Optical illusion tattoos are an interesting and often somewhat mind blowing. They can make your body seem unreal and they’re really intriguing to look at.
Let’s check out some amazing examples from the wild world of skin art.
Optical illusion for the body
Illusions appear due to our brain’s misperception of visual objects. They may occur as a result of the games that lights and shadow play. Smart use of colors or patterns might also be a way to achieve them. Our eyes gather information, but our brain transforms it to thoughts. In the case of optical illusions these thoughts differ from reality.
In art this is often done on purpose. Some appear by chance. A good example is the way different people see colors in a different manner when it’s falls under light or shadow.
In art the optical illusions are mostly used in op art. However, surrealists also loved them. Op artists trick our brains to create amazing and impressing abstract artworks. Those come mainly in black and white. This is because black and white are contrasting colors which often confuse the brain.
These artworks, just like optical illusion tattoos, evoke the same impressions of movement or hidden imagery inside the pieces. These tattoos usually use geometric shapes or patterns.
What about the world of tattoos
There are other tattoos of optical illusions, which borrow images from the real world. Those feature animals, human figures and a lot of 3D effects. They can be related to surrealist tattoos, which have adopted the same effect of dividing the image or involve blending.
Hyper-realistic optical illusion tattoos are quite impressive. However, the tattoo should be seen from a specific angle.
Optical illusion tattoos will surely tease your brain and make your body seem twisted. Some very popular optical illusion effects are the blivet, the famous Kanizsha triangle, the Hermann grid, the Fraser spiral and many more.