3D-style tattoos nearly pop off your arm

If Tattoo Artists Were Honest

Everything has to be in 3-D nowadays: our movies, our printers, and anything else we can fit an extra dimension into. And one Portland tattoo artist is now fitting three dimensions into his tattoos.

Winston the Whale, who just goes by "Dave," is a tattoo artist known for his unique brand of 3-D tattoos mimicking the classic red/cyan stereoscopic effect (known as anaglyph 3D).

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"They don't actually work on skin," Dave told the Huffington Post. "Unfortunately there are several factors to making an anaglyph image effective and the contour of the body, skin tone, color overlap, etc. that negate the actual anaglyph 3-D effect."

It's more of an aesthetic than anything holographic actually popping off your arm. But unless someone just happens to have 3-D glasses on them, they'll have no way to prove it.

See more in the gallery below:

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3D-style tattoos nearly pop off your arm
I saw this HEALED 3D ray gun on Andy today. PEW PEW!
3D pizza slice from yesterday evening. Thanks Cass! Safe travels ✌️
✨🚀✨3D rocket for Raina!
3D Ziggy for Elise, thanks and have fun visiting #Portland!
This fun little 3D suitcase got me dreamin' of warmer places 🌴😎🌴 thanks Ryan, safe travels back to LA!
Today was awesome! I had a great time chatting with people and tattooing flash designs all day. Thanks everyone who got tattooed today! And thanks Amelia for getting this rad 3D camp scene ✌️😊 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ #darkartists #tattoodo #skinartmag #tattoorevuemag #tattrx #thelostcause #portland #pdx #pdxtattoo #portlandtattoo #portlandoregon #campingtattoo #mountaintattoo #3Dtattoo #thelostcause #equilattera
Number 2 for Austin's 1st tattoo! Thanks dude! Done at #valentinestattooseattle

Follow Winston the Whale on Instagram, or on his website (which is completely full of bright 3-D colors).

[H/T: HuffPost]

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