Cheshire Cat always terrified me, so I'm not surprised he's a diabolical cannibal. Go childhood instinct!

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