Friday, March 2, 2012

Living illusions: people with tattoos offering optical views

skull tattoo and escher's hands

Above left - Here’s an excellent skull illusion tattoo involving two clowns holding hands while drinking. The tattoo, by Kate Hoogland, just might contain the most romantic skull illusion ever.

Above – right - a brilliant rendition of M.C. Escher’s Drawing Hands illusion. The piece, done by Cheryl Volling, has some absolutely stunning shading, giving it the life-like appearance of the original Escher drawing.


Here’s a great tattoo with a double meaning. Is it a face or a cartoonish man playing saxophone?

For more great examples of illusion tattoos go here.


natassjaak said...
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natassjaak said...

Hey that's my back! Cheryl is a brilliant artist and a wonderful human being, I'm glad her work is appreciated!