10 3D tattoos that will blow your mind

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You won't believe some of these 3D tattoo designs

Love them or hate them, tattoos still remain one of the most popular art forms (opens in new tab), with the craft allowing stories, scriptures and memories to be placed on the skin forever. With the usual animals, names and nods to iconic characters, tattoo designs can head into the mundane.

However, we've stumbled across these 3D tattoo designs and just had to share them with you. Inspiring, creative and sometimes creepy, the artists have brought their best skills to the table with these designs. From the realistic to the downright mind-bending, they'll certainly impress.

Even if you're not a huge fan of tattoos in general, we're sure these 3D tattoos will change your mind. The attention to detail is staggering, with the tattoos proving the craft to be one we should admire. Take a look at some of our favourites below.

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This design is incredibly realistic

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An opitcal illusion, we're not sure we'd want this tattoo on our arm

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A beautiful tattoo design to celebrate our differences

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The use of colour really makes this one pop

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You'll have to do a double-take to notice the tattoo in this one

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Another brilliant optical illusion design

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The full back piece is an impressive example of 3D tattoos

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Some of the 3D tattoos are a bit more subtle like this one

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One of the most mind-bending ones we've ever seen!

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Sammy Maine was a founding member of the Creative Bloq team way back in the early 2010s, working as a Commissioning Editor. Her interests cover graphic design in music and film, illustration and animation. Since departing, Sammy has written for The Guardian, VICE, The Independent & Metro, and currently co-edits the quarterly music journal Gold Flake Paint.