The best thing about tattoos is that they never go out of trend and will never make you regret having them. Tattoos are the far coolest and most trendy work of art there has ever been. Popularity of tattoos has been tremendous ever since it’s starting. This huge popularity is the reason of presence of various tattoo art forms prevailing now. 3D tattoos are one of the most unique forms of tattoo art and recently in trend too. These are perfect for a badass look you will love. 3D tattoos differ from regular tattoos in that they appear to be very real at first glance. There is no doubt that they are masterpieces. Whoever came with such a revolutionary art tattoo form, deserves massive recognition.
3D tattoos first came into notice in 90s and has been on top ever since. Due to presence of an extra dimension, sometimes people get confused if it is a tattoo or a real object. They create optical illusions leaving the mind confused. Most people prefer to get a 3D tattoo of their favourite character or person and symbols. The symbolisation is the greatest feature held by 3D tattoos.
If you are looking for some of the best 3D tattoo inspirations, then you are at the right place. Keep reading further to see them.
1. A camera with red and blue splash of water
With a camera we capture the moments that we want to preserve as memories for our entire life. A camera sees all our happiness, sorrows and emotions. A camera tattoo symbolises that our whole life is a journey full of memories and that we should enjoy every moment of it. The red and blue splash symbolises that life has both moments of joy and sorrow balancing each other. Truly a beautiful symbolic 3D tattoo.
2. A scooter
We all have seen a scooter in our childhood and probably have ridden with dad or uncle too. We always got to stand in front when someone sits in the back, because we were small. Those were the best days of our life. This scooter here is a memory of our golden days.
3. A multi peak pyramid.
This is a symbol of our life. The base is our initial days. Different peaks are the different paths we can follow in our life. Every path leads to a whole different kind of life. You become what you choose. So always choose wisely.
4. Hexagonal pattern 3D tattoo
This is a very prevalent 3-D optical tattoo illusion. Some hexagons appear filled while some are not. Every hexagon is a part of your life. You have filled some of them with memories. The rest are still there to be filled by you only. The meaning of the tattoo is that one bad moment doesn’t mean a bad life. It’s just a part. There are many more good things waiting for you.
5. Hexagonal and stair like 3D tattoo
The hexagons represent a maze everyone has to cross in their life to achieve success. Above that lies the final steps to success that is climbed by only a few. Most of them get lost in maze.
6. A piece of skin as puzzle.
It shows that the epidermis of skin is removed in the form of a puzzle leaving muscle behind. It is a representation that we are a mystery created by God. We have to solve our own problems to achieve what God has chosen for us.
7. Blood oozing out of skin
The 3D tattoo here shows a wound that is bleeding. This tattoo is generally a representation of some hurtful memories that we need to dump in order to move forward in life. Otherwise, we will be left with a scar always.
8. A sword piercing into skin.
The sword is a pictorial representation of problems. Like we know that a ship sinks only when water enters it, similarly we fail only when we let the negativities enter our mind. We should not let those bad things sorrounding us, enter in us. Otherwise, we will sink in our life.
9. A 3D anchor
Anchor is a symbol of strength and courage. They are used to support big ships during heavy storms to stick to the ground. The anchor tattoo is a symbolises that we should stay strong and stick to our roots no matter how far we sail in our life.
10. A 3D compass tattoo
A compass shows direction. Without it even the big ships will lose their original path and will get lost in the vast sea. We too need directions (guidance) in our life to achieve great. Without it we won’t sail any far from the shore.
11. A very antique compass model
Even though the compass is antique, it still can show direction to anyone who uses it. This 3-D tattoo is a symbol that we should learn from our elders. They may be older than us, still they know better than any guide out there. They will surely provide us with support and guide whenever we need.
12. A scorpion
Scorpion is a poisonous animal. It stings its potential threat and keeps itself protected from all. Scorpions are known to sacrifice themselves for their kids and family. The thing we need to learn from scorpion is that we should always face our problems and protect our loved ones at all costs.
13. 3 skulls
There is a Japanese saying that we have three faces (personalities). The one which the whole world sees, one seen by only our very near and dear ones and the last one is the face we have when we are alone. This tattoo is a symbol of that.
14. A crawling 3D spider tattoo
Spiders are known to build their homes (spider webs) in beautiful symmetries. Their web is very strong for them to reside and capture their food. The web is their root. Similarly, we should build our roots strong too for us to stay grounded and achieve our dreams.
15. A moth sitting
A black and white moth sitting calmly is represented in this 3-D tattoo. The black and white colour represents our old times that are now there only in our memories. The moth represents nature, which is beautiful and creative, which can be seen in the wing pattern of the moth. This is a wholesome tattoo relieving our good old beautiful days when we were surrounded by nature all around.
16. A snake coiled on the collar bone
Snakes after preying generally coil themselves around a strong branch to aid in their digesting activities. The branch here is the collar bone. A snake coiled around it is a representation that we are now resting, but soon the snake will unleash itself and go to get the prey which in our life is success.
17. Massive wings with holy cross on it
This 3D tattoo symbolises that god has given us all wings to fly high. We just are not aware of our inner potential. Let the inner strength of you to act fully and take you where you want to go in your life.
18. A wolf
Wolfs are considered as very good hunters who work in team and are extremely caring towards their partner. We should also learn this caring nature from them. It is said that to achieve fast we should go alone and to achieve big we must have a supporting partner. The wolf is a symbol of this.
19. A 3D frog
Frogs are amphibians, which means they can survive both in land and in water. This tattoo tells us to be adjustable according to our surrounding for us to survive better. The land is our comfort zone and water represent problems we face. We have to act according to need.
20. Beautiful blue butterflies
Butterflies are generally a symbol of beauty and soft nature. Butterflies love to sit on delicate flowers to drink nectar. The butterflies symbolise our pure and delicate nature and that we need to evolve from our initial days to achieve what everybody is dreaming about.
21. A colourful butterfly sitting on black and white flowers
The black and white flowers are the days we feel down and unmotivated. But with constant efforts, we will evolve to achieve the great (butterfly stage) against which the sad gloomy days will become less noticeable.
22. A 3D dragonfly tattoo
Dragonflies have small wings and can fly to a height of several meters. They are known to feed on pests of crop field and mosquitoes. This way they help us in our life. We should also be helpful towards others even if we don’t get anything in return.
23. A blue sunflower
Sunflowers are bright yellow in colour. The colour blue here serves the aesthetic purpose. Blue is considered a colour associated with coldness and a calm mind. The 3D tattoo here serves to cool down our mind which gets hyper due to stressful schedules.
24. OMM symbol along with mantra in periphery.
Omm is the basic mantra. Space study says that this is the sound of universe. This is a very powerful beej mantra. In the periphery the mantra is the Maha Mrityuanjaya Mantra-
“OMM TRAYAMBAKAM YAJAMAHE
MRITYOR MUKSHIYA MAAMRITAT”
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25. 3d watch tattoo
26. 3d Star tattoo
27. 3d rose tattoo with butterfly
28. A dry tree
When the fall comes, tree sheds all its old leaves and patiently waits for new leaves to grow. A tree without leaves doesn’t means it’s dead. It is the beginning of a new life. Similarly, our sad and gloomy days are temporary. The best is yet to come.