By Devon Fulford
Art moves, breaths, and changes constantly. Since the beginning of history, we found ways to express ourselves in artistic manners. We seize, embrace, and alter art styles. However, we also let some art styles die away, or see them lose their allure. Afterwards, another big art movement rocks the world. Artistry in tattoo form is not a current phenomenon—though it is a currently prevalent one. With the advancement of tattoo lotions and ointments, 3D designs look sharper than ever after they heal. Above all, 3D tattoos shine in history!
There are so many amazing and famous styles of tattoos on the modern front. The styles, colors, and subjects run the gamut. As a result, there’s almost nothing that one can’t view in tattooed form. One of the most eye-catching—and even jaw-dropping—form of tattoo is the three-dimensional tattoo. In fact, 3D tattoos recently gained notoriety on the scene of everything tattooed and beautiful. Thanks to numbing cream, even large and complex 3D tattoos are possible.
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What is a 3D Tattoo?
Three dimensional (3D) tattoos are those that actually look as if you could reach out and touch them or hold them in your hand—if you deigned to, that is, since many 3D tattoos are on the more macabre or graphic side. These unique pieces of artwork are created by highly skilled tattoo artists who employ particular shading and coloring to make the piece look as if it has come alive, popped out of the second dimension, and entered into the third one. I’m glad lidocaine cream was invented and made all this possible.
Types of 3D Tattoos
If partnered up with an awesome artist, you can turn any sort of image into a three dimensional piece of art. Creating a sense of real motion in a 3D piece can be super awesome—like a bird or butterfly in flight, a car or motorcycle speeding down the highway, or a banner—like a flag—billowing in a breeze. People who opt for portrait tattoos might want to explore inking their portrait in 3D, and this effect makes the subject of the piece come to life like never before. If you’re an artist, use specialized tattoo chairs or tattoo beds to ensure you can work on your client from every angle.
Other incredible types of 3D tattoos include the abstract pieces that give insane depth to the skin and trick the eye into seeing a third dimension. As noted before, a lot of 3D tattoos come in the form of a creepy image and may display something ghastly crawling out from underneath the skin of the wearer. Popularly, eyes and mouths look wicked realistic on an actual skin canvas; also, many people—particularly women—choose bows for their 3D piece.
Who Gets 3D Tattoos?
Clearly, anyone can get any tattoo they please—within the respected age limits and laws of where the tattoo is being obtained. Be assured: 3D tattoos are for the person who wants to be noticed. These pieces are often large and bold, incorporating much colored ink into the artwork or covering large expanses of skin. Even smaller 3D tattoos amaze and you can expect lots of attention when you show it off in public. 3D tattoos are meant to be flaunted and shown off.
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In conclusion, if you find yourself considering tattoos, the world of 3D tattooing expands all the time. As a result, the extra depth and detail in such tattoos makes them genuinely special, and worth considering.