Each year, around $1.65 billion dollars is spent on tattoos, and around one in five Americans has at least one tattoo.
Hearts, initials, skulls, and angels are just a few of the basic tattoos people commonly get.
Others opt for more unique designs, some even going for the full 3D effect.
Tattoos are an art form, and when it comes to permanent ink on your body you want the very best of the best doing the job.
Some of the most talented tattoo artists are capable of creating 3D tattoos that look incredibly real.
These 22 3D tattoos will twist your mind and drive you wild, enjoy!
Butterfly dreams in flight
A face upon a hand
Just because someone has tattoos doesn’t mean they seek out a partner with tattoos.
22% of tattooed individuals say tattoos make a person less attractive.
Although the largest percentage of people with tattoos, 42% to be exact, say tattoos make no difference when it comes to attractiveness.
Compass and map seared to the skin
An entire back mural
It looks like this guy has some awesome detailed sleeves going on as well.
You better be sure you love a tattoo before you make the picture permanent.
17% of people with tattoos regret getting inked to a certain degree.
11% will actually go through with the process of having the tattoo removed.
Oh, the magic of dolphins
Meet more amputees with a brilliant sense of humor.
Who needs tights when you have ink?
Complex inner workings of humans vs. machines
Check out the eyes on that black cat–amazing!
There are more than 20,000 tattoo parlors in the US, be sure and pick wisely!
Realistic Skin Zipper
Not going to lie, this looks incredibly painful!
The average cost of a small tattoo is $45, while the average cost of a large tattoo is $150 per hour.
Skin splitting to reveal a chunk of sky
5% of the population has used a new tattoo to cover up an old tattoo.
The spine of the city, held together like a corset
Wow, just wow!
A brick wall guards his mind, no seriously
Unzipped shoulder flesh
Once you start getting tattoos it’s hard to stop, according to the 32% of people with tattoos that claim they are addicted to getting ink.
Garter belt tools
Interestingly, 47% of women under 35 have gotten inked, while only 25% of men under 35 have a tattoo.
Paw print tattoo
It looks like one angry beast got a hold of this man’s leg…
leaving behind both marks and a massive dent.
In 2007 only 13% of US voters had a tattoo, by 2014 this percentage bumped up to 20%.
More and more people are getting tattoos, and they are also getting more tattoos than ever before.
Younger generations are twice as likely to have a tattoo, compared to people 45 and older.
Who’s that coming out of your chest?!
This is a very unique tattoo, rather creepy cool!
What’s the most important factor regarding any tattoo?
According to 43% of people, the most important thing about a tattoo is that it carries a personally symbolic meaning.
Masterful blocks of black form a mind-bending hole where no hole exists at all…
The Bionic Arm
The real King of the reptiles
A giant snake literally appears to be slithering in and out of this man’s arm.
Adding ink to your skin can actually change the way you feel.
According to 29% of inked individuals, they feel more rebellious with a tattoo.
31% of people admit their tattoo makes them feel sexier, and a much smaller 5% of people say their tattoo makes them feel more intelligent.
When dreaming of guitars leads to becoming a guitar
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