3D Tattoos are a cool way to take a two dimensional art form and transform it into something more. The 3D effect comes from adding shading that is life like. This illusion is seen in a painting style called trompe l'oeil. It creates depth and life to the art. Adding a shadow to a tattoo to make it look like it is sitting on top of the skin, or creating shadowing to make it look like it is carved into the wearer, are ways to make 3D Tattoos look real. This style of tattoo is becoming more and more popular as tattoo becomes more sophisticated. Young and old tattoo collectors love this style, as it mixes well with other styles to bring a whole new level of artwork onto the skin. It is an eye catching tattoo method!